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Entries from October 2007

Potatoes – a Quick and Thrifty Meal

October 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Potatoes have always been one of my favorite budget stretchers. You can make so many recipes with them: Mashed potatoes French fried potatoes Baked potatoes Potato salad Potato soup A five pound bag of potatoes doesn’t cost much either. If the grocery budget is tight, potatoes could be the answer. Early in our marriage one […]

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Tags: Save Money

Frugal Fridays: The Concept of “Play Clothes”

October 12th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Once again, I have a frugal tip from my mother. When we were little, she separated our clothes into two categories: “good,” and “play clothes.” The “good” clothes were for school, church, and other social occasions. They were always kept clean, pressed, and as close as possible to new condition. As soon as we came […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Fountain

October 10th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved.

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And The Gloves In A Bottle Winners Are …

October 9th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Last week I blogged that I had two bottles of the new shielding lotion, Gloves In A Bottle, to give away to two lucky commentators. The contest is now over. A total of eight folks left comments on the Gloves In A Bottle post. I used a random number generator to select the following lucky […]

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Tags: Fun Stuff · Sponsored Reviews

Frugal Friday: Make Your Own Children’s Modeling Clay

October 5th, 2007 · Comments Off on Frugal Friday: Make Your Own Children’s Modeling Clay

My tip this week is a fun one for the younger kids at your house and it’s something I fondly remember doing with my own mother as a child. There are many commercially sold modeling clay compound available on the market, but did you know that you can make your own modeling “dough” with ingredients […]

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Tags: Frugal Fridays

Gloves In A Bottle — A Product Review (and Giveaway Contest)

October 4th, 2007 · 15 Comments

My skin is dry, and I really hate the way that dry skin feels. So, when I was asked to review a new moisturizing skin product, Gloves In A Bottle, I jumped at the chance. Gloves In A Bottle is one of a new generation of skin care products known as shielding lotions. Shielding lotions […]

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Tags: Sponsored Reviews

Wordless Wednesday: Not A Chair!

October 3rd, 2007 · 10 Comments

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved.

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October Giveaways and Contests

October 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

It’s time for my monthly giveaway post. October is a good month for contests. Here’s what I’ve unearthed so far this month: I’m not just a mom .. .I’m a Home Mom – As usual, this blog lists tons of contests. One of her giveaways is an advance DVD copy of a new show for […]

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Tags: Fun Stuff

94th Festival of Frugality

October 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

The latest Festival of Frugality is up at MyTwoDollars. There are many interesting entries in this festival, but I thought I’d take the time to point out a few of them: How to Send Your Kid to College with no College Fund at Savvy Frugality. The tips revealed here will probably put a lot of […]

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