Blog: Frugal And Tightwad Tanya

My blog is about how I live a frugally and tightwad life here in Minn. My finds that are frugal. My style of tightwaddery and thrift. It's about my frugal and tightwad family.

Showing 2 posts from August 2006 for this blog.
Cleaning The Tightwad Way
Thursday, August 31, 2006

I cleaned my apartment today with dollar store items I already had at home. I used carpet scenter and lemon to clean everything. I picked up the lemon at a warehouse grocery store for 88 cents a lemon/ 3. I made up ,with linnen I got clean with baking soda for detergent, spare beds that I got from my brother for my foster children who come tomorrow evening. I got the mattresses from some college kids in my building who were moving into a dormatory at their college. I got them free which I sprayed with water and detergent mix of my own and scrubbed them down good. The detergent was left over tide with fabreeze. I mixed it up in a bottle left over from another cleaning item with a pump that I cleaned out with soap and water. Satisfied with all my cleaning. I am ready once again for my apartment to meet the public and critiques. Walla!

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Cooking for animals
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

yes you can cook for animals. Use human food, but you must be careful chocolate of any kind is out of the question dogs and cats can't eat it or it affects their body function and vitality.

I cook chicken for my cats and dogs which are at a friends farm right now. I visit them daily though and bring food too that I cooked. I stopped buying bulk dog and cat food as that is too expensive. Cooking for them while cooking for me is simple. Instead of eating it all myself. I give them food too. Beef, chicken, fish deboned, carrots, cornmeal mush, peas, other greens, milk, wheat germ, and other things can be cooked and are cooked by me for us.

This year I have applied to be a foster mom to children of all ages in the foster care system. Cooking for everyone will not change any just cook in bulk and feed the animals and children and yourself at the same time. No begging this way. Shopping is easier too.


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About Me:

I live in Minnesota, and I am a published author of poetry On-line. I have a hubby, and several children. I shop with coupons, and I willingly take several classes On-line thru AZU. I have several degrees, and diplomas. I am a crafting person, and I live for Octoberfest not for the beer, but the food is great too. I am mix mutt of heritages. I love to shop at thrift stores, and garage sales/yard sales. I live a green lifestyle or try too.

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