• Do it Yourself,  Managing Money,  Thrifty Moms,  Uncategorized

    Take the Thrifty Challenge

    Take the Thrifty Challenge Proverbs 31:13 says, “She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.” One way we can save more money at home is by expanding our knowledge and abilities. With 3 boys and 1 husband, I knew the cost  of haircuts would really add up over a year’s time.  With much practice, I have learned how to cut hair decently enough to pass as a fair haircut.  Perhaps there’s something that you can take time to learn to do that would save money for your household.  There is a wealth of information and numerous step-by-step videos online for almost any project you would like to…

  • Do it Yourself,  Organizing,  Uncategorized

    How to Declutter Your Home

    How to Declutter Your Home – Tips and Ideas I’ve been “decluttering” my home this summer.  It’s quite a task since things have gone astray during the past school year.  But, with a determined stride I’ve taken on the tasks. Three words to keep in mind when you decide to declutter your home… Storage, storage and storage. 1. Make sure you assign a place for everything. There’s one motto my dorm mom had when I was in college,  “A place for everything and everything in it’s place,” she often quoted. Decluttering simply comes down to finding a place for everything and making sure everything is in its proper place. And…

  • Cooking,  Do it Yourself,  Uncategorized

    How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut

    How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut Grab some cabbage and get ready to make your own homemade sauerkraut.  If you watch this video you’ll discover that it’s really not that hard at all…but may take some patience as  you’ll have to wait a while before you get to feast on it. Note for those saying “yewww!”…Even if you don’t like the stuff, it can be interesting to watch how it’s made. Men can make this too! Here’s a man in Alaska making his own homemade sauerkraut.  I think he’s really going to work up an appetite just fixing it! lol *Credit goes to Ruth at www.butfirstwehavecoffee.com who found these helpful videos…

  • Do it Yourself,  Uncategorized

    Homemade Medicine Ball

    Savings: $30! [caption id="attachment_65" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Homemade Medicine Ball - Savings $30!"][/caption] What to do with a medicine ball?  Exercise, use it to build strength and coordination.  You can find lots of videos online on how to use these balls.  Here’s one you can do in the privacy of your own home…. ]]>