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Hello!

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.

---Robyn

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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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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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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:

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sparkle (Florida White Rabbit)Here is Sparkle playing with the family and watching the dogs watch her. She is so adorable, our daughter rescued her from the local animal shelter. Sparkle is very affectionate and loves to be stroked and told how pretty she is.

 

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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.

 

My Frugal Life: Tips For SpringHappy Spring Everyone! Make dry erase boards of any size out of cardboard covered with clear wrapping tape. I have heart that white contact paper works too but I like to stick with the clear wrapping tape.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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