DIY Recycled Cat Litter Containers

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I have this adorable cat Mylo, he doesn’t like having his picture taken but when I promise him a treat he sometimes cooperates. He received a few treats for this picture.

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With indoor cat ownership comes the need to have a litter box, clean that litter box and of course buy cat litter for that litter box.  I buy mine at Costco in the 30+ pound  container size. Once those containers are empty, instead of tossing them in the garbage, why not turn them into a reusable storage container.

Today’s DIY is another one of those under 30 minute projects that when you are finished the item is actually quite useful…and have I ever mentioned how I hate to throw out anything that I think can be reused, recycled or repurposed. Continue reading DIY Recycled Cat Litter Containers

Valentine’s Day Tablescape from Plum Creek Place

Candy (even her name is sweeeeet..)from Plum Creek Place was the first blogger to answer the call of my Frugal Valentine Tablescape Challenge, which was to create a tablescape for $20.00 or under using thrift store, dollar store or already owned items.
Her tablescape(s) are truly amazing and oh so beautiful.
I am so jealous envious of all the fabulous “stuff” she has collected/thrifted over the years.  Candy was even so kind as to list prices for each item used.

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February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

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February is synonymous with being associated with the heart.  Here in Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation does it’s major fundraising campaign in the month of February. Click here if you are interested in reading more about Heart Month.

I continue to be a supporter and in past years have volunteered as a door to door canvasser. Gosh, nowadays, I think you can do most of it on-line (did I just date myself..???) Continue reading February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

Frugal Living Tips – Post #4

More frugal living tips from A Wandaful Thing….

Ever since Mylo the kitty cat joined the family I’ve had to come up with ways to deal with cat hair.

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Don’t throw away your used paint rollers – you can use them to pick up pet hair...they don’t even need to be washed, just dry.  If I use a cheap paint roller, when I am finished the job, I just throw it out without washing it – NOT ANYMORE!!!

 

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Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Ways to reuse or repurpose mason jars, glass jars and their lids:

There are many websites and loads of pins on Pinterest about how to use and reuse mason and glass jars.  I recently saw one that said “101” ways to reuse mason jars – WOW – and here I was all proud of myself because I use 4 or 5 of these tips to save money..lol

 

Mason jars can be used as drinking glasses (glue a glass candle stick to the bottom and you’ve got yourself a redneck wine glass). You can use them as storage for beans, rice, or any kind of dry good. Continue reading Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Frugal Living Tips Post #2

Every Monday in January I plan on sharing some of my favorite frugal living tips with reference to the 4R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose!!

Reuse soup cans and coffee tins -Make sure you thoroughly clean and wash your cans before using. Here are a few ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose your tins or cans.

1. Use your can to hold pan drippings such as bacon fat, let it harden, then wrap in a plastic bag (that you have saved to recycle) and put in the garbage. It is so much better for the environment and your sink to NOT put any type of hot grease down the drain.

2. DIY luminaries – you can leave as is or spray paint your cans and punch holes to make fun light patterns – pop in a tea light or votive candle and these can be used indoors or outdoors – for outdoor use, you could punch holes in the side of the cans and add wire to hang from a branch in a tree.

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4R’s of Frugal Living

Every Monday in January I will share some of my frugal living tips. I’ve always been a practical and frugal person because I was a single parent and basically had  to be.

Now that I am just slightly older (cough, cough, ahem, ahem) I still challenge myself to be practical and frugal and try to find ways to save money wherever possible, AND,  I live by the 4R’s, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and REPURPOSE~~~

Here are some of the ways I follow the 4R’s…. Continue reading 4R’s of Frugal Living