A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Air Freshner Ideas

Hop on over to Easy Projects for the Home at HGTV
HGTV video tips


  1. Put charcoal in mesh bags (charcoal absorbs odor)
  2. Put leftover candle wax in a lidded jar, make holes in the top (hammer a nail through the lid to make the holes). Leave in your car. The heat will melt the wax and emit a pleasant aroma


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton' Imagination Library  is a program to promote childhood reading and provide books free for children under the age of five. Go to Imagination Library for more information.
You may register your child here.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cleaning Appliances - Washer

With the new and not-improved appliances that are supposed to be energy saving comes a slew of other problems. The new washers do not seem to fill with water over 80 degrees (cold) even when a hot wash is selected. This causes buildup of bacteria, mold and gunk. The manufacturer solution is to purchase Affresh to clean the washer once a month ($12 for six tablets) on mine it specifically shows a setting for Affresh clean. Rather than going to the extra cost there are a couple of other solutions. A cup of bleach is also suggested in the manual for my Whirlpool Roper but you don't want to use the Affresh cleaning cycle but instead a regular wash.

Another suggestion is to use vinegar and baking soda.

Take a look at DIY Natural for instructions.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Bargains at Dollar Stores

Don't bypass dollar stores when shopping for Christmas decorations and wrapping. I was looking for a tree topper star and the only ones I came across were $10-$30, but when browsing at a local 99c Only store I came across one for . . .  99c. I love bargains.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas - Travel Tissue Holder

If you have a sewing machine, travel tissue holders are easy to make, don't use much material and handy gifts or stocking stuffers. Insert travel tissues (the cheapest are at the dollar store or DollarTree).