Custard Layer Cake
Chocolate version http://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Custard-Cake.html
Honey Lemon Cake
Looks good and more healthy then most. Ill be trying it and will probably add poppy seeds.
I just transplanted a whole bunch I found growing wild in the woods behind my house. Then it snowed about 6. Hopefully theyll be ok.
Identifying an Old Ceramic Bowl?
Does it say anything on the bottom or is there some kind of maker mark on her back? If so, you can search the name on Google or ebay. Always check completed auctions to get an idea of its value. I can tell you shes a soap dish probably circa 1920-1930.
Shabby Chic Pin Cushion
These are absolutely adorable. Ill be making some for sure.
Selling on the Internet?
If youre a facebook member, there are a lot of places you could sell your items. Just about every area around you has facebook yard sales and garage sale groups. Just type your town, county and/or state in the search bar to find them.
Youre cats breed is Main Coon. See the M on her forehead? Theyre wonderful cats!
Washer Not Draining or Spinning?
Im no expert but it sounds to me like a broken belt.
Golden Birthday Ideas?
It means youre getting older. :)
Epsom Salts for Inexpensive Fertilizer
Great tip! Epsom salts are very inexpensive too.
Value of Ridgway Potteries Serving Bowl?
I get help with pricing from ebay. Put your information into the search bar. You can watch item to see what they sell for. You can also search completed items and set follow this search to get emails every time your item gets a new listing. Kovels is also a...
Remedy for Chafed Skin?
I would try rubbing some Coconut oil on it. You could also put it in your bath. Coconut oil is wonderful, I use it for cooking, chap stick and also on my hair.
Peacock-Inspired Glass Vase
Very nice! It almost looks antique. Very unique idea.
Value of Reel Mower?
I would check ebay. Be sure to check the completed items. At least it may give you an idea.
Reel Mower Value?
It looks to me like it may be worth quite a bit. Id keep an eye on ebay. It looks like Reel mowers are selling.
Reel Mower Value?
I just found this on thrifty fun. Maybe someone here could help you or maybe even buy it from you if youre interested in selling it.
Never Fail Pie Crust
This is exactly what I was looking for, only I heard you can roll it while its still in the plastic wrap. Im going to try it.
Mother Cat Not Attentive to Kittens?
If you know someone with a nursing mother you could see if you could bring your kittens to her. She will most likely nurse them. I had a mother get hit by a car and left me with a litter. I took them to a friends farm and their cat nursed them.
Using Sea Salt to Make Pickles?
Thanks so much!
Dried Potato for Making a Dolls Face?
I have heard of using Apples but not potatoes. It seems as if the potato would rot. If you use an apple, simply carve out the face you want then let it dry.
Use Old Socks for Packing
Thats a great idea. I used my kitchen towels, pillow cases and doilies for wrapping things when I moved. It saves on boxes as well as gives a great cushion for delicate glassware.
Ideas for Crafts Kits?
How about Yours To Finish or Almost Done or Finish Me?
Neighbor Throws Things Into My Yard?
How weird. It sounds like they arent very stable. Id be careful, but I think I would just throw them back into their yard.
Crafts Using Glass Tiles?
Make stepping stones. http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf39570920.tip.html
What is This Plant? (Canadian Ground Cover)
Looks like marijuana to me. Could you post a bigger picture, pretty please? :-) I love getting 2 plants in one pot!
Set Up The Kiddie Pool In The Kitchen
Great idea! I used to do this with an old wash tub we had. The kids loved it. In the winter I bring in a bucket or bowl sometimes even a pan of snow. I set it on a towel on the kitchen floor and love to watch the looks on their faces when they see it.
Large Paper Mache Flower?
How about paper towel tubes? You could use them for the stem and petals.
Craft: Silver Pickle Fork
They also make great wind chimes and I have seen them used for cupboard door pulls in a kitchen.
Let's Go to the Olympics Party
Great idea! Im an activities director at a nursing home and have been looking for ideas for the Olympics. My seniors love ordering Chinese food. We can make fortune cookies for our activity the day before opening day. You have given me a lot of great ideas...
