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5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Living within your means isn’t easy with modern life, with many essential items we need to purchase just to get by. However, whilst we all have essential bills or borrowing we need to take on and maintain, some people are able to live as frugally as possible to help keep costs down and make their money go further. Here are 5 great tips for saving money by being frugal. Go Frugal

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Frugal Living Year in Review, What We Learned in 2011

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here's a round-up of the thrifty and frugal living lessons we learned in 2011. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Holidays 64944

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

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Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. We want to live WELL on LESS Money. How We Frugal-ed

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How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

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April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house. So easy and yummy.

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Weekend Unplug: Frugal Tie Dye Project Using Facial Cleaner with Benzoyl Peroxide

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Unplug this weekend and try this project with the kids. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Homemade gifts

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Frugal Home Decor: Repurpose Old Silverware into Starburst Mirror

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check out this cool project that repurposes old silverware and makes your kitchen or dining room look uber cool. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Home Decor

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Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Tips for understanding and buying the right compost bin for your yard. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

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How We Frugal-ed in January!

Family Balance Sheet

Welcome to my first “How We Frugal-ed” recap of 2020. Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us.

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Frugal Earth Day 2012 Craft: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands + More

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here is a project to incorporate God and Earth Day. Bargains Deals Education Entertainment Frugal Living Green Living 7645

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DeSoto State Park How to Make a Solar Oven, free class Saturday

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Make a solar oven using cardboard and foil. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living Details here.

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Frugal DIY Project: Garden Light Orbs (Mini-Lights & Opaque Glass Shades)

Birmingham Bargain Mom

This is an awesome frugal find and easy for you to recreate in your own garden. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

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Frugal Home Decor: Turn paint sample cards into dry erase calendar

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check out this frugal craft that only cost a $1 to make and that was the purchase of the frame. cat:Back-to-School cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living cat:Home Decor

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Thrifty Living: 11 Uses for Old Toothbrushes

Birmingham Bargain Mom

If so see if your tip is on this list and if it's not please share! Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living 908654Do you reuse old toothbrushes?

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Frugal Home Organization: DIY Charging Cell Phone Holder

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check it out and make one this weekend. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green LivingThis is an awesome project that would be easy to make but super useful.

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Staples Launches FREE Recycling of Electronics Nationwide

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here's how and what's included. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green LivingNow you can recycle electronics at Staples!

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Beach Hack: Create your own mini-sandbags for beach visits

Birmingham Bargain Mom

This frugal travel tip is genius and can be a lifesaver. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living cat:Travel

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Green Resource Center of Alabama accepting vendor applications for March Clover Crawl event

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Check out the Clover Crawl event and how you can participate. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living

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Teen Fashions 3 Prom Dresses out of Cardboard, Pop Tops & Doritos Bags

Birmingham Bargain Mom

This girl is either super frugal or super earth friendly -- how about both? Check out her creativity and how she went beyond duct tape to create three unique dresses for each of her proms. Bargains Deals Fashion Frugal Living Green Living 908654 389221

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Meet a Reader | Jean from Michigan

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Tell us a little about yourself I am in my mid-seventies and seem to have “retired by default” to Muskegon, Michigan. Employment and relationship opportunities brought me to the eastern shore of Lake Michigan in 1999, and here I’ve retired. What’s your best frugal win?

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Thrifty Living: Seattle food forager Langdon Cook teaches others how to forage

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Could you walk through the woods and pick lettuce or mushrooms and eat them with confidence? Langdon Cook of Seattle can and does. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

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Whole Foods Market offering free Preserve Gimme 5 recycling bins for #5 plastics

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Recycle Burt's Bees tubes and caps for free at Whole Foods. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living

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Sears & Kmart Offering Electronic Trade-in Program (Receive Gift Cards)

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Kmart and Sears offering electronics trade in program now. Bargains Deals Earning cash Frugal Living Green Living

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10 Unusual Uses for Lemons

Saving With Shellie

My favorite is the face scrub and the rust spot remover! Use Them on Countertops - Cut a lemon in half and dip the open side into some baking soda. Scrub down your countertops, them wipe with a wet sponge and dry. They’re clean and smell fresh. Stain Remover – Remove stains in laundry and on carpet. Soak and let stand for a few minutes. Freshen Your Garbage Disposal - If your garbage disposal smells funky, quarter a lemon and stuff it in there.

