Simplify Your Menu Planning
When my son was home, I would make out a menu at the first of the month. I would make it around sales and pantry items and such. I would put what sides would go with what meats. I then would post it up on the fridge. Each day a different person got to pick...
Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Just made these. They taste good but too dry.
What Can I Make With These Ingredients?
Go to http://allrecipes.com/ and click on ingredients at the top. Type in the ingredients you have and it will give you a list of recipes with those ingredients.
Reusing Old Barn and Fence Boards
I voted for you because I think this is gorgeous. I hope you will post pictures of some of your other projects. I would have loved to have all my kitchen cabinets from this wood, man I bet that was gorgeous. Great job, thanks for sharing your craft!
Chicken, Cheese and Brown Rice Burritos
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I buy these, well something similar I reckon and I cannot wait to try your version. We are trying to get completely away from prepackaged meals, not easy, lol. I cant wait to try them with my black bean salsa, yummy.
Share Your Worst Cooking Disaster
The first time I attempted to make cornbread on my own, using my moms recipe. It called for cornmeal and a spoon full of flour. I had no cornmeal so I went to the store for some and went home and made it. It was like a flat hard biscuit. Mom looked at my cornmeal...
Craft Ideas for 3 Year Old?
Family fun crafts has tons of crafts and they are listed by age group. http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-age/
Decorative Cake Pan Stepping Stones
You got my vote, this is so clever and adorable.
Ask For Reimbursement For Damages
I agree you should always ask. I have a couple of times addressed problems with products via their webpage contact and gotten a replacement product for no charge. My husband says dont worry we will buy another but its ridiculous to do that when you are not...
Recycled Garden Totem
I collect teapots and i think this is a wonderful recycled project. I dont have a garden but I am thinking with some of my mini teapots this would be cute in a windowsill garden. Thanks for sharing your creation with us!
Packaging Ideas for Cookie Exchange?
http://www.mygrafico.com/freebies/christmas-cookies-freebie/prod_1420.html This is a cookie tower template free from mygrafico. Use the template but get you some scrapbooking paper that matches the theme you want and you got it. Also look for digital stamps...
On-line Sites for Scrapbook Enhancements?
I dont know exactly what you mean by enhancement and are you looking for something to print out or you wanting to buy stuff. I make cards and scrapbook pages and I do print out some stuff but mostly I am a bargain bin gal for embellishments. But if you are...
Designer Names at Thrift Shops
My sister in law lives for ebay. She buys stuff at thrift stores and yard sales and sells them on there. She bought a pair of nikes and a pair of reeboks for a dollar apiece and sold them for 20 dollars apiece. She bought a shakespeare manuscript, not sure...
This is really nice, but I need a template.
Father's Day Paper Coffee Cup
Really cute, but you forgot the measurements for the handle.
Using Rubber Stamps Without Ink Pads
I do this with odorless mineral spirits, Masterpiece actually. I use the koh-I-noor along with crayola, rose art, also. I have never used with crayons, never even thought of it, but I love how yours looks so definitely will have to give it a go. I make cards...
Making Homemade Craft Sealer?
Yes you can make yourself some sealer with glue and water, I have done it. But your best bet is Mod Podge and its not expensive at all.
Crafts Ideas for Old Window Panes?
On a craft show on HGTV the other day, she took glass and painted it pretty colors and hung them on the wall with mirror brackets.
Tips and Recipes For Imitation Crab?
I mash it up mix with a block of cream cheese put a small scoop into wonton wrappers, close up and deep fry, look up recipes for crab rangoon to find different versions of this.
How To Use Freecycle
Good for you using freecycle. I am a moderator for our local freecycle and I tell everyone to join. I cant name all the stuff I have received and given away on freecycle.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
I made my mom a blank scrapbook, it had everything but the pictures, for christmas, but would be a great mothers day gift. My favorite gift I ever received was a letter from my stepson telling me how much he loved and appreciated me and how he was so grateful...
Better Cake Mix Tips
I have never made a box mix that I didnt mess with it, lol. I love adding this and that to make it better. My favorite is strawberry. I cut up my strawberries and add sugar so I get the liquid and use that liquid in place of water in the cake. I also add some...
Removing Popcorn Finish from Ceiling?
It just scrapes off, or if you dont mind the mess a pressure hose will take it off fast.
What Is Eyelash Yarn?
