How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

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How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

{This post was first published in 2012 but I thought I’d post it again for those of you who missed it}

Have you ever made your own newspaper pots before? If you haven’t, they are are super easy to make. Some people use tin cans, but I prefer to use the Pot MakerI’ve found I can whip out a batch of 50 pots for my seedlings in about 20 minutes or less.

pot makerHere is a quick tutorial on how to use the Pot Maker.

newspaper

Cut newspaper strips 4″ by 9″ each. {20 pots = 20 strips of newspaper}how to make a paper pot

Cover pot maker with newspaper and roll.
make your own paper pot

Make sure your paper is wrapped tight around the pot maker.how to make a paper pot

Fold the bottom of the paper inward.how to make a paper pot

Place the newspaper wrapped pot maker in the stand that’s included with the kit and give it a little twist.how to make a paper pot

And a jiggle.how to make a paper pot seedlings

Then slowly remove the newspaper from the wooden pot maker. how to make a seedling paper pot

It’s that easy.
paper pot for seedlings

Add potting soil, seeds and a little bit of water and you’re good to go. DIY-paper-pot-seedlings

These pots are not only easy to make, but pretty thrifty too. Free newspaper √ Free labor √ {have your kids make them} Life is good! Bontanical Interests has the Pot Maker on sale right now for $12.98.

Do you make your own pots or just buy them at the store instead?

~Mavis

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Composting for the Home Gardener

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Composting For the Home Gardener

Composting can seem a bit overwhelming if you’re a newbie, but it’s actually really, really simple.  You can use a composter that is super simple and cheap, or you can get a fancy one.  Either way, “cooking your garbage”  {Thanks Uncle Buck}, is like FREE nutrient rich goodness for your garden.  All it really requires is for you to toss your scraps into the bin and poke it around every once in awhile.  I know that sounds over-simplified, but seriously, nature pretty much does the job for you.

You can compost kitchen scraps, yard scraps, used napkins, coffee filters, etc.  Between recycling and composting, you will literally be shocked at how little garbage you generate.  Start with kitchen scraps–they are the easiest.  You’ll need a bowl, container, or kitchen compost bin to toss your scraps in.  If you are committed to taking the scraps out to the composter each day, a bowl/bucket should be fine.  If  you aren’t, I recommend a kitchen composter.  It will help keep your kitchen from smelling like garbage.  Just toss in compostable scraps {for a full list of everything that is compostable in the kitchen, go HERE} and then dump it into the outdoor compost pile when it gets full.

vegetable peelings for compost

For your outdoor compost pile, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.  You want to have a nice mix of food waste and garden waste.  Keep the pile moist, but not soggy.  You want the microorganisms that are naturally present to do their job and break down the food/garden scraps into compost.  Providing air is one way to expedite the process.  Every once in awhile {like every two weeks, or so}, turn your compost with a pitch fork or shovel.  It adds air to the mix, and it helps to mix in decay with non-decay.  If you want to expedite the process, you can add bone meal or dried blood to the mix–but that is not necessary.

Compost

The cooking time on compost varies a ton, in my experience.  I think it has to do with how hot the mixture gets, what is in the layers, etc.  I’ve had batched “cook” relatively quickly, while others seem to take forever.  Either way, you know compost is done with it has a very earthy smell {the rotting garbage smell goes away a bit} and is almost black.  It will crumble in your hands, like a mixture of earth and soil.  The compost will be “hot” initially–meaning very high in nitrogen, so you won’t want to spread it out on  your garden and immediately plant.  It’s best to spread it out in the fall  or wait until very early spring and give it a month or two before planting.  If you go the fall route, just lay it over the top of your garden beds and wait until spring to mix it in with the soil.  In the spring, you can mix it directly in with the soil.  {It’s best for your garden soil not to toil it in the fall, it promotes healthy microorganisms–that’s why you don’t mix it in in the fall.}

How to Make a Compost Tumbler

You can buy a composter if you are trying to keep things simple.  There are literally tons of styles to choose from.  If you are looking for a more budget friendly options, they are super easy to make.  You can make a compost tumbler, like my friend Heather did last year, which is awesome, because you can “turn” the compost with minimal effort.  At my last house, I made our composter out of pallets the HH brought home.  It worked great, and cost me next to nothing.  Whichever option you choose, you’ll just want to make sure that you have some place to “cook” your compost {which, by the way, is just a fancy way to say get your garbage to break down using oxygen, water, and naturally occurring heat from the breakdown process}.

How-to-Build-a-Compost-Bin-Out-of-Wood-Pallets

You seriously CANNOT screw compost up.  It happens whether you try for it or not–naturally occurring waste breaks down…you might as well take advantage of the awesomeness that happens as a result in your garden.

Happy composting,

Mavis

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Giveaway: Win a Year’s Supply of Chicken {160 lbs!} For You AND a Friend From Go Direct Foods

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wind a years supply of chickenThat headline was not misleading. I really am giving away 160 lbs of chicken to TWO lucky readers. But before we talk about that, let’s back up. What is this GoDirect Foods company and why on earth are they sponsoring such an amazing giveaway?

