Monday, July 28, 2014

Save money freezing your peppers and saving the seeds

The Captain and I often run into great deals on peppers bought in bulk at the military commisary, but it is way too much to use up before they go bad, so we freeze them.  

You can do the same thing with onion!  I like to cut them up in the way I use most or do combinations and make separate bags.

Click here to go to an excellent post on how to do it!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nail Fungus Home Remedies

Nail fungus can be difficult and expensive to get rid of . . . here are some relatively inexpensive DIY solutions to taking care of this problem:

  • Vinegar & water: Soak 15 minutes each day in a 1:2 vinegar and water solution.

  • Tea tree oil: Apply a few drops to affected area at least twice daily, rub into surrounding skin then cover with a bandage.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil: same as above.

  • Grapefruit seed extract: Apply twice daily.

  • Vicks VapoRub: Rub this in covering the area entirely each morning and night.

  • Listerine Mouthwash: Soak twice a day in full strength Listerine mouthwash for at least 10 minutes a sitting.

  • Coconut oil: Use each morning and night (before bedtime).

  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Saturate the area with a drop or two daily.

  • Tea tree & lavender Essential Oil : Apply this 50/50 mixture morning and night.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Saturate with apple cider vinegar twice a day.

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Best Buys for June

    Learning the tricks of seasonal shopping by knowing what items go on sale during which month is a great way to plan for purchases and save lots of money.

    June is known as "the wedding month" and also means that those items typically purchased as wedding presents, such as dishes, go on sale in June.

    It stands to reason that you can get a great deal on a gym membership in June since everyone has long forgotten their New Year's Resolutions to get in shape.

    Since Father's Day happens in June, so do the sales for tools and hardware!

    Who wants to paint in June?  Apparently, not many people do and while sales of paint are low, the stores will mark paint and related products down to make some sales.  Stock up on those painting supplies!

    Seasonal produce for June . . . 


    Green Beans
    Yellow Squash

    Happy shopping!