Frugal or Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Ideas

Posted by idawrites on November 27, 2009 in Family, Frugal, homemade |

This is officially my favorite time of year!!!!! I love the baking and the family time and the carols! I love the sappy movies and even sappier commercials on TV. I love the excitement of the children. The holidays mean family to me… and this year will be no different. To get us started on […]


Priceless Valentine’s Day

Posted by idawrites on February 6, 2009 in Frugal Tips, Gifts, homemade |

Are you planning a Priceless Valentine’s Day?  Focusing on the memories instead of the buying spree?  I am! For Valentine’s Day last year, my hubby and I had a very romantic picnic in our bedroom floor. I surprised him with a Mix Tape (ok, iTunes playlist… but still). Instead of just pulling out all of […]


Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by idawrites on January 9, 2009 in Chores, DIY, Frugal, homemade |

Several weeks ago, I highlighted a series of articles about homemade laundry detergent from my friends Kris and Whit. Since they raved about the fabulous results, I decided to give it a try myself. I’ve always been fascinated by being a “do it yourselfer”. In the past, I’ve thought “wow, it would be so great […]



Posted by idawrites on March 18, 2008 in Cooking, Family, homemade, Recipes |

I have a love of cooking and fun recipes. I have almost a dozen cookbooks, but only one that we use religiously. It’s a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with all the basic instructions for types of food and base recipes in the front of each section. This has, many times, been invaluable to me. […]



Posted by idawrites on March 15, 2008 in Cooking, Food, homemade |

Saturday mornings are my late morning. I sleep in, sip my coffee slowly, read my favorite blogs, and then go to the kitchen and make one of my famous Waffle or Pancake concoctions. I always use whole wheat flour, and build from there. I don’t use a recipe, so it’s difficult to duplicate any of […]

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