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Joan K
I think what blows me away are all the products I think I "need' Slowly but surely I am trying to substitute baking soda, H2O2, lemon, etc for my cleaning products.
Peg Asus
Vinegar is one of the most miraculous products out there for replacing chemical cleaning products. We found a great spot remover recipe which takes time, but works great with hydrogen peroxide.
Tammy Burcham
I used vinegar the other night to get bugs off of my porch. Can't swear that it really worked, but, I haven't seen those bugs there since.
Laurel Cecil
Tammy, did you spray the vinegar around or what? Would it work to spray on screens?? Any kind of vinegar??
Kara Kelso
I use a spray bottle with vinegar and a little dish soap as an all purpose cleaner. It also works as a bug repellent, but I don't think as much of a bug killer.
Tammy Burcham
No I dumped it straight on the porch. I didn't even think to dilute it. Thanks Kara now I know what to do with the water from my cucumber and onions. Or I might just wash the windows with it.
Joan K
Thanks everyone for suggestions, Vinegar smells so badly I am reluctant to use it. I even tried soaking orange peels in it and it still smelled weirdo..
Peg Asus
I did an orange vinegar once too, I wasn't the hugest fan, I think in this case you almost have to "turn into the skid" and go with it - since it's so tart, go with more of a lemon scent
Kara Kelso
My daughter made soap for awhile so we still have bottles of fragrance oil we will sometimes put in the mix. Hides the vinegar smell nicely, but half the time we don't bother because it's not a big deal. To me a natural vinegar mix smells "clean" while the store chemicals just makes my throat start to close up.
Marsha Cooper
Making cleaners from natural products is so much better all the way around over using chemicals.
I do buy cleaners though when there is a good sale and coupon to match making them just pennies.
Sylvia Frazier
on an offbeat subject - kinda! i do buy spray "cleaners" for a replacement of insecticide, like raid. yes, you read right. makes one wonder what the heck is that stuff!!! give her a try - spray it on a bug, flying insect - it don't work so pretty good on the common house fly but all else will be dead in 5 seconds. i can't complain about the lingering smell, either
Tammy Burcham
I plant a few of my tomato plants upside down in hanging baskets and a few in pots. I bring them in doors when I need to. The latest in the year that I picked tomatoes from the vine was Dec 17
Nadine Tidwell
Thats awesome! I've heard good things about the upside down plant holders. Plus, who doesn't love fresh tomatoes all year round?
Joan K
Tammy --good to know! I have seen upside down plants. I think I was even given one I never grew but I never knew anyone who had success with them. TY
Tammy Burcham
I don't think you get as good of a yield as you would planting them int the ground.. I also use heirlooms I think they taste better but unlike hybrid the yield doesn't come in at the same time
Tammy Burcham
Your welcome Joan K. Even planted in pots the right side up they can be brought indoors when it gets cold. I don't have much good growing yard, a lot of shade. So I am doing my best at container gardening.
Joan K
Tammy there is nothing like home grown tomatoes is there. I live in an apartment now and missing the garden veggies.
Tammy Burcham
Home grown is the only way to go. Store bought have no taste and sometimes the color is suspicious looking. Joan, Next year I am going to try to make a garden out of a pallet. I seen it on swagbucks, I think then I just looked up pallet gardening. It will show you how to make it. If you have any kind of out door space like a patio or balcony.
Pegeen McConnell
I just met a couple who are living in the woods around the corner from me, "off the grid," They bought some property and will be building eventually, but for now they are living in a camper. No rent!
Tammy Burcham
I know of a couple that dd that. Also people living at rest stops until the cops find out. My Dad always said to own things out right. No payments.
Pat Veretto
I would love to live off grid like that, but it really takes two people to do it right. Add foraging and urban foraging and a few other ways to get freebies and you wouldn't have to have much of an income at all
Tammy Burcham
I wish I knew more about wild plants. I like to forage. Dandelions give me a headache so I leave them alone. I do like clover and have a yard full of it.
Heather M
Pegeen, it is great that they are forging their own path. Living like that will allow them a chance to get to better know that piece of land before they build in addition to being able to save more money in order to take that step.
