Some good frugal tips and tricks:
Outdoor envy, right here:
This hits home, especially after the trippy dream I had last night where I got a sunburn (in my dream) and it turned purple… Though I’m taking the point of view that chemicals-are-not-so-great & the-sun-is-part-of-our-natural-ecosystem rather than God-made-the-sun-so-it-must-be-good.
Personally, I’m a fan of Badger brand, but here’s a post about one woman’s natural/safe sunblock quest where she reviews over a dozen (maybe two dozen?) sunscreens:
HALT for parenting. I’d never even heard of HALT – but this is a great post on using it in the parenting realm:
I love using random “stuff” in bouquets. You need something unexpected, structural, and/or tall to make that bouquet interesting. I like using willow branches. In this case it was garlic:
Five ways to save money – in particular I need to do the whole pre-mince my garlic thing:
And – read the comments for frugal gardening ideas:http://thenonconsumeradvocate.com/2011/06/ask-the-readers-frugal-gardening-tips/
And, I'll leave you with a teaser for next week:
Birthdays are awesome. Especially first birthdays. :)
And, BTW, I won't be around on Monday for obvious reasons. You all have a wonderful Independence Day! Watch out for those aliens!