Tag Archives: frugal

Chard: do you eat the stalks?

My chard (also known as swiss chard and silverbeet) is growing great right now So, I am happily picking chard and adding into most of our meals in one way or another. Last night as I was chopping the chard … Continue reading

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It’s chamomile/camomile harvesting time (Matricaria recutita)

My German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) has been growing very well this year. I had a few plants come up form last years seeds and I planted a few more to increase my harvest. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal … Continue reading

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Cat Scratching Post Re-do

I am really tired of throwing away good money on cat scratching posts that don’t hold up very long. I have thought about re-covering the old, tattered, worn out ones for way too long….  I finally decided to do something … Continue reading

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Fruit Fly Trap

As it warms up in my area, I am already starting to notice fruit flies in the kitchen. I certainly don’t miss having hem around in cooler winter months! They aren’t out in full force yet, but I know it … Continue reading

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Creative Break: Quick Bookmarks

It seems that my list of bookmarks on my computer just keeps getting longer and longer, and I just keep adding to it. The bookmarked things ranges for herb websites to blogs of all sorts, recipes and crafty things I … Continue reading

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Garden and Plant benches

Yesterday I posted about some free wood scraps (cut offs) that I got from a neighbor. Today I wanted to show you the benches that I made using similar scraps of wood. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal to … Continue reading

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Free wood

My neighbor has built some neat benches for their potted plants using scrap wood (cut offs) that he hangs onto from other projects. I liked the benches so much that my step-dad made one for me when he was visiting … Continue reading

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Make Your Own: Dishwasher detergent

Over the past few months I have helped a some friends start making up liquid laundry soap. Now that they have seen how easy it is they are asking more questions about additional recipes. One that keeps coming is is … Continue reading

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My new love: Jar Sealers

I have had a FoodSaver vacuum sealer for the over 10 years. Since I have been buying meat from local farmers and ranchers, I have hardly touched the vacuum sealer in the past 4 years. I have seen the jar … Continue reading

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Giving an old jewlery box a facelift

I really enjoy giving handmade gifts (like the fabric napkins that I posted about last December.) Those gifts are usually made by me. One of my nieces has a birthday at the end of November. In fact it was just … Continue reading

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