Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Grow it Yourself--Produce in Your Backyard

Well, this one is kind of old.  I started to write it way back in the summer when my produce was just starting to grow.  I wanted to wait until I had a harvest to take an actual picture.  Now of course, the harvest is gone and so is the garden.

As I looked at my garden though, and the little work it took (except for those pesky weeds!) I saw my savings add up.  Each bunch of green onions saved me $1.50.  Each pepper was about 50 cents to $1.  Tomatoes saved HUGE amounts, since they are so heavy. 

Those pesky weeds did me in though.  I couldn't keep up.  Next year I'm doing something different--container gardening.  I've been told I won't like it, but I figure it'll be easier to pull weeds out of a giant pot than a giant rectangle. We'll see!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time Saver: Buy more than 1!

Did you know that bathroom cleaner will disappear just as fast if you buy three bottles at the same time or at different times?  I don't know what I was thinking, but for years we had just one set of bathroom cleaning supplies, and I hated dragging the supplies from bathroom to bathroom.  It wasn't until we got some cleaning help while I was watching 3 kids and 8 months pregnant, that I learned this tip.  It wasn't even the cleaning helpers was mine.  I thought it would be easier on HER if she didn't have to drag the supplies all over the house.  I truly am nicer to other people.  She only helped us for 2 months, and after that I realized just how nice it is to have cleaning supplies and paper towels in a LOCKED cabinet in each bathroom.  I also noticed how I might just whip out the supplies and do a quick clean just because its all there on a spur of the moment (and I hate cleaning bathrooms)!

Please make sure each cabinet is locked if you have youngsters!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2 months ago

So about two months ago I made a blog post.  Two months!  Unbelievable!  In my hiatus, we visited Disney World (will write about saving money here I promise!) for nearly 2 weeks.  I'm still trying to get back in my 'groove.'

Been doing a lot of Christmas shopping and trying to achieve my goal of completing it all by Christmas.  I'd like to write more about WHAT I've been buying, but my gift-receivers may be reading! :)

So, without further adieu, now back to your regularly scheduled (and posted on) blog.