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Boys’ Budget Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

November 22, 2011 – 1:23 pm

I am SUPER pleased with how this room turned out. For only the cost of a can of paint and a paintbrush, I turned the boys’ bedroom into something I can be proud to show off!

Saving Money on Baby Powder

October 27, 2011 – 5:10 pm

Here’s how I save big bucks on baby powder.

Keeping A List of Harvest Times & Gleaning Contacts

October 24, 2011 – 7:17 am

Keeping a list of when things come into season, and contact info of those you know you can glean from, is a great way to gather the harvest and fill your pantry without missing a thing!

Spending Money To Save Money

October 20, 2011 – 7:45 pm

Spending extra money you may occasionally have on something that will actually save you money over time is a great way to snowball your way to some real financial freedom!

Guest Post: Frugal Hospitality, & Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

September 21, 2011 – 8:50 pm

Heather shares a few tricks she has learned when it comes to entertaining house guests on a tight budget. She also includes her family’s special spaghetti sauce recipe!

Are Dented Cans Dangerous?

February 8, 2011 – 5:45 pm

Is it safe to eat from dented cans? Well, not always. Here are a few tell-tale signs that you’d be better off tossing that food. And how to know if it’s still safe.

My Zero Dollar Laundry Room Makeover

February 3, 2011 – 8:10 pm

Here it is guys. Proof that you don’t need a dime to give a new look to any room in your home!

Quick Sandwiches In A Pinch

January 26, 2011 – 6:56 pm

When you are out of time and it seems you have NOTHING to make, you probably have something in your kitchen you can whip into a delicious sandwich. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind…

My Indoor Clothesline

January 20, 2011 – 7:59 am

I love that you would never know that I have a clothes line behind my shower curtain if I didn’t tell you! Hang drying clothes indoors doesn’t have to mean looking frumpy and cluttered.

Organizing & Decorating a Homeschool/Playroom on a Budget

January 18, 2011 – 7:46 am

Proof that it doesn’t take a fortune to create a cute and organized playroom.

Baking With Freshly Ground flour

January 11, 2011 – 7:59 pm

Getting into my food storage… learning how to grind those wheat berries and use that whole wheat flour to make wholesome home baked goodies!

Homemade Chapstick

December 3, 2010 – 6:13 am

Learn how to make your very own all-natural chapstick for less than .25 cents each!

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Recipes

November 9, 2010 – 5:36 am

Yeah, Easy Bake Ovens are cool. But those refill packs… you gotta be crazy to spend that kinda money on such a tiny snack!

Selling Ten Things A Day

November 7, 2010 – 8:41 pm

It’s total liquidation at my house, in the name of financial freedom.

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

October 13, 2010 – 4:22 pm

Here’s a great video on how to make your own homemade vanilla extract, and a link to a cost comparison to see if it’s really worth your time.

Keep Foods Cool With A Zeer Pot

October 7, 2010 – 8:06 am

Make a Zeer Pot and keep your foods cool and fresh longer without electric refrigeration! Here’s how…