The picture above is our own little onion farm. A few weeks ago, we planted a dozen white onion bulbs in an 18" rectangular planter box we bought from Walmart for about $5. We got about 2 dozen onion bulbs for $4 and the planter fit half of the pack. … [Read more...] about Growing Your Own Mini-Garden
With Earth Day this week, you'll be hearing a lot about ways you can help the environment, but it doesn't hurt to save a little green in your wallet at the same time, right? So here are 10 ways to live green as well as save some green, and they don't … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Live Green and Save Money Indoors
but we paid it all off the next day! We put about $2000 on our Discover More card to get the 5% cash back on home improvement purchases this quarter (the first $400 of it. The rest is at 1%), but what did we buy? Well, I'll give you an image … [Read more...] about We Added $2000 in Credit Card Debt…
Over a month ago, I tried to get 50 paving blocks for free through Freecycle.org, but unfortunately someone else beat me to it. That would have saved me hundreds when it came time to add onto my current driveway and create a walkway to our … [Read more...] about Freecycle worked for me!
Over this past weekend, I began work on the first of 3 planned retaining walls at our home. The first wall is a "practice run" since it's small (about 50 bricks) and easier to pull apart and put back together. However, it's not going to be a cheap … [Read more...] about Buying Bulk Gravel
I admit it. In January 2005, I chose Vonage as my home telephone service shortly after moving into my (our) new home. No, that's not what I'm admitting. The problem was when I decided to try and close the wiring loop inside the home, which numerous … [Read more...] about Clever Do-It-Yourself Tip: Rewiring your home telephone network