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Check Out Top Frugal Tips

Check Out Top Frugal Tips

By Adz on October 16th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Crafts, Frugal, General Stuff, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Hello friends. We have recently launched a new site called Top Frugal Tips (http://www.topfrugaltips.com). The purpose of the site is to provide people with top tips to help save money and live frugally. We have top tips for in the home, in the garden, energy saving, and much more. It also has great coupons and frugally inspired news articles. Head on over there and browse the tips and try posting… (Read More)

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How to dry out mint and herbal teas

How to dry out mint and herbal teas

By Adz on August 21st 2013 in Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Making your own tea is very easy and costs you nothing. Mint is the most commonly dried herb for making tea, but you can also dry out stinging nettle, lemon balm, spruce needles, raspberry leaves (which is rumored to help induce labor), lavendar, and pretty much any leaf. Today we will be drying out mint leaves. First of all, a word of caution about mint. I grow mine in pots… (Read More)

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How to grow potatoes in a barrel

How to grow potatoes in a barrel

By Adz on April 20th 2013 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Project Food Not Grass, Tips & Tricks

Growing potatoes is easy, but can take up a lot of space in your veggie beds. Here is a great way to grow TONS of potatoes in a small area. This can be done on patios or on decks in condos. You will need: – Plastic Barrel or Metal Oil Drum (cleaned) – Some Bricks – Drill – Jigsaw – Soil – Seed Potatos You can usually find plastic barrels… (Read More)

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5 Frugal & Natural Medicine Alternatives

5 Frugal & Natural Medicine Alternatives

By Adz on January 13th 2013 in Frugal, General Stuff, Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Yuk. It’s cold and flu season. We have just had it go round the household starting with our two young boys, and then inevitably it hit us. Preventative measures such as eating healthily, staying active, and getting plenty of sleep go a long way to making sure you get through the season untouched. Browsing the isles in the pharmacy when you are sick can be daunting. A lot of products… (Read More)

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A few Tips for Living Frugally

By cait on September 16th 2012 in General Stuff, Tips & Tricks

A Few Frugal Tips: 1.Eat out less – It is fun to eat out, but regular visits to restaurants add up and drain the bank account. Meal plan, whether it be a couple weeks in advance, using flyers to plan your meals, or plan the month. Make sure to add one meal out every once in awhile so you can enjoy not having to cook and do dishes. Groupon/Couvon etc:… (Read More)

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Frugal Tunes

By Adz on August 26th 2012 in Frugal, Tips & Tricks

I hate paying for music. I understand the artists work hard, but I think they are fairly well compensated for what they do. I really resent purchasing an album for just one song. So what’s the solution – How can I get the music I want for free? There were no options really, other than either buying the songs you want or pirating them (getting them from file share sites… (Read More)

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Compost Tea

Compost Tea

By Adz on August 19th 2012 in Backyard Farming, Frugal, Tips & Tricks

In order to make our fruit and vegetables grow without using chemical fertilizers like miracle grow (the miracle being that they still sell this $%&* at stores considering how bad it is for you), we use compost tea to fertilize our garden. Compost tea is made by sinking compostable items like grass and nettles into water and letting it develop nutrients and bacteria that helps flowers, fruit, and veg thrive…. (Read More)

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Hello Everyone!

By Adz on August 4th 2012 in General Stuff, Tips & Tricks

Hello everyone! Welcome to sustainable and frugal. This site is maintained by Adam (adz) and Caitlyn (claitlyn) and inspired by all things sustainable and frugal! We are excited to share with you some stories, tips & tricks, recipes, and anything else related to living healthy, active, money conscious and environmentally friendly.

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