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.

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.

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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.

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It’s Frugal Friday: 10/28/16

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It’s Frugal Friday: A recap of how we frugal-ed our way through the week so that we have more money to put towards our financial goals. Simply mix a small jar of pesto and one Hidden Valley ranch packet and pour off chicken in a slow cooker. Frugal Friday

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Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. If you’d like to take an easy step to go green and save money in the process, the first place to make changes is in buying disposable items. Paper plates and cups? Diapers and Wipes.

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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 Valentines Day Dates

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This may sound boring but there is something very romantic about a bottle of wine and a good, home cooked meal in front of the fireplace with your partner. Cook your partner’s favorite meal, dip some fresh fruit in chocolate, and grab a bottle of their favorite wine. Frugal and fun!

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

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Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy?

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Guest Post Author Bio: Corey is the author and creator of 20′s Finances. We now get news on our IPAD’s or smart phones and news comes to us so much faster. Many of my cousins, aunts and uncles worked for these paper mills. Go Green

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.

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homemade easter egg dye – the frugal way

Coupons Do Work

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.,

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a positive impact on the world around you and save some money at the same time? You can live a much greener life by adopting a couple of green living ideas and adding them to your shopping habits. Go Frugal Go Green

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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!

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How to Keep Your House Clean Without Spending a Lot of Green

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Buying cleaning supplies for your house can be expensive, and you have to buy different products to clean different things. In addition to cost, many people are concerned about the chemicals in cleaning products, and whether they are really safe. Apply with a mop and let air dry.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Freeze Green Onions or Herbs In Plastic Bottles

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This is very similar to the veggie prep frugal tip from a couple of days ago, but I found this on Pinterest and thought it was great! Just chop up all of the green onions or herbs, dry them thoroughly, put them in an empty plastic water bottle, and freeze.

Amazon : Up to 50% off Green Toys Prices Starting at $6.49

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Hot Amazon Deal (and just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah!!) These are very popular and highly rated toys. These Green Toys are currently 50% off – TODAY ONLY. Up to 50% off Green Toys Prices Starting at $6.49.

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.

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Spring: Art of Frugality (one)

Frugal Luxuries

Spring: Art of Frugality I mended two small holes in an expensive pair of black cotton leggings that Zoey (our kitty) had accidentally torn when trying to climb onto my lap. I did this by using a long, fine embroidery needle and one strand of black cotton embroidery thread.

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?

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.

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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!

The Art of Frugality This Week

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~ This week wasn't as frugal as it could have been. I drove up and stayed with him for a couple of nights. We enjoyed a frugal sort-of mini vacation.going out for dinner with a nice group of friends in the evenings and visiting afterward was very relaxing and interesting.

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.

Frugality Is Free - Helping You Live Life Queenstyle On A Budget ~ A Simply CVS Sponsor Spotlight

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Frugality Is Free is a blog about living a frugal life and saving money without compromising on quality, family fun or green living. I originally started Frugality Is Free, as a place to share money saving tips, great deals, bargains and online earning opportunities with people. sponsor highlight frugality is free frugality frugal focus

Frugal Home Decor: Repurpose Old Silverware into Starburst Mirror

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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

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.

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 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

Frugal Living Year in Review, What We Learned in 2011

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

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

Walgreens: Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bar $1

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Head over and ”like” Green & Black’s Facebook page to print a $1/1 Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Printable Coupon. And don’t forget to look over this week’s Walgreens deals and coupon matchups before you head out!

Bring on the Affordable Green Family Cars

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To drive “green," you don’t necessarily need to own a hybrid or an electric vehicle. Here’s a look at five family options that score big points in terms of gas mileage: Chevy Cruze: The Chevy Cruze starts at just over $17,000 and its eco-friendly model achieves up to 42 mpg.

Frugal Tip | Stop The Delivery

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You usually wind up paying WAY too much for what your getting, and a delivery fee to boot. This can be a simple pasta marinara, vegetable pilaf, beans and rice , or pizza…all of which can be ON the table in 20-30 minutes! When it’s done, I season it and serve.

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.

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Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand

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Their motto is “Buy used and save the difference.” What I love about buying used appliances is that the item is likely to stand up to wear and tear. The mixing bowls are glass, and they sit on a little spinning wheel. Go Frugal Go Green

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.

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Frugal Fall DIY Project: Puzzle Piece Apple

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Frugal Fall DIY Project: Puzzle Piece Apple. And I love simple – so I am excited about this DIY project! Some of the best DIY projects are the ones where you take everyday objects and turn them into something exciting and new. Frugal crafts diy Fall

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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.

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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.