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September 11, 2014
13th Birthday Party Ideas
My daughter is stressing through her 13th birthday. She doesn't know what to do. She wants to invite some boys and some girls. She doesn't want too much money spent, but also fun though.
Value of Seymour Mann Doll
I am looking for the value of a Seymour Mann Doll from the connoissuer collection. The tag says her name is Carol.
12th Birthday Party Ideas
My daughter wants a more fun and crazy party for a 12 year old; what do I do?
Mince Meat Cobbler
Can I make a mince meat cobbler from the can mince meat?
Fall will soon be here and so will the fall apples. There are so many ways to prepare them but one of my favorites is fried apples. I never was good at frying them until I ran across this recipe on the internet. I made a few changes and just want to share the recipe.
Getting Pets Used to Riding in the Car
This is a guide about getting pets used to riding in the car. Many pets are anxious when taken for a ride in the car. There are some ways you can help them enjoy or at lease tolerate the experience.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics
I have 6 dogs, one needs to be spayed. That is Monkey. The boys are Benjamin Blue, and Shaggy. They are all small dogs. They are rescue dogs that I have taken in. Are there any organiznizations that would help me? I have managed to do 3.
Using Hedge Apples to Repel Spiders
When hedgeapples turn brown, or rotten, do they still work? Also, can you freeze then to use later when they are not in season?
Making a Peach Cobbler
How do I make a peach cobbler with canned peach pie filling?
Make Extracts Cheaply
Did you know that you can make your own extracts cheaply? It's so easy and they are so expensive! All you need to do is buy a bottle of plain, unflavored vodka and use your own leaves, peels or spices.
Why the silly name? I put this together with leftovers and pantry items for dinner. My 6 year old asked me if I followed a new recipe or I made this one up. When I told her it was my own, she quickly responded; "Congratulations, it's very good!" I just thought that was too cute.
Diluting Laundry Detergent
I've tried cheaper detergents and homemade laundry detergent but I always go back to Tide Coldwater. I love the smell it leaves my clothes. I've discovered that if I diluted the Tide by 50% water, my clothes are just as clean and smell just as good.
Create Your Own Unique Pots
It's not pottery! It's called Hypertufa. You mix together a few 'ingredients' to create any size or shape pot you'd like! I can imagine these as totally unique gifts or even items to sell. Lots of fun too!
Chickens Save You Money
Every week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag.
Use Microfiber for Swiffer WetJet Pads
I used the hair towels made of microfiber material, from $1 Dollar Tree. Just trim to size. They attach wonderfully. When one side is dirty, I flip it over before washing. An especially cheap alternative to the WetJet pads!
Simple But Fancy Fruit Desserts
I like to freeze bananas or put apple slices or any other fruit into the freezer then take them out after dinner and pour some Magic Shell Ice Cream topping over the fruit.
Free Pot Scrapers
I lost my pot scrapers recently. It struck me that I knew exactly how to get my hands on more without spending a dime! Cut them from those sturdy, empty shampoo and conditioner bottles. I've always thought it was such a shame to just toss them.
Removing Onion Smell
This is a guide about removing onion smell. A very pungent vegetable, the onion creates a distinct odor that may need to be absorbed. It contains certain substances that may irritate eyes.
Cleaning a Velveteen Horse Blanket
This is a guide about cleaning a velveteen horse blanket. A prize horse blanket needs special care to be cleaned and possibly put on display.
Making a Snowman Nitelite
This is a guide about making a snowman nitelite. Make this cute decoration for the holidays. It is not only decorative but useful too.
Making a Two Tier Serving Dish
This is a guide about making a two tier serving dish. Get creative with old dinnerware or thriftstore finds and make a unique tiered serving dish.
No chemicals here, this is a genuine, all natural, organic pear! Please don't eat it though.:)
Baking from the Discount Grocery Shelf
I recently started checking the discount shelves at my local supermarkets. I have found some really good savings from time to time. Earlier this year I picked up a couple of bags of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix.
Chihuly Glass Art at the Denver Botanic Gardens
This July my husband and I visited family in Denver, Colorado. In the many times we had been in town before, we had never made it to the botanical gardens. I was determined to get there this time. An added bonus was the Chihuly display.
Value of Old Grolier Encyclopedia
I have a set of Grolier Encyclopedia plus, The Book of Knowledge for children and a set of The Book of Popular Science. They are all from 1951 (I believe) and all in excellent condition. I would like to sell them. Can you give any advice as to the value of the entire set?
Crafts Made from Recycled Baking Pan...
This is a guide about crafts made from recycled baking pan and trays. Used metal baking pans or cookie sheets can be decoratively painted and used for all kinds of things.
Fixing a Straw Hat
This is a guide about fixing a straw hat. A favorite woven straw hat can be used for a long time with some care and maintenance.
Teaching Children Personal Hygiene
This is a guide about teaching children personal hygiene. Developing good cleaning habits early in life can help your child avoid germs and possible illness.
Finding Water Based Skin Lotion
This is a guide about finding water based skin lotion. A good lotion will lubricate your skin and help it feel soft and supple.
Keeping Birds Away
This is a guide about keeping birds away. Finding the best way to deter birds from visiting and nesting at your home, patio or garden can be a challenge.
Finding Good Inexpensive...
This is a guide about finding good inexpensive foundation makeup. It does not have to be expensive to find a foundation that looks good and you like to wear.
Finding Nursing Home Donations
This is a guide about finding nursing home donations. At yard sales and second hand stores you may find inexpensive things to share with folks in assisted living facilities.
Polka-dotted Flower Card
Use some simple materials to make a colorful, yet elegant, birthday card. Change the colors used to suit the recipient's personality.
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