I am a bibliophile; there is no getting around it. I have a lifelong dream of reading every book I want before I pass. I grew up at the library, as did my older children and I am raising my toddler in much the same fashion. We visit libraries often and try to utilize all… Continue reading Items I Get Free through my Public Library
There’s the thrill of the hunt; the unexpected surprise and the admiration I receive from friends and family members for spying out such great bargains. I know that I shouldn’t desire accolades from fellow, fallen humans, but it feels good to be good at SOMETHING and to be commended for it. I feel like there… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love Thrift Shopping
There are generally three sizes of plastic store bags: (The kind you are given by the store with handles in which they pack your purchases). The large ones (think the ones you have to request at … Source: Reusing Plastic Bags From the Store
Sorry to have been away for the past seven weeks. I had surgery on the gall bladder at the first of the year. Then, just this week, we suffered a miscarriage. I am hoping to resume posting several times a week in the very near future.
I’m not one of those lactivists, but I might turn into one someday. However, I do have a number of years nursing under my proverbial belt. We are on an extremely tight food budget ($200/mo. for 6 people and a pit bull), plus we need some type of cushion so we can help my mother-in-law… Continue reading Full-Term Breastfeeding, Saving Us Thousands
I have made many cards over the years, each one unique and special and most of them containing at least one upcycled element. Today, I will share with you ten card ideas. Repurpose used Christmas… Source: 11 DIY Christmas Cards
These are DIY gifts that I have actually made and given. It is not a complete list, but if you are here looking for an idea, that’s all you will need to spark your creativity. Personal Care … Source: Easy, Last-Minute DIY Christmas Presents