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Homemade Cucumber Trellis

May 26, 2010 – 8:02 pm
cucumber trellis

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
milk gallon (Small)

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
handmade coat hooks

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
baby shower craft

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!

Our New Wood Cook Stove

January 19, 2010 – 6:37 pm
south bend wood cook stove

Check it out! We finally got a wood cook stove. I can’t wait to use it!!

Teaching Your Children To Enjoy A Humble Christmas

November 30, 2009 – 8:49 pm

Here are some great ideas to make this Christmas as memorable as it is frugal!

How To Make A Newspaper Basket

November 25, 2009 – 7:40 am
basket 002 (Medium)

Here’s a great way to save some money on making gift baskets for the holidays, or any other time for that matter!

How To Survive On One Income

November 19, 2009 – 10:34 pm

I wanted to share how we manage to live on one income, yes, even an income that is actually considered below federal “poverty level”!

Keep Your Washing Machine Going Longer With Proper Maintenance

October 16, 2009 – 2:34 pm
washer (Medium)

Here’s a recipe to help keep your washer from dying too soon!

Use It Up And Make It Last Longer

October 15, 2009 – 4:10 pm

Here are two key elements to being truly frugal…

Homemade Laundry Detergent Review

October 9, 2009 – 7:23 pm
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes

After two weeks of using homemade powder laundry detergent, here’s what I think…