Category Archive: The Handy Home

DIY, Helpful Hints, Ideas, Recipes and How To's for Yourself, Your Family and your Home!

Have You Purchased Pantyhose For Your Onions?

If we can put a man on the moon, we can make pantyhose comfortable. -Sara Blakely There is nothing freaky going on around here in the wee hours of the morning with my onions and hosiery, I promise. Have you ever looked at the sale advertisements from local markets and found some great bulk produce …

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The Will

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Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character.  ~S.W. Straus There is a magical place where all types of wonderful treasures can be found, haggled over and purchased at a rock bottom price. This fabulous fun place of savings has affectionately become known as “The Will” around these parts. “The …

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Cash For Trash

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash. -Ruth Ann Minner There are so very many ways to earn cash for …

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Popcorn

“Of  course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is.  The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the  show.” – David  Gerrold I LOVE the smell of freshly popped popcorn! It’s fun to pop a batch of popcorn and watch the kids’ faces light …

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Easy Tender Turkey

  “I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself.’ “ — Mitch Hedberg Yes, there is such a thing as an Easy …

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Hot Cocoaccinos

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.”   ~Flash Rosenberg What the heck is Hot Cocaccinos? I’m not really sure. This is The Handsome Prince’s favorite way to have coffee and he calls them a Hot Cocoaccinos. So I guess that makes Hot …

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Old Mother Hubbard Couponed A Stash For FREE

    We’ve all heard the story of Old Mother Hubbard, right? In this version, Old Mother Hubbard Couponed A Stash For Free! There are some excellent perks when you coupon. We were able to cut many areas of our monthly budget by well over half! There are many products and items that we use …

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Make An Easy Blog Button

“A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share  your shopping list.” You can Make An Easy Blog Button! I’m not kidding, stop the head shaking and eye rolling. I have teens- I sense these things. I’ve had a few conversations with my sweet blogging buddy, Irish …

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Thrifting Fun Savings

“Industry, thrift and self control are not sought because they create wealth but because they create character. -Calvin Coolidge   Thrifting fun savings! I have grown up picking up random things from thrift stores, flea markets and swap meets. Once I had kids, that abruptly stopped. There was two reasons for that… A. I couldn’t conceive …

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I’ll admit That has me worried just a …

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Make Your Own Fabric Softener

  Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem.Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. -Jerry Seinfeld It’s really simple to make your own …

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How to Shower With A Cast

  “Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes      How to shower with a cast was NOT a post I’d ever planned on writing about. Since my kids like to keep us on our toes and casts have been the topic of many …

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It’s That Time Again…

Dear inventors of Tampons,  How awkward was it for you to explain your invention to everyone? Alright, Alright… I know this isn’t anyone’s favorite topic of conversation, hang in there, this will be painless. I hope. There are 4 ladies in our house, savings in this department are just as essential so that we can remain on …

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WhoNu?

“If it contains chocolate, I’m in.”  – My Handsome Prince I found WhoNu cookies a few months ago in my local Albertsons. Honestly, the weird name caught my eye and that’s when I realised that they were healthy too. I waited for a sale and purchased 2 boxes- the crunchy chocolate chip and their anwser …

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I Do… Pass The Cookie Jar!

I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you. I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself,  But for what You are making of me.  I love you For the part of me That you bring out. -Roy Croft   My …

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Contact For Coupons

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ” ~Phyllis Theroux A few weeks ago I told you about how I often get FREE samples or full sized products sent to my mail box in my article The Best Things In Life Are FREE. #1 question I …

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Upcycle Summer Fun

When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.   ~Author Unknown  Summer is a magical time! The long hot days with filled less with must do’s and more with precious memories. Not always can we be vacationing to fabulous destinations, spending all our time at theme parks and spending spending spending left and right. Really, you …

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From The Freezer To The Crock… 5 Ground Beef Meals In 45 Minutes!

You can do a lot for your diet by eliminating foods that have mascots.  ~Ted Spiker From The Freezer To The Crock… 5 Ground Beef Meals in 45 Minutes! As promised… more Freeze Ahead Crock Pot Meals! Last week we filled the freezer with Chicken Freezer Crock Pot Ready Meals, find them HERE. This week …

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Free “Spoiled” By Wet & Wild

Actually, I wear the nail polish to hide how grubby my nails are. -Caroline Corr So often there are great deals right under our noses and with just a little bit of know how, they can be ours for pennies.   I almost missed this deal! On the very last day of the sale 6/2, I …

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Talent Show

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  “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A  collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection  of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.” – A Blogger I’ve gotten a few emails asking what blogs I follow. I’m a HUGE fan of all the hard work people put …

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From The Freezer To The Crock… 4 Meals Under 35 Minutes!

“We’ve had our stuff in the Crock-Pot for a while, and it smells mighty good right about now.” -Dan Mclaughlin Prep Ahead Freezer Crock Pot Meals! **Flash** to a few years later as you dive to the depths of your deep freezer. What’s brownish, frost bitten and might be for dinner if your unlucky?! Would you …

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Super Saving Friday

If you can, you will quickly find that the greatest rate of return you will earn is on your own personal spending. Being a smart shopper is the first step to getting rich. -Mark Cuban  Good Afternoon Super Coupon Peeps! Hope you all are ready to enjoy a beautiful weekend! It’s no secret that I favor …

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Happy Earth Day!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead I was raised at the tippy top of this beautiful state of California. An hour and a half drive to the Oregon boarder… as my sister drives. Two hours for the rest …

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Well Bust My Budget… NEVER!

Stockpile noun 1.a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance. 2.a large supply of some metal, chemical, food, etc., gathered and held in reserve for use during a shortage or during a period of higher prices. 3.a quantity, as of munitions or weapons, accumulated for possible future use.   The word …

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The Best Things In Life Are Free

The Best Things In Life Are FREE About a month after I was out into the world, on my own… It hit me while standing next to my mailbox. Getting the mail, SUCKS! As a child I’d recieve postcards from traveling friends and family as well as many cards from loved ones. I loved holiday cards as …

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Stockpile Your Way To Freedom!

Me ” Holy Noodles! Cup Noodles has it’s own museum!” Luc “Cool! I’m hungry, can we go?” Me “It’s in Japan bud.” Luc ” Whoa, that’s too far to go for something I’m going to live on when I move out.” I think I went wrong somewhere.     The perception people have when they hear the work “stockpile” is …

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Price Check Your Coupons!

“It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.”   ~Charles Osgood If you collect coupons each week, it’s likely that you will have a few newspapers delivered to your door each Sunday. I often hear of people in other …

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Happy Target Shopping!

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love, do not require coupons.   We are very happy Target shoppers! Every single member of our family likes Target and all for different reasons that change trip to trip. They have us by our nose and we can hardly ever resist the temptation of …

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Can You Find The FREE Coupons?

“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” – Homer Simpson   As I kissed Luc good night, his last words to me were, “I Love you too. Don’t forget donuts please, please, plllllleeeeeeease?!” I feel so used for my donut fetching skills, however I’ll take loves, thanks! Not my fault that within the first month that …

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