Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Na Na explains how insulation works

I originally wrote this information back in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s.  It was a part of a book I attempted to write.  That book, like many others I … Continue reading

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January 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Furkid blankie

One of the things I worried about when I decided not to use my furnace was my furkid.  He’s so tiny (2 pounds) and so close to the floor that … Continue reading

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October 23, 2011 · 5 Comments

Energy monitor update

Last month I wrote about my new energy monitor that I called a “house dashboard”.  It was a little expensive for my budget and I bought it anyway.  I’m still … Continue reading

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October 22, 2011

Energy saving ideas

I’ve never been a person that uses energy without thinking of the eventual cost.  My mind remembers that everytime I turn on something electric the little black stripe is revolving … Continue reading

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October 5, 2011 · 6 Comments

Surge Protectors

Kathi commented that she does unplug appliances when not in use but she has some places where it’s not practical to simply unplug an appliance.   I had the same … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

House dashboard

What’s a house dashboard?  Well it’s similar to the dashboard of a car that gives you all kinds of information about your car.  A house dashboard gives you all kinds … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Door snakes

I’ve made myself some door snakes for the doors inside my house.  Some people call these draft dodgers.  Grandma Mama had door snakes made from burlap bags and filled with … Continue reading

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September 11, 2011 · 4 Comments

Understanding utility billing

I mentioned in my last post that I have a goal.  My goal is to save as much as possible on my living expenses so the money can be saved … Continue reading

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July 4, 2010

Is it that dirty?

. Ok, just about everyone knows that using cold or cool water and full loads to wash clothes saves money. It takes energy to heat water to wash. It takes … Continue reading

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November 16, 2009

New lights!

You ever see anyone get really excited about light bulbs?  Well now you have. I couldn’t wait any longer. Ooo, you gals/guys gotta see this! I HAD to show how … Continue reading

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November 15, 2009

Furnace filter covers update

Recycling furnace filters update. Back in January 2009, I posted about using bridal veil to make a filter cover that could be removed and washed to use again. Hopefully, this … Continue reading

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July 18, 2009

The perfect excuse for a fabric stash

Ok, I have the perfect excuse for hoarding fabrics and crafting supplies. The more you have the better. There is a wall behind these shelves. So let me explain how … Continue reading

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March 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

Get an energy audit!

In order to cut utility expenses a person must first be willing to get advice from some experts. Start by getting an energy audit. It costs very little and gives … Continue reading

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October 31, 2008

About your windows

Ok, I know it’s been awhile since I posted a hint or tip to this blog. Things just seemed to happen to keep me from getting back to it any … Continue reading

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September 22, 2008 · 1 Comment

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