How to Make a DIY Compost Bin from Pallets

Adult|Frugal|Summer
DIY Compost Bin There's a lot of buzz around upcycling and using wooden pallets these days. People are making headboards for their beds, coffee tables, spice racks, vertical herb gardens. It's all pretty cool. So, one day about a month ago, my husband brought me 5 beautiful, mismatched pallets. Oh, what a good man... And what to build? I decided that since I am out in the garden so often and our teenie-weenie barrel composter was nearly full, we'd build a pallet compost... Read this post

How to Freeze Zucchini

Family|Summer|Gardening
If you grew even one plant of Zucchini you probably have so much you don't know what to do with it all! I sure do!  One of the best ways to preserve Zucchini is to freeze it.  It is SUPER quick and easy to freeze and has many different uses. ... Read this post

How to make your own Kinetic Sand and save big!

Crafts|Frugal|Kids
Sensory sands, like Kinetic Sand and Moon Sand, are a lot of fun for kids of all ages. They can be very pricey though! See what it's going for right now on Amazon HERE. With just a few ingredients - some you may already have on hand - you can make your... Read this post

3 Tips to Keep Summer Fun for Moms and Kids

Crafts|Inside The House|Kids
With weeks left until school begins, it can get really hard to keep the kids active, excited, and really enjoying the last bit of summer. As a busy mom, these last couple of weeks can be pretty stressful with trying to get the kids ready to go back... Read this post

Natural Spider Repellent

Adult|Frugal|Cleaning
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... Read this post

Easy Do It Yourself (DIY) Homemade Fly Trap

Home|Adult|Summer
The summer and beginning of fall brings a lot of great things like fresh garden food, pool parties, and all those awesome BBQs. It also brings flies. I don't think there is anything in this world more annoying than flies. Here in Idaho we have had... Read this post

EASY Way to Clean Stove Burners & Grill Grates!

Adult|Inside The House|Cleaning
Wipe your grill grates and stove burners clean! No scrubbing! I was talking with a friend recently about how she had tried everything to clean the gunk off of her gas stove burners and NOTHING was working. Then she tried using household ammonia.... Read this post

All Natural After Sun Spray

Adult|Summer|Natural
Summer is here! And all that sunshine usually calls for SUNBURNS! We've all had them and know just how uncomfortable they can be!  Regular Aloe Vera Gel has all kinds of extra ingredients, alcohol, water, glycerin, 4 more ingredients I've never... Read this post

15 Pool Noodle Activities For Kids

Crafts|Kids|Outside The House
My kids are always looking for new ways to be entertained, especially in the summer. Lately I have been collecting  ideas for cub scouts and girls camp and I came across so many things to do with POOL NOODLES. Here are some fun and inexpensive activities... Read this post

6 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

Home|Crafts|Kids
Happy summer! With the weather warming up, the kids are outside playing and everything is great until it becomes too hot to play! You probably don't want them sitting around inside on the Xbox, you need those creative juices to be flowing! Here are... Read this post

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Adult|Inside The House|Summer
Have you been thinking about starting your own herb garden? How useful would it be for you to have the herbs you need at your disposal anytime you need them? If you had a beautiful herb garden right in your own kitchen or patio, you could use whatever... Read this post
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