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Jolene and Max (Miniature Horses)
Annie Photo Bomb
Dandelion Greens and Pomegranate...
Graduation Invitation/Announcements
Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Buddy, Pepsi, and Coke
Candy Wrapper Covered Can
Duke (Pit Bull Mix)
Flip (Grey Squirrel)
Homemade Febreze

Combine one cup warm water with baking soda and fabric softener.

Making Permanent Plant Markers
Quick Veggie Chili
Reusing Plastic Plant Trays

I use those trays for a lot of things. I start my own seeds and place the trays into large clear plastic bags so the seeds will sprout. I also use these when I spray patches on my lawn. I place one of those trays over the area so that my dogs don't walk on the area or try to eat the grass that has been sprayed.

Reusing Vintage Tins
Tuna Macaroni Salad
Dishwasher Detergent for Grass Stains

When Softball/Baseball season comes around, my hubby and son play on multiple teams and in lots of tournaments. Their uniform pants - usually white - are consistently subjected to ground in dirt, grass, even blood stains.

Ditch Cable with a Digital Antenna

A friend told me to go to Walmart and buy an RCA UHF/VHF/Digital Indoor Antenna antenna for about $10. Then run the program on your Digital TV to program channels.

Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder
Lego Batman Costume (Body)
One-of-a-Kind Father's Day Card
Quinoa and Chicken Sausage Pilaf
Store Underwear in Rolls

The underwear I buy is usually folded and rolled in a neat little roll that can stand up. When I take mine out of the dryer, I fold and roll them the same way.

Add Chia Seeds to Drinks
Pop-Up Thank You Card
Baked "Hardboiled" Eggs

I'll never boil eggs again! I found a recipe online for baked eggs and it's just too simple to ever bother with watching a pot again.

Bountiful Garden Prosciutto Sandwich
How To Appreciate Cobbler Crust
Liquid Laundry Soap for Shampooing Carpets

With pets and children, shampooing your carpet or car interiors is something that is just part of life. I have found that using liquid laundry soap works really great in these shampooing devices.

Luffa Sponge for Soap Stand
Read Expiration Dates on Canned Goods
Use Hairspray on Black Fabrics

Using pump style hair spray.

Chip (Border Collie/Australian...
Ivy (Shih Tzu/Maltese/Bichon)
Living the Best Frugal Life I Can
Whipping Cream Biscuits

These easy to make biscuits melt in your mouth and will make a grown man cry.

Daisy Coker and Beau (Jack Russell and Fiest)
Rustic Country Wedding Invitation
Felted Gift Soaps
Sammy (Tabby)
Has the Trash Been Picked Up?
Refurbished Vintage Breadbox
Sophia and Champ (Mixed Breed)
Spiced Fruit Salad
Chewable Sulfur Tablets to Ward off Mosquitoes

Growing up with grandparents from "back in the day" was to me an advantage. In the 60's and 70's, as a kid, we children were sent outside to play, whether or not we wanted to. I did not mind, nor did the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes loved me. I was usually bathed in and caked in calamine lotion each night after my bath and stood in front of a fan to dry and try not scratch the bites that covered my little body. Finally, one year I was given a tasty orange chewable tablet daily in the warmer months here in Louisiana. I loved it. Mosquitoes never bothered me again, those many warm seasons ago. My pharmacists of today never heard of this Sulfur chewable. Nor, did they ever admit knowing the positive effects of sulfur against mosquitoes. Unfortunately, this isn't really a tip. It's more of a request. Pharmaceutical companies, please put this sulfur tablet back on the shelf. I'm sure it's quicker and safer than eating a match head or making my own tea. Even at age 50, I'm too eager to go outside to my garden. My grandmother knew what to do for me back then. There are some truths to "old wives tells".

Cleaning Smoke Smell from Porcelain Dolls

I just purchased 2 musical porcelain dolls from eBay and they were very smoky and had what appears to be water stains. I opened seams and removed the music box, removed the hands, feet and head.

Crocheted Hangers
Dealing with a Troubled Teen

I have gone through these upsets. If the doctor has checked for drugs and depression, then go into how the youth feels. Some people have been bullied in to doing things that are life changing ,so tell your youth how much you love them and how worried you are and how not one thing in this life could stop your love and understanding.

Frugal Queen in Process
Hearty Tamale Pie
Hiding House Key for Emergency Personnel

We all have our favorite key hiding places for our own use. However, to tell the location of a well-hidden key for a 911 call may not be easy, especially by the person who may be in need of emergency personnel.

Mall Birthday Party

I live in Texas. For my best friend's 13th birthday, we went to the Woodlands Mall and shopped there and just looked around. We didn't spend a lot of money, but we went to Build a Bear Workshop and acted like little kids and it was really fun.

Razor Blade to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Soap scum just flakes off into a powder by removing it with a single edge razor. Very simple. After years of spending money on chemicals for my shower doors, they are now clean!

Recycle Silica Gel Packets

I save all those little packets of silica gel. You can find them in purses, shoes, etc. They are used to soak up the moisture. I throw them into a jar and save them and use them to mix into my soil, as they tend to soak up the moisture and slowly release it.

