Store-Bought Kitchen Staples You Can Easily Make Yourself!

make your own brown sugar

I have a theory and it goes something like this...... My grandparents' generation was definitely a much more "self-reliant" bunch than my parents' generation, and likewise, my parents' generation was a great deal more "self-reliant" compared to MY generation. But as I look back over the years...I feel like we are coming back ... Continue Reading

How To Make An Origami Trash Can Out Of Newspaper!

newspaper bin

Ever since I set up my new home office a little over a week ago, it's been bugging me that I don't have a trash can yet!  It's on the list...I still have several things I need to pick up for my new digs....I just haven't been able to get to it. Yesterday I just happened to come across this idea for an Origami Garbage Bin made ... Continue Reading

A Natural Bleach Alternative

bleach alternative

I recently got an email from La June which included the words, "I need HELP Jillee!"  Well shoot, I can't possibly ignore that! ;-)   Actually what she needed help with is something I'm sure a lot of you probably deal with who live in a rural area. Not being able to use bleach in your laundry because you're on a septic ... Continue Reading

No-Slip Hangers – 3 Different Solutions!

no slip hangers

I have posted about making your own No-Slip Hangers once before here. These were pretty much life-changing for me! :-) I can't tell you how aggravated I would get over shirts, sweaters, skirts and dresses slipping off the ends of the hanger and onto the floor in a heap! It was almost a little ridiculous. You've heard of "road ... Continue Reading

Homemade “Shake and Pour” Pancake Mix!

homemade bisquick

  My neighbor Debbie, who lives 4 doors down the street from me, just happens to be the Extension Agent for our County. She a wizard at everything domestic and frugal! I really think that's what ought to be on her business card...Agent of Domestic and Frugal Wizardry! :-) She's the one that turned me onto the S.O.S. (Soup ... Continue Reading

Spooky Floating Cheesecloth Ghost

floating cheesecloth ghost

Let me just start out by saying I am not much of a Halloween decorator. About the most I ever do for this holiday is set out pumpkins early in October and then just before Halloween I carve a few of them. This year I went "all out" and added these cardstock bats to my front door! I even ordered a witch costume from ... Continue Reading