January 17, 2018

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Plastic Lei

Crafts Using Plastic Leis?If you are trying to decide on some crafting ideas using plastic leis read on. This is a page about crafts using plastic leis.


potato casserole

Make Two Meals at OnceYou can save time and money by making two or more meals at once. Large cuts of meat can be divided and used for several recipes. This is a page about make two meals at once.


Soda Tabs

Use Soda Tabs to Hang ItemsThe aluminum tabs from soda cans can be used to hang lightweight wall hangings. A great recycling idea. This is a page about using soda tab tops to hang items.


Adult Mother and Daughter Together

Lessons About Frugal Living from My MotherThis page contains frugal living advice. Growing up during or just after the Great Depression, meant that life was tough for many people. One of our users wrote about the lessons her mom shared with her from growing up in a time where it was important to be frugal, waste nothing, and appreciate what you had.


Layered Chocolate Peanut
Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie RecipesChocolate and peanut butter are the perfect pairing in these yummy, creamy pies. This page contains chocolate peanut butter pie recipes.


Outside Motion Sensor Light

Breaker Trips When Outside Motion Light Shuts Off?A tripping circuit breaker is indicative of an electrical issue that you will want to define and resolve. It may be the breaker itself, the wiring, or the motion sensing light. This is a page about the breaker trips when outside motion light shuts off.


Zebra Finch Not Sitting on Eggs Looking Down at Nest

Zebra Finch Not Sitting on Eggs?Zebra finches are popular pet birds in part because they are avid breeders. If your pair is not sitting on the nest there are a couple of possibilities. This is a page about zebra finch not sitting on eggs.


Colorful Plastic Food Storage Containers

How Long Do Plastic Food Storage Containers Last?Plastic containers can last quite a long time depending on use. If they become distorted or pitted from heat, cracked, badly scratched, etc. it is probably time to discard them. This is a page about. "How long do plastic food storage containers last?".



Making Spaghetti for 100 People?Calculating the amount of ingredients you will need to feed 100 people, starts with the amount you expect to serve per person. This is a page about making spaghetti for 100 people.


Cat Scratching at Fleas

Fleas on My Cat and Her KittensYou will want to take care when treating a nursing cat and her kittens for fleas. This page contains many helpful ideas for doing this safely. This is a page about fleas on my cat and her kittens.


A bottle of Dawn dish soap.

Will Bathing a Dog With Dawn Help With Dry Skin?There are a variety of products that will work well to treat your dog's dry skin. While Dawn may not be the best choice, this page contains some other alternatives. This is a page about, "Will bathing a dog with Dawn help with dry skin?".


Tater Tot Nachos

Using Leftover Tater TotsLeftover or prepared for the first time tater tots can be used in a variety of main dish casseroles or added to a breakfast burrito. This page contains recipes using tater tots.


Stir Fry

End of the Month Stir FrySome of the best meals are prepared using leftovers and other foods on hand in the cupboard. This is a page about end of the month stir fry.


Woman Showing Daughter how to Save Money with Piggy Bank

Our Throwaway SocietyThis is a page about living frugally in a throwaway society. There are many ways to live a meaningful life with less things, and reuse items that many just throw away.


A slightly wrinkled brown paper bag.

Installing Brown Paper Bag FlooringThis is a page about brown paper bag flooring. Floor coverings isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you see brown paper bags. Torn pieces of brown paper bags adhered to the floor and sealed with polyurethane actually makes for an interesting and unique flooring option. Here is some information to get started.


Green olives smashed to remove the pit.

How to Pit Olives Without a PitterIt is easy to save the flavor inside the olive and pit the olives when you are ready to eat them. This is a page about how to pit olives without a pitter.


Winter Beef Stew

Winter Beef Stew RecipeFall and winter are the perfect seasons for cooking up a big pot of delicious beef stew. Load it with your favorite veggies for a hearty meal. This page contains winter beef stew recipes.


Bunch of Bananas

Softening BananasYou don't have to let bananas sit on your counter, turning brown, until they are soft enough to make pancakes or banana bread. Here is a great tip to quickly soften bananas for your next recipe. This is a page about softening bananas.


Woman Dyeing Her Hair

Gentle Hair Dye Advice?This page contains gentle hair dye advice. For many people, the harsh chemicals in hair dye irritate their skin or make then feel ill. Here are some suggestions for natural and less noxious hair dye options.


Cat Litter with Scoop

Which Cat Litter Is Best?This may sound like an easy question, but there are factors to be considered when choosing the best litter for your kitties. Each type has pros and cons. Do your research. This is a page about, "Which cat litter is best?".



