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Orange Peel Seed Starter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2014 | Categories: DIY, Home and Garden
Easy DIY Orange Peel Seed Starter

You don’t need fancy equipment to get your seeds started indoors. In fact, you can use one of the most common kitchen scraps to “get growing.” Take a peek below at how you can make your own orange peel seed starter and get your seeds growing in no time. It is the perfect way to […]

What Do You Spend the Most Money on During the Summer? Plus a $480 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 1, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Giveaways, Summer, Travel

This is an easy question for me this year… vacation. In fact, we just got back from vacation, so it’s fresh on my pocketbook mind. I commented to my husband that I didn’t see how big families could afford to go on vacation. I do know that you can do it on a loss less […]

How to Save Money Gardening This Spring

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 11, 2013 | Categories: Frugal Tips, Giveaways, Home and Garden
saving money gardening

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring. This has been a cold, rainy, snowy, winter here in East Tennessee. I’m over it. I’m ready for warmer, sunnier days. There are so many things I love about spring. From the longer days, to the warmer (but not too hot) temperatures… but […]

Find Beauty (and Delicious Vegetables) in the Fall with the Help of Miracle-Gro

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2012 | Categories: Around The house, Baking and Cooking, Home and Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It has been a HOT summer here in Tennessee. Miserable. Humid. I want to stay indoors in the air conditioning, kind of hot Summer. So I am starting to get excited that Fall is finally […]

Saving money by growing vegetables and herbs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source People are trying to find different ways to save money. However, all ways are not convenient for everyone. One of the easiest and universally accepted ways is to grow your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a piece of land and a heart to do gardening. Your grocery bills […]