Trimming the Fat: Cut Yard Maintenance Costs by 70%!


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Trimming the Fat with the Lawn How am I trimming the fat? First off, I cut my own grass. Many of my neighbors aren't willing to get out in the yard and sweat, but I am. I made a decision a long time ago that I actually like maintaining my yard. Yes, I have the money to hire a service. I just don't know that they could satisfy me.  At one point in my life, I actually owned a fairly successful landscape maintenance and installation company. I have high standards and I love cutting grass that … [Read more...]

Storage Shelving – How to Build It On a Budget


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DIY Storage Shelving If you stockpile, you definitely need storage shelving! Our family has been couponing for just over a year now. In that year's time, we've outgrown the storage capacity in the kitchen cabinets. We don't get too carried away with our stockpile, but we do enjoy the extra savings that we're able to generate when items are at their 12 week low price. So we had to figure out how to build more storage shelving on a budget. At one point, the company I was working for was in … [Read more...]

LEGO Birthday Cake STOCKPILE CHALLENGE


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My LEGO Birthday Cake Creation My family and I had an interesting challenge yesterday. I call it The Birthday Cake challenge using only my stockpile.~No trips to the store for ANYTHING. I had no idea what I was in store for. My son's birthday party is today and those big blue eyes looked up at me and requested a LEGO Birthday Cake. My first thought was to call the local bakery and have one whipped up. BUT, as I'm trying to stay on our frugal ways, I thought "Mommy can do anything!" and down … [Read more...]

Foaming Hand Soap – Make Your Own


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Homemade Foaming Hand Soap I don't have a ton of these little domestic tricks like the other Wizards do, but I do use this one in my own home!  My wife absolutely loves the foaming hand soap that you get at Bath and Body Works. I hate to think what I have spent on those things over the course of our married life! That said, I am going to show you how you can make your own foaming hand soap and actually end up with a better product!  Then, I am going to show you how you can get a great jump … [Read more...]

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