Category Archive: frugal

DIY Paint Swatch Calender

  Make this paint swatch Calendar very easily!  It would have to change every month though, just choose different colors to match that month….. . Just line up the paint swatches within a glass or plastic picture or poster frame. Very cool! So easy to make and would look cool in any room. I have …

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9 Clever Things To Do With Toilet Paper Tubes

  I love re using items that everyone else throws away. As a semi large family, we go through toilet paper and instead of recycling, reuse the tubes from the middle to create some awesome projects. See what cool projects you can use below: 9 Clever Things To Do With Toilet Paper Tubes

Canning Garbanzo Beans for Hummus

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  Some people find that hummus has a very off flavor and most of the time it’s from the tahini or some recipes use so much lemon juice it overwhelms the other ingredients. I am just happy that I can put up the garbanzos (chick peas) in order to have them at the ready to …

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Beeswax candles are our newest obsession! Not only is pure beeswax a beautiful golden color, it has a cleansing effect on the air in your home. Beeswax is naturally scented. I love the scent. It’s fresh and pretty, but not overpowering… a little bit like honey! We purchased 5 pounds of pure beeswax from this Etsy …

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Two Ingredient/Two Minute Cherry Ice Cream

Some tastes are summer in your mouth. This is one of them. When the weather gets gloomy, and the great overcast sky of Seattle forms a continuous ombrey of silver-darkening-to-slate with the damp pavement, this is the flavor that recalls sun on your neck and trips to the lake. This is also the recipe that justifies …

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How To Turn A Mason Jar Into A Fermenting Crock

  So here’s how to turn any mason jar into a damn fine Pickl-It style fermentation crock for about $10, or way less if you already have a reCAP Mason Jar lid (which you should, because they rock and are definitely not unitaskers). To DIY a very serviceable lacto-fermentation crock, you will need: 1 airlock. $1.75 at your local homebrew store. 1 rubber bung (hee …

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Three Secrets To Crispy Pickles, And A ‘Lost Recipe’ Found

  Whether you’re a veteran canner or you’ve just discovered this hot trend and want to get in on National Can It Forward Day this weekend, you know that the ultimate test of a good pickle is whether it’s got some crunch to it. I am yet to try my pickles. This article makes me want to …

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