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Old 02-27-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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I just got this from my stepdaughter. She has really been working on making her own things. She makes her own beauty products like soap, shampoo, moisturizer, conditioner, body lotions, and anything else she wants to try. She also makes all of her own cleaning supplies. Now she is starting to grow herbs and vegetables.

I know a lot of you know many of these things already but it does have some good links. The most interesting to me was the luffa seeds. I never knew you could grow your own loofah sponges.


100 Things you can make yourself : Thrifty Mommy - Time and Money Saving Tips from Thrifty Mommy
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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LOL! Making moonshine whiskey might make a little more trouble than you bargained for. Somehow, Thrifty Mommy and Moonshine seems a little odd.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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LOL! Making moonshine whiskey might make a little more trouble than you bargained for. Somehow, Thrifty Mommy and Moonshine seems a little odd.
I don't know....sounds good...you ever tried taking care of a couple of screaming kids? Moonshine may help!

Great list, really interesting!
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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LOL! Making moonshine whiskey might make a little more trouble than you bargained for. Somehow, Thrifty Mommy and Moonshine seems a little odd.
Oh yeah, I could really see moonshine and mothers going hand in hand, lol. Especially if you had triplets or more
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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I just got this from my stepdaughter. She has really been working on making her own things. She makes her own beauty products like soap, shampoo, moisturizer, conditioner, body lotions, and anything else she wants to try. She also makes all of her own cleaning supplies. Now she is starting to grow herbs and vegetables.

I know a lot of you know many of these things already but it does have some good links. The most interesting to me was the luffa seeds. I never knew you could grow your own loofah sponges.


100 Things you can make yourself : Thrifty Mommy - Time and Money Saving Tips from Thrifty Mommy
Very cool find!

Tried to rep you, but you know the rules....

I do much of this myself (munching on home-made pizza tonight in fact).

I do NOT make my own beer. It's better if you can find friends to do it for you. Usually a batch of cookies works.

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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Great, now I'm going to have to grow a loofah.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Great list!! Thanks!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Why is there no value placed on time? If I spend $3 on mayo but save the hour to make it.. it is well worth the spending it... or if you will work for under $3 / hour I think I can find many that will exploit....errr give you a job.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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younglisa7: Thanks! That's a good list.
Making anything one's self has one huge advantage over plunking down a couple of bucks for someone else to make it: You know exactly what's in it, and it can be made to personal specifications.
Examples: making one's own clothing and cooking one's own food.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Interesting list, but everything has an opportunity cost. Some of the things they suggest are quite cheap to purchase, but very time intensive to produce on your own. I think if you enjoy making those items, then it is well worth your time. If not, you really aren't being very "frugal".
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