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10 Easy Ways to Re-Use Like a Cheapskate

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10 Easy Ways to Re-Use Like a Cheapskate

Earth month is all about learning to be “greener” and implementing new ways in to our lifestyle. Images of recycling symbols and the mantra “Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle” are blasted everywhere. But we cheapskates have been doing all of this before it was cool to be green because frankly, it saves us money, and we […]

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Five Spring Dot Marker Art Projects

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5 Spring Dot Marker Art Projects

Perhaps you already own Dot Markers (you may also know them as bingo daubers) and you are looking for other projects beside Dot Worksheets  (if you are looking for them, just look up Dot Markers on Pinterest and you will find a ton of original worksheets to use) to use your markers on. Or maybe […]

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How to Make Beaded Bubble Wands and Homemade Bubble Solution

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How to make Beaded Bubble Wands and Homemade Bubble Solution

Planning ahead for outdoors in the spring? Or maybe you are like me and let your kids have fun blowing bubbles indoors during all those cold and snowy days off from school. Making these beaded bubble wands  and homemade bubble solution was a fun project for the kids to do. You creativity is only limited […]

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How to Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts

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How to Grow Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts

Every February I get the itch to start growing food for my family, but in Minnesota my options are quite limited when you don’t own a greenhouse. So, I go buy some alfalfa sprouts and get my gardening on.

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Fun Ways to Tell Kids About a Trip to Disney

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Fun Ways to Tell Kids About a Trip to Disney

We are headed to Florida soon and wanted to come up with fun ways to tell kids about a trip to Disney. So I came up with a couple ideas that fit with their interests and age.

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Thrifty Guide to Creating a Tablescape

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Thrifty Guide to Creating a Tablescape

How often do you lust after the beautiful tablescapes, especially for the holidays, in magazines?  And then you read the find italicized print that tells you where they bought everything and the suggested price tag on it, and you realize that this beautiful tablescape costs over $100. If you are like me, your desire to […]

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DIY American Girl Doll Closet

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DIY American Girl Doll Closet

If you have been following some of my American Girl posts on Northern Cheapskate, you have come to realize that while we have splurged on the dolls, all the clothes and accessories are the result of DIY projects or are purchased from another location but work with AG dolls. This American Girl doll closet is […]

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