Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DIY and Minor Home Annoyances

Anything DIY home improvement that will save time and money is of great interest to me!  I know most of you will agree with me . . .

One of my Twitter friends, Steven Davidson, shared the article Don't Sweat The Little Things from the website  

The website is an awesome reference website with tons of DIY tips and tricks for home repair and more.  Check it out!

If you are interested in learning 1001 ways to improve your home, you will want to follow Steven on Twitter.

Happy Home Repair!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Why you should have a well stocked pantry

The question to the why is, of course, to save money and stretch your budget to the limit.

The Captain and I are very blessed to have the privilege of having access to our local air force base commissary.  We always shop the seasonal case lot sales, take advantage of monthly sales and plan for our purchases with their listings of sales on the internet.  

Last year we bought a case of Kraft Mayonnaise that cost us 75 cents per bottle. Big savings and we didn't have to worry about buying mayo for over a year. 

My favorite case lot sale included Pepsi products that equated to a 2 liter bottle of soda for 35 cents each. We stocked up with massive quantity buys since we go through a fortune in Pepsi products.  Yes, we saved a ton of money on that one sale.

Although I have not been a member of Sam's Club type of store, I am sure similar savings can be found if you take the time to find those bargains.  Make sure those big purchases are for items you often use and won't just sit there in the pantry.

Click here for a well written, informative article titled "Why to Have a Well-Stocked Pantry."

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tips to Find Pallets and Reclaimed Materials

If you are reading this blog, I know the "if it is free it is for me" mentality is your mantra!

The DIY blogs and websites are bursting with fabulous projects using wood pallets.  I haven't paid much attention to them since I don't have wood pallets readily available and had no idea where to start.  Until now!!

One of my newest blog discoveries, Old World Garden Farms, has a very informative article on how to find wood pallets and other reclaimed materials.  Although many of these found objects are not free, but are usually next to nothing compared to buying new stuff.  

Click here to go to the article.