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Monday, July 30, 2007

How to get wax out of Carpets

Yes, this happened to me in a HUGE way!
My husband decided it was a good idea to light all four of the decorative candles all at once, which happened to all be sitting on the same decorative plate.
Tip: "decorative" means just that, meant for decoration only! Or at the very least, the plate is meant for only one candle at a time...

So anyways, the plate was sitting on top of a very tall dresser, which just added to the horrific results. Did you know if you drop hot wax from a high elevation, that it will "whip" itself? I guess the air or something causes it to become whipped.

I walked into the bedroom, and I could not figure out what the heck I was seeing, at first. There was a Humongous Pile of maroon and black stuff on the floor that was about 6 inches high! Finally, my eyes were drawn to the top of the dresser and I saw what had occurred. Yes, there was the darkest wax you could imagine all over the carpet and it had created a huge pile.

After I initially freaked out, I realized there was nothing to do but dig in. So i proceeded to pull the pile apart as much as I could. What was left was a very large area of colored wax imbedded into each and every fiber of carpet in that spot.

I got a butter knife and scraped as much out of the carpet as possible but of course you could still clearly see AND feel the wax that had soaked in.

I went online and looked up information on how I could possibly deal with this mess. I was extremely worried about having to pay a huge fee, since we were renting at the time.

I read that I could use a clothing iron and brown paper bags to get the wax out. I was more than a little skeptical but desperate to get the wax out of the carpet.
So, once all the wax i could remove was scraped off, I got the brown paper bags from the kitchen and the iron.

I tore the bags open and laid them flat on the carpet. I then proceeded to slowly iron the paper bags and immediately saw the wax being soaked up by the paper bag.
Once the area of the bag I was ironing turned dark dark brown with wax, I then laid a fresh piece of brown paper on the carpet and repeated the process.

Results? All the Dark colored wax came out! Even more, the carpet wasn't crunchy!!

I was beyond Thrilled!!

I dare my husband to do that again, next time I will just laugh and hand HIM the butter knife.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tips & Tutorials

We are just getting started, Lots more coming soon! Please check back again

Just click on the links below to read the following entries:

How to Remove Red stains out of the carpet

How to remove wax from carpets

What to do if your cell phone gets wet


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mommy Mondays, Freebies and deals devoted to YOU

Welcome TO Mommy MOndays, you will find Discounts, deals, freebies, events, and lots more devoted to Moms of all kinds, sahm, wahm, trendy, homemaker, etc.

We are just getting started, Lots more coming soon! Please check back again for Lots more New free stuff

click on the links below to read the posts.

Mommy Monday! 30 days of beauty giveaway 9-22

http://burpiebaby.blogspot.com/2008/09/mommy-monday_15.html 9/15









FREE dozen krispy kreme doughnuts and more August 26

Stuff for kids: discount/free meals, birthday stuff, stickers, etc plus activity ideas August 22

Freebies for WAHM's SAHM's: phone cards, post-it cards, swingline staplers, etc, August 18

Lots of FREE stickers for kids, adults, skateboarding, no spanking, pets, etc August 12

Stuff for moms, free bakeware etc, August 11, 2008

Fun friday: free baby orajel, star wars, full size stain remover, character toothbrushes, circus, etc. also fun activity ideas August 8, 2008

Take it or Leave it Tuesday: in store lunchbox treat give away, Insane hotel deal, TWO more free movie tickets! August 5 2008

Our first contest! August 4 2008

Free Playtex nurser bottle system, bobbleheads, blue bunny icecream, Recipe posted for Sand dough activity

Baby frog and duck toys

Free Microsoft Office for WAHM's

Contest, receive a free Burpie Baby Binkie bib or Burpie 911 burp cloth!

