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How to turn a letterbox full of Junk Mail into something useful

  I recently watched a YouTube clip on How to Make a Basket from Newspaper. It inspired me to make my own, substituting used glossy, coloured catalogues as I didn’t want to get newsprint ink all over me. Here is

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Posted in crafts & home, gift ideas

How to Save Money & Improve your Health

Why pay to visit the gym when you can take up gardening. It’s a great form of low-impact exercise that can improve your health in many ways Get Grounded The simple act of getting your hands in the dirt, walking

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Posted in garden, health & fitness

How to Repurpose your Food Scraps and Green Waste

Everyone should compost their green waste. It makes economic and environmental sense. There is a method to suit every household, whether you live in a house, townhouse or apartment. Composting Methods: Lidded Bin System Tumbler Worm Farm Hot Composting Fermentation

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Posted in garden

How to take the LBD approach to making Stylish Décor Savings

Decorating your home can cost a motza if you slavishly follow and purchase all the latest trends. However there are some things you can do, without busting your budget, to update the look of your home. A home should, first

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Posted in home décor

Save Money by Shopping in your own Pantry

If you have been following my $21 Supermarket Challenge you will know that I have cleaned out my freezer of ‘forgotten food’ and am now working on clearing out my pantry. Chef  [my husband, still on crutches]  normally does all

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Posted in food, kitchen

How to get Fit on the Cheap

Staying active is crucial to good health but it can also make you poor as the costs of memberships and classes can really add up.  To help save some cash, try these cheaper options for getting an inexpensive but effective

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Posted in health & fitness

The $21 Challenge achieved …. well almost

Recently I wrote about the  $21 Supermarket Challenge  whereby I challenged myself to clear out the pantry, refrigerator and freezer of all the ‘forgotten’ food and then spending only $21 per week to supplement what I ‘found’ Well, I have

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Posted in food, kitchen
How to Repurpose Plastic Bottles into Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes made from Repurposed Plastic Bottles

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