A hole poked at the top of the trash bag to avoid an air pocket.

Hole in Top of Trash Bag for Easier FillingI use Dollar Tree bags for trash. I love that I can seal it around the edges with a rubber head band. However, it billows inside and sometimes causes the trash to poke a hole or two in the bag.


Bejeweled Jewelry Box - finished boxes

Bejeweled Jewelry BoxThis is a cute bejeweled jewelry box perfect for little girls to gift. My niece liked the idea, so we made a couple for her to give to her best friends.


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Blanket for Easy Toy PickupWhen the kids were younger, I use to spend a lot of time picking up their toys. I learned an easier way eventually. Put a blanket under them to play on and when they are done, just pick up the blanket with the toys on it and dump them back into the toy box.


A bottle of homemade produce wash.

Produce WashIn a mason jar, add 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 1/2 cup of vinegar, mix well. Put produce in a bowl and pour over fruits. Let sit five minutes and rinse well.


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Tissue Box for Managing YarnI use an empty tissue box to store my yarn in while knitting. The plastic around the pop up opening holds it in place and helps to keep it from tangling.


An organized freezer filled with plastic shoe boxes.

Freezer Organization with Shoe BoxesI have hurt my foot having a piece of frozen chicken fall out. Never again. Now that I am moved, and in a smaller kitchen, I have to have things organized.


Chocolate Chip Cookies on plate

Mom's Best Chocolate Chip CookiesThese cookies are so good it's hard to find words to describe them! They're not too gooey, not to crisp, not too sweet... just right. My mother tweaked the recipe from a Martha Stewart magazine, adding a tablespoon of vanilla and playing with the measurements until it was both practical and perfect! I like to save making them for a cold winter day, and to eat a couple while they're still warm from the oven. But they taste great any time!


Lucy (American Bulldog) - lying down with a sock

Lucy (American Bulldog)We were wanting a new dog for the kids and one morning she just showed up and has been our best dog ever! We have had her almost 2 years now.


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Using A Wine Rack for StorageWhen I was at my sister's, she had two wine racks. In one, she stored bottled pop and water. In the other, she had all her balls of wool stored in each compartment. It looked nice and was easy for her to find the color she was looking for, as well as being tangle free.


A park with a floral display in the center of the driveway.

Being Frugal Can Be Hard WorkBeing frugal can be hard work for some people. I find it very satisfying and fun. Doing things to save money is better than doing nothing. You must be realistic. You have to have an open mind to accept new ideas. If you do nothing, you will accomplish nothing.


A homemade cardboard knife case.

Easy and Safe Knife StorageI have three knives. I only use one but for times when I need all three, I did this today. Reaching in a drawer, I almost cut myself so this was the day to do this project.



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Choosing Between a Poodle or Schnauzer Mix?These mixes are such beautiful pups. How big do they get, what is their temperament? Are they good with children and lazybones with us older folks? ;) I am really looking for a low key pup my 13 year old granddaughter and I can raise together.


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Value of a Porcelain Doll?I have the original box, paper wrapping in the box, and doll all in pristine condition. The Doll Collectors Guild Seal of Authenticity tag attached. She is wearing a black and white striped dress, black velvet bonnet, carrying a black and white stripped small purse, and a black with white umbrella.


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Using Lemon Juice on Gray Hair?I am thinking of coloring my hair with lemon juice. What color will gray hair be?


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2012 F150 Heater Not Blowing Hot Air?The heater in my truck will blow hot air until the engine gets warm, then it blows only cold air out?


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Generic Capstar for Cats?Is there another generic Capstar for cats? I tried clicking on the one Robyn posted, but it goes to a dead link. :( I came across another site that has reviews saying it's as good as Capstar, and it has nitenpyram in it. It has good reviews, but I'm still a little hesitant. Thoughts?


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Reverse Not Working on Singer Sewing Machine?The reverse button on my Singer model 478, does not respond.


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Name Suggestions for an Interior Design Firm?I am planning to start an interior design firm in partnership with my friend. We need suggestions for a name for our business. Our logo will be inspired from the infinity sign.


Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies

Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies?On 1/11/18 my dog had 5 pups. She is acting odd after birthing five pups. Should I be feeding her puppy food? Dry and wet kinda?


Value of Vintage Mowers - reel mower

Value of Vintage Mowers?I have a vintage Dunlap 16 mower, and am trying to find the year and possibly its value. I also have a vintage push mower from American comp. I have pictures, but am not sure of the value on it or year either.


Finding Discontinued Wallpaper 3D wallpaper

Finding Discontinued Wallpaper?Do you know who stocks this wallpaper?


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