Peg Asus
Man, some days we seriously consider doing something like that. I get so tired of all the stuff that ties us to money.
MacKenzie Drake
Even if we can't get completely off the grid, we can do some things to be less dependent on money. Growing and foraging food are both good, and those who know how to work with solar cells and so on can certainly reduce electrical use for things like charging batteries and cell phones pretty much on the go. To me there is quite a bit of overlap between frugality and alternative means to get what we need or don't want to do without.
Terry McDermott
I am very frugal. I try to keep a good car because my family lives off and I do a lot of driving. As far as furniture and appliance I look for used and bargains. I try not to use a credit card unless it is an extreme emergency. In other words I do not spend more money than I make.
Kenneth Cody
it sounds like you have a very good handle on your things and being frugal. I think the key too though is not living beyond your means. something most people could benefit from
Faye R
We live on a fixed income so we have to try to save every way we can We did not know that we were going to be disabled this early in our lives so we don't have a lot of savingsAnd we were blessed with 3 girls to take care of that we did not plan for so I try to make extra money and stretch everything as far as it will go This has taught me a lot about being frugal If you don't have it don't spend it
Danae L
That's pretty good! I'm trying to work on being more frugal. Once I pay off my credit card I'm only going to use it for emergencies, and I try to save on gas.
MacKenzie Drake
My roommate is doing that with his cards. I'm willing to carry the bills to some extent, but frugal is also important. I'm getting so the only money that goes out on my hobbies is what I make online. It keeps my spending short and gives me motivation to keep working.
Nadine Tidwell
That is a really good way to do things. My husband went crazy with credit cards when he was younger and it took us a while to get them paid off. Now we pay for everything out right, we just put it on the credit card for points and pay it off right after.
Joan K
I try to subtract in my checking account whatever I charge . I like the cash backs. I sometimes forget to do this but I like my system.
Darlene Atkinson
I do not have a credit card either, but have been thinking about getting one since we will have to rent a car next summer for our trip along the California and Oregon coasts. I had looked into renting a car and they charge more money if you pay cash.
Nadine Tidwell
I am frugal by nature. even as a younger kid. My mom always gave me **** for it, saying i was "cheap". Now, I have learned the difference between frugal and cheap and she is jealous of my skills! Frugality is an artform!
Sylvia Frazier
pegged it, nadine. it is an artform, practiced throughout life - or not. there is a whole of the not around. imagine, year 2030, teenagers now, then -having families of their own. let's look at what their eyes saw as they grew - spend, spend, work, work, spend, 2nd mortgage, credit cards maxed out, spend more and work (what a life!) ... then their ears have only heard complaints about where DOES all the money go? where is the artform in all that? crazy crazy world - we used to call it, keeping up with the joneses.
Nadine Tidwell
Lol! I am determined to teach my son the value of life. My husband grew up poor, but never learned any disapline with money. being married to me, has taught him a lot. If he wants something- he'll get it. Maybe not as soon as he'd like, but eventually! He wanted a PS4, so i buckled down and paid for it through my swagbucks earnings.
Kara Kelso
How's this for frugal.... we just picked our first jalapenos from the garden, which we took the seeds from and planted in recycled yogurt containers. Figure we will eventually transfer them to bigger pots since it's too late in the season to plant them in the garden.
MacKenzie Drake
That's great! Can you move them indoors to a sunny window once it's starting to cool off outside? Those decorative pepper plants we see at Christmas are just a small variety of hot pepper. VERY hot pepper, in my experience.
Kenneth Cody
Sounds pretty frugal to me, pretty cool too. My daughter likes hot peppers too. Whether its your first or 21st I'm sure it must feel rewarding to know you've grown it
Nadine Tidwell
That is very frugal! I am so envious of everyone with a garden! I wish I could have one where I live! Hope you get a great bounty this year!
Kenneth Cody
I really do want to have a garden, I'm not quite sure how to start though, we live in florida, lots of bugs and lots of sand.
