August 20, 2014

Daily Frugal Tip: Dollar Store Summer Boredom Busters

Jun 23, 2014

Dollar Store Boredom Busters

Kids complaining about being bored this summer? Check out these 25 Dollar Store Summer Boredom Busters! What a great idea!

Thanks, Kirsten Oliphant!

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Daily Frugal Tip: Homemade Laundry Detergent With Essential Oils

Jun 14, 2014

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Looking to save on laundry detergent? Check out how to make your own homemade laundry detergent with essential oils! It ends up being a fraction of the cost of even store-brand laundry detergent.

Thanks, Kirsten Oliphant!

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Daily Frugal Tip: Homemade Mosquito Repellent

Apr 3, 2014

Homemade mosquito repellent that actually works!

Check out how to make Homemade Mosquito Repellent over at Real Food Enthusiast! I know I’m going to need this here in N. Texas this summer!

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Daily Frugal Tip: Read Your Bills to Save Money

Jul 8, 2013

I saved $35 by reading just ONE of my bills! See how reading your bills can save you money!

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve just read the total of my bills and paid them without reading anything else on the paper. Well, this week I read my bills and saved $35!

You see, last month I accidentally paid my water company with the amount I owed the electric company and the electric company with the amount I owed the water company. I pay my bills online so it was easy to enter the wrong amounts in the fields. Well, as you can imagine, our electric bill was much more than our water bill, so I was short on the payment.

I was quite surprised to receive a bill and disconnect notice in the mail later that month since I knew I’d paid the bill! After some investigating, I figured out what happened and called them to explain. I paid the remaining $35 I owed over the phone and all was rectified.

However, when I received my bill this month, I noticed it was a bit higher than usual. I looked over the charges and noticed an extra $35 charge that was being rolled over from my last bill!

I called the electric company again and asked them to verify the amount I owed. They confirmed the total showing on my bill so I explained that I paid the $35 charge already. They admitted that there was a note on my account showing I’d paid but that it hadn’t gone through to billing! Oops! They updated my account and I paid the correct total.

Had I not looked over my bill and noticed the extra charge, I would have just paid my bill as usual and it’s likely that I never would have received a credit for my overpayment.

Taking 30 seconds to look over the charges on my bill saved me $35 this month! That is an excellent return on my time! I will definitely be reading over all of my bills from now on!

Tell me, do you read your bills or do you just pay the total?

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Daily Frugal Tip: Homemade Grape Nuts Cereal

Jun 24, 2013

Homemade Grape Nuts Cereal

Head over to Heavenly Homemakers to learn how to make Homemade Grape Nuts Cereal! This is pretty cool, and she even breaks down the price for you in comparison to the store-bought cereal.

Healthier and cheaper? Win/Win!

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Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Fruit Fly Trap

Jun 18, 2013

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

I sure love all the delicious fruit in season right now, but I don’t love the fruit flies that come with it! If you’re trying to get rid of fruit flies in your home, head over to My Blessed Life and check out this DIY Fruit Fly Trap! You can make it with supplies you probably already have on hand!

I made this exact trap about a month ago, when we were inundated with fruit flies in our kitchen. They kept coming in through my local produce co-op delivery. I did it exactly as this tutorial says, and it worked perfectly. Within a day, I had hundreds of fruit flies in the bottom of my jar.

The dish soap is key! Don’t skip that step. Also, I recommend maybe taping the outer edge of the trap to the jar, to prevent the flies from escaping out the side of the jar.

Good luck!

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Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Fishing Lures (Father’s Day Gift Idea!)

May 28, 2013

Fishing Lures DIY

Want to give a homemade gift for Father’s Day? Here’s a cute idea! Head over to Creative Green Living to learn how to make your own fishing lures from Dollar Store materials!

Pretty nifty, if you ask me! :D

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Daily Frugal Tip: Make Your Own Sponge Ball Toss!

May 15, 2013

Sponge Ball Toss

Head over to Passion For Savings to learn how to make your own sponge ball toss! I think this is SUCH a cool frugal tip for the summer season! You could buy your sponges at the dollar store. I love frugal tips that also provide hours of cheap entertainment.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Grow Your Own Pineapples

Apr 30, 2013

Pineapple Pots

Here’s a cool idea! Head on over to The Thrifty Couple to learn how to grow your own pineapples from leftover pineapple tops. You can do this indoors or outdoors!

It does take a couple years for the plant to produce a pineapple, but it sounds like a fun experiment!

I’m anxious to try this one out. Have you ever tried this?

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Frugal Fashion: Wear Your Scarf as a Vest!

Apr 29, 2013

How to wear a scarf as a vest! Easy no-sew scarf refashion.

Recently my friend, Amanda, taught me how to tie a scarf and wear it as a vest. A VEST, people! Is that not totally brilliant?!

Amanda has a super cute style blog too, so be sure to check it out for more frugal fashion inspiration!

To tie the scarf, hold it out long-ways, holding the top corners. Fold the scarf in half and tie the top two corners together. While still holding it long-ways (now folded, with the knot at the top), grab the scarf in the middle at the top (where the crease is), bring it toward the knot you’ve made and tie it in.

You now have two arm holes on either side of the knot! Slip it on like a vest, and voila! So cute!

How to wear a scarf as a vest! Easy no-sew scarf refashion.

This is such a fun way to wear your scarves in the summer! It’s like getting a wardrobe update for FREE!

How to wear a scarf as a vest! Easy no-sew scarf refashion.

How to wear a scarf as a vest! Easy no-sew scarf refashion.

Photo bombed by my dog, Max!

Batik Dot Scarf via Stitch Fix

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