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How To Make Bricks

October 3, 2010 – 7:26 pm

This is something that I would love to do one day! I could go crazy building stuff around here if I just had enough bricks! Fun for the kids to try as well.

A Homesteader’s Yard Sale Treasures

September 13, 2010 – 6:01 am

You won’t believe the awesome stuff we found!

Homemade Natural Beauty: Facial Scrubs, Moisturizer, Masks And Toners

August 30, 2010 – 6:40 pm

Now is the time to stop spending a fortune on unhealthy beauty products, and start making natural skin care goodies at home! Here are my favorite recipes…

DIY Fence With Free Pallets

August 26, 2010 – 6:38 pm
DIY Fence With Free Pallets

Here’s how we built a good fence out of free materials.

Homemade Tomato Cage

June 28, 2010 – 5:43 pm
Homemade Tomato Cage

A little bit of twine and a few good sticks is all you need to make your own tomato cage!

How You Can Score Some Free Canning Jars

June 26, 2010 – 5:29 am

Did you know that some store bought items come in glass jars that you can re-use for your canning?

The Water Stove

June 9, 2010 – 7:04 pm

With this bad boy, heating our home and our water will cost next to nothing… if we can only figure out how to install it!!

Homemade Cucumber Trellis

May 26, 2010 – 8:02 pm

I finally finished my homemade cucumber trellis! You won’t believe how little money I spent on this cool do-it-yourself project.

Cloth Napkins

March 22, 2010 – 6:58 pm
Cloth Napkins

Woo-hoo!! Gotta love cloth napkins!

Milk Money: How To Save Money On Milk

March 16, 2010 – 7:37 pm

A practical way to save more of your milk money!

Poor Man’s Vacuum Seal Freezer Bags

March 10, 2010 – 7:19 pm

You could go spend a bunch of money on some expensive gadget. Or, you could do this…

Turn Out The Lights!

March 10, 2010 – 7:17 am

Have you ever counted how many light bulbs you have in your home? Do you REALLY need that many? Could you live with half that amount of light? And how much money can you save by turning out the lights?

Wood Cook Stove Heating Tips

February 21, 2010 – 7:55 pm

Here are some easy ways to test the temperature of the oven in your wood cook stove.

How They Made All-Purpose Soap In The Old Days

February 17, 2010 – 8:49 pm

I’m talking about making soap from scratch! Home rendered tallow and lye from wood ashes… no store bought ingredients here!

Creative Savings: Homemade Coat and Shoe Rack

February 16, 2010 – 6:09 pm

Here are just a few money saving Do-It-Yourself projects we’ve done this week.

Cute Baby Food Jar Craft

February 5, 2010 – 10:30 pm

Here’s a fun baby shower party favor that I love to make! The great thing about these is that you can make them into just about anything with a little imagination!