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First Aid Kit Checklist

First Aid Kit Checklist

The winter months are a great time to prepare for your summer vacations and camping trips.  One thing you can do now is put together a first aid kit.  Think of a first aid kit as an insurance policy – you hope that you never need to use it, but if something should happen, you [...]

Three Easy Bathroom Fixes for Busy Moms

Three Easy Bathroom Fixes for Busy Moms

This guest post was written by Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware’s Home Expert! Let’s face it, between keeping up with your kids’ schedules and completing your everyday tasks, simple home maintenance projects get pushed to the bottom of your weekly to-do list. But did you know there are a number of things that you, as a mom, [...]

Frugal Beauty Tricks from Our Mothers' Kitchens

Frugal Beauty Tricks from Our Mothers’ Kitchens

I am a frugal woman because I like to save money, and because I enjoy the creativity that being frugal encourages. Years ago I began dabbling in homemade beauty; it was actually my grandmother who turned me onto it when she saw me slathering my face with a drugstore facial mask. Grandma snorted when she [...]

How to Transfer Email Messages from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail

How to Transfer Email Messages from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to transfer your Thunderbird email messages into Windows Live Email.  Unfortunately, Windows Live Email only lets you import from Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, or Outlook Express.  According to their Help Center, you are unable to import from any other mail programs.  But of course I couldn’t let [...]

How to Make Your Own Lotions and Bath Products

How to Make Your Own Lotions and Bath Products

Making your own lotions and bath products is actually a lot easier than you might think. With a few ingredients purchased at your local supermarket or natural health store, you can be on your way to creating them right in your own kitchen. Homemade bath and beauty products usually cost much less than the ones [...]

A Broken Cooktop Stove and Not-So-Frugal Parrot

A Broken Cooktop Stove and Not-So-Frugal Parrot

Perhaps some of you wanted a pony when you were a little girl; I always wanted a parrot.  At the risk of sounding like I am 108 years old, I will tell you I loved the show Baretta and wished I could have a cockatoo like Fred.  My “Fred” came in the form of an [...]

DIY:  Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

DIY: Fix Your Broken Laptop Key

I have an African Grey parrot who loves all things plastic – including laptop keys.   Today when I wasn’t watching him closely, in one quick grab, the stinker completely removed one of the keys and flew away with it.  I was able to get it back before he destroyed it, then spent the next [...]