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  • Frugal and Fabulous: Inexpensive Ways to Look Like a Million Bucks

    Frugal and Fabulous: Inexpensive Ways to Look Like a Million Bucks

    When you’re raising a family, your own wants and needs often take the back burner to those of your children or partner. Unfortunately, this often goes out the window along with your free time to shop, accessorize, and create outfits that make you feel great about yourself. But looking good helps you feel good, and [...]

  • How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

    How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

    After you’ve carved your pumpkins , roast the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack.

    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Remove all of the seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Clean the seeds - remove all of the pumpkin and stringy pieces with cold water.
    Dry seeds off and lay them on a cookie sheet.
    Spray seeds with a [...]

Frugal Living

We've always learned to arrange things in groups of three, right?
October 18, 2010

A Broken Cooktop Stove and Not-So-Frugal Parrot

Perhaps some of you wanted a pony when you were a little girl; I always wanted a parrot.  At the risk of sounding like I am 108 years old, I will tell you I loved the show Baretta and wished I could have a cockatoo like Fred.  My “Fred” came in the form of an [...]

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
October 15, 2010

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Make your own laundry detergent and save money!
We have a  thread in the Frugal Mom forum on how to make your own laundry detergent.  Thanks Pursuer and Marabeth for these recipes, as well as other Frugal Moms for sharing your ideas and insight!
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From Pursuer:
The Liquid Version
1/3 bar Fels Naptha Laundry Soap OR 1 4/5 [...]

Money Saving Products for a Frugal Lifestyle
August 27, 2010

Money Saving Products for a Frugal Lifestyle

As a frugal mom, I am always on the lookout for new and innovative ideas for saving money from home so I can share them with you, and help us all save money.  That is why I was thrilled when Practecol contacted me to review their new line of energy & money saving devices!  Practecol [...]

Work From Home

3 Free Books on Writing Ebooks
July 4, 2010

3 Free Books on Writing Ebooks

Writing and selling your own ebook is a fantastic way to create an ongoing steam of income.  The first cookbook I wrote was an ebook called  Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking.  My cookbook has fantastic sales and continues to bring in income each month.  I love once a month cooking and freezer [...]

Success Tips for a Home-Based Business
June 4, 2010

Success Tips for a Home-Based Business

Guest Post by Lisa Gold
Setting up and maintaining a home-based business isn’t an easy task, but it can be a very rewarding experience.  I created my home-based business, LikeWear®, with my husband Ken in 2006.  LikeWear is the first and only company to focus on selling licensed apparel and accessories via the Direct Sales channel. [...]

Starting a Pet Sitting Business from Home
May 26, 2010

Starting a Pet Sitting Business from Home

According to Molly Locklin of MyPetBusiness.com, “Opening up a pet sitting business is a fantastic way to turn your love for animals into a little extra cash. This type of business becomes more popular each year, and many people are even turning it into a full time career.
Pet sitting businesses are great because they are scalable: [...]

In the Kitchen

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
October 23, 2010

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

After you’ve carved your pumpkins , roast the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Remove all of the seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Clean the seeds - remove all of the pumpkin and stringy pieces with cold water.
Dry seeds off and lay them on a cookie sheet.
Spray seeds with a [...]

Zucchini Soup – OAMC Recipe
October 14, 2010

Zucchini Soup - OAMC Recipe

This recipe was sent in by Debbie, a Frugal Mom reader.  I love receiving your recipes, so if you have a freezer recipe, oamc recipe, or a frugal recipe, email it to me and I’ll post it!
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Zucchini Soup
I love to make the first portion of this recipe during zucchini (and yellow squash) season in [...]

Make Your Own Blend of Herbal Vinegars
October 12, 2010

Make Your Own Blend of Herbal Vinegars

Making your own herbal vinegar is very easy, and the flavors you create can be used to spice up marinades, sauces, salad dressings, or anywhere you want to add extra flavor.  Try combining white-wine vinegar with tarragon, or thyme, or red-wine vinegar with sweet basil, dill, or mint.  Experiment with different types of vinegars and [...]

Finances

How to Handle Excessive Debt
October 13, 2010

How to Handle Excessive Debt

Excessive debt is something many people are faced with today.  It is scary, overwhelming, and can keep you awake at night with worry.  And while it is tempting to hide your head in the sand and ignore your debt, that does nothing to solve your problem.
1.  The first step in handling excessive debt is to [...]

Tax Free Shopping
August 4, 2010

Tax Free Shopping

Tax free weekends are a great time to save money.  Not all states offer tax free shopping weekends, but for the ones that do, plan your purchases and save a lot of money!  And if you missed a tax free weekend in your state, mark your calendar for next year.
According to the Federation of Tax [...]

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses
July 4, 2010

How to Save 6 Months of Living Expenses

How to Build an Emergency Fund
For many people living paycheck to paycheck, the idea of building up your savings account sounds daunting if not impossible.  But what if you could save up enough to have 6 months worth of living expenses tucked away for an emergency?  It isn’t as hard or far-fetched as it sounds. [...]

In the Home

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
October 23, 2010

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

After you’ve carved your pumpkins , roast the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Remove all of the seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Clean the seeds - remove all of the pumpkin and stringy pieces with cold water.
Dry seeds off and lay them on a cookie sheet.
Spray seeds with a [...]

Frugal Decorating for Fall
October 19, 2010

Frugal Decorating for Fall

Decorating for fall is all about bringing the beautiful colors of autumn into your home.  It is about the deep reds, oranges, and golden yellows of the changing leaves, as well as the beautiful colors found in pumpkins, gourds, flowers, and other vegetables.  When you decorate your home for fall, create vignettes in different areas - little [...]

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
October 15, 2010

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Make your own laundry detergent and save money!
We have a  thread in the Frugal Mom forum on how to make your own laundry detergent.  Thanks Pursuer and Marabeth for these recipes, as well as other Frugal Moms for sharing your ideas and insight!
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From Pursuer:
The Liquid Version
1/3 bar Fels Naptha Laundry Soap OR 1 4/5 [...]

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