Felt And Ribbon Eggs
Well I think you just did a fabulous job with these, even with the yellow ribbon, you made it okay by putting a design on it. These are so adorable. Thumbs up from me!
How about a cd mini album, here are the instructions. http://www.scrapbook-crazy.com/cd-mini-album.html#Basic Also I once saw a curtain made from cds, ball and chain links and beads.
Aluminum Foil Easter Eggs
I think this is adorable and so fun for kids. Big thumbs up from me.
Family: Robin's First Grandchild
Congratulations Robin, so so happy for you!
Share Your Customer Service Experiences
The first two months of our sons contract on our cell phone bill we had trouble because they were supposed to give him the same contract his dad and I had but didnt. So his text minutes added up to around 500 dollars! I called AT&T and talked to the nicest...
Valentine Treat Boxes
What a great craft and so easy, thank you.
Copying Scrapbook Pages?
Ideas for Crafts to Sell at a Family Restaurant?
Cards. I make cards all the time. I got a blog with blogspot and I follow all these other blogs that have challenges, ie make a card with that looks vintage, or is pink, white and green. It gives me ideas. I make the cards, enter them into challenges, and have...
Name Ideas for Pediatric Dental Clinic?
Little Mouths? Small Mouths?
Craft: Recycled Cardboard Decorations
Fabulous job, I definetly thumbed up you, lol. I have used cardboard from containers to make the covers for little scrapbooks but now I have to try this. I spend a lot of money on decorated card board embellishments. Now I can make my own, thanks for the idea...
Keeping a Dog from Being Lonely?
We got a toy poodle from my mom when her dogs had a puppy. We already had a shih tzu. When we moved we could only take one dog with us. We tried taking the poodle and she got so depressed, wouldnt eat wouldnt leave our side. Took her back to my moms with other...
Homemade Charging Station?
I hate when someone tells me to buy something when I am asking for something homemade so I want to start out apologizing. But it was such a great deal I had to share with you. I bought each of my brothers one for Christmas from Lakeside Collection for like...
Buying a Laptop?
I bought a compaq a year ago. Its what I wanted, all my desktops have always been compaq so I wouldnt look at anything else. Regretting that now. Not because I dont love my laptop, I do, but my sister in law got an acer and I like it better, lol. Its so much...
3rd Anniversary Party and Gift Ideas?
I dont know that I would have a party. I think since you had the miscarriage that you need to take yourselves completely away from that. Make it completly just about the two of you. Like when you were dating. If you do have a party, make it completly adult...
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples?
A movie bucket. You have seen them around I am sure. Get a good movie, something different for each couple of course. Put this in a popcorn bucket with popcorn, candy like you find at the concession stand, maybe wrap it with a nice throw that they can snuggle...
Pocket Gift Tags
I clicked on the template but went to error.
Fallen Ladder Joke Christmas Decoration
I thought this was hilarious but I probably would have freaked out also driving by and seeing that, lol.
Taster Turkeys For Picky Eaters
I think this was an excellent couple of ideas! What a wonderful way to get kids involved in dinner, and what a great icebreaker to your new grandchildren.
Budget Friendly Theme Trees
Fabulous ideas, cant wait to try one out especially like the nature tree.
Holiday Party Poppers
I thought this was very sweet, and thrifty. I was thinking about some more stuff to send to some kids I am making stuff for and this is perfect. THanks so much. I have all the items just need to get some filler, so this is very economical for me. Way to go...
Homemade Gifts for Mother's Day?
Some things I have made for my mom in the past, for Mothers day, birthday and Christmas. Scrapbook, I do all the work putting together all the pages and inserting them into a scrapbook but I dont add any pictures. She can then personalize it herself. I have...
Ideas for Baby's 1st Birthday Party?
I agree with suntydt they wont remember much about whats going on. My niece Jordan only cared about the little cake that was just for her and the balloons. Go to a dollar store you can get Disney princess stuff there or even just generic princess stuff. Jordan...
Crocheting Tea Towel Toppers?
I dont know how to crochet on top of tea towels though there is a woman in my town who does it and sells them for 3 dollars apeice and they are adorable. Anyway I can say something about learning to crochet. The way I started learning. I bought a kit at walmart...
Recycling Christmas Cards?
If you have an Easter Seals close to you they will take anything crafty for the mentally challenged that come there to work on. I send all my craft stuff I dont use to ours.
Recycled Gift Bottles
So cute, bet they enjoyed getting them. See you at freebees.
