Make it Monday

Make it Monday Did you know that June is national strawberry month? Lately all of my friends have been posting great pictures of picking strawberries at the strawberry fields. For this week’s make it Monday, I thought I would post a great little basket project so that you can share your tasty berries with your […]

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Make It Monday – Fun Kids Crafts for Summer

The summer is officially here and most schools have let out. As a parent, one of the most difficult things is to try to keep the kids entertained on a day to day basis. Here are some ideas for some cheap and fun crafts to do with your kids this summer. Fairy Pots This is […]

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The Thrifty Kitchen: What To Do With 30 Pounds of Tomatoes

What can a person do with 30 pounds of tomatoes? I found out today. I’m fortunate to have a grandfather who still raises a huge garden. I visited home last week, and on my way out of town, my grandpa told me to go pick the last of the tomatoes. I did; between that and […]

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Do It Yourself Baby Food

Many thrifty moms of infants make their own baby food. The advantages are many:  1) it gives you total control over what your baby is consuming; 2) it is cheaper; 3) it can help emotionally with the transition from exclusive breast milk to solid foods. Three easy, healthy, and highly recommended do-it-yourself baby foods are […]

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Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Shampoo

Nearly a year and a half ago I jumped on the ‘poo-free bandwagon. Going shampoo-free is a movement that is growing in popularity, although it is not a new idea. The theory behind living without shampoo is that the soap in shampoo dries out your scalp’s natural oils. When that happens, your scalp responds by […]

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Do It Yourself: Cleansing Your Face with Oil

Some folks will never make it past the title; cleansing your face with oil?! I know what you’re thinking. Some of you are cringing and protesting. The thought of lathering up your face with a dollop of olive oil makes you shiver. Nevertheless, there is a growing contingent of people who have taken the plunge […]

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Do It Yourself: Laundry Detergent

A couple of years ago, some friends introduced me to the idea of making my own laundry detergent. I’m up for anything that is a cheaper, more natural option, so I was on board right away. I’ve never looked back. You can find many laundry detergent recipes online. I prefer doing a dry mix because […]

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