Kara Kelso
Planning on having several plants indoors just to see what will grow in the winter. I haven't ever seen pepper plants at Christmas but that's a cute idea! We've got so many seeds still coming, I'm sure we'll try some different stuff as they come :)
Faye R
I have also thought about trying to grow some tomatoes inside because you can not buy a good tomato in the winter and I love fresh tomatoes more than anything We have so many right now that I am putting them in the freezer
Kara Kelso
How do they hold up in the freezer? I've tried canning a bit before, but not with a whole lot of success. Most the time we eat what I can faster than they grow, even when there are tons of them lol. Seems like it takes a lot of tomatoes to make one good sized can of sauce.
Faye R
Kara I put mine in the freezer because I lost them all one year when I canned them They are only good for soup or sauces You can't slice them ( oh I wish) I have about 400 tomatoes waiting on me right now but I wanted to try to get a little closer to my goal for today Once I go in the kitchen it's hard to get back to my computer LOL
Pegeen McConnell
I am wondering if they will germinate or if the peppers needed to be pretty much gone by too far to eat in order for the seeds to be mature enough. Let us know, please!
Kara Kelso
The green pepper seeds we saved from store-bought peppers are already sprouting (and actually, we have several in the garden that we started last spring from store bought small sweet peppers... they aren't blooming yet but about to). Not sure about the jalapeno seeds fresh from the garden yet. I felt they looked a little immature so they might not germinate, but we'll see.
Sylvia Frazier
my humble opinion is that everyone has completely loss their mind ! what exactly is it that you need to survive in a day of your life? make a list - don't worry, i will wait! for me, i have got to have hot water, for instance. that in and of itself requires little of what "normal" people feel that it takes. i do not need hot water 24 hours a day - especially over the course of time that i am asleep or not at home. yet, in your home, i am willing to bet, 365 days out of year (8,760 hours/1/2 of 1 million minutes) i can turn a faucet (actually multiple) on and get water hot enough to boil your skin. What is the lowest temperature available to set your hot water heater at? be creative - there are thousands of ways to be frugal (that used to be called good common sense)
Peg Asus
How much were you willing to bet, Sylvia? LOL I actually don't have hot water right away because we do have the water heater set at the lowest. In order to force hot water to our shower when we need it we also simultaneously run the dishwasher. I did just see a show where a woman took her frugality too far and she would go out and turn on her electricity for 22 minutes to let the water get hot, time it, take a 2 minute shower, then she went and turned the breaker switch back off.
Sylvia Frazier
bet ? o yeah ! anybody but peg's house !! W2G guys - got to admire good common sense. albiet, i don't understand how the dishwasher forces the water. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK - doesn't it take someone to just plain think OUT of the box??
Peg Asus
You know what, someone who is more knowledgable in plumbing or something might know, but my husband always says if we want the hot water to get there quicker, we should open up another faucet in the house in a close vicinity to where we want the water to get hot - it's weird, but it works lol
Sylvia Frazier
did not want encroach on my thumbs up for peg - i am not at all certain that frugality can be taken to far! however, i think as we become adjusted to living IN the idea of being frugal we can readily identify where our individual comfort zone lies. Assuming, this lady, peg, doesn't cut the electricity off to the entire house (?) there is absolutely nothing wrong with the way she saves on heating water. my hot water heater went "out" some time back and when i mentioned that i had practiced throwing the breaker on that heater circuit for *decades* (i don't think i ever made it to the part of explaining conversation) this is what i heard, "you can't do that. that is your problem - the breaker". the heck i can't!!! he didn't even offer the electrical device so i could see if the heater was getting electricity (with the breaker on, of course)
Peg Asus
Sylvia, it was a show called Extreme Cheapskates. I can't say for sure if it was just the one breaker she switched or not, but you know, I agree that we each get to that place where we are comfortable and we live how we need to. As long as you aren't hurting anyone else I say do what you gotta do
Kenneth Cody
Ive seen the show Extreme Cheapskates. I do like the show although some of those people are well, quite extreme lol Some things aren't for me, but its not my life so who am I to say really.
