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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Budget Savers, Recipes

SuperMom Tip of the Day – Have Breakfast at Suppertime

Today being Pancake (aka Shrove) Tuesday, we’ll be having pancakes and breakfast sausages for supper.   It’s a tradition that we celebrated when I was living at home with my parents and something that I have continued with my family. For those who may not be familiar with this tradition, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which begins the lenten period for…

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Budget Savers, Gift Ideas

Make it Monday – How to Make a Rice Hot/Cold Therapy Bag

Rice therapy bags are great for soothing and helping to relax sore, aching muscles.  They can be heated in the microwave to be used warm or stored in the freezer for use as cold packs. They are also a super, simple easy-sew project that can be made in whatever size you need. For our oldest daughter for Valentine’s I made…

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Wonky Stars for the BushFire Quilt Project

If you’ve watched the news at all over the last few days, you’ll know about the horrible bush fires occurring in South Eastern, Australia.   Entire towns have burned and thousands of people have lost everything.  Livestock and wildlife destroyed.  The devastation is unbelievable. One looks on in horror and wishes there was something… someway to help. On Tuesday, Tia over…

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Story of Love Ever After Continues

Twenty-six years ago today, Dave and I promised to always love and be there for each other.  And even when we are separated by miles, I know that I am ever in his heart and he in mine.  If asked to give advice to young people, this is what I say, “When seeking a life partner, choose wisely.  Find someone…

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Gift Ideas, Pay It Forward, Thrifting

Pay It Forward – Lovely Surprizes Arrived Yesterday

Every once in a long while, the mailman brings something besides bills.  Yesterday was that day. Just look at the surprizes that were inside the package he delivered. Aren’t they lovely! Several months ago, I left a comment on Katherine’s “Pay It Forward” post over on her blog Sew Me Something Good. And as if the above wasn’t more than…

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SuperMom Tip of the Day – What to do with Broken Cooked Pasta

Last Sunday, when I was making Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells, some of the cooked shells had broken or split while cooking and couldn’t be used for the dish.  Plus I ran out of filling before I ran out of shells, so I had some whole ones left, as well. Rather than throw out that pasta, I sliced it up into…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Waste Not Want Not – Use Up That Last Bit of Goodness

Before you wash those empty  bottles of barbeque sauce or mustard or Worcestershire sauce to get them ready for recycling, be sure they really are empty. Pour about 1 tsp of vinegar into the bottle, swirl it around and then empty it into an almost empty bottle of Ketchup.  (I save those for just this purpose.) This past weekend we…

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Gift Ideas

Make It Monday – How to Sew a Basic Throw Pillow

Sewing a basic throw pillow is perfect for both the beginner and for the more advanced who just want a quick, easy-sew project. You can either recover an existing throw pillow or buy ready made pillow forms. For a 16′ pillow, cut two 17″ squares of fabric. I used my rotary cutter, quilting ruler, and cutting mat. (<-affiliate links) Next,…

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