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Happy New Year… 2016 Sneak Peek!

Isn’t the New Year so inspiring and motivating? There is something special about the beginning of a New Year and all the possibilities of change and improvement!

Have you set any goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comments bellow! Sharing goals makes them a little more real and keeps you a little more accountable. I personally love hearing other people’s goals because their goals motivate me to do better!

Are you feeling like this is the year you want to live frugal AND fabulous?!

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How to Make a Birdhouse From Scrap Wood

If you have been a frugal fabulous reader for a little while here you might be starting to understand my love for pallet wood. It’s free wood! It is a little bit of work to get that pallet taken apart (here is my video tutorial on how to take apart a pallet) but it is more than worth it. It’s not only free but the wood is so beautiful with so much character.

Okay, I’ll stop obsessing now.

My front porch is seriously lacking in the “welcome, come on in” vibe and with spring and summer in the air I thought making a cute little birdhouse out of some left over pallet wood was a perfect start for an update. Not only does this simple décor item look super cute this time of year but can be updated with some fall leaves or Christmas lights later on in the year.Pallet Wood Birdhouse - penniesintopearls.com - Complete plans on how to make your own birdhouse out of scrap wood you already have, no matter what size.

Are you for me to show you how to make a birdhouse of your very own? I hope so! This project is way easy to make and with this tutorial you will be able to make it with any size scrap wood you have laying around.

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How to Start a Garden while Pinching Pennies

Because I believe in doing everything as cheap as possible I had to find the absolute cheapest way how to start a garden and share it with you guys!

And I figured it out for you! This is THE recourse on how to start a garden for way cheap or even for free! I am sharing with you where to get all the supplies you need and shortcuts on how to get started!

This is one activity your whole family can do, even if you are pinching pennies and are living on a tight budget!

The cheapest tips on how to start a garden while pinching pennies! Find out where to get all the supplies for starting a garden for either FREE or super cheap! An extremely easy way on how to start a garden for beginners and tips that the most experienced gardener doesn’t know!

The very basic necessity is going to be seeds. Starting a garden from seeds is going to be way cheaper then buying starters. It’s a little trickier and of coarse is going to take a little more time. But, it is cheaper! Continue Reading →

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DIY Pallet Wood Raised Garden Beds

Just because you don’t have any extra money doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy “extra” things like having a garden!

If you aren’t careful something seemingly inexpensive can add up really quick. This is why I want to share with you guys how we built AND filled six raised garden beds for only $10!
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About one year ago I set out on a mission to make garden beds for as close to zero dollars as possible! We have a nice sized front yard but it is not easy on the eyes. We have a chained link fence that wraps around the entire thing. The yard, well it’s more of a weed and gofer infested dirt lot. Ugh… kinda sad! (We rent or I would totally put some investment into the thing)

Anyways, my thought was, lets make planter beds to grow a garden out there since the space is great and it gets plenty of sun light in the summer. I knew I wanted to make about 6 large garden beds, approximately 3’x6’x12”. The next step was for me to go price out wood at the hardware store. That was a bit of a shock. Since we wanted them about 12” deep this was going to cost a lot of money in wood. Continue Reading →

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Frugal Gardening for Beginners

Spring is in the air! Even if it is still snowing where you live, I know you have spring fever! You’ve got the itch! Well let me help you with that! This week here at Pennies into Pearls, is dedicated to spring gardening! I will admit that I am a novice gardener but I am jumping in with both feet and getting muddy!

Have you ever started a spring garden before? I haven’t! This is the first year that we have planted. (I’m lucky to live somewhere that is already reaching highs in the 90s. Spring is here already!) That is why I have been super excited to start on this article for you guys! I have learned so much from all of these amazing blogs! One of my favorite tips is to use milk cartons to protect your little seedlings. Isn’t that so smart? Take a peek below for the full details!

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