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Month: October 2014

10 Ways To Enjoy A Frugal Hallowe’en

10 Ways To Enjoy A Frugal Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en is so much fun! I love seeing all the kiddos dressed up in costumes, pumpkin carving, pumpkin flavored everything, and the creativity that is part of it all. I think I even like Hallowe’en a little more than Christmas, but that may be because I don’t like all the commercialism that goes with Christmas! Hallowe’en can be done frugally, very frugally. For several years, we have not bought many costumes nor spent a lot for decorations. I am not…

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My Wonder Oven Giveaway!

My Wonder Oven Giveaway!

Top Ten Features of My Wonder Oven The picture of our yummy, deliciously Autumn giveaway was taken by Joyce at My Wonder Oven.com. A group of bloggers decided to let you know about these awesome energy-saving, non-electric slow cookers. In order to slow cook food, all you do is use a pan with a lid and bring the food to a rolling boil for about 10-15 minutes. Quickly place the lid on your pan and place it in the Wonder…

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25 More Frugal Ideas and Tips

25 More Frugal Ideas and Tips

In October 2012, I wrote a post about 25 Frugal Ideas and Tips. I thought that might be all I could offer you, but alas, I have more ideas and tips! 26. Don’t run out and replace items as they break or wear out. Try to fix them or see if you can live without them. My clothes dryer will not start right now and I haven’t replaced or fixed it yet. I have been just fine living without it….

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Do Not Put All Your Eggs In One Food Storage Basket!

Do Not Put All Your Eggs In One Food Storage Basket!

When talking to people about food storage, most people are believers in using multiple methods to build up food storage as well as having a variety of foods in their food storage. However, increasingly I have been coming across people who only have one or two things they are stocking up on, one method, or one way to stock up.Do not rely on just one method – you need to have a well rounded out food storage. Why? – You can…

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Homemade Nesting Boxes for Chickens Using Free or Recycled Materials

Homemade Nesting Boxes for Chickens Using Free or Recycled Materials

One of the things about my homestead is that I don’t have a lot of money to spend. Like none. I have become very good at taking whatever free items come along and putting them aside for future use. I may not know what I am going to be using them for, but at least I have the materials on hand.Laying hens need a place to lay their eggs. While I have some chickens who like to lay on the…

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Saratoga Jack Thermal Cooker Giveaway!

Saratoga Jack Thermal Cooker Giveaway!

Thermal Cooker Giveaway We are really excited today about our thermal cooker giveaway! We are a group of bloggers who like to show our readers how to use different preparedness items. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It comes with two stainless steel pans with one lid that fits right inside the thermal cooker. You can use this for either hot foods or cold foods. Just a note, frozen meat or frozen foods will…

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