Pay Off Your 30 Year Home Mortgage in Only 18 YearsPaying one additional mortgage payment each year, whether in a lump sum or monthly increments, can lower a 30-year loan down to 18 years. If you pay more than one extra payment, the number of years will decrease even more.
Fourth of July Coffee CakeEasy and totally delicious. Not just for breakfast either. It's a very nice afternoon tea treat. It's one of the easiest
Caring For Newborn KittensIf you find yourself in the position of playing "mama" to newborn kittens, here are a couple of things we learned over the years. They need to be fed about every 2-3 hours to begin with.
Add Cake Trimmings To Frosted Middle LayerWhen making cake frosting and filling, set aside a portion of it for the filling. When you have to level your cake layers, just make the trimmings into crumbs and add them to the filling portion.
Mom's Scalloped PotatoesThis is a very easy dish to prepare. You can even peel and slice the potatoes the night or morning before you intend to make the casserole. Then cover the potatoes with water and refrigerate to prevent darkening.
Pineapple Meringue CakeThis is a very easy cake to make, although the instructions and other "lessons" I've included makes it look long and difficult. I promise you that it's not at all. It is delicious and well worth learning to make for your special friends and family.
Oatmeal and Raisin Breakfast CookiesThese breakfast cookies are just as good as a big bowl of oatmeal, just as healthy, and much quicker. They can be taken with you to have with coffee mid-morning if you're not a breakfast person.
Keeping Milk FreshThis tip has saved me an unknown amount of money over the years and we are still using it. If you wrap your milk in an opaque plastic bag when you get it home from the store, it will not go sour for a much longer time.
Grandmother's Cookies (Bisquit a' Memere)These delicious sandwich type cookies are just about everyone at our house's favorites. We were introduced to them from a delightful French Canadian lady living in MA.
Watkin's Pound CakeAlmost every year that I can remember as a child, Mother would make several huge fruitcakes; and this Watkin's Pound cake recipe is what she used as the cake part of the "fruit-cake".
My Frugal Holiday: The Old Family BibleIt had a place of honor on the long table in the living room along with a pretty old lamp which had colored glass all around the shade part of it, and little crystal dangly things that hung down around the bottom edge.
The Old Country TelephoneIt had to ring but five rings; three short, then two long; our private signal, five rings to connect us with Detroit or London or Miami where the sun was shining. Maybe all the way to Sidney, Australia, or more likely, just down the road and a friend.
Decorative Note CardsHomemade note cards that are hand-decorated in addition to using your printer for a few basics, and make the envelopes to match. Wrap in packets of 8 or 10 and give them to teachers, friends, and co-workers.
Barbie Doll and Clothes "Trunk"I made these decorated "Barbie Doll Clothes Trunks" for my great-granddaughter who loved her Barbie dolls and wanted to take them everywhere she went along with every shoe, purse, and dress those dolls owned.
Decoupage Wall PlaquesSmall wooden plaques with picture cut from magazines or other sources which are decoupaged into place using half white glue and half water or a decoupage medium, filled in or enhanced with paint.
Special Message Scroll CardI like pretty little packages much better than just a card in an envelope, so we have tried to come up with all sorts of "special occasion" cards or messages for our family and friends.
Decorative Fabric BannersThis is a nice and colorful way to fill in all the empty spaces of a room that need "something" while you use up all the remnants of fabrics that are almost too small to do anything with.
Decorated Storage BoxesRecycle all types of boxes to make pretty storage boxes for your crafts, keepsakes and precious memories.