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Don't Put Shampoo on Your Grocery List

I’ve mentioned on here a few times that I’ve been washing my hair with baking soda and rinsing with vinegar.  Other bloggers often use the unfortunate name “no poo” for this method, but I call it… washing my hair with baking soda and rinsing with vinegar. 446 more words

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Making from Scratch--And Not

Joke: “Of course I made it from scratch. Scratch is what comes in those boxes, right?”

We’ve actually never been big spenders, so when we started trying to cut back even further, one obvious place was buying fewer things in their final, more expensive form, and instead making them from cheap ingredients. 499 more words

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Coupon Savings for This Week Are...

35%. Woot. I think that is the highest I’ve had since I started keeping track. ShopRite had another “spend $150, save $20″ promotion and I had $21 in coupons. 184 more words

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Hemming and mending.


“I wish I had a pair of linen/poly mix black trousers…” I thought to myself. And then my Mum gave me some! Don’t you just love it when that happens? 67 more words

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Show Me the Money

It’s a truism: if you want to save money, you have to have a budget. There are all kinds of budget systems out there. Some people put all their cash for the month into envelopes for each category (groceries, clothes, etc.), whether actual envelopes or virtual ones. 594 more words

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March Report Card

Setting goals for March really helped me stay focused. The whole last week, I kept reminding myself that if I didn’t get another ten minutes of work here and there, then I would have to admit (horrors!) that I had not met my income goal. 371 more words

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Coupon Savings for This Week Are...

19%. Meh. I know why it’s low, though. There were some grumblings in the household that we run out of food too fast. I beg to differ! 190 more words

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