Simple answer. It’s because they are awesome!

German sausage with potatoes and vegetables.What is GoDirect Foods?

GoDirect Foods goes directly to the farm or processor so that they can offer their members fresh, high quality meat at substantial savings, and with GoDirect you can order any of their products throughout the year and have access to a wide variety of products and small order sizes as well. They will be launching this June!

You will be able to order some bacon and chicken and ground beef on any given Tuesday and pick them all up together. I love this concept! Plus, by going direct, an average family of 4 will save an average of $563.85 per year on meat alone. Now they are speaking my language.

For more info, check out this little video:

The Review:

Even though GoDirect is not launching until June, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of some of the products they are offering. And let me tell you Bob they were delicious. We were able to try the precooked pot roast and the ground beef. My whole family was impressed by both.

go direct foods pot roast

I was nervous about the precooked roast because I’m kind of particular about my roasts. It blew me away. It was moist and so full of flavor that even though there were just 3 of us eating and the roast was 10 lbs, we had plenty of leftovers for soup and tacos the rest of the week.

The ground beef was just as good. It was lean, but not dry, and had a full, delicious flavor to it. I didn’t have a single complaint and I will absolutely be buying both products when they are available.
Grilled Pork Chops with vegetablesThe GoDirect Referral Program:

If the food quality alone won’t sell you, their referral program will. Their referral program is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It is crazy generous. They offer a $2 credit every time someone you refer orders a case of one of their signature items {their signature items are their staple items like chicken, ground beef, salmon, bacon, etc}. Because it’s per case, if they order 4 cases, you’ve just made $8.

Wait! It even gets better. They take it one step further. When your friends refer their friends, in addition to giving them a $2 referral, they’ll also give you a $2 referral credit when they buy any signature item. So let’s say your BFF Sally signs up under you and orders 3 cases of various signatures meats {$2 x 3}. Then Sally tells her friend Wanda about it and Wanda signs up under Sally and orders 4 cases {$2 x 4 for you and $2 x 4 for Sally}. You’ve just made $14 and Sally has made $8. Free meat for everyone! Ha. Tell all your friends and you may never pay for your meat products again because you get paid out on every signature order they ever make until forever.

You can use that credit to purchase any of the products on the GoDirect site, or if you go crazy and refer everyone you know, they’ll pay out in cash twice a year anything over $200 in credit. So if you have $500 in your referral account, they’ll automatically send you a check for $300 dollars on the next payout day. Pretty awesome if you ask me.   potatoes wrapped in bacon and baked

The Giveaway:

And now, what you’ve been waiting for. Details on how to enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of chicken. How it works:

1. Head HERE to register. Your registration enters you into the giveaway {it will also enter you in to win a year’s supply of beef GoDirect is offering on their site}. Your registration will also allow you to hear about launch dates and prices before the public! VIP basically! ;)

2. Grab your own personal referral link {you’ll want it anyway so you can tell all your friends about GoDirect’s awesomeness and earn money when they order!} and spread the word about the giveaway.

3. If one of your friends who registered under your referral link wins, you win too! You both will win 160 lbs of chicken total.

4. If a reader is drawn who was not referred by a friend {meaning, there would be no one to give the second year’s worth of chicken to}, we will draw one additional reader’s name to win the other year’s supply of chicken. So there will be 2 winners no matter what.

5. Winners will receive 40 lbs of premium boneless, skinless chicken breast every 3 months {July 2015, Oct. 2015, Jan. 2016, April 2016}.

6. Winners must be able to pick up chicken at current distribution locations in either Oregon, Idaho and Washington {there are multiple pickup locations in each state}. You may enter to win if you live outside of those states, but you would have to wait to claim your prize until they open locations in your state.

7. Giveaway ends April 24th, 2015.

That’s it. Ready to win some chicken?

Enter to win a Year’s Supply of Chicken from GoDirect Foods HERE!

Fillet of salmon with cooked vegetables

Good luck. I hope you win!

~Mavis

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Free Kindle Books, Mushroom Kits, Chia Seeds, Fruit of the Loom, Garden and Gun Magazine and More

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iconoclast

Word of the Day: Iconoclast Definition: One who ignores traditions  Used in a sentence: He was a real iconoclast when it came to expressing an idea.

Hello Tuesday!

Yesterday the drywall guy was here putting up walls and he will be back again today. I can’t wait to get this project behind us. Hopefully all the work will be done {and I’ll have everything painted} before The Girl comes home for summer vacation. Oh I miss her!