Make Mashed Potatoes Ahead?
Make them ahead of time. Put them in a casserole dish the day of, sprinkle cheese and bread crumbs on top and cook at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes till hot and cheese is melty.
Spray Fixative for Glitter?
You can use hair spray but only if this isnt something thats going to be kept for years, hair spray will eventually yellow. look in the artists section of your store and use the fixative they use for chalks and such. If this is just for cards that will be thrown...
3-D Paper Ornament
Loved this made it as soon as I saw it.
Making Christmas Cards Using Photoshop
I think this is so cool, I bet everyone cracked up when they saw these. Great job.
Pringles Can Craft Ideas?
Pringle Can Backpack Organizer How many times has your child come home with precious art work smashed or torn from being stuffed inside a backpack? Let your child make a backpack organizer out of a used Pringle can. Clean the can out very carefully. Wrap the...
Making Lighted Wine Bottles?
Craft Ideas Using Specimen Cups?
I would use them for organization, something along the lines of like using baby food containers in a garage. Screw the lids to the bottom of a wooden shelf, then fill cups with all your little embellishments and screw onto the lid. You can easily see everything...
Christmas "Goodie" Recipes?
Every year my mom and I and now my neices make these recipes, easy peasy. melt a bag of butterscotch chips and a cup of peanut butter pour over 6 cups of rice krispys put into a cake pan and let set up, these are terrific. Church Windows 1 melted bag of chocolate...
Quick and Easy Chicken Quesadillas
When you freeze one do you cook it first or just make it then freeze and cook later? No problems with cream cheese when freezing?
Dry Eraser to Remove Permanent Marker
Wow, thats incredible. I use permanent markers a lot also. I have no small kids but I can manage to get them on stuff all on my own. I cant wait to try out this idea. Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks to your mom too!
Paint Colors to Coordinate With Blue-Green Carpet?
http://www.realcolorwheel.com/tubecolors.htm Its according to if you want to coordinate or contrast. If you want to coordinate look for something close to your carpet color on the color wheel if you want to contrast look directly across the wheel from your...
Emerson Microwave Stopped Working?
Go to the website and put in your microwaves info and they probably have some ideas for you to try. If not click contact us and either call them or email them. I just did that last night for my brand new printer. they emailed me back within a few hours, it...
Use Recycled Drink Tubes For Organizer
I really liked this idea. I use a couple of coffee cans for all my pens, markers, colored pencils, scissors, etc. Hard to find the right thing. I could do this then it would be organized by item. Thanks I thumbs upped you!
Crying Children Christmas Card
This is so funny and adorable. Reminds me of me and my two brothers. In every studio portrait of us when we were little one is crying and us other two are not smiling. Mom says she gave up on getting us to smile for pictures. Great idea you had, bet everyone...
Curfew Time Set to Grade Level
I think that might be okay for lower grades but my son was 15 in the 10th grade and there is no way in the world I was letting him stay out till 10 pm at that age. Or even 11 at 16. Not even 12 at 17, because he might be responsible to get himself up for school...
Corn Dog Recipe?
This is Sandra Lees from semi homemade recipe Ingredients 1 egg 1 (10-ounce) package corn muffin mix 3/4 cup milk 2 packets spaghetti sauce spice seasoning mix 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 12 reduced-fat beef hot dogs Vegetable oil, for frying 12 wooden skewers...
Quick and Easy Recipes?
I didnt cook anything unless it was in the microwave or throw something frozen into the oven until I got married 5 years ago. Since then I have become a pretty fair cook. Its just trial and error. Use foods you and yours already like and make your recipes from...
I see the comments and know thats what makes this a wonderful country that we arent afraid to express our opinions. But I would like to point out one little Fact for those of you who put down Bush for putting our troops in Iraq, um I dont see Obama taking them...
Beach Glass Pendant
Recycled CD Notepad
Great project, cost little of nothing since you can use what you already have, great idea! Got my thumbs up.
Planning the Date for Your Yard Sale?
A lot of people feel they are getting the bargain by hitting them up throughout the week so you may get more customers that way, good luck. My own personal experience is sell cheap bottled water and baked goods at your yard sale if you can. Always goes over...
Cream Cheese Taco Dip
How much bean dip?
Filling Zip Top Bags
I put them inside a cup or glass, then fold over and have the extra stability of the cup so I can fill.