Faye R
Our water heater is in a storage room in our carport and the bathroom is all the way at the other end of the house My husband cuts on the hot water at the bathroom sink so it will run while he shaves and by the time he's thru it's ready in the shower but I tell him that its a waste of water if you are not using it he says Im cheap but I don't care Waste not Want not now to get my kids to stop wasting things is the tiket
Peg Asus
If you had met me 10 years ago, you would not recognize me. I was shopping and going out all the time to keep up with my friends. I really only just finally got in control of my finances and the hardest part was getting my husband on board. He really likes to spend and he always starts off a lot of sentences with "you know what we could use..." When I need to refocus him, we have a sit down and chat, but we've had to go as far as to have separate accounts because when we were younger he was a "we still have checks how can we be overdrawn" kind of person. He isn't that lame about it now, but I still feel that sometimes he sitll doesn't quite get it. He thinks about now I think about later
Heather M
It is good that you found your way out of that mindset and, for the most part, have gotten your husband on board.
Kara Kelso
I'm still working on my other half. Whenever he gets an idea to do anything, it usually has a price tag attached. "I just need this and it's only $20". Um, no. Find something around the house and make it work... we have a LOT of junk around here!
Peg Asus
oh MY GOSH Kara, seriously my husband is the same dang way - "but it's only $25". I feel like he just collects stuff - so he'll use it because it's useful, but it seems to have a limited use. I think in a perfect world we would be able to say "I'm looking for XYZ does anyone have one I can borrow for a week. Like a library, but for tools or anything else that is safe to borrow.
Heather M
Peg, there are actually some communities that do have tool-lending libraries. Portland and Seattle are two cities in which they exist.
Darlene Atkinson
I am more of a saver than my husband. Even now that my husband only gets disability he still spends money like crazy. I am trying very hard to save money for our long over due honeymoon and all he does is spend money. I try to limit how much he spends, but it does not always work. Like for my birthday he spent 51.00 on our meal out. I am looking for ways to save money on his meal.
Kris P. Bacon
Yep, I'm NEVER combining finances with my boyfriend, probably not even if we end up married. He's way too irresponsible, and instead of saving anything he just spends and spends on eating out and buying video games and music.
Darlene Atkinson
Before my husband and I got married we had a joint savings account so we can save for the wedding (his mom and my parents could not afford to pay for it all) and most of the money we had left over stayed in our savings account until my husband had lost his job then we needed the money to pay bills and survive. I am not working and the only income we have is my husband's disability, but I do keep track of our finances. I am making money online and also get amazon gift cards (which will help with Christmas).
Kenneth Cody
I use all my online sites for anything extra the wife and I want mainly because, we don't usually want much. Pretty much anything we do want goes right into the house anyway.
Bridget Jones
7/21/14. In my house, I am the saver and hubby is the spender. We have had separate bank accounts for years because that is just easier for my stress level.
Jessica Paton
The one thing I hate about living frugally and only buying clothing when it goes on sale is that sometimes it goes on sale and I need to conserve my money anyway. I have to decide between buying a new piece of clothing or saving my money and regretting that I didn't make the purchase. It's never a good decision in the moment.
Peg Asus
I agree. I told my son I was having a really hard time spending money today. They were having an amazing sale on sandals - the ONE thing I've been looking for that would make my fancy outfits a little more casual. I really like the look of those flat sandals that are a little bejeweled on the straps. Anyway, I couldn't find any that were the right price in the dept stores or Payless and today I found some at Walmart. I was so happy and they were 9 dollars. I did decide to get them, but it was hard to decide. They were on sale since it's the end of the season which is great as we have very warm weather or nice sandal weather nearly year round.
Jessica Paton
I miss the days when I was a kid and didn't have to worry about money! This frugal living deal is okay most days but when I have to make hard decisions it's even harder. Clearly whoever said money doesn't buy happiness never had money!
Kenneth Cody
Ahhh, to not have financial responsibility. Wouldn't that be nice! I do miss the days where I didn't have to worry about things. Now it seems everyone has their hand in my pocket before I do. I hate that no amount of money seems to be enough.
MacKenzie Drake
7/20/14 I get tired of the timing and having to figure workarounds or do without a lot of stuff. I wanted to do a sewing project recently and every time I turned around it was a change here, an alteration there or in one case handing off a shirt I had marked for adaptation to someone else who could wear the shirt as it is. It's crazy-making at times.
