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Post-Dated Gifting for College Students

When our grandchildren began graduating from high school and heading off to college, we wanted to give them money each month during their first year of college. So in their high school graduation card, we enclosed 10—$100.00 post-dated checks, starting with August of that year and ending the following May. We knew it would come […]


Recycle Christian Resources

A resource to recycle used Bibles, Sunday School materials, homeschool, and Christian books and resources is Christian Resources International. Items can be shipped to their warehouse and from there they are sent all over the world. Click Donate Books at and you’ll view the list of materials they will accept. I have been sending them […]


Got Lemons? Make Limoncello

I loved reading the Everyday Cheapskate column on Mary’s lemon bounty. I wanted to suggest for anyone who has an excess of lemons—make Limoncello. This is an Italian lemon liqueur that also uses the lemon’s peels, and it is delicious. I made it last year for Christmas gifts and had the most fun shopping swap […]


Use Your Phone to Find Your Glasses

If you’re nearsighted, it can be challenging to find your eyeglasses. Use your phone to find them. Pull up your phone’s camera and use it to get a clear view of all the stuff around you. You’ll be able to spot them quite easily as you walk about bringing different areas into clear view on […]


Sneak Nutrition into Kids’ Meals

For a grandson who wants to eat only bread, pancakes, and macaroni and cheese, I have learned to sneak nutrition into his favorite things. I make pancakes with mostly sweet potatoes or with multiple high protein flours (almond and quinoa), and I add pureed cauliflower and carrots into the macaroni and cheese. He doesn’t realize […]


TP In a Tissue Box

The square boxes of tissues are fairly expensive as compared to the large boxes, so I devised a way to fit a roll of toilet paper in an empty square tissue box. I carefully remove the cardboard insert from the toilet paper, open the box from the bottom, place the roll in the box, and […]


Smelly Dishwasher Rescue

I had an odor problem with my near-new dishwasher. The inside was stainless steel and no matter what I did, I could not get rid of the odor. I tried every remedy listed in the owner manual including vinegar, bleach, and dishwasher cleaner from the supermarket, with no success. A dishwasher repairman finally told me […]