Tips & Tricks


Upcycle It – 15 Books to Get Crafty and Save Money!

Turn items you don’t use anymore into new stuff you can use with these great Upcycling books! Upcycle with Sizzix: Techniques and Ideas for using Sizzix Die-Cutting and Embossing Machines – Creative Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Just about Anything…

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How To Start A Garden For Beginners

Start a Garden Gardening season is in full swing this year, and if you’ve never planted a garden before you might be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the options! Should you container garden or not? Should you buy potting…

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Spring Cleaning Tips, Tricks, and Hacks!

Spring is coming!!! I know a lot of you can’t feel it yet, but it is coming! Below is a great list of Tips, Tricks, and Hacks to make your Spring Cleaning easier, safer, and cheaper! If you know of…

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Fun Ideas for Leftover Plastic Eggs
**Crafts, Games, & More**

Do you have a lot of plastic Easter eggs laying around? There are a lot of really cute craft projects that you can do with these eggs.

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Never Pay for Gift Bags Again!

Next time you have a Birthday party, save all the gift bags you receive. Then you have a nice stockpile for future parties you attend. We usually receive enough at one party to supply us for an entire year. We…

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How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

I went to buy Vanilla Extract a few years ago and I was amazed how expensive it had gotten. It was close to $5 for a very small bottle of real Vanilla Extract. Since that seemed like a ridiculous price…

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Ways to Save on Auto Repairs

There are many ways to save on auto repairs even if you aren’t a mechanic!  Let me start by saying I am married to MacGuyver. He was a mechanic (cars, boats, helicopters) for many years and can fix anything.  He…

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Ways to Save on Snacks

My son is eight and he is constantly eating.  He also has friends over a LOT and they eat a LOT. I got sick of finding open packages of cereal, gold fish, chex mix, and other snacks all over the…

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