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  1. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    Hey there everybody, I thought I might share something that helped out my small business advertise at a very low cost. If you know anything about renting billboards or advertisement you know its expensive, it is even pretty expensive (for new budding business at least) to just buy some small...
  2. Question and Answer
    My wife and I have been married for 10 months and recently began to start looking for our first home. Our price range is from 140k-180k. As we began to start looking my father-in-law offered us the opportunity to rent out their old house. (They recently moved to another nearby neighborhood) The...
  3. Make It Yourself
    I've been doing some searching on making your own cleaners, I was wondering if anybody else does this I am really starting to like the idea of it, I was wondering if they really work and if it really is cheaper than going out and buying the commerical stuff. I use a ton of coupons and love to...
  4. Find Your Kith
    Okay, how many do it yourselfers are here? A lot I would assume, because it is very hard to be frugal when you have to pay plumbers and electricians along with all the other craftsmen, big money per hour to repair everything that always goes wrong with home, cars, appliances etc. I consider...
  5. DIY
    Hey. So i am getting married May 20th in a outdoor wedding and looking for some Outdoor diy decoration ideas.:thumb:
  6. Soups and stews Recipes
    DIY onion soup mix Recipe DescriptionJust like the packages you buy but without all the additives! Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:10 minutes Ingredients:3 tsp parsley 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp beef bullion granules 1/2 tsp ground black...
  7. Make It Yourself
    My kitchen cabinets are old, old, old, and look their age, so I didn't mind experimenting on them. :) I tried a "recipe" for furniture polish that is 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts olive oil. I made up a very small batch of 1/4 c. of oil and 2 T. vinegar. You can keep this in a sealed glass...
  8. Green Living
    I started making my own veg burgers, soy "lunch meat" (from the Vegandad Blog), soysages (also VeganDad).. and chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon. I am amazed at how much cheaper it is to make them at home. Does anyone have any recipes to share for other stuff? Thanks!
  9. Halloween
    I thought this was cool and you all might enjoy! Have fun! 30+ DIY Halloween Treats | Frugal Family Fun Blog
  10. General Chat
    I'm a regular reader over at DIY Stack Exchange, a public use Q&A site which encourages community participation and self-policing, devoted to questions and answers pertaining to home repair by and for do-it-yourselfers. It's an excellent resource or any frugally minded people who want to...
  11. DIY
    I'm really hoping someone here can give some advice on this. To save money we are cancelling our quarterly extermination services. We want to find a product or products we can purchase ourselves to spray around our house to take care of these issues. We have a tendency to get wolf spiders...
  12. Health and beauty
    Brown sugar and milk to exfoliate Yogurt and honey as a sensitive skin and redness remedy Safflower oil and sunflower oil as a scalp treatment Petroleum jelly and raw sugar is a lip scrub Dash of salt and water is a surf spray for hair. ( anyone know what a surf spray is?). Rosewater and...
  13. Make It Yourself
    BubbleWrap I am going to try this, this winter. I am currently using tote lids covered in foil for windows to block the heat, but I am not liking them so much now that I've been taking them up and down off the window. Going to try this for winter months for heat conservation. If anyone...
  14. Calculations and Alternatives
    ~Large order at Chili's(or takeout)with tax: $9 2 large potatoes(@$.30lb), 1/2 cup of blended jack and cheddar shredded cheeses(@$2lb), 2 pieces of crisp cooked bacon/crumbled(@$2lb), 1 onion slice/diced, 5 jalapeno slices(jarred)/drained and diced, salt/pepper/oil = $1.35 I actually...
  15. Weddings and bridal showers
    Just came across this website - though it does sell floral arrangements - they have a DIY tab with pics and instructions for those that wish to DIY re: bouquets and boutonnieres. The flowers they use are all artificial. (but some of the DIY's are using fresh flowers) Thought I'd share this...
  16. Make It Yourself
    Has anyone made a non electric food dehydrator? How difficult is it to make and how well does it work? Just curious b/c I would like to make one that would dry alot of food at one time and the only ones that I have seen for sale are small & expensive.Thanks:)
  17. Pets
    I'm sure someone has posted this idea before, but I have visual aids! :teach: Cats love cat grass and it's expensive to buy those little kits from pet stores. :kitty: All you need is a small pot, some dirt, and some seed. You can buy wheat berries inexpensively in bulk at food co-ops. Rye...
  18. DIY
    We made a couple dozen of these a couple years ago and they worked out great. Click here to get to the first of a series of pictures with instructions how to build these from two cat litter pails and some PVC pipe. I was intrigued by the concept of Earthboxes but wanted something less...
  19. DIY
    I came across this lady's site a few days ago and was blown away by the fact that all of her plans are FREE & most of them can be done in a weekend... I just wanted to share with my FV family~~ Knock-Off Wood I already have the Farm table & one of the beds picked out to start with...I'm so...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    Okay, so this is the recipe I used: 8 cups flour 1 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk 1/4 cup baking powder 1 tablespoon salt 2 cups shortening I tried it for the first time tonight to make pancakes for tomorrow's breakfast and they're not that good. I think they're even worse than the made from...
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