Friday, January 18, 2008

Flame on!

Just popping in to say "Hi!" *waves* and toss out a cool new thrifty tip.

I have been working v. hard on a new webpage for Moms (yes, yes, I know that the 'net is inundated with mommy sites ... hopefully mine will be slightly different.)

Anyway, the going has been slow and between it and my stores and my babes, I've been swamped!

On to the thrifty tip:

For those of you who heat with wood (or just like a fireplace) and are of a frugal bent, this is a great recycler. Stuff all that dryer lint into empty toilet paper tubes and use them as firestarters!

I went one better and - after finding the motherlode of candles in the dump (big, pillar candles! Do you know how expensive those are?!) - I trimmed the excess wax off, warmed it in a leftover pie tin, and stood my stuffed TP tubes up in the melted wax. The lint and cardboard absorbed the wax and, when cooled, they made FAB firestarters.

Next time I do a batch, I will take pics.


PS: disclaimer: be bloody careful heating wax and mucking about with the tubes and the lint. They're called firestarters for a reason - they're inflammable, they burn!

PPS: any of you tried and true lovely people who have stayed with me (especially if any of you have marketable products) who want some traffic, need some linky love, etc and would like me to include the links to your blog, store, website, whatever, please email me and I'll happily include you on the new site.

PPPS: assuming I get it done in any of our lifetimes. *sigh*

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posted by MrsEvilGenius @ 7:23 am   2 comments


At 8:00 am, Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

HEY! I was happy to see your post this morning. As I have no fireplace or woodstove or anything that requires combustion, I can't really use your thrifty hint, but do I care? NO! I DO NOT! I'm just happy to see ya!

At 10:40 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Blue,

Still hangin in there with ya! I don't have awood stoe, but when we backpack that is a light, good firestarter!

Glad you're still at it!

Be well!



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