Remade Hoop Earrings
Removing Gorilla Glue from Granite

Soak the spot with Orange Glo. Take a sharp knife and gently scrape away the glue. Wipe off the dried glue and cover area again with the Orange Glo, let sit, and wipe clean.

Rocker Soles for Heel Spur Relief

I have also suffered from heel spurs and my solution to the pain and final cure was to wear rocker soled shoes! I found the shoes were such a relief eventually I could wear my regular shoes again!

Spices as an Alternative to Mothballs

When most of our belongings went into storage for 12 months, I used peppercorns and cloves in all clothing containers and bay leaves in all my book boxes. Never had a problem and everything smelt nice when I unpacked.

Three Layer Coconut-Pineapple Cake
Check the Batteries in Swiffer WetJet

I noticed some people find that Swiffer WetJet won't spray. There are a few reasons this might be but one of them is to check the batteries.

Chocolate Lava Cakes
Exfoliate and Moisturize at the Same Time

I have dry flaky winter skin around my eyebrows and the bridge of my nose. Quite by chance I found a remedy that removes the flakes and moisturizes at the same time without leaving my face all shiny.

Kaboom Bathroom Cleaner for Nicotine on Walls

I sprayed it on a small section of the wall, waited for it to change color then used a kitchen sponge mop to wipe down the section I had sprayed. Well to my surprise, it worked. Since it's a foam, you don't have to worry about it running down the wall.

Organizing Sales Receipts

I've decided to put the receipts in the junk and bill envelopes I receive. I just write the month on the outside. This way if I ever need a receipt to return something, I just go to the envelope instead of digging through my bank statements.

Pearl Earrings
Stewed Chicken
Super Easy Meatloaf
Thank You Card
Thread Spool Pin Cushion
Concrete Planter
Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Prince and Meeko (Snowshoe and Tabby)
Elegant Evening Earrings
Freckles (Blue Heeler/Aussie Mix)
VHS Travel First Aid Kit
Funky Mosaic Ball Decoration
In Memory of Miffy (Florida White )
Kodah (Boxer/Pit and Husky/Lab Mix)
Piper (Siamese Mix)
Roll Sewing Patterns Instead of Folding

Save those Christmas wrap cardboard tubes and roll your patterns instead of folding. You'll find they last much longer!

Chocolate Cream Pie
Amos (Mixed Breed)
Homemade Baked Ziti
Magic Eraser for Removing Dye On Hands

A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works great! They are also good if you get tanning lotion or spray on your hands and they turn orange.

Marvin (Dachshund)
Never Fail Pie Crust
Paper-Covered Clothespins
Safety Pin Bracelet
Sammi (Tuxedo)
Spring Lemon Loaf
Sweet Potato Pie
Wall-E (Mixed)
Make a Rainbow Crayon from Broken Pieces
No Sew Tin Can Pincushion
Repairing Dark Wood Stains

I have successfully used three chemical bleaching methods. Go to your local real hardware store for the supplies.

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

This dish when served over rice pilaf can be a meal alone or a side dish on a holiday meal.

Honey Chicken Stir-Fry
Don't Discard Your Egg Coloring Water
Gypsy (Unknown Mixed)
Infinity (Unknown)
Salt for Stinky Shoes

Use regular kosher salt or any salt. Just sprinkle in shoes after heavy use, then wear with socks or without. It will kill the odor. Repeat if necessary.

Buster (Pekingese/Pug)
Candy Trees with Nests
Chazz (Lab/Pit)
Cute Bunnycakes
Dawn Dishwashing Soap for Fleas

Dawn Dishwashing Soap is a very effective way of ridding your dogs and cats. Don't ask me why, but if you wash them with it, and leave it on for 5 minutes, when you rinse them the fleas will just fall off.

Get Cash Back at Stores

When I am shopping and using my card, I ask for some cash back. I do this now instead of ever using an ATM that would charge me to take out my own money!

Preventing Bites from Invisible Bugs

Use Hibiclens Antiseptic/Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser while showering and they won't bite that night.

Use Alternate Caps to Seal Liquids

I lost the cap to my mouthwash. I didn't want to put it in a soda or flavored water bottle because moving being what it is, I couldn't find a felt pen to mark it with. So I found the next best thing. A water bottle cap worked perfectly. Being the frugal person that I am, I didn't want to waste the bottle or have it spill. I hope this helps.

Bailey (Golden Retriever)
Bailey Michelle Meadows (Toy Size...
Bar Keepers Friend for Removing Hard Water...
Get Up and Go Oatmeal Breakfast
Italian Sausage and Chicken Pasta
Kassidy's Daisy Lemonade Cookie Pie
Treating Stains on Delicate Linens
Use Floss Threader to Thread Your Needle
Zimba and Zeus (German Shepherd Mix)
Protecting Tomato Seedlings
Don't Waste Anything
Being Healthy is Frugal
Unexpected Weight Loss from Taco Salads
Majestic Peacock (India)
Painless Ways to Save
Turtle Park (California)
Turkeys Visit Birdfeeder