Saving Water from the Sink for Plants
Great idea, I do that. You can also do the sane before taking a shower and keep your watering can in the shower with you. The same can be done when taking a bath and bathwater can be reused on plants. This all saves on the water bill. I try to appreciate water...
Recipe For Diabetic Angel Food Cake?
I just bought a box of Splenda to use in baking for diabetics. It says you can substitute 1part Splenda for 1 part sugar. I dont see why you cant use it instead of sugar for your regular Angle Food cake recipe.. I also noticed at another grocery store a sugar...
Soaking Up Bacon Grease?
I use coffee filters and/or a brown paper bag from the grocery store. I suppose you could use the inexpensive lunch bags too.
Sugar Free Pie Filling Recipes For Canning?
You could try allreceips.com splenda.com or equal.com I think freezing would produce a better product. But I dont see why you cant make your favorite filling using splenda or equal and can just as you would reg. filling.
Sugar Free Pie Filling Recipes For Canning?
Oops, sorry, youre right I forgot about that. Maybe you could use Splenda and freeze it. I like freezing better than canning anyway.
Giant Lima Beans Seeds?
I found them here http://www.reimerseeds.com/lima-butter-beans_585.aspx And this is a seed exchange forum where someone has them to trade. Good luck! http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/exseed/msg0110481022822.html?7
I am no expert but I think the problem may be all those suckers. You need to dig them up and transplant them or give them away. They are probably taking all the food from the mother plant. Good luck !
I dont think so, I always pinch my first few buds back. They should be fine. You might want to feed them with some rapid grow or something like that. I water mine with sugar water as they start to ripen to make them sweeter.
Its also good to pinch off those new sucker branches that grow in the crotch of the branches. How nice you have them at your office!
How do you get rid of blackberry vines naturally?
Or you can smother them by covering them with layers of non colored paper, cardboard, black plastic or both.
Toffee (English Springer Spaniel)
She is soooo beautiful!
How do I get the Firefox Web Browser?
I have had Firefox for over a year now. I love it! I love tabbed browsing, autofil, spell check. You should know though that Firefox is an affiliate program and you can make $1.00 from every person you get to join under your affiliate id.
Reusing Mason Jars for Canning?
I also like to freeze my tomatoes. Since they are low in acid like Debbie52 said, you dont have to worry about them not sealing. I also like them frozen better because after you can them and water bath them. They loose color and flavor from all that cooking...
Memory Garden Stepping Stones
No need to grease the bucket, like Alan24 said, it shrinks when it dries. I use whatever cement is cheapest. I put 20 cups of cement to make them 2 thick. I dont measure the water just pour it in till it seems just right. Not to much or the water covers the...
Getting Rid of Pop Ups?
Oh, I feel for you. I used to have the same problems. Firefox will help you. Its also an affiliate program and they pay you $1.00 for every person you get to join under your username.
Homemade Lawn Fertilizer
I just take all my vegetable scraps and put them in a blender for a minute or two. Then pour it on the lawn. I also cut cardboard toilet paper and paper towel tubes into small pieces and sprinkle them around. They attract worms.
Marco Polo, honestly I forgot how to play but maybe you can do a Google search to find out. I used to play it all the time when I was younger. Or try a Google search for swimming pool games. Or, maybe a thriftyfun search for party games. In fact I see some...
Wetting the Bed?
Michael Landen used to wet his bed. His mean mother would hang his sheets out the window for all to see thinking that would stop him. He used to run home every day to get them in before the other kids could see. Later he ran in the Olympics! I had two kids...
Country Living Websites?
www.motherearthnews.com been my favorite for over 20 years. I have also had Readers Digest Back to Basics for over 20 years and keep it next to my Bible. I look through it over and over and over. I got one for a friend last year. It was only 8.00 used from...
Pay Attention to the Cooking
I take my timer with me!
Most towns and villages have compost piles now days. Mine (thank you God) is right in my back yard and free! People take their grass clippings, leaves and tree branches there. The town mulches the branches and turns the soil, I go with my wagon or wheelbarrel...
Opening Jars with Arthritic Hands
I just flip the jar upside down and bang it flat on the floor. Have been doing this for about 20 years and never broke a jar, every jar has opened. Banging it breaks the seal.
