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  • in reply to: DIY Dog Bunk Bed & Feeder Station #465024

    You could make this so easy using these camp loft bed plans, just cut all the measurements in half. Reduce the size in half for a large dog bed and into 1/3rds for a small dog bed.

    so the measurements would be:

    Original Measurement Reduced by 1/2 for Large Dog Reduced by 1/3rds for Sm Dog Or Fat Housecat
    100″50″33 1/3″
    44 1/2″22 1/4″14 5/6″
    65 1/2″32 3/4″21 5/6″
    71 1/8″35 9/16″23 17/24″
    32″16″10 2/3″
    27″13 1/2:9″

    Plans here

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    in reply to: What 3 Things do you MYO or DIY to save money? #446336

    I make my own Dishwasher Detergent, follow the $50 menu plan on the site every week and we shop thrift stores/yard sales and goodwill for deals on name brand clothes.

    in reply to: Impending Shutdown- Does it Affect you? #444313

    I’m going to add in my .02¢ because when my husband went to work yesterday, his boss informed him that he was going to have to cut his hours at work starting the first of the year due to the “Affordable Care Act”.
    My husband went from full-time with a company for the last 14 years to part time because of this asinine “law”! not only will we have to figure out how to pay our monthly bills on less, now we have a new monthly bill to contend with! i’ve already told our daughter she can’t be in band this year because we can’t afford the school fees ($50 per child + $15 class fee).

    This bill is little more than a Tax and I don’t understand how it still has any support at all, are there that many rich people out there?? i’d like to see these congressman & house reps live off $24,000 a year with a family.

    in reply to: BBQ Bash- What’s your Favorite Recipe/Tip? #443750

    I make a Berry Apple Slaw that really doesn’t need refrigeration and can set out a long time safely.

    1/3 cup sunflower oil, vegetable oil or olive oil
    3 tablespoons cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
    3 tablespoons orange juice
    1 tablespoon honey or sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard or coarse-ground mustard
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Dash ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg (optional)
    4 cups shredded* red cabbage (about 1/2 of a medium head) or 1/2 of a 16-ounce package shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)
    2 cups loosely packed fresh arugula and/or watercress (thick stems discarded), rinsed and dried, or desired greens, such as fresh baby spinach, mesclun or torn mixed salad greens
    1 medium Granny Smith or Macintosh apple, cored and sliced into thin strips or coarsely chopped
    1/2 cup dried cherries, dried cranberries, currants or raisins
    2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (1)
    1/4 cup dry-roasted sunflower kernels or 1/3 cup chopped pecans, hickory nuts or walnuts

    Make the Vinaigrette dressing first by combining oil, vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, salt, and, if you like, cinnamon. Cover and shake well; set aside.

    Combine the remaining ingredients, except the nuts and toss well to combine. Shake the dressing, apply over the top of the salad, sprinkle with nuts and serve immediately.

    in reply to: FREE Metal Stylus Pen for iPad and iPhone #442894

    BUMP98.gif This offer is still available if you happen to have missed it the first time around , I just tried for it.

    in reply to: All About You . . . #442117

    @Budget101 323053 wrote:

    1. What Brought you here? (aka how did you find the site?)

    What areas of the site most interest you?
    3. Aside from House/rent, What do you spend the most money on every month?
    4. What do you hope to learn/find here on Budget101?

    Is there something you’ve been searching for, recipe, idea, etc?

    Bonus: What kind of “prizes” would you like to be able to win on our challenge questions?

    So Who’s game to play?

    of course i’m game to play, who wouldn’t be after already winning a challenge!!

    1. I saw a post on Facebook about the super laundry sauce and loved the idea of making detergent for under two bucks.

    2. I like the myo mixes and the homemade cleaners.

    3. Prepackaged snack foods.

    4. How to make snacks and lunches cheap for the kids, how to make chemical free cleaners, and get some homemade gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.

    5. Yes, actually, do you have a homemade twinkie recipe?

    6. I love the amazon gift cards, but I think it’s fun to get random surprise items like you do on the Free Stuff drawings every month. It’s nice to know that someone is really reading my posts, especially when it’s the people that actually own the site.

    That’s rare.

    Thank you for all that you do, our whole family really appreciates this treasure we found.

    in reply to: Free sample of Centrum Flavor Burst Chews #442111

    image not available This one is still working for me today and I’ve seen 2 different links for it

    Directly through Centrum

    Centrum Flavor Burst – Walmart.com

    in reply to: Free Coffee at Dunn Bros Coffee with email sign-up #442114

    image not available Thanks! I sent this to my sister, she LOVES Dunn Bros!

    in reply to: Share your Favorite Frugal Date Idea #442113

    We usually pack a picnic lunch and go to the state park down the road from us a little ways. We spread out a blanket and just enjoy each others company. Sometimes we geocache in the area, if we can find new ones that are nearby without having to drive around too far.

    image not available Thank you! Looking forward to getting in on this

    @sprinkles2 204402 wrote:

    1 year is $ 468.24
    2 years is $ 936.49
    3 years is $1404.72
    5 years is $ 2341.00

    NOT to shabby!

    We would love the opportunity to do this but roku, hulu and netflix all require high speed internet access, which is something we can’t get here. We can only get satellite internet and the expense is ridiculous! Over $80 per wireless card, per month. We use several. There is little we can do about it, we’ve even tried petitioning the cable and phone companies around us. They just don’t care.

    in reply to: Best Dirt Cheap Meal Idea #441825

    Since we’ve started following the $50 grocery menu plans on the site we’ve been buying ground turkey at Aldi instead of ground beef.

    1 can crescent rolls (usually .99 a can at Aldi)
    1 pound ground Turkey ($1.69)
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion (.15¢)
    1/3 cup chopped dill pickle slices .12¢
    2 tablespoons ketchup free (use packets from fast food places)
    1 teaspoon prepared mustard (use packets from fast food places)
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
    2 tablespoons milk
    2 cups shredded American cheese, divided $1.25

    Line the bottom of an 8″ pie plate with the crescent rolls (unroll them first silly!) In a skillet, brown the turkey and onion, drain then add chopped pickles, ketchup and mustard. Sprinkle the flour over the top, add milk and the pickle juice, and stir really well to incorporate all the ingredients.

    SHut of the heat and add half of the cheese, mixing it in. Pour it into the crescent roll crust and bake for 15F at 375F.
    Take it out of the oven and add the remaining cheese. Top with extra ketchup & mustard if you like.

    That’s my cheap recupe that everyone at my house loves.

    in reply to: What would you do if you had a Scotch Laminating Machine? #441755

    I’d make waterproof id tags for all my kids school things like their backpacks. Last year my daughters backpack was stolen!

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