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Decorating Basics


How to Decorate a Formal Room on a Budget

by Nikki Willhite

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Formal rooms are not used much anymore by most people. Most families prefer casual living spaces, adjoining open kitchens.

Many people are now closing off small rooms at the front of their homes with French doors, and making them into offices.

However, if you have a room that you want to give a formal feel, here are the decorating tips that you need to know to get that look on a budget..... more


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Frugal Wisdom Thru the Ages




The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.


Someone beautifully said, "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass -- it's about learning how to dance in the rain."


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Frugal Vacations

camping tentWarm Weather Camping - How to have a fun time hiking and camping in the warmer months.

Camping can be great fun for the whole family. It does not have to be expensive. A few well-chosen pieces of equipment will make the whole experience easy and fun for the family... more


Frugal Recipes


cookiesDouble Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa


Frugal Furniture


easy chairBuying Frugal Furniture   How to make smart furniture buying decisions on a budget.

There are lots of reasons that furniture is sold at a lower than "normal" price. It may have scratches and dents, or other flaws not readily noticeable. Retailers may have items that are not selling that they want to get rid of. Sometimes you can even find a true going out of business sale.....more




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Frugal Tip of the Week


Saving Money on Bananas


Save money buying bananas by storing them properly.  If you want to eat them whole, buy them as green as possible.  If you pull them apart, wrap them individually, and put them in the refrigerator,  they will take longer to ripen.... more



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Carousel Horse


A carousel is a merry-go-round ride found in amusement parks.  Carousel horses are seats for the ride.  Some carousel horses go up and down as the carousel turns around, while other carousel horses are still.  The carousel horse is one of the most popular animals to ride on the merry-go-round.



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Featured Recipes of the Week


Here are links to frugal and easy fruit salads.  Nothing fancy here- just classic, frugal homemade recipes.

5 Cup Fruit Salad   Recipe contains Mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, coconut, marshmallows and sour cream.


Fruity Waldorf Salad   Ingredients include apples, pears, and pecans in a mayo and orange juice flavored sauce.






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