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All About the Articles Area

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As we mentioned, the articles contain a wide variety of topics. In order to make them easier to navigate they’ve been divided into sections with navigational bars at both the left hand side of the page and the top of the page.


The Navigational Buttons at the top of the site, shown here with the red arrows will be visible on every single page of Budget101, no matter where you are. These are quick links for you to locate topics quickly.

The navigational bar show at the left of the page will only be available to you when you are in the “Articles” area of the website. You will not see this navigation on the forums or blogs.

Here are the Sections that are available in the Articles Area from the Drop Down Navigation Bar under the page header:

Contact Us– This button provides direct access to the following information

  • Advertising Rates
  • Advertising Questions
  • Compliments
  • Reporting a Display Issue
  • Media Enquiry
  • Site Suggestions

Coupons– Access to the following sections/topics

  • Free Printable Coupons
  • SmartSource Printable Coupons
  • RedPlum Printable Coupons
  • Coupon Organization Articles/Tips
  • Complete Coupon Database

Crafts & Scrapbooking- this area offers various craft projects with step by step photo tutorials in several sub-categories

  • Craft of the week
  • MYO Glues & Pastes
  • MYO Misc Crafts

Do It Yourself– This area is for Do It Yourself Projects that you can learn about and tackle on your own to save money, such as remodeling how-tos, simple home repairs, homemade detergents/more

  • MYO Household Items
  • MYO Pesticides- getting rid of the things that bug you, naturally and inexpensively
  • Organizing
  • DIY Decorating

Frugal Living Articles – Articles geared towards helping you reduce your living expenses and get back on track, this includes home workouts, how to deal with seasonal issues such as rising heating or cooling costs, teen expenses such as prom, etc

  • Automobiles
  • Family Finances-
  • Family Fun (fun things to do with the whole family that won’t break the bank!)
  • Household – basic household expenses, like our $10 grocery list for when you’re completely broke!

Gardening& Landscaping– Beautifying your home inside and out- inexpensive ways to spruce up around the house, such as building your own stone walkways, fertilizing your rose bushes, myo seedling pots and much more

Gift Ideas- a wide range of homemade or inexpensive gift ideas for all ages. This is divided into multiple categories for easier navigation. Those categories are:

  • Anniversary
  • Baby Shower
  • Bridal Shower
  • Cone Mix Gifts
  • Container Ideas for Homemade Gifts
  • Gag Gift Ideas
  • Gift Basket Meals for entire Families
  • Gift Coupons (homemade)
  • Housewarming Gift Ideas
  • Jar Gift Ideas
  • Kids Gifts
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mug & Cup Gifts
  • Pets
  • Single Mix Packet Gift Ideas
  • Survival Kits (more of a fun gift than a serious kit)
  • Toppers

Harry Potter- another widely popular section with the kids, this offers harry potter Muggle Gifts, Potions, Recipes, Magical (science) Spells and more

Holiday- articles about decor, food for individual Holidays

  • Christmas, Winter Solstice, Yule
  • Valentines Day
  • St Patricks Day
  • Easter, Ostara
  • Fathers Days
  • Mothers Day
  • 4th of July
  • Halloween

    • Costume Ideas
    • Halloween Decor
    • Halloween Food- Eerie Edibles
    • Halloween Party Games
    • Special Effects
    • Pumpkin Carving Templates
  • National Food Holidays
  • Thanksgiving Day

Mix/Jar Gift Recipes

Money Matters-All things financial, money articles, budgeting plans, prepared living

Recipes- Recipes in exact categories for easy perusal

  • Canning and Preserving
  • Condiments
  • Copycat & Clone Recipes of restaurant and store brand foods
  • Dirt Cheap Recipes
  • Dehydrated/Dried Food
  • Dump Recipes (few ingredient crockpot recipes)
  • Ethnic Inexpensively- foods from around the world
  • Lots of Kids- Big Families- recipes for a crowd
  • Make Your Own- recipes for items you would normally purchase premade- such as tortillas
  • Mix Recipes- Homemade Convenience Mixes in Multiple Categories

    • Beverages
    • bread Mixes
    • Breakfast Mixes
    • Cake in a Mug
    • Cake Mixes
    • Cone Mixes
    • Convenience Mixes
    • Cookie-Bar Mixes
    • Dip Mixes
    • Dressing Mixes
    • Diabetic Mixes
    • Easy Bake Oven Mixes
    • Gift Basket Meal Mixes
    • Gluten Free Mixes
    • Muffin Mixes
    • Mug-Cup Mixes
    • Popcorn Mixes
    • Pudding Mixes
    • Sauce Mixes
    • Seasoning Mixes
    • Side Dish Mixes
    • Soup Mixes
  • OAMC- Fill the Freezer
  • Ramen Noodle Recipes
  • Search
  • Tips-n-Tricks

    • For the Ladies
    • For the Guys
    • Household
    • In the Garage
    • Kids-n-Babies
    • Pet Care
  • Contests

    • Thank You Gifts
    • Budget101 Challenges

These navigation icons are available on every single page of the site no matter which of the 3 areas you are in Articles, Forums or Blogs. These are “quick Jump” buttons to get you to the sections faster than having to return to the “Home” tab to get where you want to go.

