Natural Spider Repellent

Truth time.  One of my biggest fears is spiders.  I know it's silly.  I mean, I'm at least 200 times as big as them, and I have various methods of killing them (drowning, stomping on, blow torch, etc) but I still don't want them anywhere NEAR me!  Luckily, my 5 year old thinks it's funny that Mommy calls her to stomp the spiders, and she loves doing it!  I know spiders are important.  They do great, amazing things like keeping the insect... …
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Parenting Tip: How I Use Chores to Keep My Kids Motivated

How I use chores to keep my kids motivated and on task. Advice from a mother of 8.
[caption id="attachment_298041" align="aligncenter" width="560"] If you click on this pic you can find the baby bike seat I used for our bike ride... for those of you who asked. :)[/caption]As a mother of 8, I'm continually on the look out for new ways to keep my household running.  I know I'm not alone in this... even if you've only got one child at home, there are still messes to be cleaned up, food to prepare, laundry to wash, hugs to be given...... …
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Making Easter About the #PRINCEofPEACE

#PRINCEofPEACE - what is this all about? Allow me to step out of my normal blogging self and share something that is personal to me and near and dear to my heart. First of all... just what is #PRINCEofPEACE all about? Well, beginning March 31 and through out the duration of Holy Week, you can head on over to the #PRINCEofPEACE website to learn more about 8 core principles of PEACE. Why am I telling you about this?With Easter right... …
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10 Tips to Cleaning Your House Faster

Speed clean your house! For the times when you need to clean your home, whether you have guests on their way over or you just can't handle the mess any longer, but you don't have time for a deeper clean. Happens to me quite often! ;) Your house will be looking good, and quickly too, with these 10 tips!1. Have an Established System and Routine. Do a little cleaning, but do it regularly. The consistency keeps the house from getting too... …
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My Favorite Mascara and the Kroger Beauty Event!

Stock up on your favorite health and beauty products! I love when my Kroger store runs the Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale on cosmetics and health products! Seriously.You know you are supposed to throw out that mascara every 3 months, right? Sure, you can often prolong it a little longer, but the longer you go, the more you risk transferring bacteria back and forth from your eye and the mascara tube. And hey, mascara usually starts drying out... …
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Live on Less – DIY Household Cleaner Recipes

Over the past few months we've been testing out some of these homemade cleaner recipes. This is a great way to live on less: make your own household cleaners, and save major dough! Some of you may have missed them, so I thought it would be nice to put them in one easy spot!  If you're on Pinterest, feel free to pin this and share it with others!  And if you have another recipe you think we should try, email us at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot... …
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Copycat Recipe: Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Years ago I was introduced to fresh cheese tortellini with Alfredo sauce at a lovely restaurant at London's Heathrow Airport. I've been a big fan ever since.  I don't indulge too often, but I'm often tempted to.  Cheesy, rich, and classic, this copycat, Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce, is the easiest sauce you will ever make!  I cringe at the pricey bottled  stuff at the market.  Even if you think you can't cook, you can make this divine sauce in... …
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How to Save Money at the Grocery Store Without Using Coupons

So as we addressed before, many of you don't use coupons anymore... in fact, we don't use coupons like we used to either.  BUT that doesn't mean we don't love to save money!    Aside from watching the sales, there is another easy strategy you can use that doesn't take much more effort to help you save money.Use Rebate Programs From Your Phone! There are so many great rebate programs out there!  Generally, all you have to do is download... …
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DIY Garbage Disposal Bombs!

Make your own garbage disposal bombs! Garbage disposals are convenient and a great way to clean up dishes faster. If yours is used as much as mine is, you know it can start to get a little smelly. This is because we are regularly putting food waste down there and it doesn't always break up all the way and go down the drain. That means we have decomposed organic matter in our garbage disposal. Yep, I said it. That's the odor you smell coming from... …
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60+ Uses for Vinegar

Put vinegar to use in your household! There are so many amazing uses for vinegar! It is a must-have in my pantry. Use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, in your beauty regimen, in your cleaning routine, and more! Vinegar is inexpensive, easily available, versatile, and useful. I haven't tried all of these many vinegar uses and recipes myself, but I sure want to!FYI: A lot of people (and animals) don't like the smell of vinegar, but the odor usually... …
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