Robyn Fed

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I love all you creative folks and I am really discovering my love for making beautiful memory journals. I never realized how addicting it can be to create with paper. I have more time now to devote to paper crafting, since I am done with my online college studies.

At 56 years young, I have just earned my Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Health Psychology. I cannot wait to begin work as a case manager at a mental health facility.

I have loved this site for years and years. I always go here to find answers or just to read. The reason I love this site is that it is so real and helpful.

Now that I have am through with college, I will be on here more. Love to all and I love reading all your posts and stories.


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My Frugal Holiday: Of Kids, Christmas, and Pets

Of Kids, Christmas, and PetsIt is that wonderful time of year again - December. The month of both of my daughters' births, and the birth of my Lord.


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Homemade Alternative to Bitter Apple SprayHere are a couple of recipes to make at home as an alternative to bitter apple spray. Use them to discourage inappropriate chewing by your pets.


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Homemade Door ScreenWe leave our front door open all the time but we need a screen because I hate flies. I put up a small pressure rod for a curtain at the top of our front door opening then I put one sheer white panel on the rod.


A collection of brightly colored cookie cutters.

ThriftyFun TipsI want to share what I do on a normal day, which I have learned or adapted from this site. Here are the things I have learned, which have saved me a lot of money and have helped me to lead a more frugal life, which brings a lot of happiness to me for some reason.


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Tea Tree Shampoo for Dogs with Yeasty Skin BuildupI have a German Shepherd that has to have baths due to a yeast situation on her coat, etc. I have to get her bathed and have it be efficient. I have tried bathing by putting shampoo on a dry coat. That never works. The next time, here is what I did. Keep in mind this recipe is for dogs:


My Frugal Life: Teaching Children About ToysThe last time I was at Walmart with my younger group of kids/neighbors, I noticed they don't seem to realize that a huge package with four small useless toys in it would be a waste of their hard earned dollar.


Set A Routine for Your Toddler

Set A Routine for Your ToddlerThere is nothing more calming to a child then having a more or less constant routine. Here is what I used to have as a day's worth of learning and fun when my little ones were too young for school.


Chicken wire being used in an outdoor garden.

My Frugal Life: Recycling In the GardenThere is nothing better than something cold in the hot weather, and ice cream fills the bill for us! I frequently plant pinto beans in these wonderful containers.


A blue betta or Siamese fighting Fish.

Caring for BettasI have to mention what good pets Bettas make. They are the fighting fish you buy in the little jars at the pet store. Of course, they need bigger bowls to be happy, like a goldfish bowl or a little bitty tank you can buy for a couple of bucks at Walmart.


A space ship shooting potatoes with a laser beam.

Food: The Final FrontierYes, I am an old school Star Trek fan. "These are the voyages of the . . ." Oh ok, I will come back down to Earth for a moment and talk about how I am feeding my family.


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Fall Recycling ProjectsAt our house, we are celebrating the cooler weather and watching, photographing, and being awed by the beautiful colors and hues of the trees all around us. This time of year is special, since we get the house and the surrounding area ready for snowy winter months.


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