When clicking on those icons, a drop down box appears and gives you additional sub-sections to choose from., they look like this:


Still Not Sure how to find something you’re looking for? Don’t worry- we have Several Search Features as Well

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78 thoughts on “All About the Articles Area”

    • No more tv for me πŸ™‚ thank you for all the hard work that this site produced.

      jusducky2u This is ALL new for me! Hoping that this site will be helpful to me starting out 2015.

  1. i think that i’m going to love this site! i was drawn to it from facebook recipe for laundry detergent. would much rather make my own than buy ready made products.

    looking forward to using this site daily!

  2. i am 73 and am still a little boggled about it all. I am going to learn about everything, Thank you and congratulations on such a stunning site.

  3. hi everybody. i really wanted to find a recipe for myo laundry soap. i think this is a great site.

    i’m 74 and not as quick with these “links” as young ones so I hope everyone will be patient with me.

  4. hello and thank you for this awesome site , i have’t got a chance to check everything out yet but sure am set on it !! just wondering if anyone has used the laundry soap sauce and have any allergic reactions to it ?

  5. :notme:found this site on facebook. i think i”m going to love this site . there is al lot info on this site.:notme:

  6. :worthy: so grateful for this site!! it has all my interests and resources in one site!! thank you for creating and sharing!!!

  7. hello everyone πŸ™‚ thank you for this site. i am looking forward to everything about it and making new friends.:springsmile:

  8. hello everyone. i’m new and just would like to take a few minutes to look around today. i’m looking forward to reading everyone’s ideas questions and what not.

    i have a 6 yr old and he keeps me pretty busy so I only get a few minutes here and there to pop on the site.

    I’m excited and can’t wait to explore everything on the site.


  9. i am new on this site and i love what i see! i am all into crafts and love re- purposing of anything and everything! i also like baking and sewing.

    can’t wait to start exploring this great site!

  10. :purr: i love everything i see. sooooooo much to take in. i am just learning.

    it will take a while. i’ve got time if you have time. yes, i love this.:purr:

  11. i can tell a lot of hard work has gone into this website i love it so far and can’t wait to get into all the sites available! this is a great way to get a variety of information all in one place. thank you!

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  12. This year I finally have time to dig into this site – looks like it could offer some neat ideas, uses and friends. Thank you.

  13. Thanks for walking me through this part, still a little unsure, but feeling better about things. This is my first site to join, so I have no experience at this at all! Wish me luck!!

    Theres ALOT to take in. Right now it’s a bit overwhelming, but I’m hanging in there. I think being new at this and never having joined a site before, I’m more leery of making a mistake and thats making me feel overwhelmed.

    But getting more relaxed the more I look around.

  14. This is a very good webpage to learn how to do things that you have always wanted to do. The designs and the way things are arranged is eye catching and you want to look at it more and more. The recipes are something I look forward to.

    Thank you for putting this all together.

  15. I just discovered this site today while looking for homemade laundry soap recipes. This site has so much information, I won’t need to go anywhere else. Looking forward to learning all that I can.

    Thank you for such an awesome site.

  16. hello everyone well i’m here and hope to make friends and learn a lot from this site. I love to try new things and I was referred by both facebook and friends, I figured they both cannot be that far off. so here I’am ready for my adventure, thank u for the welcome.

  17. :hand-icon:Love this website. I have seen it a few times and finally decided to register. There are so many things I want to try!!

    Don’t know where to start. Thanks for putting together such an awesome site!!

  18. I’ve been looking at this site for days. I just registered and so look forward to reading more. It seems like my cup of tea!

    I can’t wait to try some of the recipes. My granddaughter got a girl scout cookies oven for Christmas. I was wondering if the recipes for the easy bake oven would work in it?

    Does anyone know?

  19. I’m new to this site. I am excited to learn all it has to offer! I’ve always tried new things until I find what works for me and my family.

    Looking forward to learning new things.


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