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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
water stove

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
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!

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

February 3, 2010 – 9:00 pm

You’ll never have to buy those expensive little cans again!

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!