DIY

One Gallon Detergent Recipe for people who don't want to make 5 gallons at a time. This recipe is incredibly easy and is great for people with sensitive skin.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

I was complaining to a friend about the cost of liquid laundry detergent from the store that was both unscented and good for sensitive skin, I should have known better. She is just like me and very unsympathetic, I should have seen it coming when she said “Then just make your own.” That got me to […]

Sick of the choices at the store but don't have a lot of time to spend sewing? I made my own curtains in under and hour and for under $10. A great choice for anyone who wants something custom and easy!

Easy DIY curtains for under $10

I wanted to update my daughters room, but I don’t have a lot of money to spend around the house. Looking around the store, I wasn’t happy with their selection of curtains. Anything I actually liked was upwards of $10 per panel. $40 is two weeks worth of groceries for us, there was no way I could spend […]

Are you thinking of trying one of these new fangled raised garden beds? I built three in my back yard for the cost of nails alone.

Building a raised garden

I have very little time, less than enough for dealing with a new garden. Not with breaking the sod and dealing with weeds that always threaten to take over. While growing up, my mother had an enormous garden with asparagus, strawberries, and raspberries, everything else was weeds. Only the durable plants that came back year after […]

Ditch the dryer sheets with a cheap, easy, and chemical free alternative! Dry your clothes faster and make they mast longer with this simple trick. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

Getting rid of dryer sheets

I hate chemicals! In this day and age there are chemicals in everything, one of my daughters has very sensitive skin and so we can’t have any scented laundry detergent or dryer sheets. When I talked (complained) to a friend about it, she mentioned that her grandmother used to throw in a crumpled sheet of […]

Compost Bins for $5 - wanting to start composting without investing a ton of money in an expensive commercial compost bin? Make your own for a fraction of the price. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

$5 Compost bins

I hate throwing out perfectly good food. I have a gallon bag in the freezer that is full of scraps from my carrots, onions, celery, etc. so I can make veggie stock when it’s full. But there still is all the other things that get thrown out, egg shells, coffee grounds, banana peels, that I […]

Homemade Baby Wipes - Soft and moist, a big relief from the drying and chemical loaded baby wipes. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

Homemade Baby Wipes

I just love these wipes, they take only a few minutes to make and are so much better for diaper rash and sensitive skin than the store bought wipes that feel dry. You also get to pick out or design a cute container (I used a plastic Folgers Coffee can and spray painted it bright blue). Since […]