Kenneth Cody
My kids still don't understand it yet, we are trying to work with them on learning the value of a dollar, and working hard for what you want. No matter what I want them to know you have to earn it. Nothing is ever handed to you
Faye R
At least you are trying to teach your kids that they have to work for what you want or need Too many parents today just buy stuff to keep their kids quite for the moment Mine have to do chores for what I buy them and it doesn't hurt them at all I grew up doing chores I am thankful that my kids are learning the value of working for what you want I love them and could buy more but more is not always the best way to go
Alescia Donlin
We try to live as frugal as possible, but i agree, it is hard. I give serious credit to people who can commit to couponing, making homemade cleaners, detergent, etc. I try to live frugal by not impulse buying and using a cash only system.
Pegeen McConnell
I do couponing pretty steadfastly, but I've never tried making my own home made cleaners. I do have friends who have done that, though, and I ought to ask for lessons.
MacKenzie Drake
I have a friend who turned me onto the alternative cleaners, and a year or two later, she's only kept a few of them. Her focus is more on simplicity and minimalism, both of which can overlap with frugality, but in terms of keeping things simple and low-cost it helps to consider how much of something you actually use and how much time you put into making something compared with using the same time to write or work at something that can make you money. Some things, like vinegar in the wash in place of fabric softeners or dryer sheets, do make a lot of sense in several ways, including saving money. All the best in your experiments!
Kenneth Cody
We use a ton of vinegar in the house. Mainly because of its multiple uses. I like your friends concept. You can buy a jug of vinegar quite cheaply and can not only use it for glass cleaner but can use it for laundry among other uses.
Laurie Tam
I read a lot of books and some about rich people, In order for most of them to make and stay rich, they're frugal. they don't buy things on retail but get them on sale/clearance. On top of that, some use coupons as well.
Peg Asus
That's exactly what my aunt is like she buys EVERYTHING at clearance and she is very wealthy. She always looks for deals, but then in a way I want to tell her to stop because she is nice enough to give my kids a gift she got at the dollar store, but I want to tell her we would love it more if she kept the dollar.
Donna mills-summers
That is strange I been living frugal but not rich probably due to helping so many others in their life and myself going without always that my guess
Faye R
Peg I think I understand what you are saying about the dollar store My sister in law gives the kids toys from the dollar store all the time and they tear up the first time they play with them because they are cheap junk and I wish she would understand that wasting money on junk is not what they need to learn I wish she would keep her money and not waste it on stuff I end up throwing away
Peg Asus
One year for Christmas my in-laws went and bought about 50 items at the dollar store per kid. They thought it would be fun. I know they kind of had some fun buying it and all, but it might have been better if they'd picked something the kids actually wanted because it would have cost half as much and lasted ten times as long
Faye R
I'd rather they buy my kids a savings bond than buy all that junk I hate buying all that cheap stuff from China I think about what kind of conditions they are working in after seeing a show on a certain doll that is made there I won't name her but I will not buy it anymore unless it is a used one
Colene Pefley
Living a frugal life is hard work, but for many it is a necessity. It takes a lot of time, planning and dedication to keep it up. I am trying!
Pat Veretto
It can be hard, but if you look at it as a challenging game, you can have fun with it. See how long you can make something last, or see how creative you can get with saving electricity or using up food you already have. It's all in the attitude
Darlene Atkinson
It is hard Colene to live frugally especially when the cost of food keeps on going up. Every week I go grocery shopping and it upsets me because no matter how little I buy the more it costs. Meat and vegetables seem to be going up. I do not buy any junk food and yet I still end up spending a lot of money on meat.
Kenneth Cody
We really try to pay attention to what we are doing and spending, leaving the house and staying home. It all cost money.
Bridget Jones
7/21/14. It is hard work and I am often reminded of the phrase "you can't save time and money" I just try my best to make the most of what we do have and not purchase things that we don't need. Staying home and off amazon are the best ways for me to save money
Pamela Estepp
It's getting harder and harder. I'm on a fixed income. If rents go up any more, I'm homeless. And groceries? Please! I'll be eating cat food soon. But cat food is high too!
Darlene Atkinson
I am so sorry Pamela. I am, not sure if this helps, but I know I buy a lot of eggs and pasta (both cheap items) and eat this all the time. I know that pasta is not healthy, but it is better than starving. I hope that making money online helps you out a little. Have you looked into food pantries.
