Category: Frugal Living Tips

Tutorial for Using Vaseline to Distress Furniture!


Tutorial for Using Vaseline to Distress Furniture!

Plan on painting a new furniture piece, but want the antique look? Well, distressing furniture can be difficult with sandpaper and many coats of paint! Did you know that you could distress furniture with Vaseline? I sure didn’t! I never realized how easy and fast this is to do! Want to do this yourself? You’ll need the following:

  • Vaseline
  • Your Furniture Piece
  • Paint Brush

That’s it! Here are some pointers to remember from the video:

  1. You’ll want to put the Vaseline on thick, especially around the corners.
  2. Spray paint may be easier use over the Vaseline.
  3. You can use sandpaper if you wish, but you do not have to.

I’ve just recently tried this tutorial myself and loved it. I now plan to distress my dining room chairs.

For additional directions on how to duplicate this DIY project, be sure to visit the Sincerely Sarad Webpage and the video above! For additional tips and tricks, be sure to keep checking our Thrifty Momma Ramblings Webpage! 

Breakfast Taco Recipe! Yummy!


Breakfast Taco Recipe! Yummy!

Does your family enjoy breakfast like mine? My husband always asks for me to make breakfast food for dinner! So, I thought I’d share one of our favorite recipe finds, the Breakfast Taco! Doesn’t this sound amazing?! Well, it tastes great too! Want to make these yourself? If so, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb Russet potatoes (about 3 medium)*
  • 1 3/4 cups refried beans, homemade or store bought
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and chopped and 2 1/2 Tbsp drippings reserved
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (I use a blend of both)
  • Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, recipe follows
  • 8 taco size flour tortillas, warmed

Did your family enjoy this recipe choice? If so, please let us know in the comments below. I know that your family will not be disappointed! For additional directions on how to make this dish, be sure to visit the Cooking Classy Webpage! 

Bored Activity Jar For Your Family!


Bored Activity Jar For Your Family!

Do your kids constantly tell you that they’re bored on the weekends or during the summer? If so, then you can re-purpose an older mason jar or other glass container and fill it with fun ideas! I know that I need to make one of these for my own children. Plus, I can fill it with inexpensive activities to keep money in the wallet. Check out a few of these ideas below:

1. Go to a Museum
2. Have a Race
3. Wash the Pots
4. Watch a TV program
5. Make Finger Puppets
6. Make a Treasure Map
7. Write a Poem
8. Make a Bird Feader
9. Run Down a Hill
10. Make Popcorn

Want to see how to make your own container, like the one pictured above? If so, visit the Mumin The Mad House Webpage! Let us know if you’ve done this project yourself and if your kids enjoyed it.

Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! Little Bits of Heaven!


Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! Little Bits of Heaven!

Do you enjoy bacon? If so, you’ll absolutely love this Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! My husband tried this last week and couldn’t believe how easy they were to make! He loves bacon and I am glad because I found a recipe that he can make with our kids. Want to make this treat? If so, you’ll need:

  • 12 slices precooked bacon
  • 1 box macaroni and cheese (shells or elbow noodles)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Italian Panko breadcrumbs

What did you think of this recipe or have you made something similar before? If so, let us know! For additional directions on how to make this recipe, visit the Gunny Sack Website!

How to Make Jello Roll Ups!


How to Make Jello Roll Ups!

My kids love to make jello! Plus, it is so cheap to purchase at the store! However, I wanted to make something more unique with jello and found this Jello Roll Up recipe! I had my kids try this a few weeks ago and they absolutely loved it. They may never want regular jello again. Want to make this recipe yourself? If so, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 small package of Jello
  • ½ cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of small marshmallows

For additional directions on how to make this yummy treat, be sure to visit the One Little Project Webpage! Let us know how your recipe turned out and if you want to make it again. I know that we sure will!

Lighter Mini Cheesecakes With Oreo Crust!


Lighter Mini Cheesecakes With Oreo Crust!

What goes great with Oreo cookies? Cheesecake! You must try these Lighter Mini Cheesecakes With Oreo Crust! I haven’t personally tried these yet, but they seem simple and tasty. I know that I’ll be making this treat this weekend! What about you? Here is what you will need:

  • 12 Oreo cookies
  • 2 (8-oz) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (5.3-oz) container plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup Truvia Baking Blend or ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp .vanilla
  • 2 eggs

For more directions on making this recipe, be sure to visit the Yummy Healthy Easy Webpage! Feel free to post in the comments below what you thought about this recipe! We’d love to know!