TMR Frugal Living Tip #30

Today’s thrifty tip is visit your local library. I live in a pretty small town, but my library can get me most books I want, even if it’s at another branch. I can rent VHS and DVD movies for free. I’m impressed with how many newer titles are available. Over the summer, they had a reading program for the kids. My son won a few prizes, and he met his 25 book reading goal. You can also use the computers and internet as long with your card. Check it out today.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #29

Today’s thrifty tip is eat less meat. I love meat, but it’s getting very expensive these days. As Americans, we do eat more than we need in a serving. I have been cutting chicken breasts in half, and I get more meals from it. Beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber, and it’s much cheaper. The other great thing is they are versatile. I can use them in soups, serve over brown rice, use them in a stir fry, wrap them up in a tortilla, and more! Eggs are also full of protein, but the whites are better than the yolk. I have made some great meals with eggs. When you do buy meat, try to get the leaner cuts. They have less fat plus taste better.

Skin Problems

I haven’t noticed too many blackheads since I’ve been gotten older. I still combat acne, but my skin has been looking much better. If you are looking for a blackhead removal cleaner, then check out Get Acne Treatments website. They have reviewed many cleaners, and show you the best rated systems. I find that moisturizing has really helped to clear my skin and it’s much softer. Just make sure it’s non-oily.

Kitchen Lighting

I’m planning on doing a big kitchen remodel next year. I want to replace the floors, new paint job, and install new lighting fixtures. I want to put a nice pendant fixture right above the kitchen table. I really like the look of them. I also want to install recessed lights. I was considering track lights, but I really think the recessed will look nicer. I will post pictures once it’s complete.

Check Out These Great Blogs!

I’m posting these great blogs of my buddies. I really enjoy visting these sites and will be adding this to my blog roll. I hope you enjoy the links. Don’t forget to visit.

World of Mom
Drizzly Blog
Kateedyd What?!
Mommie’s Marbles
Confetti by: Kateedyd
Pure Jade Home
Luxury Lifestylez
The Fuzzbutt Files
Kimmi’s Krazy World
My Weekly Beef
My First Steps With Jesus
Good News
I Love my 3 Boys
Thrifty Momma Ramblings
Remotely Mommy
Vibrant Healthy U
Photos For The Fun of It
A Christian Marriage
Momas Life
The Mighty Scribbler
Domesticated Diva
A little bit About Nothin
The Cajun Blogger
Coodas Corner
My-Junk-Drawer
Fat Girl Goes Fit
Mommy Mias World
The work from home blog
Momas Life
Here On Columbia Avenue
Da Boss And Bryguy
4 Cats Make Me Crazy!

TMR Frugal Living Tip #28

Today’s thrifty tip is make your own baby wipes. Some people even use soft terry material, and sew them into small wash cloths. I think French Terry is a great material to use. This is softer when wiping baby’s bottom, and just throw them in the same bucket you use for your cloth diapers.

I actually made my own using a homemade liquid mixture and paper towels.
Start with your paper towels and cut the roll in half, and then remove the inside cardboard. I used a baby wipe container that was washed out. Any plastic container with a good seal is fine. You will want to wash it out once it’s empty.

Liquid Mixture: (Many variations)
2 Cups Boiled Water (cooled)
2 TBS Baby Shampoo
1 TBS Oil

Then mix in the container and put the paper towels in container (cut side down). Make sure you seal it well, and turn container upside down for about 10 minutes. This ensures it saturates the paper towels.

There are so many variations. Some people use almond oil, olive oil, or baby oil. This is what is great is that you can use what makes you comfortable. I recommend Viva since they are the softest and very strong. I could get a roll on sale with coupon for 25-50 cents. This is much cheaper than store bought wipes, and I also liked there were no harsh chemicals.