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Forum: Organizing 01-03-2003, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,274
Posted By mrs_helm
yes - just got one and loving it!

Yes, I just got one of these at WALMART and I am loving it. It was in with the regular calendars.

It has so much more room to write things than a regular calendar, because it takes both the top...
Forum: Crafty Corner 12-06-2002, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,608
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb use for a penny bank

I just wanted to add that a vase can make a pretty penny bank.

We have been using a large glass vase to collect our spare change for years. Because the vase is so pretty, it can sit out somewhere...
Forum: Crafty Corner 11-22-2002, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,484
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb decorate the outside

How about putting the decorations on the votive holder itself?

Stickers, clings, or even things cut from magazines could be lightly decoupaged to the inside of a clear glass votive holder...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 11-13-2002, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,295
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb weekly specials

I used to work at a grocery store - some specials rotate on a 4 week basis. If you are going every 2 weeks, you may be missing out on certain specials. For instance, if you drink soda, take a look...
Forum: Tips - Odds & Ends 10-17-2002, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,456
Posted By mrs_helm
Janet, Even if you don't eat or drink at...


Even if you don't eat or drink at your computer, you may find that you eventually wish to have a cleaner keyboard. As mentioned above, dust, lint, and hair eventually find their way...
Forum: Tips - Odds & Ends 10-16-2002, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,456
Posted By mrs_helm
Reasons NOT to just buy a new one

Why add to the landfill?
Why waste money?
Why replace something that still works?
Running to the store might not be convenient.
You're going to run the dishwasher or shower anyhow....
Forum: Tips - Odds & Ends 10-16-2002, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,456
Posted By mrs_helm

Sharli -

Inresponse to your questions, I guess I could have elaborated more.

Once the keyboard goes thru the dishwasher or shower, place it upside down on a towel and let it air dry for a...
Forum: Christmas Gifts 10-14-2002, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,056
Posted By mrs_helm

What teen wouldn't love a basket or tin full of their favorite...

* ~ * CANDY * ~ * ?? ^^
Forum: Tips - Odds & Ends 10-14-2002, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,456
Posted By mrs_helm

I work in MIS, and I can tell you all the tips listed so far are good. But here is the easiest way in the world to clean your keyboard:


The last place I...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 09-24-2002, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,178
Posted By mrs_helm
re: water from boiling potatoes

YES, you can! I use the water from boiling or steaming veggies or pasta. DO let it cool, though, as hot water can damage your plants. Besides the obvious water value, the starches and nutrients...
Forum: Exercise and Equipment 09-23-2002, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,599
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb call a rink

Call your local roller-skating rink and ask if they have classes, or if someone who works there would consider teaching you. When I was growing up, ours had classes. And most of the roller rinks...
Forum: States 09-03-2002, 11:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,321
Posted By mrs_helm
count me in!

I'm from just North of Lancaster!

And I'm REALLY glad we've gotten some RAIN lately!
Forum: Making Cents 08-19-2002, 01:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,815
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb here's some ideas
Read the purchse certain items and have your valupage scanned, and you get register coupons.

Also, try visiting the web sites of brands you like. ...
Forum: Kitchen/Dining Room Organization 08-13-2002, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb wire baskets?

I don't have a freezer - YET.

My MIL's freezer has wire baskets that hook somewhere on the side and fold up. She puts certain things in the bottom, certain other things in the baskets.

Forum: Frugal Fun 08-13-2002, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,407
Posted By mrs_helm
some of my favorite treats

I do that kind of thing, too. Here are some of my favorite treats:
Beauty treats:
press-on nails (@$3)
bubble bath
foot lotion & scrub (lotion & a loofah $1/ea - dollar tree, use many times)
Forum: Cookies 08-09-2002, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,162
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb gingerbread

Try making Gingerbread Cookies. These are meant to be used with cookie cutters, and are yummy, too!

I don't have a recipe with me right now, but it shouldn't be too hard to find one. Search on...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 07-24-2002, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,968
Posted By mrs_helm
prioritizing & choosing your battles

Let's face it - some things just aren't worth fussing about. Often, we struggle with people, budget, etc. over things that aren't really important in the grand scheme. Whenever I find myself...
Forum: Gardening 07-17-2002, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,707
Posted By mrs_helm
some plant-watering tips

Mulch helps to keep water in the ground - keeps it from evaporating. So if you haven't mulched, do so.

Composting "edible" trash is good too. Not only does compost have nutrients, but it has...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 07-02-2002, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,899
Posted By mrs_helm
not sure

Not sure about a dye, but I would imagine you can get the same stick on tint like they do on car windows.

Or perhaps the craft glass paint is what someone was thinking of?

I always get my...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 07-01-2002, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,056
Posted By mrs_helm
tichtwad answers!

The debate between dishwasher and handwashing rages! :p The REAL answer IS: "it depends".
You CAN make handwashing be most economical. Don't leave the water run. Don't fill up the whole sink....
Forum: Debt Management 06-27-2002, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,403
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb more income

We find it is hard to pay off a debt by cutting things in "everyday life". So often, those little things just go back into the budget and it is hard to see that they are making a difference. Yes, it...
Forum: Trash to Treasure 06-27-2002, 10:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,102
Posted By mrs_helm

Footlocker someone was throwing out, got on my way to work! Looks to be in working order, a little dented. Probably circa 1980's.

Looks sturdier than mine that a friend fell on and broke...
Forum: Occasions - Weddings 06-27-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,449
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb instant photo album

Something special my cousins did for each others' weddings...

Get an instant camera and photo album and take pictures at the shower, before, during, and after the wedding, at the reception. Have...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 06-24-2002, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By mrs_helm
Lightbulb healthy/frugal eating

Homemade Fruit-on-the-Bottom Fat Free yogurts:
Instead of buying yogurt cups, I buy the large FF plain yogurt. I also bought a box of the "throw away" Glad containers, in the cup shape. I put a...
Forum: Trash to Treasure 06-19-2002, 08:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,626
Posted By mrs_helm
my finds last weekend...

Antique kitchen scale (works) $2 - I will actually use this.
Legos - 1 lg item and two handfuls misc. pieces $2 (boys paid)
Basket 25c
Hotwheel car 25c (boys paid)

For my gift closet:...
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