Author: Paula Vogelgesang

Upcycle an Old Door and Money-Saving Home Remedies

Free Bench From an Old Door? A neighbor gave me an old door, and I ‘upcycled’ it into outdoor seating. I painted the door with some leftover paint from a prior project and used some cement blocks from an old building foundation to create a ‘bench’. It’s made a nice addition to the play spot for my children. They can sit or lie down on the bench or they can all sit in the middle and play a game; there is enough room for 5 or 6 kids. The door is heavy, so it’s not going to break and the...

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Spring is a Good Time To ‘Purge’ Your Home

As times have changed and lives have improved, folks are building houses with huge walk-in closets and buying more ‘stuff’ to fill the space. Many times, there are extra storage rooms to contain all the overflow. It’s not just clothing; people now tend to buy the very latest gadgets for themselves and their children, toys of all kinds. I remember my brothers having two or three matchbox cars each. Today’s kids now have a suitcase full. All this stuff gets stored somewhere. Many times double garages are filled with cars, tools, and 4-wheelers; hence, the creation of storage sheds....

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Spring is a Good Time To ‘Purge’ Your Home and More Money-Saving Hints

As times have changed and lives have improved, folks are building houses with huge walk-in closets and buying more ‘stuff’ to fill the space. Many times, there are extra storage rooms to contain all the overflow. It’s not just clothing; people now tend to buy the very latest gadgets for themselves and their children, toys of all kinds. I remember my brothers having two or three matchbox cars each. Today’s kids now have a suitcase full. All this stuff gets stored somewhere. Many times double garages are filled with cars, tools, and 4-wheelers; hence, the creation of storage sheds....

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Will April “Fool” Us This Year?

April is supposed to be the harbinger of spring, with the first shoots of the perennial bulbs and plants peeking through the soil and the shrubs and bushes begin to show a little green along the edges of the buds that formed late last fall. As I write this column, it’s Mid-February. I have my doubts that this is the plan for Mother Nature this year in my neck of the woods. I can’t even see the garden spot as the snow is almost waist deep yet and the greenhouse door has a huge snowdrift halfway up. We have been...

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Stop Your Money Leaks to Achieve Financial Stability

We all know someone who is always “too broke to pay attention” a week before the paycheck comes out. And sometime, we find ourselves in the same situation. The solution here is to learn to control all of the money that comes in and out of our lives in such a way that we will always have what we need, and not necessarily what we want. An easy way to start tracking is with a notebook and a pen or pencil. Write down the month at the top of the page and then draw three columns or divisions. Column...

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