Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Make Stained Bakeware Like New Again

I must admit that I'm so frugal that I will hold on to bakeware that looks like that one indefinitely and cover with aluminum foil.  Well, it is still functional and you know . . . I'm frugal!

You know I was so happy to find the article at Tip Hero that shows how to make your bakeware sparkle like new again.

Click here to go to the article . . . save some money!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Economical Castile Soap Uses

Lately we have been using artisan natural soaps and shampoo soaps that we love, but they are a bit pricey.

As a result, I've set out to educate myself on making my own concoctions and soaps.  It seems I keep hearing about castile soap for a wide array of  DIY projects that will hopefully save us lots of money.

When I ran across this article from One Good Thing by Jillee, I was amazed at all the practical uses for castile soap in my DIY endeavors.  Hopefully you will find one you like!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Best Ways to Store Strawberries

Two Flats of Strawberries.  Photo © Molly Watson

During strawberry season in my part of the world, you can pick up strawberries for surprisingly low prices, especially if you go directly to the you pick em fields and pick your own.  

My method of storing strawberries is washing, cleaning and freezing them.  But there are other ways.  Check out this article from for some great tips on how to store strawberries so they will last longer.  

A bargain is no bargain if you have to throw it away!

Monday, June 6, 2016

DIY Onion and Garlic Powder

Another great idea from Jillee!  You would not believe how easy it is to make your own garlic and onion powder.  The Captain and I love making our own spice mixes and this will make a great addition for our collection.  The savings add up and the mixtures are exactly what you want.

Click here for the tutorial from one of my favorite blogs, One Good Thing from Jillee.  Check out Jillee's website for more awesome ideas!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Trash Can Liner Trick

Save money by recycling those plastic grocery bags for your smaller trash cans.

I love the trick of putting an upside down hook to keep the bag from getting stuck in the can.

This trick comes from an awesome article "Why Didn't I Think of That" from the blog One Good Thing by Jillee.  Check out the article for many more great ideas!