$2 off Huggies products expires March 31, 2009

Free Playtex Sippie Cup from Juicy Juice!

if there is something I am personally giving away/trading-When the item is taken, I will delete it from the list. I will mail it if you can pay actual shipping costs to anywhere in the U.S. outside of the Boise, ID area.

if you want it, leave a comment at the bottom of the posting you are interested in or email me at froginpigtails at yahoo dot com

Fun Friday! freebies, activity ideas n' more for babies/kids

Welcome to Fun Fridays! Here you will find everything dedicated to babies & kids.
Freebies, events, activity ideas for parties, etc. and lots more!

We are just getting started, Lots more coming soon! Please check back again

Just click on the following blog entries to view them. Enjoy!

Yet another weekend activity for the kids 9/27

http://burpiebaby.blogspot.com/2008/09/saturdaytoysrus-birthday-free.html 9/27






Edible and Non-edible play dough recipes, some very unique!

Recipe for making Permanent Sand castles or sand sculptures

Kids Activity: Circus themed craft ideas, Ice cream dip activity

Kid's activity: Sand DOUGH!

Kool-aid Tie-dye activity (near bottom of entry)


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Other Kid Moments

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Just click on the following blog entries to view them. Enjoy!


Pictures from the Lowe's Build & Grow Pirate Works...

Not all Fairy Tales end happily

Kindergarten and Cupcakes

I'll take Steamed Clams with my Birthday Cake...

Kids say Funny stuff!

Beat the Boredom

Yet another Summer birthday!


Didn't you all know yesterday was a Special day?? ...

The Stroller is my Throne!

Bottles are BORING

Baby talk


Tales of "The Destroyer"

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Just click on the following blog entries to view them. Enjoy!

1.What Are Little Boys Made of, Really? -Intro to The Destroyer

2."The Destroyer"-New Powers emerge

3.Spit bath meneuver

4."The Destroyer" is Too Tough for a Luvey

5. Swimmin' in a Sea of Fishies

6. "The Destroyer" is extremely Hungry!

7. The Destroyer Does NOT like Cottonelle

8. The Destroyer needs more toys to ruin

Some of his other adventures:
The Stroller is my Throne!

Bottles are BORING

Baby talk


"Stinky Baby" Saga

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1. Real Boys Don't Take Baths!-Stinky Baby saga Begins

2. Stinky baby Saga takes a winding turn...

3. The stinky baby's BIG bathtub!


Burpie Baby News & current Discounts

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boutique cafe weighs in & discount code

A new look

New Retailer!

What's Your Addiction? Contest- Free stuff!

Find the burp cloth immediately~ even in the Dark!

New July Discount Code

C'mon try it...

Yoo Hoo...


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Couponing how-to's for beginners only

ok, so you heard you can save a fortune using those little pieces of paper that you normally toss out?

It's true!

You can find basically all the intensive, nitty gritty details of how to save at stores like Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, etc online. If you got the time, you will pay yourself back in the money you WILL save.

Just a few very basic things to get you started:
Subscribe to the sunday paper in most areas and you will get tons of manufacturer coupons(or MC as many of the forums call them)

IF you dont get the paper, you can purchase them at the store, etc, or you can also buy the coupons you want/need at www.couponclipper.com . I love this website!!

There are also tons of manufacturer coupons in every issue of ALL YOU magazine, which you can find at walmart or subscribe to it. I have a posting in my blog where to get a 12 issue subscription for less than $8.

You can print coupons online(for stores that accept these-check the forums for more details) and use these as manufacturer coupons. THere are lots of places to do this, including the official product websites of the items you are interested in. try looking up your faves and see what they have to offer!
Another place is right on my blog in the sidebar!! coupons galore :)

Just ONE example of the many ways you can start saving money:
When you shop at walgreens, you can use their in-store coupons that are either listed in their weekly circular ad(by the front door) or in the Easy Saver booklet which is a monthly publication.
AND you can use a manufacturer coupon WITH the walgreens coupon on the SAME ITEM.

