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Topic: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010)  (Read 87680 times)
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« Reply #190 on: December 27, 2009 06:57:00 PM »

Nope, sure didn't.   Embarrassed

Can I modify my sign-up form?



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« Reply #191 on: December 27, 2009 06:57:26 PM »

O.K., I keep telling myself that I'm NOT signing up for this.  I just don't have time.  However, I must share some recipes.  I have a book called Grandmother's Kitchen Wisdom by Dr. Myles H. Bader.  It is a HUGE book full of tips, recipes, and homemade concoctions for cooking, cleaning, bath and body, crafts, and more!  See if your library has this book!  Based on the thread's comments, I found a few recipes that might be useful.  I have tried some of these, but not all.  

KIDS' CRAFTS
Play Dough I REALLY LIKE THIS RECIPE!  WE HAVE MADE IT SEVERAL TIMES!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup table salt
2 cups cold water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package of Kool-Aid powder

Put all ingredients into a medium sized saucepand and place on low heat, stirring continually until it forms a semi-solid mass.  Remove from heat and alllow it to cool.  Store in zip-lock bags in the refrigerator.

BATH & BODY
Baby Wipes:
6 large plastic containers with high sides
1 roll of Bounty paper towels
2 cups cold water
7 Tbsp. baby oil
2 Tbsp. baby bath liquid

Slice the roll of paper towels in half and remove center cardboard.  Place ingredients in a medium bowl and combine but don't stir too much because solution will foam and you will have to start over.  place the paper towels in the container and pour the solution over the top.  It will take about 1 hour for all the liquid to be absorbed into the paper towels.  Place the baby wipes in a well-sealed plastic container and use as needed.

Hand Sanitizer: ( I haven't tried this, but they are basically the same ingredients as in commercial hand sanitizers.)
1 tsp rubbing alcohol
2 tsp glyccerin
1 cup aloe vera gel
7 drops essential tea tree oil.

Combine ingredients and store in a well-sealed glass jar.

Basic Skin Scrub:  I HAVE USED THIS AND LIKE IT!
1 cup fine cornmeal
1 cup virgin olive oil
1 cup mild liquid hand soap
3 drops essential oil (for fragrance)

Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir well.  Apply to your skin and rub gently.  Rinse.

Deodorant:
Combine 2 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp. petoleum jelly, and 2 tsp talcum powder.

Astringent:
3/4 cup ethanol (isn't vodka ethanol?)
1/2 lemon (thinly sliced)
1/2 orange (thinly sliced)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the fruit is totally pulverized.  Remove the liquid by straining through a double piece of cheesecloth and store in a sealed jar.  This is good for tightening skin and removing oil.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING
Toilet Bowl Cleaner for Hard Water Deposits:
Use a non-chlorinated scouring powder and a stiff brush.  To remove hard water deposits, pour white vinegar or a commercial citric acid-based toilet bowl cleaner into the toilet and allow it to sit for several hours or overnight before scrubbing.

Gel Air Freshener:
2 cups distilled water
4 packages unflavored gelatin
10 drops rose essence fragrance
2 tablespoons table salt
food coloring

place 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add gelatin.  Blend until dissolved.  Remove from stove.  Add one more cup of water, salt, and fragrance.  Add food coloring if desired.  Place into small jars and allow it to remain at room temperature for 12 hours.  The result will be a very effective gel air freshener.  the salt in the recipe should eliminate the possibility of mold forming.

Steel wool: to keep steel wool from rusting between uses, store in a solution of baking soda and water.

Scouring Powder:
1 cup baking soda
1 cup bora
1 cup table salt.

Combine ingredients in glass jar, cap and shake until combined.  
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« Reply #192 on: December 27, 2009 06:58:00 PM »

Just curious, for the people that they are saying they need to organize their patterns, are we talking sewing patterns that in envelopes or just single pages of patterns printed off the computer or clipped out of magazines or something?

ETA: haha, 2 replies were posted while I was typing this short little post!
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« Reply #193 on: December 27, 2009 06:59:44 PM »

Deleted and sent to organizer.

Thanks, MareMare.  I'm a newbie...can you tell?  LOL!


 







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« Reply #194 on: December 27, 2009 07:02:26 PM »

The Complete Tightwad Gazette (or the 3 individual TG books) by Amy Dacyczyn has lots of frugal household recipes and such.
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« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2009 07:04:21 PM »

Nope, sure didn't.   Embarrassed

Can I modify my sign-up form?


When I'm organizing and someone wants to change their sign-up, I usually have them re-send the whole thing, just so I can keep the new one and not get confused because there is two. Do you have your original one in your sent folder? Not sure what our lovely organizer would prefer in this case Wink
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« Reply #196 on: December 27, 2009 07:05:32 PM »

Oh man, I didn't mean you should delete it, we all enjoy reading them I think, I just meant that it would be cool for the organizer to have the copy in her inbox also, so she didn't have to read through the thread to find it. Sorry for being confusing!
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« Reply #197 on: December 27, 2009 07:10:10 PM »

The Complete Tightwad Gazette (or the 3 individual TG books) by Amy Dacyczyn has lots of frugal household recipes and such.

I JUST ordered that book today!! 

::cue Twilight Zone music::

LOL MareMare!  I already sent it to the organizer. Can repost it here, too.  I don't have the original in my outbox.  (didn't check the little box).

Things I can make from my (considerable) stash (much of it upcycled or repurposed):
  • Shopping totes
  • Breast pads (all cotton)
  • Dish cloths/scrubbies
  • Baby bibs/burp cloths
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby mittens
  • Fleece hat
  • Slippers (woolen)
  • Wallets
  • Reusable lunch/snack pouches
  • Needle felted pin/brooch
  • Felted soap (not homemade soap Embarrassed)
  • Lavender/peppermint/eucalyptus scent pouches

Things I'd like:
  • Homemade soaps and/or lotions(I have no allergies)
  • Wool dryer ball
  • Surprises
  • Old clean t-shirts rotary cut into 4" x 1" strips (mostly earthy/natural colors)
  • Big cozy blanket
  • Knit or crocheted...anythin g
  • Surprises
  • Organizing method for my multitude of patterns
  • Anything for my animals (3 cats, two dogs); biscuit recipe?  Play toys?
  • Kids stuff (3 grandkids, 2 boys under 5 and a 9 year old girl)
  • Surprises

Did I mention I like surprises?   Wink
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« Reply #198 on: December 27, 2009 07:14:12 PM »

I also have Grandma's Kitchen Wisdom book.  Great reference book.

There's another book that I found interesting...it's an older cookbook called "Better Than Store Bought" and it has recipes for much of the items you'd never think of making at home;  marshmallows, condiments, sauces, etc.  I'll post the name of the author tomorrow if anyone is interested.

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« Reply #199 on: December 27, 2009 07:18:13 PM »

Just curious, for the people that they are saying they need to organize their patterns, are we talking sewing patterns that in envelopes or just single pages of patterns printed off the computer or clipped out of magazines or something?

ETA: haha, 2 replies were posted while I was typing this short little post!

My patterns are mostly those that are in envelopes. 
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