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I just returned to the workforce after being a stay at home mom for 12 years.  We have 5 now grown daughters.

We farm-cows, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits....and garden. I can and freeze what we grow.  I sew, cook and bake, from scratch, buy in bulk and on sale.  I trade, barter, recycle, reuse, don't throw it out till its wore out. 

I am a firefighter/EMT part time and work for NASCAR on the fire and rescue team

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Recycling Dryer Lint - TP tube filled with dryer lint
Recycling Dryer Lint
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vegetables added to broth
Savory Beef Stew
TipContest Entry
A fireplace with a screen
Fireplace Tips
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A counter filled with pickle jars with beans, rice or other dry goods stored in them.
Pickle Jars as Canisters
Relationship Advice for Mothers and Daughters-in-Law
Reuse Vinegar for Cleaning Jobs - cup of vinegar and water in the dirty microwave
Reuse Vinegar for Cleaning Jobs
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Homemade Pizza piece
Homemade Pizza
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Homemade Static Guard - dryer sheet being placed in spray bottle
Homemade Static Guard
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A pan of bacon on a cookie sheet, ready for the oven.
Cook Bacon in the Oven
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A Dyson vacuum cleaner on a staircase.
Do the Math Beyond the Purchase Price
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DIY Holiday Centerpieces - cedar and poinsettia decoration on hearth
DIY Holiday Centerpieces
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Donate Food Thoughtfully - Tuna Helper and other items
Donate Food Thoughtfully
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Make Gift Bags from Seasonal Throws - closeup of the drawstring for bag
Make Gift Bags from Seasonal Throws
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A package of low energy replacement LED bulbs.
Slash Your Electric Bill
A yellow paint sample being stored in the kitchen.
Storing Paint Chips for Easy Touch Up
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Curtain Rod For Hanging Christmas Stockings - several Christmas stockings hanging on a curtain rod beneath the fireplace mantel
Curtain Rod For Hanging Christmas Stockings
Refer Customers for Free Services
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Bull Parade (Angus and Shorthorn Mix)
Bull Parade (Angus and Shorthorn Mix)
File Replacement Buttons and Yarns - wooden file box
File Replacement Buttons and Yarns
Gift Idea for Someone on Medicare
Insurance Tip for Better Coverage
Save on Cooling and Heating
Banana Bread
Banana Bread
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 13 (2016)
Citrus Peel for Seedling Starter Pots
Helping Your Mattress Last Longer
Leave Medication in Original Packaging
Starting a Savings Account
Twice a Year Changes
Store Bed Linens in Pillow Case
Save Electricity with LED Bulbs
Hang Wet Laundry in Bedroom to Prevent Nosebleeds
Remember Truck Stops for Emergency Purchases
Buy Frozen Chicken Breasts
Planning Ahead for Holiday Cooking
The Value of Working Part Time
Never Mix Cleaners or Household Chemicals
Organizing Bathroom Towels
Don't Let Kids Educationally Slide This Summer
Don't Take Free Items Beyond What You Need
Check Statements for Benefits and Discounts
Work for Discounts
Don't Water Down Summer Drinks
Think Outside the Box for Project Help
Pay a Little to Save a Lot
Paint chip card in kitchen cabinet.
Keep Paint Chip Card for Future Use
Donate Motors and Small Appliances to 4H
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