Frugal Tips

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn for $0.25!


I’m 18 weeks pregnant and my stomach has not been my friend for the past 14 weeks.  I learned with my first pregnancy, however, that the more often I eat, the less nauseous I am, so I graze all day long until I finally go to bed.  Some of the baking posts that I have posted on here were the ... Read More »

DIY Crib Sheet from a Flat Sheet


Materials I used: a flat, flannel, queen-sized sheet, cut to 70″x45″ (you can make two crib sheets out of 1 queen sheet!) four 14″ lengths of 1/4″ wide elastic thread scissors sewing machine  My husband and I use a duvet on our bed, so when I buy sheet sets, I never really have a use for the top flat sheet ... Read More »

Stuffing the Freezer


Well, after a luxurious 13 months of maternity leave (well, ok, 11 months of luxury and 2 months of babysitting craziness), I returned to work this week.  I leave the house with the little guy at 8am, and we get home at 5:15pm.  He goes to bed at 6:30pm (right now, at least – we’re gearing up for that upcoming ... Read More »

Reusable Wipes


We have been doing cloth diapers for the past 6.5 years, most times having 2 in diapers.  Someday, soon, we’ll be done.  When we first started, I wanted some sort of reusable wipes to go with the diapers.  The easiest, cheapest solution was to make my own.  I started with any old recieving blanket (this is a good time to ... Read More »

Home Made Mulling Spices


When I discovered Epicure Selections, my favourite product quickly became the Mulling Spices.  A small scoop of this product can transform a normal can of apple juice into a festive, spicy, and incredibly delicious hot drink.  However.  Last year, on the eve of our annual Most Wonderful Time of the Year Christmas Party, I checked in our cupboard and alas!  ... Read More »