Tag Archives: frugal

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

With the arrival of our newest Minnisingh member came many, many, many diapers and even more wipes. We used disposables for the first two weeks and I was shocked at the amount of garbage bags that piled up. Also, Lucien’s … Continue reading

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Update: DIY Clay Mask Powder

In case you needed a ringing endorsement about the DIY Face Clay Powder posted up a while ago, here you go! The wonderful Liverpudlian footballer (and my little sister), Amanda DaCosta, gave this a go when her skin was a … Continue reading

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DIY Square Top

I think we were going to spill the beans in a more exciting fashion, but I maybe it will happen in this post. I’ve left some clues in previous blog posts, but they were very miniscule. Can you see what’s … Continue reading

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Big Healthy Veggie Bowl

This pic garnered a lot of likes and comments on my Instagram feed, so I thought I would share the recipe. Super healthy, not too hard to pull together and just right for a one-bowl meal! Ingredients: 1 cup brown … Continue reading

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DIY Cork/Chalkboard

Phil did a great job with the hallway/stairwell posting, but there is ANOTHER big job that he just completed. I will leave it to him to post up the details of that one. In the meantime, here’s a fun DIY … Continue reading

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Cooking from Cookbooks: Tomato Soup

In another installment of Cooking from Cookbooks, I turn again to Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. This time, some comforting tomato soup for the wintry weather we’ve been having.  Of course, I couldn’t leave well-enough alone, so I added a … Continue reading

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Cooking from Cookbooks: Lentils & Rice w/Caramelized Onions

With the arctic blast or whatever new name that’s being given to the extreme cold comes warm, comforting foods. Like rice and beans. Only in this case, rice and lentils. And it has a fancy name too: mujadarah. In this … Continue reading

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DIY Clay Mask Powder

This past holiday season I went a little crazy making homemade gifts. Now that they are all out in the open, I can finally share some of them! One gift was this clay mask powder. I really like this because … Continue reading

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The Golden Pig

And now for some light-hearted, non-plumbing fare… We decided to get my niece a piggybank for Christmas. She likes money and we think saving it is a pretty good idea. You’ll never know when you buy an old house and … Continue reading

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Homemade Cereal

I don’t know how this obsession came about, but recently I’ve been craving cereal for breakfast. We don’t generally buy cereal. homemade oatmeal or muesli for us, but at work it’s nice to have a carton of cereal by your … Continue reading

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