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  1. Leisure & Media Arts
    Has anyone seen Blythe Danner lately? She doesn't even look like herself. All of the life and loveliness in her aging face is gone. Everything that made her HER. Why can't these women see how beautiful they look with all of the happiness and sorrows of a life well lived...on their aging...
  2. Home Decorating
    I did one of these a few days ago... Wreath - Recycled Bags - DIY Craft Project Instructions I did it in all white. It took about 30 grocery store bags (I only used the plain side because I didn't want the colored print on it). It's so easy to do and the best part is you don't have to be...
  3. General Chat
    I picked up a Double walled plastic(BPA free) cup with lid and straw at CVS yesterday. I've been wanting one to take with on car rides and to go shopping for a long time. We buy bottled water and usually take that but recently we got filters for our Brita pitcher. I want to start taking along...
  4. Frugal Living
    you know the ones.. that you put over underwear while potty training. We are trying to potty train our 3 yr old:dis: & he does alright sometimes, but is very lazy b/c he thinks of pull ups as diapers & doesn't care if he poops or pees in them:ache:. WHERE do you get them at? DH couldn't find...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    Hello FV family! I am planning on gardening by using organic soil bags to plant in. Last year, I grew my tomatoes in the soil bags and had a huge yield of tomatoes. I canned 40 quarts. I want my backyard to eventually become an edible garden with no grass to mow. I know I will have to build on...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    Which do you prefer? I don't have one yet and only want to buy it once iykwim!
  7. Frugal Living
    Good morning! We have our house on the market, it's been there since August. We have had quite a few lookers but no offers yet and it has slowed down dramatically since the end of September. Every fall we put plastic on the windows to help with the heating bill, this year my DH doesn't want...
  8. Just Tips
    We are part of our local Parents As Teachers program and our coordinator gave us some great ideas for making our own toys for DS to help as he develops. Any old coffee can, Gatorade (or other powdered mix) can (FYI...Gatorade is much cheaper if you just buy the powder and mix your own--DH is an...
  9. Green Living
    My friend at work told me about a place not too far from where I live that had some for sale. I got 2 35gal? ones and 2 of the 55gal ones. They were $10 and $5 each. I am going to cut the top of one of the small ones to plant potatoes in and make a tumbling compost (hopefully soon) from the...
  10. Home Environment
    I have a cupboard that goes deep into a corner where I just throw them in and quickly shut the door :lol: Anyone have a better system?
  11. General Chat
    I :heartsm: ThreadBangers Here is a link they have that tells you how to make Beads from plastic bottles: http://www.threadbanger.com/post/1897/how-to-make-beads-from-old-plastic-bottles
  12. Freebies
    http://networkedblogs.com/p19912253
  13. Question and Answer
    Does anyone know where I can get large gallon widemouth plastic jars at a REASONABLE price? I found the perfect jars earlier, 10 inches high and 5.9 inches wide. A reasonable price, but when I went to checkout to check shipping, there was a "small quantity" charge of $15.00 bringing the total...
  14. Question and Answer
    Like everyone else this time of year, I'm trying to get organized. I'd like to set up a recycling center in my garage and put a number of things in our (occasionally damp, occasionally mousy) crawl space - not to mention just having a few bins for sorting and hauling during my purging project...
  15. Green Living
    Okay, I decided that in order to have less trash, I have to buy less things that are disposable...So, I hit the thrift stores, antique stores, and yard sales to buy all those neat glass containers with the lids that our grandmother always had...all the leftovers go in those in the fridge and I...
  16. Question and Answer
    I have a toy that I tried removing the price that had the sticker and all the label but the adhesive guck came off. I've tried rubbing it, putting water to it and rubbing it, using a curled piece of tape and 'dabbing' off the other adhesive and nothing works. I have to get the tape off and...
  17. Question and Answer
    The problem: My several year old carpet cleaning machine has a crack in the "solution/clean water" bottle that goes on the back of the machine. The plastic it's made of is pretty thin like a 2 liter soda bottle type of plastic. I think it just got a bit brittle over the years from hot water and...
  18. Question and Answer
    I have a few large plastic buckets (the kind that restaurants throw out) and thought I would use them to try my hand at container gardening this summer. If it was my backyard I wouldn't care about the looks but I'm borrowing a corner of my landlord's backyard and am hoping to alter their...
  19. Hobbies
    I have a TON of Easter eggs leftover from the kids baskets (Grandma went a little overboard for the egg hunt). I don't want to pitch them, so I was trying to think of ideas to reuse them in crafting. I may try to use them as soap molds eventually, but I'm trying to find some other ideas too...
  20. Green Living
    I am pretty good at recycling and I am a big believer in reduce, reuse, recycle. I came across this site recently and it made me more aware to look for the numbers 2 and 4 on plastic packaging. http://plasticbagrecycling.org/01.0/ Mary
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