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Thriftiness in jack o lantern making

As you know, I grow a large garden.

I grow corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, really except for the okra, corn, pumpkins and squash, it is a salsa garden, as I grow the stuff to make home made salsa.   551 more words

Randall County TX

Zero Spending Week

Last week Colin and I decided to attempt a ZERO SPENDING CHALLENGE. The rules were simple…just don’t spend money for a week. No fancy donuts, no craft brews, no almond milk lattes, no new craft supplies.   328 more words

Frugal Living

Houses Built from Plastic Water Bottles!

This guy in Panama is building a village of houses whose walls are insulated with empty plastic beverage bottles!  Click through to watch the video.  This is a really great idea for making use of garbage, reducing construction costs, and building well-insulated homes that will require less energy to cool or heat. 91 more words

Environment

Peek Into My Pantry!

This rare glimpse into an actual Earthling habitat shows you what foods we keep on hand and how we organize them!  Get all the details in… 213 more words

Thriftiness

Drowning in Veggies? 5 Steps for Using a CSA Farm Share

It’s dinnertime on a Wednesday, and you’ve just been handed 10 pounds of fresh, organic, locally-grown, assorted vegetables!

You’re eager to get some of them onto your family’s plates tonight and make sure you use every bit as wisely as you can before next week—when another load of vegetables will arrive—and you never know what kind of veggies they’ll be until you get them. 95 more words

Environment

HVAC Hacks: Energy-Saving Improvements You Can Make Yourself

HVAC=Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning–the system of ducts that brings hot and/or cold air to the rooms of a building. The advice here applies to systems that deliver only heat or only AC, as well as those that do both. 568 more words

Environment