Category Archives: budget

Meal Planning 101

I love meal planning.  Not just because I am a little anal about organization, but because I love the way a simple plan can free up more time and money for other, more enjoyable things.  When I first married Tim … Continue reading

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Laundry Detergent

My friend Jenn is the first to have pointed me toward homemade laundry detergent.  I am forever in her debt!  This is just one of many recipes I found online.  Feel free to experiment and try different recipes or combinations … Continue reading

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Diaper Wipes

This baby wipe “recipe” kit was given to me by my friend Jenn.  It’s simplicity is brilliant and effective.  I estimate that I save about a cent per wipe this way. Ingredients: 1/2 roll Bounty* Select-A-Size type paper towels 2 … Continue reading

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Shower Curtain Renewal!

I learned this little tip from my friend Allison to renew a yucky-looking plastic or vinyl or PEVA (whatever that is) shower curtain. When you are about ready to throw that old, mineral-crusted curtain, simply throw it in your washing … Continue reading

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Budgeting 101

Are you wondering how to budget?  Or are you thinking, “I’m not poor, so I don’t need to do that“?  Or do you think it is too hard?  Here I will try to briefly explain the logic behind budgeting, the easiest … Continue reading

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Door Repair

After 2 years living here in our little fixer-upper house, Tim and I decided to replace the door between the house and the garage.  Saturday morning we did some serious assessment of the doorway, pulled off the exterior trim, went … Continue reading

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