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  1. Health and beauty
    I have almost shoulder length hair and have been avoiding the hair dressers for the past 9 months. I kind of want to give myself a trim with some regular kitchen scissors but am a little afraid. I just want a straight across trim, nothing fancy. Any tips?
  2. Baking Breads
    Anyone have any make ahead and freeze recipes for bread & rolls? I was thinking about making up batches of dough and forming loaves & rolls then flash freezing and storing in airtight zip freezer bag. Then all I'd have to do is bake from frozen as needed. Has anyone done this/does anyone...
  3. General Chat
    Some of you know I am a pediatric home care nurse, caring for complicated, ventilator-dependent children. Last night, I was sitting in the driveway, handing out Hallowe'en goodies to the kids, when a two year old "bumble bee" comes toddling up. I had to look at her for a minute but sure enough -...
  4. General Chat
    I kn owk there are some folks on here that were born frugal and live to be frugal. There are others that have had frugality or extreme frugality forced upon them. I was born to a poor family. We grew a garden every year and ate off of it during the summer and canned everything we could to eat...
  5. Home Decorating
    A gallery of simple ideas to make your slumber zone dreamy Many of these ideas fit right in with a frugal budget. Slide #1 shows lots and lots of different fabics in an array of colors. Such a frugal idea when every penny counts and you may be limited to using the materials on hand. Slide #15...
  6. Just Tips
    I love coupons. But I'm not that good at making them count. I need help! I know some of you are incredible couponers! What is your best trick?
  7. General Chat
    ....for that darn tickle in your throat (when you have a cold) that makes you cough so hard you choke, your eyes water, you start to sweat ....because you can't get deep enough to scratch the tickle. I hate this....water doesn't always help and I end up getting these spasms throughout the day...
  8. Coupons
    I'm looking for riders for the October 2007 "No Tricks Just Treats" Coupon Train which will leave the station 10/1 and every Monday in October thereafter. This is a 5 week train meaning you will send to the same rider all 5 weeks in a row...you must commit to all 5 weeks to ride this...
  9. Freebies
    Dr. Harry wants to send you a FREE DVD full of tips and tricks for you and your dog! The website has pages of tips for cat care as well. http://www.supercoat.com.au/superfun-dvd.aspx
  10. Christmas
    http://magazines.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/myhome/decorate/articles/0,,284548_704096,00.html http://interiordec.about.com/cs/cmasgiftproj/l/blcmaswrap1.htm http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cl_holiday/article/0,2025,DIY_13731_2429100,00.html
  11. Frugal Living
    Gosh darnit!!! We picked up a nail in a tire. We bought 2 new tires anyway since ours were bald. I hate that!!! Go away Murphy!!!!!!
  12. Frugal Living
    http://money.aol.com/top5/general/sneaky-supermarket-tricks
  13. Organization Challenge
    I was reading this article this morning. And I thought it would be fun to hear what ideas villagers use to get rid of clutter. http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,1105000-1,00.html i recently cleared away well over half my belonging (and it felt wonderful). I do my best to...
  14. Just Tips
    101 Tricks of the Trade A trick, gimmick, or shortcut used in cooking that offers a better, cheaper, easier, or faster way of getting something done. #1 Opening Artichokes Quarter the cooked artichoke, lengthwise, cutting through the heart. Cut across each quarter, just at the point where the...
  15. Health and beauty
    Tips and Tricks for Gorgeous Lips By Cristina Masci They speak volumes about you. Your lips can whisper or woo. Best of all, they can smile and brighten a room. With proper care, color and some simple tips, your lips will say precisely what you want. Here are a few tricks and tips of the trade...
  16. Home and Family
    It's not necessary to invest in expensive products in order to keep your home clean and sweet-smelling. You can clean almost anything with a few products that you probably already have on hand. You can do lots with baking soda: To freshen rugs and carpets, sprinkle on baking soda and leave for...
  17. Health and beauty
    http://www.hungry-girl.com/index.php
  18. Halloween
    http://www.michaels.com/art/online/static?page=halloween_broch Page 4 has some great looking cupcakes.
  19. Home and Family
    Time is tight, the kids want attention, dinner simmers on the stove and the house needs cleaning. Did someone mention housework? Most people would rather darn socks than clean their home. Consequently those annoying chores get tucked on the back burner where they sit simmering until the pot...
  20. Home Decorating
    http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/christopherlowell/classics/trickswithtowels/trickswithtowels.html
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