Today's featured post is a thoughtful essay by Likekinds. He is a regular contributor to our My Frugal Life essay contest. If you have a frugal story to share, please send it to us. You might be our next winner.
Most of us have hard times now and then. Some of us have not just hard times but hard lives. Sometimes we all need something to jolt us back to reality. To a perspective from which we can see ' things really aren't as bad as they seem'. Some have it much worse than you.
In Japan, we like to fly streamers that look like carp fish. We call them Koinobori. They're typically flown on Children's Day, but at my house, we have them outside all the time. I wanted to make some myself, so here I have used toilet paper tubes and gift paper I had laying around the house. These are cute and cost next to nothing to make!
With Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to create something fun for indoor and outdoor use. I used recycled bottles for this project to keep the cost down. Now it's time to put together my boo friends.
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