How to Make a Lunchbox Silverware Placemat Roll
How to Make a Lunchbox Silverware Placemat Roll
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/14/2020 | 2 Comments
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Take your zero-waste lunchbox set up to the next level with one of these lunchbox silverware placemat rolls. Just slip your silverware and cloth napkin in the designated pockets; roll it up, and tuck it in your lunchbox. Then, unroll it at lunch time, and use it as a placemat.

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How to Make Reusable Sandwich Bags
How to Make Reusable Sandwich Bags
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/12/2020 | No Comments
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Here’s how to make reusable sandwich bags that are food-safe, easy to clean and built to last.

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How to Sew a Kitchen Towel
How to Sew a Kitchen Towel
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/09/2020 | No Comments
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Sewing kitchen towels is a quick and easy project, and a great way to use up your fabric scraps. Make enough to restock your kitchen. Then, make a bunch more to give as gifts.

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How to Make Cloth Napkins
How to Sew Cloth Napkins
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/01/2020 | No Comments
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My family made the switch from paper napkins to cloth napkins 18 years ago, and we’ve never looked back. If you’re looking to make a similar change, or simply need some cloth napkins for a special occasion, you’ve come to the right place.

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Free Stickers You Can Request Online
Free Stickers You Can Request
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/20/2020 | 8 Comments
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Lots of companies will mail you free stickers, if you just ask. Request them for yourself; surprise your kids with them; or tuck them away, and use them as stocking stuffers. Here are a bunch of free sticker offers that we tested.

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Free Stuff for College
Free Stuff for College Challenge
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/18/2020 | 1 Comment
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Our oldest daughter is headed off to college in the fall, so she and I recently put together a list of all of the things she’ll need to outfit her dorm and stock up on toiletries. Being a frugal kid, she’s challenged herself to see how much of it she can get for free, and we thought it would be fun to track her progress here.

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What I Keep in My Freezer
What I Keep in My Freezers
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/07/2020 | 2 Comments
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Here’s a look at what we keep in our freezers, including detailed instructions on how we package specific foods.

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My Favorite Curb Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/21/2019 | 7 Comments
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If you’re seeing this post, it means we’ve found something new. Click to check out our latest curb find, and see the other amazing things we’ve rescued from curb piles over the years.

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Aaron and Erin at Grand Canyon
Summer Vacation 2019: Week 3
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/26/2019 | 4 Comments
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Here’s the third, and final installment of our epic three-week summer vacation to California and back.

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Girls Inside Roots of Redwood Tree
Summer Vacation 2019: Week 2
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/25/2019 | 1 Comment
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The second week of our vacation was jam-packed with new experiences. Looking back, it’s hard to believe this all fit into one week. But it did, and it was a blast.

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The Bean
Summer Vacation 2019: Week 1
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/24/2019 | No Comments
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Phew! It’s almost October, and I still haven’t told you about the summer vacation we took back in July. Time to remedy that.

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Rock-Edged Garden
More Free Plants for the Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/09/2019 | 2 Comments
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Last week, my neighbor stopped me to ask if I’d be interested in a bunch of free plants. One of her friends had passed away recently; and the family didn’t want to deal with the upkeep of her garden, so we had permission to dig up anything we wanted.

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Goodwill Outlet Store Locations Graphic
Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/16/2019 | 30 Comments
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Goodwill Outlet stores are spreading fast. There are now at least 123 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Is there one near you that you don’t know about? Use our directory to find out.

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My Seed Collection
How to Get Free Seeds
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/09/2019 | 3 Comments
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Looking for free seeds to start or expand your garden? Here are a bunch of ways to get them.

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Family Picture on Back of Caboose
Cheap and Unusual Places to Stay
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/29/2019 | 1 Comment
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Hotels can take a big bite out of your vacation budget, and that’s a shame because they’re usually the least memorable part of your trip. Book some of these cheap and unusual places to stay, so you can afford to do more and stay gone for longer.

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