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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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.


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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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:


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.


My Frugal Life: Passing the BuckI pass the buck on expensive laundry detergent, and use my favorite dish washing liquid that I do hand washing in anyway. I use the extra money from not buying the laundry detergent and pass the buck over to fabric softener.


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My Frugal Life: This Is The Life of a Home SchoolerThis has been an interesting end to summer. It is not winding down in a quiet way, as it normally does, we are getting a new roof, and I will be happy to see it. We are ready for a new season!


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.


Waving Snowman Candles - several snowman candles  on table top

Waving Snowman CandlesThese are merry white snowman who wave happily at everyone who passes by them. They are full of seasonal cheer. I chose to do mine in black marker with pink cheeks!


Hand holding a red pet rock with googly eyes

Pet RocksI always get a smile on my face when I see these around the house, their big painted on smiles and google eyes are so adorable. I get all my supplies except for the rocks at Walmart.


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