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Check out how Bargain Mom readers are saving money this week

Birmingham Bargain Mom

From mechanics, hair coloring and couponing to moving back in with parents to save for a house. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living GroceryCheck out how all of these readers are saving money this week. Check it out right here.

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla

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Put it in a pretty bottle and give as a lovely hostess gift. Homemade vanilla extract is so easy and doesn’t take much to get going. You just need Vanilla Beans and Vodka. Get high quality vanilla beans and a mid-range bottle of vodka. Just slice a line along one side (just like a green bean) and it will open it up. Step 3: After you add the vodka, put a lid on the container and give it a shake. Recipes Frugal Living

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Easy Plant Food Recipes with Three Ingredients or Less

Saving Cents With Sense

Could your plants and flowers use a little pick me up? Are their colors looking a little drab, their leaves looking a tad wilted, and their blooms lacking that robust beauty you love? If so, it sounds like your plants are hungry for a snack, and the perfect plant food can do the trick. Giving your plants and flowers nutrient rich plant food can really help them look their best and bloom to their fullest potential. Easy Plant Brew: Coffee, water, and egg shells.

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DIY Ways to Save on Summer Cooling Costs for Your Home

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Department of Energy says that heating and cooling costs can eat up almost 54 percent of your utility bills. These DIY projects will help keep your home cooler in the summer, and more money in the bank. Add Some Green Around the House. Plant trees and bushes in the yard to provide shade on the house, suggests Bankrate. Especially helpful is shade that falls on windows and doors. You will need to take in your measurements and have the right size ordered for you.

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Tips For Keeping Home Plumbing Repair Costs At A Minimum

Saving Cents With Sense

A lot of people are looking for ways to cut their costs and adjust their lifestyles to lower budgets. There are a number of ways to cut financial corners, some more painful than others, and some more major than others. While a lot of people try taking big steps – selling their large homes and moving into smaller ones, for example – there are also a number of smaller steps that can be taken to cut down your costs. Cost Saving Suggestion #3 – Choose green plumbing products.

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RECIPE: Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Roasting the Brussel sprouts in a pan until they are caramelized gives so much delicious flavor by bringing out their natural sweetness -even the kiddos gobble up the little pieces of this tasty green vegetable. Remove outer 2 layers of each sprout and discard. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat combine; Butter, Brussel Sprouts, Garlic Salt, and Pepper. Remove pan from heat and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over sprouts, toss a few times to coat well.

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RECIPE: Garden Fresh Lavash Wrap

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Use the tomatoes, onions and lettuce or other yummy homegrown goodies to make this delicious wrap. RECIPE: Garden Fresh Lavash Wrap Author: Shellie Deringer - SavingWithShellie.com Ingredients 1 Flatout Lavash wrap 4 slices of Deli Ham 1 Green Onion, Chopped 4 slices of Tomato ¼ C. Shredded Cheese 2 large Romaine Leaves Philadelphia Green Onion and Chive Cream Cheese Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions Lay out one Flatout lavash wrap and evenly spread 1-2 Tbs.

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RECIPE: Satsuma and Sea Salt Green Beans

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It would be a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and would definitely add a unique twist. Satsuma and Sea Salt Green Beans. pound green beans. Thoroughly wash your green beans and satsuma, trim the ends of the beans. Heat a pan to medium with olive oil, toss in your green beans and sage leaves. Once the beans start to turn a wonderful vibrant green toss in satsuma zest and sprinkle with the sea salt.

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10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Finding ways to fit organic foods into your budget is really not much different than any other endeavor of frugality. Organic organizations and associations are good starting points. Simply go to your search engine of choice, and type your state and “organic” and see what you find. Find out whether there’s a farmer’s market near where you live. Buy the veggies in bulk, then blanch and freeze them.

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The iPhone 5 And An Environmental Wake Up Call

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Taller, slimmer, lighter, and judging by the hype capable of leaping a small building whenever it wants, the new iPhone will be in the hands of millions of customers any day now. I have been using the same 3GS for over three years now and it barely makes phone calls anymore, never mind allow me to text my friends or guide me to my destination. Hotels with iPhone and iPod-ready radios and TVs will have to upgrade all of them to the new standard. Go Green

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60+ Frugal Tips To Help You Save Money!

