Category Archives: Finances and Frugality

I Tried It and I Liked It: Homemade Lotion

I’ve had two friends give/send me homemade lotion over the past year. I loved both recipes and knew I needed to make some for myself. I tried this recipeĀ for making homemade lotion and it turned out really, really well. If … Continue reading

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Toilet Paper Art Mirror

We’ve been needing something over our bed for a while now. I loved the idea of a sunburst mirror, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Instead, I found a smallish mirror at Hobby Lobby, painted it silver, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Free Christmas Printables

From adadesign:   From Nest of Posies:        

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Thanksgiving Decorations

I put those free printables to use and am really pleased with the results! I love free stuff!

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Homemade Furniture Polish

One of the many benefits of living on a well and septic is that it further encourages me to be careful about what chemicals I use. What I dump down my drains goes out into the septic system and very … Continue reading

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Moving on…..Down

I’ve been MIA the past couple of months. We’ve been in the throes of packing, moving, and unpacking. In case you are interested, here’s our house story: About two years ago we started going through the Dave Ramsey videos at … Continue reading

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My Cup Overfloweth

Yea verily. I’m happy to report that, after a mere six weeks of couponing, I have filled an entire shelf and then some! It boggles my mind that I’ve been able to stash this much stuff, while saving 55% or … Continue reading

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Grasshoppers and Ants

Hubby and I have spent most of our lives being grasshoppers. We didn’t think too much of the future, just lived in the here and now. Luckily, we had enough sense not to go crazy, but still, I look back … Continue reading

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Bathroom

Last weekend, Home Depot offered a $5 rebate on various paints which was all the motivation I needed to paint the downstairs basement. I asked Ben what he thought and he said that he was surprised I’d gone 3 years … Continue reading

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Toybox

This toy box was made for me when I was little by my mom’s step-mom’s dad. I must have been very small because some of my earliest memories were of this toy box. It was plain brown forever. When Ben … Continue reading

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