Showing posts with label HOME. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HOME. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is to help those in need get free heating oil.

* You are facing a financial hardship.
* You are not eligible for Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP), or you have used up your LIHEAP benefits.
* You heat with oil, kerosene, or natural gas.
* You have not received financial help from Citizens Energy during this heating season.

What is the Oil Heat Program?
In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 17 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need. This year the Oil Heat Program provided eligible families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.

For More info go to:

To apply:
You may also call us at 1-877-563-4645 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to Use Used Clothes in a Variety of Ways

How to Use Used Clothes in a Variety of Ways

Fabric is a great resource! Be sure to save your old clothes. You never know when you'll be struck with a good idea. Here are some great ways to reuse your fabric:

Make new clothes. Make something that doesn't require a lot of fabric, such as a tube top or halter top. Combine fabrics for a patchwork garment
Make fabric accessories. Make headbands, hair ties, bracelets, necklaces or belts. Stitch a long strip of fabric together and turn it inside out. Braid strips of fabric.

Make winter accessories. Make a hat, scarf and mittens from an old sweater.

Make a miniskirt. Cut off the top of a long t-shirt. Cut horizontally just below the sleeves. Turn the raw edge over twice to form a waistband. Insert elastic or use a ribbon as a drawstring.

Make patches. Add colorful patches to your blue jeans or jean miniskirt. Add an extra pocket to the inside of your coat.
Make toys. Make a set of doll clothes or stuffed animals. Make bean bag chairs for the kids.

Cover a special book. If fabric has sentimental value, use it to cover a scrap book, journal or photo album.

Make a picture frame. Layer cardboard into the shape of a frame. Cover each piece with fabric as it's being glued and assembled.

Cover a lampshade. Pleat and glue fabric onto a lampshade. Glue a row of decorative ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade to cover the raw edges of the fabric. Add a row of dangling, sparkling beads to the lower edge of the shade.
Cover a corkboard. Use a large piece of fabric to cover the front and sides of a corkboard. Secure the fabric in place with glue at the back of the board. Add notes and messages to the board with a stick pin or common pin.
Make a quilt for your bed. Add a pretty eyelet bedskirt and matching shams.

Make new curtains. Make a simple valance for the top of a window. Add a small drawn curtain, to the lower part of the window, made with a different fabric.

Wrap small presents. Cut fabric into a circle or square with pinking shears to create a cute zig zag edge. Gather all sides of the fabric around your gift and secure it with a ribbon. This creates a beautiful package for soaps, sachet and other small items.
Create a rectangular gift bag. Cut fabric into a long, wide strip. Fold the strip in half. Stitch the side seams. Use pinking shears to trim the top of the bag. Secure the top of the bag with a ribbon. This creates a beautiful package for a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers.

Make a big cushion for your dog. Use fabric from flannel shirts and stuff the cushion with scrap fabric.
Use fabric for cleaning. Make plenty of dust cloths. The edges of the fabric do not need to be finished. Cut frayed edges as needed.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cardboard TP Ideas

This Sunday instead of giving you 1 idea I figured I would pass along a link for plenty of ideas. Do you have a child that is into pokemon? Or maybe a family member with a child that is interested in pokemon. If so, you will like this site. It has shoes you how to make all your favorite pokemon out of cardboard TP holders. Check it out!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I Love getting free movies to watch. You too can enjoy free movies with your child's report cards. At blockbuster, if your children have A's on their report card you can get 1 free "Kids/Family" movie rental. Make sure you enjoy your free movie as soon as report cards come out. This is only at participating locations. This is something that has been going on since I was in high school, so I would recommend someone reporting back about if it still works. When I was in high school they would pass along a sheet that would tell you all the places you get a discount or free stuff because of your good grades.

Update: A nearby blockbuster in my area says "Blockbuster supports local schools with its “Good Grades, Free Rentals” program, providing free movie and game rentals to children, grades 1-8, who maintain A and B averages."

Monday, June 1, 2009

FREE Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X

Sorry for the delay in my posts. I have had a extremely busy weekend. Now back to the fun stuff!

Coral and Lexar are together to give you a free download of Corel Paint Shop Pro X. All those who still use Corel, this is great. I used to use Corel when I was younger, more for making business cards or signage. This is a great tool to learn and use, especially when it is free. Go to:

FREE Corel® Paint Shop Pro® X

Thursday, May 28, 2009

free calls

free calls to any number in usa or canada from ur phone!

Call anyone, anywhere in the US and Canada for free! makes it super easy to call anyone in the US and Canada for free! This is the new way to get in touch with friends and family.

Simply enter your phone number, then the number that you want to call. Once you're ready, just click to call. FreeVoiceLine will call your phone and then connect you.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


FREE 600 Free Printable Coloring Book Pages

Welcome to the Wacky World of printable coloring pages by Coloring Barn. We do have a great selection of coloring pages to print and to look at. You do not have to be a member and every coloring page is free. Some coloring pages are more fun than others, so make sure you look to see if they are coloring pages to print! We do have a great selection of coloring pages to print and to look at.

Printable Coloring Pages Categories:

Betty Boop, Pre School, Bird, Bratz, Brats, Cat, Car, Care Bear, Cartoon, Childrens, Disney, Easter, Halloween, Fairy, Finding Nemo, Heart, Kitten, Love, Pokemon, Precious Moments, Princess, Puppy, Spongebob, TinkerBell, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Winnie the Pooh

Monday, May 25, 2009


Note: these are student licenses only.