Pamela Estepp
Not yet. I feel there are people who need them so much more than me that I hesitate to go.
Barb White
I feel your pain Pamela. I am so thankful for these money making websites, if it wasn't for these I would be completely done for.
Pamela Estepp
Me too, Barb. There's several I would like to sign up at but they primarily cater to people with smartphones. I have a basic cell, so that leaves me out of several things that could help.
Heather M
Pamela, foods such as lentils, split peas and dried beans are all healthy foods and are fairly inexpensive-- especially when bought in bulk.
Pamela Estepp
I think the worst thing is not being able to get the extras. For instance, I BADLY need a new sofa. I have been having a lot of neck and back pain and I have a sofa and mattress that need replaced. I can't afford either, so the neck and back pain continue. But I'm whining...so I am going to shut up now. LOL. Sorry everyone!
Barb White
You are not whining! Feel free to talk about it, it may make you feel better to get it out. Big hug!
Heather M
Pamela, I hope things get better for you. Just remember that you are not alone in struggling to keep afloat; there are many others in a similar boat.
Pamela Estepp
I know Heather. And thank you. There are so many people in worse situtions than me. I try not to complain.
Pegeen McConnell
That's why this website is so great. I always get the paypal rewards. If you are doing that, you can put it right into your bank account from there and use it for necessities!
MacKenzie Drake
The Paypal does make a big difference for me. I don't make as much each month as I could or perhaps should, but it's a great addition nonetheless.
Faye R
Every little bit helps all of us Im trying to stop smoking because that is a big waste of money and bad for my health but it is soo hard I want to cry but I keep telling myself that it is for the best Both of us smoke and that is $11 a day times 30 what a lot to waste And Pamela don't ever feel like you are complaining we are all in the same boat and have to help build each other up
Tracy D
We try to live frugally. It's hard in this economy. Everything is so expensive. Just feeding my family of 7 would put us in the poor house if I didn't skimp and save.
Angie Martin
it hard tracy, I agree. but there are ways to make it work. We use coupons and ad match walmart. Target also are great deals- we use the store coupons, cartwheel and mobile coupons and some really great deals.
Kristi Anglen
The worst part is trying to eat healthy on a small budget. There are coupons out there for unhealthy stuff, but it's more difficult to find bargains on fresh produce and meat.
Bridget Jones
I agree about it being more expensive for fresh food. I have found that the Mennonite market is the best price for fresh produce. The only problem is that I tend to over buy.
Angie Martin
you are soo right Kristi! There are TONS of coupons for that processed JUNK.but very few coupons for healthy foods. They're out there, but very few and far between. Checkout51 always has an offer for fresh fruit or veggie almost every week, its usually only 24 cents, but its still nice! And ive seen a few healthier coupons on hopster.
Stephanie Brewer
I stopped using paper coupons because of all the ones for processed food. But my fave store (Meijer) has an online coupon program tied to my phone number. They have coupons on there for produce all the time, plus I can earn a coupon for 5-6 dollars off my total for buying so much produce a month.
Angie Martin
that's awesome Stephanie! We don't have a Meijer close to us, but ive heard good things about them. Maybe they'll bring one to our neck of the woods someday.
Jennifer Neilson
That sounds like a great thing Stephanie. We also don't have a Meijer anywhere near us, but maybe other places will consider doing this as well.
Marsha Cooper
I really like that our Dillons (Kroger) sends out coupons on a regular basis. We always use the ones that are say $2 off $5 or more in fresh fruit. Usually there is also $3 off $10 from the freezer or something like that too as well as coupons for bagged salad, ground beef.
Bridget Jones
7/21/14. Marsha, I get the $X off $X produce and meat or total bill also. I noticed last month that the coupons were any active for about a week each and the coupon varied by week. I thought it was a bit easier when all 4 coupons were good for the entire month.
