10 Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs: Don’t Just Recycle – REUSE!

For today's "Works for Me Wednesday", I'm going to borrow a post I wrote last year on Jinxy Knows Best: We all know the refrain “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, but sometimes forget those 3 words are phrased in that order for a reason – their order of impact. We can help the environment the most by … [Read more...]

Start the New Year with Healthy and Organic Eating on a Budget

It's that time of year when many of us make New Years Resolutions and, unfortunately, some of those resolutions sometimes conflict. For example "Eat Healthier" and "Save Money" are two VERY common resolutions. However, it often seems to cost more to eat healthy than it does to eat junk. To help out, … [Read more...]

Edible Playdough – Thanks to Jon and Kate Plus 8 play dough

This weekend, I saw Kate making edible playdough on "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and just had to try it myself! It's a simple recipe - Equal Parts: Powdered Milk Smooth Peanut Butter Honey (Flour as needed) Mix the first 3 together and then add enough flour until it reaches playdough … [Read more...]

Thrifty Gift Idea: Homemade Sugar Scrubs

The holidays are fast-approaching and it's time to get going (if you haven't already) on planning gifts. Two years ago, I made homemade sugar scrubs for many of the ladies on my list and they were a big hit! The recipe is very easy:  Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe  Ingredients: 2 cups … [Read more...]

Reduce Your Leftovers and Save Some $$$

I have a quickie tip this week for Works for Me Wednesday. I hate having to throw out food when there are just bits of pieces left. So, what I do is keep a sealed plastic container in my freezer. Any time we finish dinner and there are just a few peas or a few kernels of corn etc. left in the bottom … [Read more...]

Cheap & Easy Doughnut Recipe with Biscuits

This is a yummy and easy way to make doughnuts. I always get hungry for them when the weather starts to cool down in the fall. I must warn you though, these are not on my "healthy treat" list!The only things you need are a can of refrigerated biscuits, oil for frying (vegetable, corn or canola are … [Read more...]

Save Money on Eggs – Substitute with Soy Flour

According to an AP Press Release earlier today, a federal investigation regarding price fixing is being expanded to egg products. So THAT's why they're so expensive! If you primarily use eggs for baking, try this thrifty substitute: Replace an egg with 1 heaping Tbsp soy flour and 1 Tbsp … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

I discovered a new homemade alternative to commercial dishwasher detergent by accident. I had been having a hard time with my dishwasher not getting the dishes clean and leaving a film. I did a couple of cleaning methods (running an empty load with a bowl of vinegar, running an empty load with a … [Read more...]

How to Find a Lost Savings Bond

Did you know that if you or your child received a savings bond as a baby/youngster and it has been lost that you might be able to retrieve it? An article from Kiplinger.com explains just how to find a lost savings bond. You can begin your search by filling out Form 1048 Claim for Lost, Stolen or … [Read more...]

Thrifty Tips for Cleaning Your Computer Monitor or Laptop Screen

Does your computer monitor get frequently filthy? I know mine does. Here are two thrifty ways to take care of it: 1) Get a free sample of Ringtonica Monitor Wipes by mail. 2) Make your own monitor cleaner (works for laptop screens also) by mixing a solution of 50% distilled water and 50% … [Read more...]

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