From Autodesk:
* Free Software License*: Any student license of AutoCAD®, Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional, and/or AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software.
* Free Online Training: On-demand training available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
* Reduced-Cost Classroom Training: Many Autodesk Authorized Value Added Resellers and Autodesk Training Center (ATC®) partners are offering classroom training at their training facilities for free or for a significantly reduced fee. (Offerings will vary, please check with your local reseller or ATC to get details)
* Certification: Certification preparation and exams available at discounted rates.
*13 month term license subject to the educational license terms and conditions.

From SolidWorks SolidWorks 3D CAD

Free Training from Engineered Efficiency, Inc

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Business Book Summaries

Some people, like myself, just don't have the time to sit down and read a whole book. Here is a cook site that has 14 Free Business Book Summaries . In 10 minutes you will know what it takes others hours, and you can still keep up with the latest trends in your industry.

Link to all 14:

Thanks slickdeals!

Monday, May 18, 2009


I always have been in a situation where I have had tons and tons of pens and pencils that I have never needed to purchase them. If a person really wanted to, they never would need to purchase another writing utensil again. Almost everywhere you go, they give away free pens. The bank, real estate companies, any educational institute, some retail stores. Giving away free pens/pencils is a way for the company to adverstise. By giving away a pen/pencil, there is a chance when you see the pen you will remember them and go back to them. But why spend money on all kinds of writing utensils when you can get it for free? You can get free highlighters, crayons, markers, etc. Best of all, when someone asks you to borrow a pen, you don't have to worry about never getting it back, because you didn't pay for it. Colleges are awesome about provide students with so many pens/pencils to get them through there time there.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reusable Grocery Bags

Trying to do your part in helping the planet? One way you can help save the environment is by making and using your own grocery bags. There is no limit to the fabrics and style you create with your homemade grocery bag. The best part is you can make it for free if you have fabrics at home that you no longer need. These fabrics can include pillow cases, sheets, curtains, etc. You can always find cheap materials at the thrift store as well. Below is a link for a few creative bags.
Check it out!

Here is a link to learn to make your own reusable bag.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Free online fax service

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Comes with an online rich text editor.

Free service has a limit of two pages (cover page not counted) per fax.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I was on mylot and aconite, who is also a follower of this blog posted a discussion on starting a tradition at home. She talked about how her husband and her drink hot chocolate together every night when he gets home from work. It made me think. My husband and I are always looking for something to do together. We did for a while drink tea together at night daily, because my husband is addicted to tea. Then it just kind of died down.
Hot chocolate every night is another great idea for this tradition. You can drink whatever you want. (Coffee, tea, Hot chocolate, smoothies, etc) But use that time together as a time to bond between you and your husband. Talk about your day, your goals, future plans, how your marriage is going, watch the news together, etc) This time servers great for bonding.

After reading aconites discussion I started doing something with my husband. We rotate the drink, but daily get together and talk. It is amazing how sitting down for a few minutes everynight together can bring you closer to your spouse. Also, I realized how little I knew about my husband because we really weren't talking.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Monday, April 27, 2009


Giveaway of the Day - Tidy Favorites Pro

Tidy up your favorite bookmarks! Organize your favorite links as live thumbnails instead of trying to work through plain-text links. Open, delete, move, resize and update bookmarks in a single click. Conveniently use the same set of favorites and the same convenient user interface in all of your browsers - IE, Firefox, and Opera!


Sunday, April 26, 2009


Use My Little Cook Book for free - forever..... You can use it all you want for a unlimited period of time. The only limitation is that you can only enter up to 30 of your favorite recipes. There are 10 recipes included with MLCB. You cannot delete these recipes but you can change them if you desire. You can Purchase the unlimited version of MLCB at any time for a nominal fee by clicking on the purchase button in My Little Cook Book . We hope you enjoy MLCB as much as we have creating it.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wondershare DVD to Flash Converter

Giveaway of the Day - Wondershare DVD to Flash Converter

Wondershare DVD to Flash Converter is a versatile yet easy-to-use program to turn your favorite DVD movies into smaller, easily distributable Flash file in SWF and FLV formats. It is integrated with different flash player templates and various video editing functions which allows you to make unique flash video by trimming, cropping and adjust video effect. Besides you can easily convert DVD to SWF flash video with image, text, or even URL as watermark on them. With this wonderful DVD to YouTube Converter, you can easily convert DVD to YouTube video (FLV formats), Google video or other video sharing websites, and conveniently share your favorite DVDs in flash form with your friends and family for uploading DVDs to Face book, Myspace or personal blog.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Free 14-Day toning program

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Just in time for bathing suit season

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Model Analyzer for Excel

Foxonic is a powerful and easy-to-use PDF tool. With Foxonic, you can convert TIFF to PDF, JPEG to PDF, BMP to PDF, GIF to PDF and PNG to PDF. You can also merge PDF, split PDF, extract PDF pages, and add watermarks, add page numbers, add/change/remove PDF password/permissions and insert URL linking to the PDF file.

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Microsoft Movie Maker Beta and Picture Gallery

VISTA USERS! Microsoft Movie Maker Beta and Picture Gallery (includes IMAGE RESIZER like XP!!) Free Download FREE DOWNLOAD

as a vista user, this newer photo gallery is a VAST improvement over the standard Vista version in my opinion. Brings backs the great XP image resizer button and many more features including picture straightener that you scan in crooked!
NOTE: Simply check off movie maker as the option you wish to download, it will install the complete picture/movie package and not all the other junk like messenger, etc. that you may not want.

you do not have to make your default search engine, do watch your check buttons carefully.

So far, I'm very impressed and pleased in this newer version. I use Vista premium on my PC. Feedback is encouraged by the techies out there.