30 thrifty home-making secrets we learned from grandma

Learn a New Skill

2020-8-2Whenever I find myself with a little extra free time I try to learn a new skill From home repair to cooking one easy way to save money is to do things yourself Now sometimes I laugh at even the idea of "free-time" but in reality there are phases in my life (and probably yours too) where you have a

Four Daily Routines: How I keep my house clean

2009-8-8How to keep a house clean W hen I was a younger mom I was forever making up lists and methods to keep track of everything from organization to daily routines I had notebooks and files and all sorts of systems involving complicated color coding and chore tracking devices The problem was once I would get the systems all set up I would fail miserably at using them

14 Money Saving Tips From The Great

2018-6-12Growing up on a farm during the early 80's I was privileged to watch my folks try and make ends meet through the farming crisis Luckily my parents weren't alone but had my Grandparents only three miles away to help each other out My Grandparents who survived the Great Depression knew a thing or two about survival and making it through the leanest of times

47 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money While

2020-8-3Even if you don't want to leave your job making an extra income can't be a bad thing Fortunately being a modern homesteader there are many options to make income without ever leaving home And in this article we're going to discuss the many ways you can make money homesteading

Yes We Have a Lot of Young Kids

Of course after about 30 minutes of this she started to cry She wanted some of the pretzels I'd just put into our cart She wasn't screaming or wailing loudly but as we walked past a middle-aged woman in the store she loudly stated "Ugh I'm SO glad I don't have kids!"

Working From Home: The Readers Respond

We asked Our gentle readers answered In A List Apart #263 we inquired how you walk the blurry line when you work from home Here are your secrets—how to balance work and family maintain energy and focus get things done and above all how to remember the love

11 Free Vintage Patterns: How to Sew Retro

The Scarf Tee (pg 30): Top off your wardrobe with a cutting-edge design that utilizes much-loved scarves from yesteryear with this tutorial More Vintage-Inspired Patterns But wait! There's more We have even more free sewing patterns that look like back-in-the-day stunners Find even more vintage sewing ideas in this fabulous eBook!

65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great

2020-8-3It was the best of times it was the very worst of times America's Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families Decades later many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil to eating lettuce leaves with a sprinkle of sugar

Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical

2014-5-13This book is seriously adorable but also seriously practical and helpful for the average 20-something and 30-something year olds who are absolutely flabbergasted on how to run a home We always go online and try to find ways to take care of ourselves and our homes but this book helps us in looking at the past and how our grandparents and our

Staying Home with Your Kids (When You Can Barely

2020-8-1You Can Stay Home with Your Kids! My book You Can Stay At Home With Your Kids: 100 Tips Tricks and Ways to Make It Work on a Budget is now available! This beautiful hardcover book gives 100 of my best money-saving tips in bite-sized easily-digestible chunks to help any mom curb spending and create more income for her family

Best 50th (Gold) Wedding Wishes Quotes

I learned the secrets for a happy marriage I learned the value of humor I learned to embrace my heritage and to be proud of it I learned to be humble (OK maybe I'm still working on this one) I learned how to have mountains of fun without spending a dime (just think of all the days we've spent in Branson without spending money)

My Credit Card History: a Self Portrait

2020-7-23In the past this would be a $30 bar tab every few days or being thrifty and going around the corner to sneak in a bottle for about $15 But now none of my vices require photo ID — coffee mostly any diet soda (but preferably Coke Zero) and an assortment of chewy candies like Now and Later Spree SweeTarts anything sour

A Single Person's Guide To Frugal and Happy Living

2015-4-20I was making changes when I was still single and trying to lead a better life financially But I have to admit I didn't feel the drive to really straighten things out until Bryan and I started getting more serious I think our age gap has really helped me get my sh tuff together Being in my mid-30's retirement seemed like a lifetime away

Black Cake (Caribbean Rum Soaked Fruit Cake)

2017-11-28We found that the Fruit/Port/Rum soaked mixture was about 2-3 times more than gets used in the (2) 8″ Cake recipe so you can easily follow the amounts called for in the macerated fruit and have enough for making double the cake recipe (4 cakes)

Port Manteaux Word Maker

2017-11-21Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs For example enter giraffe and you'll get back words like gazellephant and gorilldebeest

The Frugal

I've got 4 children Before drawing names with cousins we agree on a price limit we can live with like $5-$10 Then we get creative with meaningful gifts such as homemade baking mixes (blank-in-a-jar) photo collages of great memories supplies for a favorite hobby books a diary book compilation CD's etc "

24 Housekeeping Hacks From Grandma That Save

Our grandmothers were the queens of making do with what they had and we can learn a lot from them! These 24 housekeeping hacks are all of Grandma's best tips for keeping your house clean and tidy (and saving time money and resources while you're at it!)

The Best

2020-8-2We all have that tangled lump of silver jewelry sitting in a drawer basket or box somewhere I recently came across mine and was slightly saddened to see how tarnished it had become after a few months out of circulation My pile included a Links of London charm an old silver bracelet a Tiffany ring a few pairs of earrings etc

Quick Start Guide To The Cash Envelope System

2013-6-20You want to know one of my main secrets to paying off our $93 000 mortgage debt in under 2 years?This is it The Cash Envelope System This quick start cash envelope system kept my overspending rear in line for two straight years when nothing else had worked in the past

Bone Fide Wealth LLC

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Bobby Flay's Italian Meatball Recipe

2019-10-17Bobby Flay's famous Italian Meatball Recipe has a 3-meat combo that you can make on the stove top or in the Crock Pot Simmer the meatballs in his homemade marinara sauce and serve with spaghetti or in a sub! Pair this with homemade cheesy garlic bread and a

Why I Spent $3 975 on Laser Eye Surgery (and 6 Ways

Lesson learned: Prioritize your health and your finances 3 Plan Your Finances Ahead of the Surgery As with any non-essential major purchase I made sure I had my financial ducks in a row before signing up for laser eye surgery My husband and I were both secure in our jobs and we

Why I Spent $3 975 on Laser Eye Surgery (and 6 Ways

Lesson learned: Prioritize your health and your finances 3 Plan Your Finances Ahead of the Surgery As with any non-essential major purchase I made sure I had my financial ducks in a row before signing up for laser eye surgery My husband and I were both secure in our jobs and we

16781 Best Living Frugally

Jul 28 2020 - This board is about FRUGAL LIVING TIPS MONEY SAVING IDEAS BUDGETING PENNY PINCHING BUDGETING PRINTABLES As well as SIMPLE LIVING! Please visit my FRUGAL HOMEMAKING blog A Cultivated Nest for more ideas See more ideas about Budgeting Frugal Frugal living tips

47 Easy Ways to Make Extra Money While

2020-8-3Even if you don't want to leave your job making an extra income can't be a bad thing Fortunately being a modern homesteader there are many options to make income without ever leaving home And in this article we're going to discuss the many ways you can make money homesteading

30 Old

Dec 29 2018 - Learn how to save money like a pro with this list of 30 Old-Fashioned Frugal Tips from Grandma including growing your own food and eating at home! Stay safe and healthy Please practice hand-washing and social distancing and check out our resources for adapting to these times

Rip It!: How to Deconstruct and Reconstruct the

2006-2-7Elissa Meyrich is a fashion designer and consultant whose collections have been featured in several major magazines and department stores A former instructor at Parsons School of Design she now teaches her techniques at her design studio Sew Fast Sew Easy in New York Citys fashion district and she is the author of the book of the same name