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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