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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

If you ask me, homemade liquid laundry detergent is the way to go. Just knowing that when I buy it from a store I'm mostly paying for water makes me cringe. This homemade soap works wonderfully cleaning my laundry, with hot or cold water. I've used it with city water,...

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Planting a Low Maintenance Fruit Garden and Orchard

A fruit garden is an essential part of growing your own food. Don't worry, growing fruit is not as hard as it appears when you start with a little planning. Growing fruit at home is a fantastic way to reduce your grocery budget, add beauty to your home, and even feed...

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How to Divide Herbs

Increase your herb garden size and harvest by learning how to divide herbs for replanting.  This simple process is a great and frugal way to get more herbs either from your own existing plot or from friends and neighbors without having to start seeds or purchase...

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14 Easy Ways to Save Money with a Frugal Green Kitchen

A frugal green kitchen is a great way to not only save money, but to save on the amount of waste you produce too. I fully believe that living the simple life includes being frugal and debt free. For some it includes being a minimalist or living a "green" life. The...

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Canning Ham and Bean Soup

Spend a morning canning ham and bean soup and have jars of ready made meals quickly at hand. The great thing about canning soup at home is that it can be customized for your family's tastes and full of ingredients you can feel good about serving. Pressure Canned This...

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DIY Easy Knit Hooded Scarf with Video and Free Pattern

I'm a sucker for hoods. If it has a hood, there's a good chance I'll love it. This easy knit hooded scarf is one of my favorite projects not only to knit, but to wear too! The Garter stitch pattern uses the basic knit stitch which makes this scarf a great project for...

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Maple & Dried Apple Cookies

Make these simple apple oatmeal cookies using dried fruits, nuts, and hearty whole grain for amazing packed lunches and more. Using only maple syrup for sweetener dried apple cookies are made slightly healthier with the addition of wheat germ and rolled oats, making...

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Live the Debt Free Simple Life

Living the "Simple Life" can mean a lot of different things for people. It may be growing your own food, making food from scratch, being a minimalist, or just living your life with intention. Regardless of what your definition of "simple living" is, it should include...

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