Keeping Birds from Nesting in a BBQ GrillIn a frantic spring of trying to garden, paint my porch and deck and dodging raindrops, I neglected to check my gas grill! I had put duct tape over the holes on the sides of the cover, knowing I could get visitors.
My Frugal Life: Share Your BlessingsI live in west Michigan, which is experiencing unemployment rates far higher than the national average. I live on Social Security Disability with a small allowance for food stamps.
My Frugal Life: Be My BFFF (Best Frugal Friends Forever)BFFF? Yup, best frugal friends forever. These days, particularly in Michigan, frugality isn't just a chosen lifestyle, it's true survival! I'm over 60, disabled, widowed, with abso-posi-lutely no family; therefore, there's no one I can call upon in a pinch for an extra few dollars.
Pudgy (West Highland White Terrier)Pudgy was 10 years old on Valentine's Day, He is a Westie (West Highland White Terrier). My dear, late husband insisted for years that he really wanted a dog. We decided on a Westie because of their sunny attitude and good health.
Calculate the Best Prices at SupermarketsWhen at the supermarket, bring a little notebook with you, and a calculator. Write down all of your regular items and the price per ounce or the price for each item.