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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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!
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.
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: 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.
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.