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Kitchen Curtain Color Advice?
If your kitchen has a country motif then I would suggest a soft black and white ticking stripe or a small black and white gingham, with or without ruffles or banded trim. If you are more contemporary then a pop of color might work well - bright coral, strong...


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Mother's Day Banquet Decorations?
Baskets! Lots of baskets in all sizes, marching up and down the center of the tables. Inside , a few glass jars- can be canning jars, old mayo jars or what have you, and a few sprigs of blossoms and/or greenery depending on your budget- this makes a few flowers...


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Save on Ground Beef
Hi- I, too, am amazed at how little you pay for pre-ground meat. However, I found a way to get it cheaper, and safer pink slime for me! I wait until lean roasts or london broil cuts go on sale for anywhere from 1.69 to 1.99 a pound. Then I have our...


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My Frugal Life: Good to the Last Drop
These are great hints and it is good to know there are many of us! By the way I have also used bread crumbs to make pancakes, crumb cake, brown betty and to thicken soups and stews, pasta sauce (red) and of course to stretch meat loaf and burgers. I load up...


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Recycle the Heat From Your Oven
I have always done this, but instead of leaving the door completely open i put a couple of potholders to wedge it open and the heat lasts a long time. I once read that a hot, turned off oven can heat up to 1000 cubic feet (slightly larger than a 10 x12 room...


A table filled with antique nicknacks.

Reselling Antiques and Collectibles
As a qualified antiques dealer and professional estate liquidator for over 30 years, I am appalled at some of the shoddy ideas and methods suggested in the above article. The author has minimized a difficult and time consuming profession to a casual and off...


Ceiling fan.

Cheap Ways to Beat the Heat
Back in the days before AC my grandmother cooled a room with this method. She would pull out her biggest bowl or metal cooking pot , a tray and her electric fan. The tray would be placed on a card table in the corner if a room, the container of ice and fan...


Selling vegetables at a farmers market.

Lessons Learned at the Farmer's Market
Think what a wonderful world we would live in if every kid could learn the lessons this mom taught; how to ask questions, listen and learn from the answers, how to co-operate with others to achieve a common goal, how to save for future pleasures and goals and...



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