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9 Homemade Beauty Products That Make Perfect Frugal Gifts for Her

I grew up in the 90s, when every girl got either a shower gel gift set from Bath and Body Works or a collection of Lip Smackers lip balms as a gift for basically any occasion. As nostalgic as these things make me, the ingredients make me shudder. I have a (general) rule that if I can’t pronounce it, I don’t use it. I’ve been on the hunt for some frugal homemade beauty products to make as gifts for the ladies in my life, especially as Mother’s Day draws near. One of  ...

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5 Eco Friendly Paper Towel Alternatives to Save the Trees and Your Budget

When it comes to making the transition to an eco friendly lifestyle, one of the easiest changes to make is to stop buying paper towels. Not only does this save you quite a bit of money, it reduces a huge strain on the environment caused by the paper towel industry. Don’t believe me? Here are some quick facts about the impact of using paper towels: Paper towels cannot be recycled. This means an estimated 6 million pounds of paper towels wind up in landfills every year. Paper towels  ...

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Urban Gardening Wish List

I am a firm believer that “to grow your own food is to print your own money.” Imagine the amount of money that would immediately open up to you if your grocery budget was significantly decreased! Thanks to the Urban Gardening movement, it is now completely possible to grow your own food, even in small spaces. I’ve been combing through Amazon, putting together my wish list of urban gardening supplies. We are renting, so even though we have a small front yard (no back yard),  ...

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Skip the Salon: DIY Haircut for a Long Layered Hairstyle

I’ve done all sorts of crazy things in order to save money. My most recent? A DIY haircut for a long layered hairstyle. I have cut Peter’s hair since we were first married. Using lots of pictures and the best set of clippers ever, I have successfully managed several easy mens haircuts for him including mohawks, faux hawks, and crew cuts. When it comes to my hair, though, it’s a sad story. My last professional haircut was the big post-wedding chop (almost 2 1/2 years ago!)  ...

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