So, if an item is on sale for $3.99 after using their coupon, you can use a manufacturer coupon for $3 off, and get it for .99

ONce you get going in purchasing sale items at walgreens, you will receive Register Rewards, which is basically credit you can use towards your next walgreens purchase. THis is obviously yet ANOTHER way to save on your purchase totals!
So buy xx amount of stuff and get $10 in register rewards. That is like $10 in your pocket.

-->There is so much more to using Register Rewards so make sure you read up on all the details at forums such as www. hotcouponworld.com. (my fave)


Buy one, get one free. Depending on your store, you may be able to use two coupons. For example, let's say that Ziploc bags go on sale for $1.99, but they're also "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" with your store membership card. (Most grocery stores offer "membership" cards for free). At my store, I can use two $1 off coupons because I am essentially buying two boxes of Ziploc bags. Granted, my store is offering to give me one free, but that's their choice. I'm purchasing two boxes so I'm using two coupons. So, using my two $1 off coupons, I get $2 off two boxes for $1.99. In other words, I'm getting two boxes of Ziploc bags for free. (This also works with two 50 cents coupons if your store doubles coupons.)

Free trial sizes. Would you rather pay $1.99 for a full-size deodorant or get four smaller sizes for free? Unless your coupon says "not good on trial size," "Good on 4.6 oz. only," etc., you can get almost any toiletry for free. Check the trial size bins for deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and even food. You can use them for travel or every day, give them to your local shelter, fill Christmas stockings, or make gift baskets.

Buy this item, get a different product free. Many stores and manufacturers now offer free secondary items when you purchase two or more of selected products, such as "Buy two boxes of Cheerios, get a gallon of milk free." My store was running a special for a month: buy any two of the listed products and get a free disposable camera. I got three free cameras in one month for purchasing two containers of deodorant each time. What's more, the deodorant was free! Each of the deodorants was a trial size on sale for 99 cents, and I had several 50 cents off coupons (my store doubled them to $1 off). I got six sample sizes of deodorant and three 24-exposure disposable cameras for free.

Don't overlook certain products. Although I don't have kids, I do get baby food when I grocery shop. Notice I said "get" and not "buy." Baby food is something I get only when I can get it free. I've gotten free apple juice (juice boxes) that are the same size as three packs of adult juice boxes, which run somewhere around $1.99. I've also gotten lots of "baby" water for free, which I take on trips when I bring my dogs or go hiking. I've also gotten free jars of meat baby food that I mix with my dogs' food for a special treat. And of course, any time I can get something for free that I can't use, I donate it to a local food shelter.

Stock up on in-store coupons. Many of those instant coupon feeders offer coupons, which are good for several months. Save several and then buy the product later when it's really on sale. I saved several $1 off coupons for Minute Maid Lemonade and then used them when it was on sale for $1.19. Who wouldn't want a half gallon of Minute Maid Lemonade for 19 cents?

Look for double packages. One of my best buys was a two-pack of full-size Colgate shaving cream. They were selling two canisters, bundled in one wrapper, for 89 cents. I had a coupon for 40 cents off two (doubled to 80 cents), so I got two canisters for 9 cents total. I did this twice since I had two coupons and there was no limit on how many I could buy. So I purchased four canisters for 18 cents. Not bad at four and a half cents each!
--thanks to stretcher. com
Here's a few other places to find out information about couponing, but the best way to learn, is to try it. You won't really come to a good understanding of "how it all works" until you do it!

Grocerycouponguide.com says:
Couponing Fundamentals – Researching Your Stores
Why you Shouldn’t be Embarrassed to Use Coupons
Common Coupon Policies

Couponing101. com says:

Free Product Coupons – When to Use Them

Coupon Basics: What Every Couponer Needs to Know
Beginner’s Guide to Couponing
Couponing Terms and Abbreviations
Coupon Sources
CVS 101
Walgreens 101
Internet Printable Coupon Sites
Honest Couponing
How I Organize My Coupons