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Make Your Own Artwork

By July 16, 2016 Frugal Decorating Ideas

Photo by Suzzycue

This is a cool photo, I took of the special full moon, we had a month or two ago. It was special because we had two full moons in one month, which has not happened for thirty years.

These special photos that we love ,you can take to Walmart and they can make poster size pictures from them. Then you bring them home, make a frame from tin cans and hang them on your walls. I guarantee, you have just created a vocal point that will be a great conversation piece 🙂

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DO It Yourself Cork Craft Reindeer

By July 14, 2016 Frugal Decorating Ideas

Photos by Suzzycue 🙂

 Now that the holidays are over and were thinking about resolutions what can we do to keep our hands busy, instead of eating or drinking?

If you had holiday celebrations, like our family did, I’m sure you have an abundance of wine corks. For some reason, they are precious to us. We do not throw them away. We keep them in drawers, cupboards ,tackle boxes, and even jewelry boxes because that wine cork comes with precious memories. These Cork Reindeer Decorations are easy to make, into something precious, to save and bring out holiday memories for next Christmas.

These reindeer decorations are very simple to make with a glue gun, some felt, small sticks, 9 corks and one champagne cork that we all toasted the New Year with. You can make these with your kids and save them for next Christmas celebrations or you could put hearts on them and give them for Valentine’s Day which is coming up next.

I wish all my Friends and Family and Followers a very Prosperous Healthy Happy 2016. Cheers… the more wine you drink the more reindeer you can make 🙂 Make a whole herd of reindeer and decorate them for any occasion.

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Reuse Recycle Reinvent

By July 14, 2016 quick frugal tips for food

Photo by Suzzycue

Did You know you can freeze your beats after cooking them, instead of taking the time to pickle them? This is a much quicker way to do it with less fuss.   They are just as good when you add salt-pepper and balsamic vinegar to them after they have thawed out. This is an example of reinventing to save money and time. Also save the juice after you boil your beets, until tender, to make a batch of beet wine. 🙂

The frugal advice most people give you is to recycle, reuse, which is very easily done after these beets have been eaten.

I am writing this post because one of my readers said when they freeze vegetables they are always full of frost in the freezer.

I can reuse the bags again as long as there has been no meat products in these bags. They can be washed, kept in the fridge and used again to freeze any vegetables until they get a punctured hole in the bag. Or don`t reuse them if you cannot get them really clean. I usually run hot boiling water from the tap to rinse them and then dry them over bottles in the fridge door.

They also have to be dry again before reloading them or black mold can form. The best freezer bags I have used are Zip lock Double Seal. You must use freezer bags and not sandwich bags to freeze with. The bags mentioned about do the best job of keeping the frost out of your food and you know they are completely sealed when the seal turns purple:) They will stay good frozen for three months but they never last that long in my house. 🙂

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Frugal Space Saver

By July 13, 2016 Frugal Life hacks

This brilliant idea and photos, I attribute to @Attosa and her Mom

 When I saw this I had to share it with you. It is such a fun, frugal idea that will save space in your spice cupboard. If you want this a bit stronger use real tin pie pans. We all have them and I think I still have my marbles:)
Need to make Lazy Susan:  2 aluminum pie plates and some marbles in between. It could not be easier. The pans will also keep the spices from falling over. Great idea:) Attosa’s Mom
I now have one of these in my cupboard and it works great 🙂

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Coffee Ice Cubes

By July 12, 2016 quick frugal tips for food

 Photos by Suzzycue

When I developed heartburn a few years back ,a friend of mine suggested putting ice in my coffee to stop it happening. I thought…  I would give this a try. I was delighted that it really does work and have been drinking cold coffee ever since.

The only problem is, the regular ice cubes dilute the coffee.

Then, I thought what would happen if I saved my old coffee ( a very frugal idea) and froze it.

I would not only save money by not dumping it down the drain but brown cubes look and taste great in a coffee. These coffee cubes would look awesome for Christmas in a Kahlua and milk cocktail.

You can also use this trick with Tea or lemon juice, to put lemon juice ice cube in your iced tea.

This is a fun way to get your children to drink more water. Try making ice cubes out of orange juice,  apple juice and lemon juice to give them a more healthier drink to have.

Cheers to my readers and bottoms up:)

Don’t forget to recycle your old CD’s to make sparkly coasters for your drinks. They work great 🙂

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