Coat Rack
Curb Find: Coat Rack
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2013 | No Comments
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Last Friday morning, I spotted what I thought was a flat screen TV stand in a curb pile. We pulled over to check it out, and it was actually an old coat rack. Score! I have one of these by my front door, and it does a great job of corralling all of our coats, hats and tote bags.

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Skirt Re-dye
How to Re-Dye Clothes
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/22/2013 | 10 Comments
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My sister is getting married this summer, and I’m one of her bridesmaids. A few weeks back she sent me an e-mail about bridesmaid outfits. Here’s what she had to say:

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Used Coffee Grounds
Uses for Coffee Grounds in the Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/21/2013 | 1 Comment
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Like coffee? So does your garden. Save the used grounds from your morning coffee, and use them to fertilize the acid-loving plants in your yard (things like azaleas, hydrangeas and blueberries). Then, after you have that covered, add some to your compost pile. Coffee grounds are a great source of carbon, and will help your compost to cook down faster. Planning a lasagna garden? Use grounds as one of your layers. Trying to keep the neighborhood cats out of your vegetable garden? Yep, they’ll do that too. See? Clearly coffee grounds are too useful to throw away.

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You Gotta Ibotta
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/20/2013 | No Comments
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It’s simple math: more coupons = more savings. If you’re already clipping, printing and downloading coupons, the next step on the road to coupon riches is the Ibotta coupon app. It’s a free download available for iPhones and Droids, and it can be used in conjunction with other coupons.

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Make Your Own Water Globes
Make Your Own Water Globes
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/19/2013 | No Comments
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Here’s a great frugal hack for you: instead of buying those “water globes” to water your plants, use vases instead. Just fill a vase with water, insert it upside down in the soil of any container-grown plant, and it will release water as the plant needs it – just like the store-bought version, but tons cheaper.

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