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Frugal Living by Sara Noel

Frugal Living by Sara Noel
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101 Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year! There’s a little something for your home, gifts for friends and ideas for your children to share at school. It doesn’t have to cost you a ton to make Valentine’s Day super fun. Many of the ideas here can be made without another trip to the store! Make it a handmade holiday! That should give you some ideas and make you look like the Creative Diva you really are…right?! New for 2013 — 101 Valentine’s Day Printables {Free!} You’ll also find tons of sweet printables for gifts on this list of 101 Pretty Printables. Looking for something for that special man in your life? Feel free to share it with your friends…they’ll think you are the bestest friend in the world! ~Kim Hooked on Tutorials?

Free Things to Do - Free Tips on Saving Money at WomansDay As much as I love the word, I have to admit it makes me suspicious. Just this week I won a “free” vacation, but the fine print says I need to send in a cashier's check to claim my prize. Sadly, “free” is usually a sneaky way to clean out my wallet. But every now and then an exception comes along that's truly free-no strings attached, no hidden agendas. Business cardsVistaPrint is an online printing company known for its amazing offer of 250 free business cards. Why's it free? Expert computer helpIf you've ever had a computer problem and wanted to pull out your hair in frustration, this is for you. Why's it free? Spanish lessonsWant to learn the basics of practical spoken Spanish? Why's it free? Business classesLearn everything from how to write a business plan to how to finance your venture through the Small Business Administration's website (sba.gov). Why's it free? Credit reportIf you haven't done this already, do it now. Why's it free? Why's it free? Why's it free? Why's it free?

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

After Ditching Auctions, Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Hits Half A Million Downloads EggDrop, essentially a mobile app alternative to Craigslist, is starting to pick up steam. The company now boasts half a million downloads of its app on iOS and Android, with $8 million in listings from across the 50 U.S. states and the U.K. (EggDrop’s top two markets). The app originally launched last June, backed by $1 million in funding in a round led by BlueRun Ventures and SV Angel. With the first version of EggDrop, the idea was to introduce a somewhat unique pricing model – the “falling price” auction. As it turned out, that system didn’t prove to be a hit with users. “Sellers tend to be very protective of their minimum price,” explains co-founder Dan Zheng as to why the original model didn’t really take off. Now, sellers just create a normal listing with whatever price they want, and leave it up indefinitely, if they choose. Interestingly, one of EggDrop’s key selling points – its ability to cross-post listings to Craigslist – hasn’t had a major impact on the app’s adoption.

Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap 8 weird ways to make extra money It is very sad that none of you know how important is to donate plasma. For patients with primary immunodeficiency...y​​ou are born with a genetic disorder that can not fight any infection. A minor cold would be life-threatening. Even if you get paid, it does not take away that is saving a life, and it does not take away that you are doing something good. @Blood donor: it is not illegal to compensate people. I do not think is immoral or illegal or unethical to pay plasma donors. Many of us would not even think about it because the "money is not worth it"...2 hours for a few bucks...but a life is worth it, and thank goodness that they get paid, so at least there is an additional incentive to return every week. So, before you talk, or judge, think past your social perceptions.

Make It and Love It How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come from? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers. While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. So what am I to do? December 25, 1999: March 2000

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. 1M+Measure 1 Tablespoon of Knox Unflavored Gelatin – 8 oz unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. 1M+Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. (Visited 24,518,886 times, 566,445 visits today)

Savings Experiment: Cutting the Cord on Cable TV's Pricey Monthly Bill OK, so you can't stand to miss Bravo'sThe Real Housewives of Atlanta or those great documentaries on The History Channel (we admire your eclectic tastes), but are those steep cable bills making you want to pull out your hair along with the cable wires? Take a deep breath. The era of digitized content is ushering in a new wave of cost-saving viewing: From streaming-video websites to digital media providers, these alternatives to cable TV might prompt you to chuck the cable box for good. The High Cost of Cable For the price that many Americans pay for cable TV, they can enjoy a mini vacation. Comcast's high-end premium package -- complete with on-demand channels -- will set you back $1,277 annually. The first step is to take inventory of what you like to watch so that you can tune into the alternatives. Free TV If you want a broader selection of programming from a single source, tap an online TV site, the best known, perhaps, is Hulu. Pay Options Connecting to Your TV Final Savings

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