Frugalmom's blog

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fox

This morning I was on the couch with the baby while everyone else was still sleeping and I heard the chickens go ballistic. I looked out the window and there was a FOX pacing back and forth in front of the coop. I amazingly thought to run and grab the camera. The first few shots are washed out because I was taking flash photos through a window and the next few are blurry because I am not that great at taking photos in dim light, plus I was trying to not scare the fox away, I wasn't wearing my glasses, and the battery in the camera was about dead so the recovery time between shots was really long. I put them up at flickr but here's the best one.  read more »

A Week in the Life of the Frugal Family

I've mentioned before that we have a massive case of DIY Syndrome. We hate to pay anyone to do something we can do ourselves. Recently we had a week that demonstrated this perfectly.

On Sunday afternoon, Frugaldad got out his Lansky set and sharpened all my kitchen knives, plus a pocket knife or two.

On Monday night, we wielded nippers and loppers and pruned our 15+ fruit trees, plus some shrubs that were interfering with a couple of the fruit trees. The kids gathered up the branches and piled them up for a future Saturday afternoon bonfire. It got dark before we finished clean-up so the kids finished the next afternoon.  read more »

Fabulous Blue Jean Fix

Last summer, every single pair of kid's jeans in this house that had holey knees got turned into shorts. The boy got a plain hem, but the girls got a cute ribbon cheater hem like these. I stole the idea from Jessica at Balancing Everything and it is a really cute and easy way to finish a hem. I even made a quick tutorial and put it up in my flickr tutorials.  read more »

sew fun!

I have to admit that I have become a craft blog junkie. While I would never make most of the things I see at U Create (and all of the blogs that I see linked there and in many other places) because I am pretty anti-clutter these days, it's still fun to look at what other people make and collect some inspiration for my own projects. Most of my current to-do's involve the sewing machine and the piles of fabric on my sewing table.  read more »

How we fixed the washing machine

Back in December I blogged about how my washing machine was broken. I am putting this post up full of keywords and links in hopes that it can help someone, because I certainly never found anything that would have led me to the answers that I needed.

The background and the problem  read more »


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