DIY Frugal De-Wrinkler!

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DIY Frugal De-Wrinkler!

Now just cause I’m a SAHM doesn’t mean I’m Mrs Cleaver.  How many times do I restart the dryer cause I forgot about that load and my clothes all look disastrous?  I won’t say but its more times then I’d care to admit.  I try very hard to be frugal now that I no longer work a full time job outside the home, and one thing that I’d occasionally splurge on is a certain brand of de-wrinkle spray that costs a little too much then I’m willing to admit I pay ☺  but you are looking at about $5 for a 16 ounce spray bottle or 31 cents an ounce!   Combine that with not so many coupons out there for this and I needed an alternative pronto.

I had bumped into the concoction for the DIY version on-line enough times to wonder if it works or not.  Will I have to iron?  Will my family be destined to walk this earth with wrinkled clothes???  Well today was the day I was going to find out.

What will you need?

Fabric Softener, for this I bought a small 28 oz bottle at the 99 cent store

White Vinegar, I had some but y’all know where to score this cheap.

Water

You will use equal parts of all three.  I used 8 oz of each making 24 oz of this de-wrinkler spray.  The bottle of fabric softener will be enough for 3 batches so this batch will cost you 33 cents.   Hold the press!  This batch will cost almost what ONE OUNCE of the store bought kind will cost.  1 OUNCE vs 24 OUNCES.  Hmmmmm…

But does it work?  In the words of the Monkees (oh come on you know who they are right?  I’m not that old ☺) I’M A BELIEVER!

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You spray your piece of clothing, smooth out and let dry.  PRESTO NO IRON NEEDED!

 Now if you are in a rush you can also spray this and throw it in the dryer and it will also work but I’m trying to get away from all that.  So it works, how does it smell?  Like Vinegar?  NOPE and that’s huge in this house cause the hubby can’t stand the smell of vinegar so this is PERFECT!  It will smell like vinegar a little when you spray but once it dries you can’t tell.  You can add essential oils if you wanted too but this is just something to take the wrinkles out so I didn’t want a heavy scent or anything like that but its up to you.  I always use warm water. Its my thing, I feel it helps everything mesh together more but that’s just me.  You will see a lot of different variations to this online some using less fabric softener some using alcohol, but I saw this enough to want to try it and I’m very pleased with the results of today’s little experiment.

 

 

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Easy, Frugal and Simple: 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

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Easy, Frugal and Simple:  2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

I’d like to start by saying, I am Princess Thanya and I am baking impaired.  I long to be the Mom with the chewy cookies, or just right brownies, the perfect cupcakes, heck even the nicely baked refrigerated dough rolls, but alas I am NOT that mom.  If it’s something to bake I will under cook it, or burn it.  But I got sick and tired of reading all these posts everywhere about how easy this recipe is to make and make (one place being the Duncan Hines Website).  I wanted to join in on the fun!

Why I like this recipe, its easy.  Its 2 ingredients, I don’t have to go to the store and look for stuff I can’t pronounce and will only use once.  Here is what you’ll need:

1 box Duncan Hines or any brand cake mix.

1 large can 18 oz pumpkin pie filling (not the regular canned pumpkin but the filling that’s prepared)

Pre-heat oven at 350.  In a large bowl, empty the box of cake mix and mix with the pumpkin pie filling.  I did not use the whole can of pie filling.  I used about 15 ounces.  When you are mixing you will start to see when it has reached a good consistency.  I have read people using the whole can, its up to you.  I used about 15 oz and it was perfect. Also I used yellow cake mix, someone posted saying she used chocolate cake mix cause that’s what she had on hand and everyone loved it so again its up to you.

THAT’S IT!  No sifting, no measuring, no cracking, no melting, mix the two ingredients and you are DONE!    Get your muffin pan out and liners and fill them up!  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a lovely golden color and a toothpick comes out clean.   Makes 1 dozen.  My hubby warmed one up and slathered it with cream cheese this morning.  Big hit!

So did I burn them?  No the force was with me

Check them out!

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Great Sale at OldNavy.com! Save an extra 20% through 9/18!

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Great Sale at OldNavy.com!  Save an extra 20% through 9/18!

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RedBox 10 Days of Deals is Back!

