Chapter 78: Laundry hack – Lingerie Bag Uses

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I don’t know whether to feel like a genius for thinking of this or an idiot for never having thought of it before! I hate bibs with velcro closures. I much prefer the snaps because the velcro NEVER stays closed in the wash and then it snags on all of the other laundry.   This… Read more »

Chapter 77: Freezing our green bean harvest

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This is not a big garden year for us. Strangely, I didn’t want to be prepping and planting two huge vegetable beds early this spring when I was a zillion months pregnant and wanting to scratch all the skin off my hands and feet. Even if Daniel had done all of the prep-work, I didn’t… Read more »

Chapter 75: Frugal Fridays – Deck Makeover

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My current Frugal Friday (posted on Saturday-Whoops) project is a deck makeover. I will be doing what I can to fix up our back deck with $32.25 in change from my spare change piggy bank. Because I’m a big, fat tightwad. And it just sounds like a fun challenge. Our back porch is a 6’x6′… Read more »

Chapter 73: Backyard tour and a remodeling challenge

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Our sweet little old house needs quite a bit of work. We have thoughts and dreams of a kitchen remodel (I HATE my kitchen) but it isn’t in the cards for quite a while yet. We have lots of other immediate needs that need to be addressed first and we don’t plan on going into… Read more »