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Louise (Red Star)
Arranging Books on the Shelves
Polar Bear Sandwich

If you child like Eskimos, here is a cool recipe.

Upcycled Vinyl Record Clock
Buy Meat in Bulk and Divide
Raccoon Tails Cookies

Everyone knows Davy always wore a raccoon hat, so his mommy made him raccoon tails when he came home!

Reuse Butter Wrappers for Baking Pans

I always reuse the paper that my butter or margarine is wrapped in to butter any pans I will use in my baking recipes. You can even fold them in half and leave them in the refridge after you take the margarine out and if you don't need them for that recipe.

Rose Of Sharon
Round Hillbilly Dishcloth
Use Less Chocolate Chips in Recipes
Heisenberg (Orange Tabby)
Scrap Yarn Ball
Square Hillbilly Dishcloth
Tennessee Baked Taters

Davy also loved his taters! Older kids can make this easy baked potato recipe.

Zucchini Halloween Decorations
Davy Crockett's Corn Fritters

Davy's favorite. Watch out, he will eat them all!

DIY Makeup Setting Spray
Freeze Cooking Grease Before Discarding
Grow Microgreens Indoors

Using discarded foam egg containers, separate the top from the bottom. Cut holes in the bottom of each individual egg compartment and fit the lid beneath the bottom. Moisten some seed starting top soil and fill eleven of the separate compartments.

Mix Sweet and Plain Cereal Together
Use Gravel for Cleaning Bottles

I shake a small amount of rough cut small gravel with some detergent and water to clean our bottles that have stuff stuck to the inside. Just strain off and rinse the gravel, let dry, and it is ready for next time.

"Sock It To Me" Cell Phone Case

I have a small cell phone. It's not a smart one, but it's fine for what I need it for. My husband had purchased me a nice $15 case for it. Then I lost it and I would not spend another $15 to get a replacement case. Instead, I bought a pair of toddler socks.

Anna's Shepard Pie

This recipe is my son-in-law's Grandmother, who makes it with Pork and Beans!

Buy Halloween Candy for Christmas

The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!

Chip Clips for Paper Plates and Napkins

Use chip clips to hold your napkins and paper plates so they don't fly away on you outside. It holds them tight and it's easy to push open to grab one when you need it.

Davy Crockett Soup

I found an old kids cookbook that does not have a cover on it! Here is one of the recipes that your kids can do!

Donating Newspaper and Plastic Bags

I keep a laundry basket in the back of my car. I put my newspaper and plastic bags in the laundry basket. Once a week, I stop at a local resale shop that is run by a charity. They need the paper to wrap glass items and the bags for customer's items.

Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
Growing Corn in a Container Garden
Magazine Racks For Storage
Slime for Kids

Winter is coming up too fast. This is a great thing for kids to do when stuck inside! I have also done it for Halloween Parties!

Keeping Track of Crochet Chain Length
Airing Out the Washing Machine
Chickens Save You Money

Every week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag.

Congratulations Casserole
Create Your Own Unique Pots
Crochet Pear
Diluting Laundry Detergent

I've tried cheaper detergents and homemade laundry detergent but I always go back to Tide Coldwater. I love the smell it leaves my clothes. I've discovered that if I diluted the Tide by 50% water, my clothes are just as clean and smell just as good.

Free Pot Scrapers

I lost my pot scrapers recently. It struck me that I knew exactly how to get my hands on more without spending a dime! Cut them from those sturdy, empty shampoo and conditioner bottles. I've always thought it was such a shame to just toss them.

Fried Apples
Make Extracts Cheaply
Polka-dotted Flower Card
Simple But Fancy Fruit Desserts
Use Microfiber for Swiffer WetJet Pads

I used the hair towels made of microfiber material, from $1 Dollar Tree. Just trim to size. They attach wonderfully. When one side is dirty, I flip it over before washing. An especially cheap alternative to the WetJet pads!

Flower Pens
Free Sunflower
Fuzzy's First Fall (Domestic Longhair)
George Forman Grill to Make Bear Paws
Keeping Birds Off the Rain Gauge
Salvia Guaranitica For Hummingbirds
Use Old T-Shirts as Swiffer Pads

I use old T-shirts and sweatshirts to make replacement pads for my Swiffer Sweeper. I just cut rectangles large enough to fit around the Sweeper. Make sure you have enough left to poke into the holes that hold it in place. I use the rest of the shirts, sleeves and all, as dust rags. They can be washed or discarded.

Butternut Squash Print Vase
Double up on Drainer Space
Genesis 950 for Pet Stains

I am a pet owner with both cats and dogs. I have owned pets all my life. I have dealt with every type of pet stain you can imagine. Genesis 950 is only one thing I have ever found to remove pretty much any type of stain.

Homemade Coffee Body Scrub

I recently found a body scrub online that's made from coffee and oils that I wanted to try, but the price is upwards of $30 a bag! I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own.

Pay Cash for Everything

I realized how often I was swiping my debit card. It's just too easy to swipe that card and not think twice! I have started to take out a pre-set amount of money at the beginning of the month and pay cash for everything. It is WAY harder to part with 5 green dollar bills in your hand for a gourmet latte then it is to swipe your card.

Baby Dinkuhn
Malaki (Great Pyrenees Mix)
Marking Last Roll of TP
Outdoor Movie Sleepover

Invite a couple of your friends and have a party in your back yard. Just build a fire for marshmallows, get a projector and a white surface and have popcorn. Watch a movie outdoors and spend the night there.

Protecting Opossums

Opossums eat rats Encourage your area to set up an area for opossums.

Removing Cooking Grease Smell from Clothes

My husband's work clothes always reek of old nasty cooking oil. I wash them in solution of dish washing detergent, lemon scented ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, in hot water.

Flowerpot Gardener Taking a Rest
Use Yogurt in Place of Milk

Yesterday, I made scrambled eggs with Greek yogurt. They tasted great and I didn't have to run out and get more milk.

Washing A Large Veggie Harvest
Crochet Hook Storage Tower