Category: Frugal Tips and Tricks

10 Cool Nail Art Tricks to Create Designer Nails

  Fancy tips are all the rage right now and fingernails2go.com has collected some simple ideas to dress yours up at home. No need to hit the salon! If you thought  cellophane tape was just for wrapping presents think again!  […] Read more…

Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix

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I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen.  Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! […] Read more…

Take a European Vacation Without Blowing The Budget

  Travelers have cited Europe as their most desirable destination for years. The reasons are simple. There are so many countries to visit in such close proximity that you can literally travel from country to country in hours.  Nowhere else […] Read more…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

While I am perfectly aware that it’s only July, I also know that I’d like to give my friends Homemade Vanilla Extract for Christmas this year.  It doesn’t necessarily take six months to make, but the longer is sits, the […] Read more…

Flipp Saves You Time and Money When You Shop #FlippFoodChallenge

I was compensated by Flipp to test this app, but the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I’m all about saving money when I shop. I try to be frugal and have a great list of things I […] Read more…

10 Tips for Shopping at Home Goods (Guest Post) #DailyDoseofDesign

While my daughter and I are travelling, I’m very fortunate that my friend Adriana from Daily Dose of Design  has agreed to be a guest writer on the Nest during the month of May.  You’ll really enjoy her tips, recipes and fabulous “designer […] Read more…

More Organics in Your Life, No Matter Your Budget

When hearing the phrase “living more organically”, many people picture a modern day homesteader building their own home from recycled materials, living without electricity, growing their own food free of pesticides and chemicals, and raising their own meat. While this […] Read more…

Herb Your Enthusiam – Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses

A well-stocked kitchen can transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals that please all the senses. There are no better ingredients to have on hand than herbs.  Growing herbs indoors is an easy way to bring the feeling of spring into your home […] Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup: The #PumpkinFest Series

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    The Autumnal Equinox.  The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.  From here on out, the temperatures […] Read more…

Creative Budgeting for Vacation Meals

One of the biggest costs when vacationing, other than transportation and lodging, is food. There are reasons why eating every meal out while vacationing isn’t wise; your budget may not allow for it, and, even with a generous budget, food […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 7: The Power of Insulation

Lower Your Utility Bills Insulation

  When coming up with ways to lower your utility bills, we often forget about the energy that we’re losing right out the window. Literally speaking, we’re talking about the heat and air conditioning that leaks out of the house. There […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 6: 7 Ways To Cut Extra Charges on Your Phone Bill

We all complain about those surprises we get on our phone bills. When you set a budgeted amount for phone service, items like going over minutes, long distance fees, texting, mobile internet usage, and information calls can leave you frustrated.  This […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 5: 12 Places to Get Free Internet

  I’m prepared to duck and dodge the things I know are about to get thrown at me, but if you’re truly serious about lowering your utility bills, internet service is a biggie. Everyone is looking for ways to cut expenses, […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 4: Routine Home Maintenance

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You’re busy.  And when you’re busy, you have a tendency to let little things slide. Unfortunately, one of the first things you let slide is those awful, tedious, boring home maintenance projects. It can wait, right?  Wait another week; another […] Read more…

Lower Your Utility Bills – Part 3: Trim Your Power Bill

Lower Power Bill

  Now that we’ve had a look at our light bulbs and water, let’s take a look at the power bill in part 3 of our Lower Your Utility Bills series. You think you are doing everything right. You turn […] Read more…

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