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  1. Laundry
    If you're interested in making your own soap, I found this today. Amazon.com has the Free eBook for Kindle: Basic Soap Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics).
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I must say I only got serious about our debt in January. Sat down, wrote down the numbers and came up with the plan. We had gotten into trouble with credit, compounded by DH being laid off for 9 months and living off credit. Since January we have paid off $4242! I can't believe it but there...
  3. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    :chef2: in the past week I've made: cinnamon raisin bagels light & fluffy sandwich bread hamburger bun's tiramiso chocolate mayo cake chocolate buttercream frosting peanut butter cookies corn syrup *sub* for marcapone cheese
  4. DIY
    It seems my car is making a buzzing noise coming from the front right when making LEFT turns over 30km/h. I am trying to narrow down the problem. It is either the bearing or the CV joints. I understand the need to get this sorted out quickly. Last time I checked the bearings are 50 bucks or...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    13 February 2012 Making Seedling Pots 13 February 2012 Making Seedling Pots Seedling pots are made from a plastic cup. Four drainage holes are burned with a soldering iron into the sides of the cup, leaving a small reservoir for water. A coffee filter is placed in the pot to stop soil from...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    13 February 2012 Making Seedling Pots 13 February 2012 Making Seedling Pots Seedling pots are made from a plastic cup. Four drainage holes are burned with a soldering iron into the sides of the cup, leaving a small reservoir for water. A coffee filter is placed in the pot to stop soil from...
  7. Baking Breads
    I purchased a bread maker last year thinking it would save me money in the long run. The thing is I have only used it about 3 times because my bread comes out very thick and crusty and seems more like a desert bread then one you would use to make sandwiches or toast. Is your bread supposed to...
  8. Kitchen Basics
    I purchased a bread maker last year thinking it would save me money in the long run. The thing is I have only used it about 3 times because my bread comes out very thick and crusty and seems more like a desert bread then one you would use to make sandwiches or toast. Is your bread supposed to...
  9. General Chat
    I saw an ad on tv with people screaming "no" at the coupons and sales that were yesterday. The ad ended with "enough is enough" and sited jcp facebook and the date 2.1.12 So I went searching to see what the changes will be found this - It is changing it's pricing "Wednesday 11:15 AM J.C...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I made hot garlic olive oil today. It's supposed to take 2 weeks before it's ready, so I can't tell you if it's good, but here's what I did: In a jar (about a pint) I put: - 8 of those tiny Thai hot chilies, dried - 4 dried bay leaves - 5 each of black, white, green, and pink peppers - 2...
  11. General Chat
    Hi: I've been on this site for a year but just started coming frequently and posting a couple months ago. I've learned so many frugal ideas in just this little amount of time. This site surely has a wealth of information in the form of the community members. So in the past 24 hours I saw a...
  12. Christmas
    Oreo balls, buckeye (peanut butter cover in chocolate) sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies hubby's fave. chex mix and on Christmas eve a big bowl on onion dip to go with chips and crackers.May make some homemade hot chocolate mix have had bad luck with this before going to try to find another...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    14 December 2008 Natto Making at Home. 14 December 2008 Natto Making at Home A simple method of making Natto, fermented soil beans, which supposed to have beneficial nutritional benefits. Eating is an acquired experience.
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    23 September 2008. Soy milk and Tofu making. 23 September 2008. Soy milk and Tofu making. A simple method of making tofu. Pictures depict the method.
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    14 September 2008 Making Soy Milk 14 September 2008 Making Soy Milk Using this home method, at least one knows what they are drinking. It is a simple procedure.
  16. Stay at home moms
    im making money online, with a hobby and other stuff, how about you?
  17. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    I had 3lbs of blackberries that had been in the freezer all summer. I finally got around to making a pie this evening..... and a little more. ( I have to make big pies in a 13X9 cake pan for my large family) I had to drain all of the juice that I could after the berries thawed - with that juice...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    20 October 2011 Making Luffa Hand Soap 20 October 2011 Making Luffa Hand Soap The dried luffa sponges were impregnated with glycerine soap and cut into hand cakes. The mould was made from two inch diameter PVC pipe with a cap to contain the liquid soap when poured into the mould. The glycerine...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    I usually buy the stew beef already cut up, but this time I bought a bone in chuck steak (sale). After I cut it into pieces and brown them, can I add the raw bone to the stew and will it give it more flavor? My formula :) will be browned chuck chunks, carrots, potatoes (sale), onions in a beef...
  20. Thanksgiving
    I've been informed my younger sister and hubby are going to mother's in TX for the holiday. DFIL passed in July, I'm not sure whether MIL wants to be here, without him, for the holiday. (So that's three less than what I'm used to.) I think instead of just family, I'll invite a couple, or...
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