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The more of your hard earned money you can keep in your wallet, the more you have for things you need and want. I’ve compiled this awesome list of over 60 tips to help you save money on groceries, around the house, traveling and so much more! Some of these are just truly genius, and I’ve already implemented several into our daily routine. Frugal Tip | Cook Big & Save Time, Groceries, & Energy. Energy Saving Tips for Summer by The Frugal Mom.

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Would You Live in the Past for Peace of Mind and Financial Well-Being?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Amy Dacyczyn, author of the 1990s wildly popular The Tightwad Gazette , once remarked that frugal living is often synonymous with green living. If you’re frugal, you’ll likely take steps to save money such as not using disposable products like paper napkins and paper towels. Instead, you’ll choose items like cloth napkins and cloth towels. Living a Frugal Life in the Present with a Mindset in the Past. Go Frugal

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How to Start a Garden Frugally

Saving Cents With Sense

But if you are not careful it can get quite expensive when you start factoring in the cost of plants, soil, fertilizer, containers, and mulch. But if you consider a couple of these frugal alternatives it can save you some substantial money this spring. If so, consider starting some vegetables and fresh herbs from seed this spring as it will save you a bunch of money. Get yourself a few empty egg cartons, a bag of soil, some seeds of your choice and you are good to go.

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Jamba Juice | $2 Green Smoothies!

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Now through tomorrow (1/27) you can try Jamba Juice’s Amazing Green Smoothies for only $2. Just print you coupon HERE and head to neighborhood Jamba Juice! Each Green Smoothie is packed with 11 grams of protein and made with pumpkin seeds, super greens, peaches, lemon and bananas. Healthy and delicious! Be sure you Follow me on Pinterest and check out my boards for recipes , craft ideas and other frugal living tips !

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Green Toys Tractor – $16.34

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]. Get an environmentally friendly Green Toys Tractor for only $16.34. These toys are constructed from 100% recycled plastic, have no BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings, and are dishwasher safe. Shipping is free with Super Saver Shipping when you spend $35 and will arrive in time for Christmas. Read my post with 6 Reasons Why You Need Amazon Prime and how to Get It FREE! Remember, Amazon prices can fluctuate with traffic and product quantities.

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Anne of Green Gables 12-Book Series – $.99

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Get a set of 12 Anne of Green Gables Kindle books for just $.99. I grabbed this when it was available before and have really enjoyed re-reading these. Here are the books included in the set: Anne of Green Gables (1908). The Watchman and Other Poems. Head over to Amazon and grab this set ! You can download Kindle books to iPhones, select Blackberrys, Droids, iPads, Macs and PCs. Oh I just LOVE this deal!

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RECIPE: Cat in the Hat Marshmallow Pops

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For our celebration, we make a snack, read Green Eggs & Ham, watch either The Lorax or Horton Hears a Who, then get some supplies out to whip up a fun craft. Select a similarly shaped marshmallow, and wrap the remaining large piece around the center of it. For more fun snack ideas Follow Me on Pinterest and check out the Kid Friendly Recipes Board. Be sure you Follow me on Pinterest and check out my boards for recipes , craft ideas and other frugal living tips !

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Safeway: Green Mountain K-Cups – $4

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If you shop at a Safeway store or affiliate like Randalls or Tom Thumb, there’s a pretty good deal on Green Mountain K-Cups this weekend. Green Mountain K-Cups (12ct) – $5. Use $1/1 Green Mountain Coffee Coupon. This deal is technically only available today (1/31) but remember, you can add the offer to your club card through your Just For U account and you can take advantage all weekend long. Thanks My Frugal Adventures !).

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Anne of Green Gables 12-Book Series – $.99

Saving With Shellie

Get a set of 12 Anne of Green Gables Kindle books for just $.99. I grabbed this when it was available before and have really enjoyed re-reading these. Here are the books included in the set: Anne of Green Gables (1908). The Watchman and Other Poems. Head over to Amazon and grab this set ! You can download Kindle books to iPhones, select Blackberrys, Droids, iPads, Macs and PCs. The post Anne of Green Gables 12-Book Series – $.99

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Green Mtn French Roast Kcups – $11.99

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Wacky Wednesday offer this week at Cross Country Cafe is Green Mountain French Raost Kcups(24ct) for $11.99. Green Mountain French Roast is a must have for the coffee lover! It is one of the most intense and pronounced roasts in terms of dark, deep roasted flavor and smokiness. Be sure you Follow me on Pinterest and check out my boards for recipes , craft ideas and other frugal living tips !