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  1. Handmade Christmas list

    by , 09-03-2011 at 01:23 AM
    I joined this forum last year in August just before my daughter was born. I saw a lot of people doing a handmade Christmas. I remember thinking to myself "I want to do that but it may be awhile before I can." Well I've been watching a lot of youtube videos and looking for patterns on the internet. I think I might be able to pull off a handmade Christmas this year instead of five years down the road.
    I also thought I would have to buy my knitting needles as I needed them, I thought ...

    Updated 09-03-2011 at 01:26 AM by Keildra (missing a word and bad grammar)

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  2. Save Money on Back to School Clothes

    by , 09-02-2011 at 01:22 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Short on cash, and looking for ways to save on back to school clothes? Here are several strategies to try:

    Start with a Wardrobe Inventory

    Before you head out to shop for back to school clothes, take an inventory of your child's wardrobe to determine what she needs, and more importantly, what she doesn't. Then, spend accordingly.

    Refashion What You Can

    Is your kiddo tired of last year's clothes? Then, find ways to refashion them into the clothes ...
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  3. 19 Fall Tune Ups and Checks to Save You Money Throughout the Winter

    by , 09-02-2011 at 01:19 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
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    Cool weather reminds me of the things I need to do to get my home and family ready for the colder months ahead. Some simple preparation and prevention efforts now will save me money, hassle, and discomfort in the long run. Many of these items will cost some money up front, but they are usually cheaper when done before it gets too cold. The first night the temperature drops to freezing is not the time to find out that the heater doesn’t work and that the tech charges 50% extra for emergency ...
  4. Ready for anything, I hope!

    by , 08-26-2011 at 03:09 PM
    On my way to the garden, day before last, my foot sank into a wet, muddy, quicksand-like mess. It turned out we had a leak from the well to the houseline. What a mess! Thank goodness DH is super handy, and that the rental place had an excavator! Oh, and of course DH accidentally ripped up the power to the garage, the chickens AND the line from the generator to MIL's house, *sigh*. It never ends . . .
    Get back inside and all the pilot lights are out on the stove, and now my toilet is running ...
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  5. I think I actually did it!

    by , 08-21-2011 at 11:03 PM (Figuring out Frugal, Working on Fabulous)
    So. We have an apple tree that produced a lot of apples this year, after nothing last year. The apples are kind of small and tart, but not crab apples. We've also had a bumper crop of rhubarb - have harvested it three times this year already and on Saturday we harvested about another 26 cups (diced in one-inch pieces). So, I decided to try something new.

    I made apple-rhubarb jam. Well, I set out to make that. What I actually ended up making is more like apple-rhubarb pie jam. ...