Trivia At Dinnertime
This is a great idea! The first road trip I took with my husband, then fiance, I bought some cards I found in the valentine section of walmart. Just had questions on them to start a conversation. I loved it, we talked for hours using these cards. Now I do something...
The Can Opener
I really enjoyed your story, and this has never happened to me, I swear!
The Can Opener
I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face as I laugh so hard at your story wolfbytez. Between your story and Cindys you both have made my day, thank you.
Kiara (Blue Standard Poodle)
I love that look on her face, with her head cocked to the side looks like she is really listening to what you are saying, lol.
Do not be afraid to suggest drawing names out of a hat for the adults. The best Christmas we had was when the immediate family, there was about 9 of us, drew names and spent 50 dollars on the person we drew. Added to the name was a list of stuff that person...
Good Luck Cards for Football Players?
Not sure how much you want to invest in this but shouldnt cost a whole lot to check out your local walmart or targets craft section. You can buy card stock thats already folded for cards and comes with envelopes. In the sticker section, you can find sports...
New Ideas for Meatloaf?
I have three that I switch up. The first is a lb to lb and half of ground beef, thats in all three, about 1/4 cup ketchup, half cup seasoned bread crumbs, egg, mix and put into muffin pan cover with more ketchup or bbq sauce. Now when you use a muffin tin to...
Good Luck Cards for Football Players?
Here is a football paper piecing all you have to do is print it out and cut it out and use it as a pattern on appropriately colored papers. would be great on a card.
New Ideas for Meatloaf?
I read a recipe that I havent tried yet but just might very soon. You just make your meatloaf recipe, put half in loaf pan lay those mozzerella sticks on top filling up space, then add other half of meat mixture, cook as normal. Yummy I bet.
Condiments on the Table or Counter?
I have a rolling island, that has deep wire basket sliding shelves. I keep all my spices in top basket next to stove. On top of it I keep a small lazy susan with salt, pepper, and three little containers holding instant tea, sugar and coffee mate. The containers...
Paper Bead Roller Tool (Bead Crafter)?
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Paper-Beads Here is a tutorial on making them with alternate bead roller. http://www.paperbeadgirl.com/services.html Here is a link for a bead roller you can buy.
Luke (Siamese Mix)
Great story, great cat.
Gooey Butter Cake
I did this with a spice cake and added a can of pumpkin to the cream cheese mixture, so so good.
Recipe for a Dessert Exchange?
Try bar cookies, they are usually so easy, just look online for bar cookie recipes, try allrecipes.com. I love butterscotch rice krispy treats and they are so easy. Melt a cup of peanut butter with a bag of butterscotch chips till melted. Pour over 6 cups rice...
Remedy for Hot Feet?
Absorbine Jr. rub it all over your feet I also keep a little fan pointed at my feet and lower legs when I sleep.
Fun and Frugal Popcorn Seasonings
My favorite is after popcorn is done sprinkle on Parmesan cheese, so good.
Craft Ideas For Used T-shirts?
Move closer to me and make me some rag rugs, I wont complain, lol. A realistic idea, make some more rag rugs and donate them. Nursing homes, pet shelters, etc.
Craft Ideas For Used T-shirts?
LOL I am there Cett be watching for me.
Craft Ideas For Used T-shirts?
No I am not there, I wish, lol, thats all that meant. Nope I am in Kentucky, which I bet isnt near as nice as your little island.
Recipe for These Ingredients?
allrecipes.com click on search by ingredients, you can put all those ingredients into the list and it will give you recipes that match that, also lets you add ingredients you Dont want in there. which I find handy for weeding out recipes that regularly contain...
This is our favorite. Brown ground beef, adding in chili powder and cumin to taste. You can saute your diced onions in with ground beef if you want. Put browned meat into crockpot along with 2 big cans of tomato sauce, one can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos...
Young Teens Dating?
Well speaking as the mother of a teenaged boy, he is now 19. He was allowed to have a girlfriend at 13. At 14 he had sex for the first time. We didnt find out till he was 16. He had a serious girlfriend at 16 so we only let them spend time together with her...
Redistribute Leftovers After an Event
When we are having anything with food and guests we tell them if they want leftovers please bring some old butter bowls, or whatever with them. Also my parents start saving up butter bowls in case someone doesnt bring any. Then when its over we divide food...
My advice is slightly different. Get rid of some of them, thats what I did. Man I love love love new purses, but had so many and just no room. So I kept a few I cant get rid of, and gave the rest away to family and friends and freecycle.