Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Frugal Wednesday....hump day!

Happy Frugal Wednesday Everyone,  

I hope you are having a blessed day! Here are 

tips and deals for today.

Free to-do list manager program for Windows

Task List Guru is a free task list organizer ideal for personal task management and small project management. You can organize not just tasks, but also task lists, notes and reminders. Task List Guru has a hierarchical task list tree with icons that allows you to organize all your todo lists and notes in a structure with icons. You can choose from 48 different colorful icons for your to-do lists - this makes using this organizer fun.  Task List Guru will keep your busy life on the right path.  Use it for your grocery list, your things to do today list,  your things to do this week, this month  or this year list, even your bucket list.  Keep it all in one place at your finger tips. Download this program at:


Seven Money Saving Uses For Salt 

Common table salt like vinegar has many "green" uses. It can easily replace many toxic and expensive cleaning products.  I'm sure you already have some uses for salt that you have tried. Post the in the comment section below and I will share them with everyone.

 1. Killing odors: On your cutting board.  Cover a wooden cutting board with a generous amount of regular salt.  Rub lightly, then wipe with a damp cloth.  Pour a half cup of salt into drains and garbage disposals that smell bad.  Let the salt sit for five minutes and rinse with cold or warm water.  Don't throw away the orange peel after you eat the orange.  Cut your orange in half eat the inside sections and fill the peel with salt for  a great almost free airfreshener.

2.  Rust remover:  Make a paste of two tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon of lemon juice.  Apply the paste with a dry cloth and rub briskly.

3.  Opening tight jar lids:  Pour a handful of salt in a bowl. Tip the jar upside down into the salt to immerse the lid, allowing the grains to sip between the lip of the lid and the threads of the jar.  Turn right-side up.  With a quick twist, the jar will open.

4. Run resistant Panty Hose:  Since Princess Kate was seen wearing panty hose there is again interest in them.. Here is a little trick to  make then more resistant to runs and help them last longer.  Wash then according to manufacturer's instructions and allow them to dry.  After thet have dried, soak them in a mixture of of two cups of salt and one gallon of water for three hours, rinse and let them dry.  It's and old solution but it works.

5.  Water ring on wood:  Apply a paste of equal parts salt and salad oil. Let paste stand for one minute.  wipe and polish.

6.  Cleaning silk flowers:  Place flowers into a large bag  and pour in one cup of salt and shake..dust gone.

7.  Wine Spills from Cotton fabric; (never on silk) While stain is still fresh, pour enough salt on the stain to soak up the liquid.Soak the fabric in cold water for 30 minutes.  Then was as usual.

Cabbage are by far my favorite vegetable, at my house we eat them once a week.  I am often looking for new ways to prepare them.  Here is a healthy option that I'm making today from the National Cancer Institute.

Cabbage Comfort Recipie
En Español

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Yield: 4 servings


1 sliced onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound sliced cabbage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon caraway seeds



1. Heat oil in a large saute pan.

2. Saute onion over medium heat, until light brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.

3. Add sliced cabbage, salt, black pepper, and caraway seeds.

4. Stir and cook for 30 minutes.

5. Serve immediately.


Per Recipe: $ 0.98
Per Serving: $ 0.24


Adapted from:
5-A-Day Web site
National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute

  Tips to Everyday  "No waste"
Shower caps make great bowl covers.  Purchase a pack of 8 at the dollar store.  Also when you stay at a hotel remember to bring the shower cap from your room's free. 

Bananas turning dark before you can use them.  Don't dispair they can be used for smoothies or banana bread. Leave the peel on and put them in the freezer.  Take them out and mix them with some Vanilla yogurt for a great smoothie you can add other fruit as you like.  Just mash and add to your banana bread mix as you normally would.

Change the air filter in your furnace. they should be changed once a month. It's hot and your air conditioner is running over time, don't make it run through dust.  Get the best one for allergys be sure it is the correct size.

This is a good week to add to your stockpile.  Walgreens has some great deals with RR(Register Rewards).  Make a list, put just the coupons you need in an envelope with your list and buy what is on your list. You will save money.  Be sure to check the store policy if you are unsure how RR"s work also keep in mind you must use them before they expire in about two weeks. Go here to get the policy:

    Uses For Bounty Fabric Softners
    1. All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer! It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
    2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
    3. It takes the odor out of books and p hoto albums that don’t get opened too often.
    4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

    5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.
    6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
    7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
    8. To freshen the air in your home – Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
    9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
    12. To freshen the air in your car – Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
    13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.
    14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
    15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
    16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
    17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
    18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
    19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
    20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
    21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.




Need to relax this week. Empire Beauty School on Colerain Avenue in the Shopping Center at Cross County Highway (Cincinnati) have a Mani Pedi Special for $20.00 call and make an appointment the number is:  513 741-4777 all services are performed by senior students under the supervision of a licensed teacher.  They use sanitary equipment each time they service a client.  In another life I was a Manicurist so I am very careful of where I go for service.

  Here are the Walgreen deals this week.  My store restocks on Thursday so you will be ready with coupons in hand.

 Crayola Washable Markers – $2.00
Get $2 RR when you buy 1
Final Price: FREE

Renew Life First Cleanse – $20.00
Get $20 Mail in Rebate at checkout
Final Price: Free after rebate

Celadrin Inflame Away Joint Treatment – $10.00
Get $10 RR
Final Price: FREE

Allegra or Allegra D – $6.99
Buy 1, Get a 6.99 Mail In Rebate at Checkout
$2/1 Allegra or Allegra-D Product printable
$2/1 Allegra, Allegra Children’s Product, or Allegra-D printable
$3/1 Allegra Product, exp. 7/30/11 (SS 06/19/11 R)
Final Price: FREE after Mail In Rebate!

Goody Color Collection Snap Clips – $2.00
Get $2 RR
Final Price: FREE

Kids Smart Hi DHA Omega 3 Fish Oil – $7.00
Get $7 RR
Final Price: FREE





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