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  1. Christmas
    With the way the economy is, and how Christmas always pops up quickly for some people. I thought it would be nice to have a thread for those of us who pinch our pennies (out of habit or necessity), to help give the kids a wonderful Christmas. - find leftover or broken crayons (anyone with a...
  2. Health and beauty
    Photos on Yahoo! Health I like this little blurb from Yahoo on inexpensive exercise equipment. What do you have in your "home gym"?
  3. Kids birthdays
    Need gift ideas for in the $5-10 range for a boy under age 10. I already have one small toy, but feel like I need to get something else. maybe a gift certificate for an ice cream sundae? Need ideas! Thanks!!
  4. Stay at home moms
    This year my son (age 6) is very into giving his teachers and friends gifts for holidays. Can’t afford that, really. So since I’ve recently become a stay-at-home mom, been looking up craft ideas for holidays. Here’s what we came up with for this Valentine’s Day: Walgreen’s, last week, had...
  5. Christmas
    I am starting early on Christmas this year and am stuck on what to get for my stepdaughter. I am not working with an incredibly big budget so I am needing some inexpensive ideas. She likes reading movies baking crafts-making jewelry in particular music I would be grateful for any ideas that...
  6. Home Decorating
    Give your child's room a face lift on the cheap! Watch video option. Plaster Dinosaur and more creative crafts projects, templates, tips, clip-art, patterns, and ideas on marthastewart.com
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I want a compost. I saw one where a lady used a storage bin with holes drilled into it, but I was wondering if it would smell? I need something inexpensive. I want a compostumbler but financially I don't think it is a good idea. I haven't had a compost before. I live in a city area of...
  8. Question and Answer
    Well I finally broke down and got contacts again. With my need for bifocals and wanting no-line bifocal glasses I realized I could get contacts for the same amount. Around here the price for non-line bifocals has realy gone up. I went to America's Best. I do not have any eye care insurance...
  9. General Chat
    Good Afternoon to the Frugal Village, I have been thinking of this for quite sometime now. My question is for you what are some inexpensive ideas I can use to take care of my skin? For cleansing, toner and Mositurizer? How do you determine what type of skin do you have? Initially I thought I...
  10. Stockpiling
    I thought this might interest a few of you here. I like the idea that it's fairly inexpensive *and* comes in different sizes, depending on the sizes of the cans you have. But just a note on these: The shipping is a bit steep on these, *unless* you buy more than a few sets, which, I figured...
  11. Sewing
    What kind would be good, that won't cost much? I just need something basic. :)
  12. Pets
    we have a beagle that for whatever reason makes a big mess of his bed. he has to sleep on something soft or he won't go to sleep. so after buying him pet beds that end up getting messed up and not being able to wash them because they don't fit in the washer, I bought him a regular bed pillow. He...
  13. Question and Answer
    I haven't been to the Village for a while, since I've been really sick, so maybe I missed a prior discussion on this. Anyway, I want to do something sorta' special for my grand-daughters for Christmas and am looking to buy several pair of NEW jeans (girls size 5) to embroider with butterflies...
  14. General Chat
    What is the most inexpensive item you are wearing today?, right now. What is the most expensive item you are wearing? I saw this article in a magazine I was paging through at the beauty salon today. I thought it would be a fun question to ask since many of us are great bargain hunters...
  15. Preparedness and Survival
    Just thought I would post a note I was at Office Depot to pick up some things for my work and they had 100 pc First Aid kits for $4.89 This 100-piece first aid kit includes the following: * 59 adhesive bandages * 1 2" elastic bandage * 1 instant cold pack * 5 1st aid burn cream...
  16. Question and Answer
    I have been using Clinique for years and years. But over the last couple of months I have changed my tune. Not only can I not afford it, but I just don't think its worth the $$ they want for it. So slowly I am using everything I have up and now need to restock some things. Does anyone have...
  17. Frugal Living
    crockpot pork and potatoes 1 box scalloped potatoes 1 box au gratin potatoes 4-5 pork chops milk,water, butter per box instructions stir all together in crockpot and tuck in the pork chops cook on low 6-8 mac n cheese/ham 2 cups uncooked pasta (cooked and drain) 3/4 c velveeeta 2/3 c...
  18. Halloween
    With money being tight and time tight also (my mother in law usually makes our costumes but my sister in law is getting married in a month and we all just don't have the time this year she is able to make my little princess a princess dress) but I found a football jersey at Salvation Army of my...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    I'm wondering how everyone stores their potatoes that they keep in the kitchen? While I'm asking, what does everyone do with their onions as well? No, I don't have a potatoe box and really don't want to spend the money to buy one, so I'm hoping that some of you resourceful folks here might have...
  20. Just Tips
    I have to face the facts ... my face has lots of wrinkles when I look into that magnifing mirror. Without my glasses on, I still look pretty good! There are so many advertisements and products out there who claim if you only use their product you will see the difference in only 3 weeks... the...
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