Those little freezer bags you can buy for lunch boxes are great at keeping your (or your little one’s) food at a safe temperature until ready to eat.  But they are expensive and can be easily lost. Rather than buying the expensive freezer packs, why not make your own?  It’s easy!  All you need is [...]

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Self Watering Planter

September 10, 2012

If you are like me, your plants often die because you forget to water them (whoops)!  So this picture that a friend posted on Facebook of a homemade self-watering planter really caught my eye.  I have no clue where the picture came from, so sorry I can not give credit and kudos to the rightful [...]

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Painted Chandelier

August 28, 2012

This is such an awesome idea that I wish I had thought of it on my own.  But alas, I can not take credit.  Kudos for this craft idea go out to Patty at My Chaotic Home! Patty took a rather ugly thrift store brass chandelier (apologies to those who liked the original brass version – haha) [...]

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Who doesn’t love a nice manicure?  But who enjoys shelling out a lot of money to get one?  Now you don’t have to!  Maddie from ‘The View From In Here’ has a fantastic tutorial up on her site that gives you steps by step directions for achieving a cool galaxy nails effect.  So easy anyone [...]

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How To Freeze Bacon

August 16, 2012

I love bacon, but rarely have a need to cook an entire package all at once.  In addition, as bacon isn’t the healthiest food you can buy, I ration how frequently I cook it.  Uncooked bacon can be frozen.  The problem comes when I want to cook some frozen bacon – all the slices are [...]

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Great Deal on Bissell SpotBot

August 15, 2012

Just wanted to share this great deal in case anyone needs to clean their carpets.  Cleaning the spots off your carpets yourself is a lot cheaper than hiring professionals.  And the Bissell Spot bot does a great job of cleaning! For a limited time, you can get a Bissell Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain [...]

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Save money (and more!) with a stainless steel water bottle!

August 10, 2012

If I were Queen, I would order everyone to own a stainless steel water bottle.  I love mine.  Here’s some of the many reasons that you need to get one for yourself: 1.) Save money!  Even cheap bottled water is expensive over time (here is a great price on Amazon for a 32 pack of [...]

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Cheap Seed Starter

August 8, 2012

Want to save money with your gardening hobby?  An easy way to start is in making these super cheap and easy seed starter kits.  Why buy expensive seed starting kits when you can make your own, compliments of The Single Saver?  Best all all, this project will keep more trash out of the landfills! Click [...]

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Make Your Own Playdough

August 8, 2012

If you have kids, or are simply a kid at heart, you know how much fun it can be to have playdough around.  The problem is that store bought playdough is expensive, dries out quickly, and is easily ruined when mixed together. Making your own playdough is not only a fun project, but it is [...]

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Taco Seasoning Recipe

August 7, 2012

Making your own taco seasoning will not only save you money (store bought taco seasoning is expensive and comes in tiny packets), it is also healthier from the standpoint that you control the ingredients.  That means no MSG, limited (or no) salt, limited (or no) sugar, etc.  This recipe will make about a cup and [...]

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