Do I have to flour a cake pan?
You should grease and flour the pan, if you dont the cake probably will not come out of the pan. However, you can use confectionary sugar instead of the flour. Or you can use the dry cake mix. Good luck!
Color to go With Dark Green Tile?
Oh I wish my floor and counters were green! I would paint the walls orange. Hunter green and orange are Roycroft Pottery colors. Or if your kitchen is small I would go with a lime green.
Preserving Old Wooden Spools?
I think its best to keep the thread on. I dont see how it could hurt the spools unless they get wet. It increases their value also. Besides, they must look nicer in the jar. I have sold many with silk thread on them on ebay. You would be suprised at how much...
Preserving Old Wooden Spools?
I think its best to leave the thread on especially if its silk thread. It can only damage the spools if they get wet. It will look nicer in the jar also. I have sold many of these on ebay, you would be suprised how much people will pay!
Gift Ideas for a Future Pilot?
I would try ebay. Airplane, Pilot or something. If you cant find It there you cant find it anywhere!
Cleaning a Painted Linoleum Floor?
I would paint it with drywall primer/sealer before painting. I have been painting stuff for years. If you do paint over any dirt, it will seal it in. Or try scraping the dirt out from the edges first if its thick. Then the primer, then paint. It will hold up...
Recycling Metal, Paper, Plastics and Glass
I save any brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel I find around. I keep it in one are in my basement. Ill save it for a year or two then take it to a scrap yard. Usually Ill get $20.-30.00 from things most people throw out.
Looking for Apple Custard Pie Recipe?
Try www.allrecipies.com they have everything!
Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies?
Truffles. Make them big from chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. You can flatten them or roll into balls. You can decorate them with some splattering of red and green icing. You can do tons of things with truffles!
Preventing Lumps in Brown Sugar?
I use a damp paper towel.
Repel or Prevent Pest Infestations Without Killing
Thank you, I will be trying some of your tips. I also dont believe in killing bugs. I have a spider that lives on my kitchen window sill, he is harmless and never comes out of the safety of his corner. He only hurts flys that get in his web which is fine by...
Making Dish Gardens
Actually I was thinking about trying to sell the cup and saucer dish gardens on ebay. I know I could pack and ship it with no problems. I would have to separate the saucer from the cup so they would not bang together. I could sell the cup and saucer (with plants...
Buying Aluminum Pot Scrubbers?
Chore Boy. I believe the package is orange and blue. They usually come in packages of 2. I had the same problem years ago till I found these. I can use these for years! I soak them in bleach water about once or twice a week.
Things To Consider When You Buy Something
I try to consider where it was made. Most everything comes from China now. Something like 60% of the products we purchase were made or picked by children in 3rd world countries, some even here in America. Coffee beans are mostly picked by children who work...
Protecting Backyard Wildlife From a Cat?
I would sit around for a day or two waiting with my garden hose if it reached. If it didnt reach, I would buy more garden hose squirt the cat a few times if it gets close and she will probably stay away. You might find that Mother will do a great job of protecting...
Painting a Porch Floor?
Get rid of the dogs? lol just kidding. I would get the outdoor carpeting, I dont think the wood would rot if there is space between the planks. Good luck!
Looking for a Queen or King of Cheap?
I think Im a Frugal Queen. I am always told I can make something of nothing. My children would say there is no food. I can make a healthy meal from, for next to nothing. If picking things from the trash counts, Im your woman. I have made thousands of dollars...
Lawn Fertilizer Tips?
I just saw this on the news. Home Made Lawn Tonic: One can of pop (not diet) One can of beer (no light beer) 1/2 cup of household ammonia 1/2 cup of liquid dishwashing soap (do not use antibacterial soap because it will kill important microbes) 1/2 cup of mouthwash...
Theme For a Mother/Daughter Birthday Party?
Try (u)www.Orientaltradingpost.com(/u) Its jam packed with party themes and ideas. Once you decide on the theme then you can plan the menu.
Grandma's Bread and Butter Pickles
Ill try it! This seems like a very easy recipe, thank you.
Christmas Gifts for $10 or Less?
This year draw names except for the parents and grandparents. Just get every one else a scratch off ticket.