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Redbox: 10 Days of Deals is back!

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I love to score these daily deals especially with my bambinos home!

 

 

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Hello Kitty 4GB USB Flash Drive (Pink) under $7 SHIPPED!

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 Hello Kitty 4GB USB Flash Drive (Pink) under $7 SHIPPED!

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Free Summer Meals for Kids Across the US – Feeding America

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Free Summer Meals for Kids Across the US –  through Feeding America

Kids are near and dear to the hearts of the Couponista Queen and Staff.  Summer is particularly hard on low income families and they need extra help feeding the children.

Here are a few child hunger facts: 1 in 5 kids is not sure where the next meal is coming from.  16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food.  Usually the meals that the kids of low income families get at school every day are the only sure meals they have on a daily basis.  Thankfully, the end of the school year doesn’t have to mean the end of meals for these kids.  During 2011, over 31 million low-income children received free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  2.3 million children participated in the Summer Food Service Program although many more were eligible.

Feeding America has a list of states and the food banks that will be providing these meals all summer long.  Click on your state and you will see the food bank or banks serving your area, contact them to find out dates, locations and times for the Summer Meal program.

Please share this wonderful resource with everyone you know, your families, friends, neighbors, churches, and organizations.  1 in 6 Americans faces food insecurity.  Chances are good that someone YOU know is hungry.  If YOU need help, please check for local emergency food assistance.

Lets get the word out and please remember to support your local food bank.

 

 

 

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Have you ever wondered? Dollar Tree Carpet Cleaner, worth it or not?

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Have you ever wondered?  Dollar Tree Carpet Cleaner, worth it or not?

Since I’m a Mom, I own a minivan.  A martyr of a minivan really.  Poor thing has been abused by my kids which is why I do not want to upgrade my car for another year or two because I want to ride their messy age a little longer.  That being said I can not splash money out frequently to get the interior carpets washed at the local car wash.  That’s why a $1 carpet cleaner sounded like a great idea to me.

Now the next picture is a little embarrassing but I will show you.  The mat on my daughters side is a stained mess.  I didn’t expect all the stains to come out but I did want to spruce it up a bit.

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The directions will have you spray the foam, use a sponge or a wet rag to spread it around and let it dry for one hour, afterwards you need to vacuum.  I was worried that this stuff was going to be too harsh and I’d get discoloration.  No such thing!  I like how my mat looks, and I’m going to had my son a nice sponge and have him do the rest of my car!

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I also did a smell test and it was fresh smelling.

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Until next time!  I can’t wait to go back and pick something else out to try out ☺

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Dollar Tree Space Saving Vacuum Bags, Good or Trash? Have You Ever Wondered?

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Have You Ever Wondered?  Dollar Tree Space Savings Bags, Good or Trash?

 

Well have you?  I have.  There are lots of products that I see and wonder if they are worth my money and time.  Today was such a day.  I went to the Dollar Tree to get my papers and I always always make time to meander around cause you just never know what goodies you are going to find.  Today I walked by the Space Saving bags and thought WHY NOT?

I usually buy the ones at Walmart that cost way more or maybe sometimes I score a deal at Ross.

For $1 I got 1 space saving bag size Large.  I came home opened it up and noticed a few things right off the bat.  First, its not Large, its more smallish but what can I expect for $1 right?  I think its a perfect size to store pillows.  I have a queen size pillow that needed protection so I can put it away in my sons closet.  Actually I have 4 that need to be put away.

I popped it in the bag, brought out my vacuum and put it to the test.

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I’m going to go back and buy more!  Before I wrote this post I waited over an hour to make sure it stayed vacuumed, IT DID.  No leaks, no air seeping out, its there nice and compact.  I love the idea that for $1 I can store my pillows in their own bags and not have to have a great big bag with them that take more room.  This is also perfect for kids clothes I think, or small blankets, you decide.  Last year for my cruise I used a few to over pack like I usually do, next time I won’t have to spend so much.  

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All in all a lot of different things and possibilities I like about these handy little bags but more then anything

I LOVE THE PRICE.

Until next time!  Princess T…Frugal Princess on the deal beat ☺

 

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Hello Kitty Head Shaped Pendant Charm Necklace Chain UNDER $2 SHIPPED!

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