A Green and Frugal Funeral

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Sayward was just a teen, but she took charge of preparing her mother’s body for burial – instructing her sisters to help her wash her mom’s body, clean the clothing to bury her in and sew a pillow to put under her head. Flowers arrive from grievers and are placed around the casket.

How to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

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These tips on how to save money by greening your wardrobe will really help you to keep those extra dollars in your pocket. Before you can even start to think about how you would go about greening your wardrobe, you need to know where you stand, clothes wise, right now at this moment.

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Frugal Fall DIY: Easy Pillowcase Pumpkin

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Frugal Fall DIY: Easy Pillowcase Pumpkin. If you have a few minutes and a few basic supplies, you have all of the fixings for an easy pillowcase pumpkin that can last all season! Green ribbon or green scrap fabric. Gasp the top of the pillowcase and twist.

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Facial Scrubs

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Head over to Crafting A Green World to get 3 ideas for dry, normal, and oily skin. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Facial Scrubs is a post from Couponing 101.

Frugal DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Coasters

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If you are looking for a fun but frugal St. Made from just a few dollar store supplies, these coasters are colorful, festive, and so fun! Patrick’s Day parties and gatherings, or just whip them up with your kids. They are a fun and frugal way to get into the holiday spirit.

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

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So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances. The truth is, there are plenty of things our grandparents and great grandparents did that were eco-friendly and frugal that we can easily do today.

homemade easter egg dye – the frugal way

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Easter is around the corner and the homemade egg dye is cheap , frugal and you probably have most of these ingredients in your house. These easy recipes for adding colors to your eggs the all-natural way, organic, and yes, this is the frugal way to have every-bunny happy.,

8 Frugal Tips to a Fun Halloween

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Introduction: Happy Frugal Halloween. Halloween is one of those holidays where there are lots of opportunities to get creative and create unique crafts, decorations, and costumes. Make a red heart, write TY on it, and pin to your shirt.

Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!)

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There are some really cool ideas: home decor, gifts, furniture, jewelry, and more. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!) Have tons of old magazines lying around your home?

Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

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Guest Post Author Bio: The following is a guest post by Lisa at Car Insurance Comparison, an Australian blog created to help its readers compare car insurance in and around their areas. Here are a few ideas to cultivate a more eco-friendly atmosphere – and save money – around your home.

Frugal Fixes that Work

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If the sealer around the bottom of your shower (the one between the tiles and the shower base) starts gathering mildew, don’t rip out and redo the sealer until you try bleach. If you use those plastic soap bar holders (the ones with the little prongs to hold the bar up so it can dry out and make your soap last longer), just spray them with a bathroom cleaner then brush with a scrub brush to clean them. Step five, wipe up the cleanser and towel dry.

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.

Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

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The evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and the weather is completely erratic…all of which means that spring time is upon us once more. So take note of the following tips to make this year’s spring clean a frugal and eco-friendly exercise. Go Frugal Go Green

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Coke Can Tab Bracelets!

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I saw this on Pinterest a couple months ago, and have been wanting to try it ever since. Simply save all your old coke can tabs as you use them, find some cute ribbon, and make an upcycled bracelet! Fun, eco-friendly, and thrifty! Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Coke Can Tab Bracelets!

10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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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. Try these websites too: Organic Consumers Association , Organic Kitchen , and Eat Well Guide.

How I’m Inherently Frugal

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It is a perfect fit for me, as frugality is my hobby and passion, but I also find myself very attracted to the “go green” movement. The fact that the Prairie EcoThrifter focuses heavily on both topics – frugality and green living – really appealed to me.

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.

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life. Buy as many organic and local foods as we can. Compost our leaves and grass.

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. 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.

Eco-Friendly Acne Fighters: Skin Care for the Frugal

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Keeping your face fresh and free of acne, along with wearing a smile, will encourage the desire of others to dig deeper and find out more about you. Many people desperately buy and try multiple expensive products to get rid of and prevent acne.

Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

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

Trash to Treasure: 5 Frugal Uses for 3D Movie Glasses

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Here are some ideas to save those 3D glasses from the theater and reuse them. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

Ways to Make Do With What You Have

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I grew up with this, in theory and in practice. We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Go Frugal Go Green

16 Beauty Hacks Using Tea – DIY Tips with Amazing Benefits

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Here is a list of 16 amazing beauty tips when using black tea : TEA FOR TIRED/ PUFFY EYES: Place black tea bags under your eyes to get rid of puffiness, dark areas and a general tired appearance. Steep for 5-10 minutes and let cool. Then leave it on for one hour and rinse.

How to Start a Garden Frugally

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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. Frugal Gardening

Five Frugal Things | eBay, muffins, a haircut, and more!

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I had some wrinkly sweet potatoes, so I peeled, boiled, and mashed them, and used them in this recipe , which is just a minor variation on a pumpkin muffin recipe. So she put it on the “ I need mom to…” list , and I finally got it done yesterday.

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

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

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

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

Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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This is a great way to reduce food waste, add great nutrients to your garden/yard soil, and save on fertilizer! Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin is a post from Couponing 101.

How Much is Your Commute Costing You?

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Unless you work from home, and your commute consists of walking downstairs (like mine does), you likely spend between five minutes and an hour or more getting to your workplace. Don’t forget about wear and tear on the car, too. Go Frugal Go Green

What and When to Stockpile : A Guide

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how much and when. and P.T. toilet paper and paper towels). Other items: air fresheners, candles, Ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap, paper products, baby diapers and wipes, batteries, office supplies. Veggies : peppers, green beans, peas, corn. .

Green, Frugal Alternatives To the Gym

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Weights, cardio machines, mats, fitness balls, and even some classes to switch it up. There are two huge downsides to the gym, though, and those are: Cost Most fitness centers are not cheap. Summer and Spring Cycling Cycling is a great way to get both cardio and a leg workout.

9 Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House

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This winter has been a brutal one with heavy snow and bone-chilling temperatures. Another alternative is to simply stuff a tube of fabric and put it in front of the door crack. Caulk cracks around windows and doors. Buy a low flow shower head and install it.

15 Easy DIY Cleaning Ideas

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If are frugal like me, then you are always looking for ways that are better, easier or even healthier when it comes to cleaning. I am always making my own room spray , laundry detergent, febreze spray, carpet deodorizer and more. DIY Green Cleaning With Vinegar.

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10 Frugal Tips For Earth Day

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In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share some ways that we can be frugal, yet also eco-friendly. 10 Frugal Tips for Earth Day. Recycle – Of course you probably already know about this tip, and may have a recycling bin in your home. What other frugal ways are you green?

5 healthy and yummy recipes for under 2 dollars – friendly budget

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Times can be tough and we need a way to budget our cash whenever possible. Ingredients : Rice, vegetables, eggs, and ham. Eggs are always cheap, and you can use canned vegetables if you’d like to save even more. Fortunately for us, lettuce and tomatoes are usually pretty cheap.

Daily Frugal Tip: Recycle Soup Cans Into Pencil Holders

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Today’s frugal tip is to recycle your soup cans into some writing utensil holders for the office! Simply wash and dry your can, pick up some nice scrapbook paper for less than $1, and decorate your can! Easy, eco-friendly, fun, pretty, AND frugal!

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. Read my post with 6 Reasons Why You Need Amazon Prime and how to Get It FREE!

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Designer Bath Tissue Holder

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Wash it out really well, let it dry, and then save it for this fun project! decorate your oatmeal canister, and you’ve got a “designer” bath tissue holder that holds 2 rolls of toilet paper perfectly! Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share?

Go Green and Save Big

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Being frugal and going green, sometimes you have to cut corners. You can still shop, do home improvements, and go out for a meal. Finding ways to shop smart is easier in the current climate thanks to coupon codes, online vouchers, promo codes and deep savings in coupon apps. Below are some great ways to save, stay sustainable, and stretch your budget a little bit further. It’s hard to “Go Greenand consciously shop for fashion.