frugal Archive

Homemade Croutons

Posted June 26, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI eat salads at least 5 times a week. I love them, and they are a great side dish for me while I’m watching what I eat. I cannot have my salad if I don’t have croutons. From what I have noticed at restaurants a crouton is just dried bread. I will make rolls or loaves […]

1 Comment. Join the Conversation

How to Make a Recycled Notebook

Posted March 25, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI print a lot of things: coupons, newsletters for school, pictures for The Girl to color, things for Scouts, etc. When I’m done with it I have a stack of paper that I keep either for table covering during art projects, or I put it in the recycling can. Anything important gets shredded or filed […]

Be the first to comment

DIY Seed Starting Trays

Posted March 20, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetIt is March 17 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) as I type this with a dusting of snow on the ground and it is brisk 30 degrees out. This is not what we had last March here in Indiana. I had my garden planted and just waiting for stuff to grow. Sadly it was not a […]

Be the first to comment

DIY Zumba Socks

Posted March 3, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI am working really hard on getting back in shape again. I really love doing Zumba Rush on our Xbox 360. Somedays 20-25 minutes is all I have to spare, and I know with Zumba I will get a great sweat producing workout. The problem for me is our berber-like carpet. I have a lot […]

6 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Chore Chart Craft

Posted February 9, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI love crafts, and I especially love frugal crafts! The Daisy Scouts are going to be working on their Mari Petal (Responsible for what I say and do). A good way for them to earn this is with a chore chart. (This of course would work for boys as well!) The girls are in Kindergarten so I […]

4 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Posted January 27, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetTaco Soup has to be one of the easiest and most versatile soups I have made! My first taste of it was at our Cub Scout Fall Campout. It was great for a super cold night to have some hot soup to warm us up. They simply  used pots on the fire or camp stove […]

Be the first to comment

Make Your Own Sprinkle Pancakes

Posted July 28, 2013 By dealinanddishin

TweetPost contains affiliate link, but all opinions are mine. Update: I made some of these the other day, but was in a rush so I left the pumpkin flat pieces in and they turned out fine. I still would not use the big spider pieces..I have had those melt and leave holes in pancake. The […]

Be the first to comment

Recycling Project: Train Table into a Lego Table

Posted July 14, 2013 By dealinanddishin

TweetPost contains Affiliate Links. All opinions are mine, and no other compensation was provided. Disclosure. We have had this train table since my son was 4 (he’s almost 10 now), and it has becoming a table to play on with everything but the trains. His sister plays with it more than him, but it’s in […]

Be the first to comment

Time to Organize All the Barbie Stuff

Posted May 28, 2013 By dealinanddishin

TweetThe Girl inherited my old Barbies and all the accessories and various stuff! It’s everywhere, and she can’t find anything. I wish I had “before” pics, but I didn’t think of that until I was halfway done. Time to Organize All the Barbie Stuff (and other dolls) I got this three drawer cart pretty soon […]

4 Comments so far. Join the Conversation

Cleaning with Dryer Sheets

Posted March 10, 2013 By dealinanddishin

TweetToday I was doing laundry (isn’t that everyday??). Anyway while I was waiting for the washer to finish I noticed how dusty and grimy the dryer was. The detergent had spilt and had lint/dust was stuck on it. A used dryer sheet was on hand so I started to dust with it. That worked great, […]

20 Comments so far. Join the Conversation