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  1. Sewing
    working/sewing with felted items. I know HOW to felt but am looking for helpful suggestions---any kind---for sewing/cutting/designing with the item once it is felted. I have just started doing this with wool sweaters from thrift shops. Have done some reading on-line about it and see designs...
  2. General Chat
    since i am now looking for a place thats in my budget to rent ... * knocks on wood * .. does anyone have any hints on finding good places to rent ? I looked in our local newspaper and not much there. Any ideas?:scratch: BTW thanks in advance
  3. Vacations and Travel
    My family is taking a 12 hour car trip to visit Dollywood late April. I was wondering if anyone has been to Pigeon Forge TN and has any hints to share with us. We will be visiting the Great Smoky Mntn. which is the only free national park in the US. Thanks!
  4. Green Living
    We used to donate our glass bottles to the local college, which had glass blowing classes, for example. I'm looking for unusual places/ways to recycle things, something that I might not have thought of? My new "best" thing is that now DH has a huge plastic jerry can he puts used oil in. We've...
  5. Blog
    The other day, a friend and I were talking about the things we do to be frugal. We were discussing all the tips and tricks we’ve learned to save money and cut down on waste. We were also discussing how, with the current economic downturn, more and more people are learning how to be frugal. They...
  6. Utilities
    I stumbled upon this today when I was looking for information about rain barrels, something DH and I are considering. Anyway, I thought it was interesting reading and thought that it might be useful for someone else here. Judi link...
  7. Frugal Living
    Frankly, I thought I wouldn't find anything new, but I did! This is a free for viewing brochure at the government printing office site. A lot of it is old hat and won't be new to anyone who's a regular at FV. As I said there were one or two things I hadn't thought of or heard, and I've been...
  8. Just Tips
    Budweiser beer conditions the hair Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 min Mayonnaise will kill Lice, it will also condition your hair. Spike your hair (with Close-up tooth paste, it will also give it a tint) Elmer's Glue-paint on your...
  9. General Chat
    "3. Expanding Frosting. When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving." I did this one tonight and it works...
  10. Just Tips
    I was reading some of the blogs I visit and just happened on this blog from another blog. Wow. That's a lot of blogging, LOL! Anyway... here's the blog And here are the tips she had posted, yesterday. Unique Hints and Tips May 11, 2007 I was lurking around on some blogs recently and came...
  11. For Sale or Trade
    I am trying to rid myself of some of the books I no longer use. If you are interested in any of them, please PM me. I am including shipping on all prices. Yankee Home Hints: From Stains on the Rug to Squirrels in the Attic, over 1,500 Ingenious Solutions to Everyday Household Problems...
  12. Health and beauty
    http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/47/72.cfm
  13. Home Environment
    I am looking all over for this one, can't afford to buy it. I need some effective home made solutions. Carpet cleaner or Pet accident cleaner Odor neutraliser etc etc the night MIL watched house for me when I went to the ER...the dog never got taken out...6 hours...the dog didn't get taken...
  14. Just Tips
    Pam cooking spray will dry fingernail polish. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes. Mayonnaise will condition your hair; it will also kill lice. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat...
  15. Home Environment
    Instant Air Fresheners While there are many new odor-neutralizing products that mask unpleasant smells, I like to make my own. Try these: Baking goods: Soak a cotton ball with lemon, orange, vanilla or peppermint extract or oil of cloves. Place it in a small, clean glass jar; punch holes in the...
  16. Frugal Living
    (1) Add a small amount of lemon juice to your whipping cream and it will whip more quickly. (2) You can improvise a sink or tub stopper from the plastic cover of a coffee can. Lay the cover across the drain, and suction will hold it firmly in place. (3) If you have too much frosting left...
  17. Frugal Living
    (1) You can mend a crack in a china cup with milk, simmer for three-quarters of an hour and then wash and dry the cup. The protein in the milk is what works the mircle. (2) To keep recipes clipped from newspapers and magazines so they will be readily available, fold them into an envelope...
  18. Just Tips
    Topic: More Hints from Emilie Barnes book "15 minute house and budget manager" (1) When canning jams use a saran wrap stretched tightly over the mouth of the jar. Then screw the lid on tightly. No need to use paraffin again. One woman has used this method successfully for over 10 years. (2)...
  19. Just Tips
    I just got this book the night before last and have read a few hints and tricks which I thought I would post. There are so many ideas but these are the ones which I have written down in a notebook so far. (1) Don't keep an address book for home use. Instead buy a small 3"by 5" card file box...
  20. Just Tips
    BAKING Baking Pans When baking in a glass pan, reduce oven temperature by 25ºF. Breads and pies bake best and will have the best crust when baked in a dark colored pan that absorbs heat well. Cookies, biscuits and cakes do better in a shiny pan that reflects the heat for a more delicate...
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