Sylvia Frazier
i am thrilled to have noticed this topic .. while people would say that i was always a frugal person ... if they only knew! i live a very unconventional lifestyle for the sake of funds and my own sanity. just one for instance - i own a mobile home with polybuteleye plumbing. crummy. due to the last leak i will ever have with it and come and gone. cut the "water-in pipe" to the trailer. all past history just warmed me up for that. working out very well
Marcy Machen
We save our bottles and glass for our neighbor, I think I have said somewhere else that he is in cub scouts and the bottles and glass will help pay for camp so it is for a good cause and he is a nice young boy and so are his friends..
Angela Hamon
Does anyone have an aerogarden? It seems steep but if the veggies grow for once I think it would be worth it.
Tammy Burcham
I am not sure what that is. Like a wall garden? I put my garden in hanging pots. They aren't doing as good this year as they have in the past. Do let me know what an aerogarden is. Please?
Angela Hamon
it is a tiny hydroponic system on amazon or sears. youtube shows lots of elapsed time videos. it looks amazing.
Tammy Burcham
This is what I thought you were talking about. hydorponic's works I word check more sources than amazon and youtube. you might just have what you need laying around to make it.
Pegeen McConnell
Whenever you buy something online, be sure to google "coupon code" for that company before you check out. I got 15% off one company and 40% off another that way this weekend.
Peg Asus
another good one is to check Retail Me Not and Fat Wallet and try to go through Swagbucks or Ebates or similar and you can get money back, points back, free shipping, etc.
Dorann Winburn
I always check to see if any of my earnings sites offer any kind of cash back offers for shopping online. I do a lot of my online shopping through swagbucks because they do have pretty good shop and earn offers.
Marsha Cooper
good idea....I hope to do more online shopping and checking with ebates and extrabucks before shopping....or any of my point earning sites. I would think we could still use a code we would find as well.
Kristi Anglen
That's a great tip Pegeen, and one I sometimes forget about. I get in a hurry to get something ordered and forget that sometimes there are coupons or rebates on sites that I don't go to very often.
Jennifer Neilson
I always look for a code and try to remember to go through ebates too. Also I usually won't order from anywhere online unless they're offering free shipping.
Pegeen McConnell
We save all our bottles and cans and take them in for redemption. We don't drink that many sodas, but often my hubby will pick up an iced tea or something like that.
Tammy Burcham
We don't have a place that redeems glass bottles any more. We don't even have a place for cans, except the scrap yard and you have to have a lot to make it worth the drive. have to pay close attention to what the going price for them is also.
Katy Fink
We save cans, then take them to recycle every few months. Daughter gets them from neighbors who don't want to be bothered storing until there are enough to make the trip.
We don't have deposits, so it is just scrap value, but she gets $50 or so every few months.
Tammy Burcham
Today my granddaughter and I passed the sewing machine store. I know that they have quilting contest or classes. My granddaughter looked at the sewing machine in the window. (antique singer) and says she wants one. I should have checked then but I will by the end of the week see if they offer sewing classes for her age. I will be saving for a sewing machine.
Nadine Tidwell
I wish my family had taught me how to sew. I can do a basic hand stitch for small holes, but it never looks very good. I hope to learn one day.
Tammy Burcham
I took home ec. in school. never could figure out how to thread that bobbin. What's more ironic my dad used to have an upholstery shop. He sewed all the time. I can remember my mom sewing also, making clothes for us every now and then. My mother in law gave me a good machine. That I managed to loose over the years.
Heather M
It is a useful skill to learn at an early age. Hopefully, the store is offering a class appropriate for your granddaughter.
Dorann Winburn
I don't know if any of the sewing stores offer sewing classes for younger girls but something else that you might check out (that might be cheaper too) is to see if your local 4H offers sewing classes. That is where I learned to sew.
Marsha Cooper
Our quilt shop has been offering classes for beginners and children and such. I really wish I could afford to take my grandkids to them!
Darlene Atkinson
I know that Joann's and local craft stores offer classes. I am taking classes because my mom never taught me how to sew. I am hoping that once my niece gets older I want to teach her.
Faye R
I took Home Economics in high school and it was by far my most favorite subject I loved sewing and cooking all my life I have taught myself some things about quilting and plan on taking some more classes in quilting
Joan K
Faye lol reminds me..The only thing I ever made was a gathered skirt in High School Home Ec..I hate hate hate sewing but admire those who like it and are good at it..
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