House and Home

5 Frugal Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

As we pass by the first day of fall, it has me thinking of how I am going to keep our house warm and toasty this fall and winter without going broke in the process. Our […]

Edible Landscaping Part 2: Landscaping the Frugal Way

If you missed last week’s post on Edible Landscaping for Beginners, make sure you go back and read it. It’s very informative! Thanks again, Marci, for sharing your knowledge with us! I’m in the middle of […]

Edible Landscaping Plan for Beginners: Part One

Edible Landscaping Plan for Beginners: Part One

Why plant just any plant in your landscaping when you can plant something edible and accomplish the same goal, whether it be shade, privacy, color, focus, erosion control, or design. There is an edible plant that […]

Non-Toxic Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe: Baking Soda and Water

Non-Toxic Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe: Baking Soda and Water

I cannot stress how much I hate cleaning the oven. But I cleaned my oven anyway. I’ll confess, I’m not the best at keeping on top of that unpleasant task. And of course, living in a […]

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008: What Does it Mean for You?

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act provides assistance to those facing foreclosure. Last week President Bush signed into law The Housing and Economic Recovery Act. Most people know that the act is designed to help Fannie […]

My Square-Foot Garden Overfloweth

Veggies from my square-foot garden. It started on a whim last March. Liz and Jim were out of town, and after reading a post at Frugal Dad, I decided to build my first square foot garden. […]

Recycling Saves Money and the Environment

Being frugal means being a good steward of your resources. What better way to be a good steward than to make sure your stuff doesn’t end up in the county landfill when you’re through with it? […]

How to Build a Square Foot Garden Box

How to Build a Square Foot Garden Box

I’ve never been very good at gardening. I’ve pretty much killed every plant I’ve tried to grow, except for the little Christmas Cactus that’s sitting in my window. Still, the frugal part of me has always […]

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