Dehydrating Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

Fresh and dehydrated tomatoes

Ever wondered how to capture that intense summer flavor of basil and the rich sweetness of homegrown tomatoes all year round? Well, look no further! Dehydrating tomatoes and basil tusing a dehydrator is not just a way to preserve these flavors, but it’s frugal too. Dehydrating fresh tomatoes and basil is a great way to preserve the harvest for use throughout the year. I like to do both at once, since my dehydrator has enough room, and the house smells amazing!

Secrets to Getting the Best Deals on Clothes and Shoes

Black pumps with silver studs, black & white floral scarf and tweed bag

Are you tired of paying full price for clothes and shoes? Shopping for fashion items can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. With a little bit of know-how, you can score some amazing deals on the latest trends and timeless classics. In this article, I’ll share my secrets to getting the best deals on clothes and shoes, so you can look great and feel confident without overspending.

Make a Shopping List and Save Money

A shopping list and grocery cart with groceries.

Ever find yourself aimlessly wandering the grocery store aisles, throwing items into your cart without a plan or purpose? It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and overspend on groceries you don’t really need. Or have you ever gone shopping, only to come home and find you already have what you just bought? Or that you really need something – after you get home from the store. And then have to run out again?

Let’s not do any of that anymore, okay? We’re going to plan ahead with a shopping list, because having a list is the key to save money and time! In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of using a shopping list and I will provide you with a free template to get started.

Essential Tools for DIY Projects

Several of the essential hand tools every DIYer needs.

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, or have a goal to become one, having the right tools can make all the difference. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, having some simple tools are essential if you want to save money on repairs and do some DIY projects. But with so many tools out there, it can be hard to know which ones are really essential. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most important hand tools every DIYer should have in their arsenal.

How to Make Egg Carton Roses

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make roses from recycled cardboard egg cartons

Creating beautiful roses from recycled paper egg cartons is not only an enjoyable craft activity but also an eco-friendly way to repurpose waste materials. With a few simple tools and some patience, you can create stunning decorations for your home that are sure to impress. This project is also a great way to involve kids in a fun and educational activity that teaches them about the importance of recycling and sustainability. By following the step-by-step instructions and using your creativity, you can make beautiful roses that will add a touch of charm and elegance to your home décor. So, grab your supplies and start crafting today!

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Laundry Costs

White towels hanging on a clothesline to reduce laundry costs

Let’s face it, doing laundry is a necessary chore that nobody really looks forward to. But what’s even more frustrating is the cost that comes with it. From laundry detergents to water and energy bills, the expenses can add up quickly and take a toll on your wallet. The good news is that there are some easy and practical ways to save money on laundry without sacrificing cleanliness or quality. In this article, we’ll explore some useful tips and tricks to help you reduce your laundry costs, so you can keep your clothes fresh and your budget in check.

Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Groceries

Grocery cart filled with groceries. Click to read my ultimate guide to saving money on groceries

Various ways of saving money on groceries, including making a grocery list and sticking to it, comparing prices at different stores, buying in bulk, and purchasing seasonal produce. It also suggests taking advantage of sales and discounts, and planning meals around items that are on sale. Additionally, it recommends avoiding pre-packaged or convenience foods, which tend to be more expensive, and opting for generic or store-brand products.

What to do with Leftover Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut in a dark wooden spoon on a lighter brown wood background

If you’re a fan of sauerkraut, you know that it’s not always easy to finish a whole jar or can any time soon. But don’t worry, there’s a simple solution! In this post, I’ll show you how to store and freeze portions of leftover sauerkraut, so you can enjoy it for weeks or even months to come. So let’s get started!

How to Create Wearable Art

Handmade, original sleeveless khaki woman's top, hand stamped in original design stamps in colors of olive drab and navy blue. Top is hung on a natural branch against the side of a weathered grey wood outbuilding.

In this post, I’ll show you how to create your own wearable art by hand stamping plain fabric. With just a few simple tools and techniques, you can turn plain fabric into a one-of-a-kind piece. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, these step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of creating your own unique fabric designs. So, get ready to unleash your creativity and start making your own hand-stamped fabric designs today!