I hope your Tuesday is wonderful. :)

Mavis

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Magnacraft 10x25 Binoculars

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Cooking From Your Pantry | Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 12 of 52

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cooking from your pantry

I’m in the mood for baking lately. Breads, cookies, pies you name it. I usally hold off and make my favorite carrot cake for Easter Sunday, but this year? I don’t know if I can wait. ;)

Here are a few recipe suggestions for your meal plan this week:Cranberry Coffee Cake3 Breakfast Ideas

Popovers – I love these soft and chewy on the inside, flaky on the outside puffs.  They are awesome with a little jam–or butter and honey.  {Pin it for Later}

Fried Potatoes with Peppers and Zucchini – This is a great way to start your day off with veggies, and not feel like it’s punishment.  this stuff is delicious.  {Pin it for Later}

Cranberry Coffee Cake - This would make an awesome Easter breakfast, I think.  It’s sweet and tart all at the same time.  {Pin it for Later}

Easy Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili Recipe4 Lunch Ideas and Dinner Ideas

Cheesy Beef Tortilla Casserole - This recipe is about as easy as it gets.  It basically involves you dumping a handful of ingredients into a casserole dish and baking.  Plus, it uses up all of those tiny little tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.  {Pin it for Later}

Brown Sugar Salmon – This is my go-to salmon recipe.  {Pin it for Later}

Easy Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili – This recipe makes appears on a pretty regular rotation at our house…and best of all, it was sent to me by a reader.  {Pin it for Later}

Dijon Potato Salad with Green Onions – Putting Dijon into potato salad is pretty much a life altering experience.  It turns tater salad up a notch.  {Pin it for Later}

the best moist carrot cake recipe3 Sweet Treats 

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches - When I make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, I like to assemble a couple of ice cream sandwiches for dessert.  It’s super easy to slap them together, and my family always thinks they are a treat.  The recipe calls for homemade ice cream, but I admit, I usually use the vanilla store bought we have in the freezer, because making them is usually kind of an after thought.  {Pin it for Later}

My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe – If  you are planning the menu for your Easter gathering, I seriously cannot recommend this carrot cake enough.  It. Is. Divine.  {Pin it for Later}

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – In case you are feeling ambitious and want to put homemade ice cream in the ice cream sandwiches, here is my favorite recipe.  {Pin it for Later}

Easy Freezer Meals - Roadside SlidersFeatured Freezer Meal Recipe

Roadside Sliders – It’s time to gear up for grilling season, which for me, means making seasoned, hand shaped hamburger patties.  {Pin it for Later}

how-to-dehydrate-strawberriesFeatured Food Preservation Recipe 

How to Dehydrate Strawberries - Strawberries have officially hit the stores.  If you don’t grow your own, this is a good time to stock up when they are marked down and dehydrate them for yummy recipes, like granola.  {Pin it for Later}

What are YOU planning on making this week?

~Mavis

Find more recipes on One Hundred Dollars a Month as well as on my Pinterest Recipe Boards.

 

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Money Saving Tip – Buy the Floor Model and Save Big

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red costco entertainment cabinet

Just  like Christmas decorations or gardening supplies, furniture is a seasonal product for Costco. Every January and June Costco Warehouses all over the country are flooded with couches, dining room tables, bed sets and accent pieces.  Well this year there was something I spotted right away. The red accent table above. As soon as I saw it in the warehouse I knew it would be perfect for our family room.

abigail accent cabinet

But I just couldn’t justify spending $279.99 for it. So I waited… and waited and waited.

red curio cabinet

And then finally last week I found the floor model on sale for $99 at the back of the store. There wasn’t a scratch on it so I swooped it up and I scored $180.99 off the original sale price.

That’s about 65% off. Not to shabby if you ask me!

Have you bought furniture from Costco before? Were you happy with it?

~Mavis

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Master Bathroom Remodel – Making Progress!

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master bathroom demo

In my opinion the demo has been the hardest part of our master bathroom remodel so far. And that is probably because the HH and Monkey Boy had to remove all the old cabinets, tile, fixtures and the toilet {to save money}. But so far, so good. Chino the Handyman and his crew have done a great job.

Should there be a window in the bathroom remodel

The original bathroom layout just didn’t make sense. With it’s bad lighting, outdated 8″ square tiles, clunky plastic whirlpool tub with and a loo with no privacy,  I knew we could dramatically change the space with a few adjustments.

drilling holes

For starters, we added a separate room for the toilet.
framed bathtub

We also removed the old tub and chose a more modern one to replace it and in the process were able to gain a few more inches for the shower as well.

adding window to master bathroom

We also added 2 more can lights and a WINDOW!!! new master bathroom window

Is that a flamingo in the backyard?

master bathroom remodel

Inspector Lucy on the prowl. ;)

This week drywall guy will be here putting up walls and texturing. If all goes as planned, I’ll get the bathroom painted this weekend and then the fun stuff like tile and cabinets can be installed. bedroom bathroom door

Remember the weirdo half octagon shaped doorway leading from the bedroom to the bathroom?

master bathroom remodel

It’s getting a pocket door. Wahoooo! Imagine that. A bathroom with a door.

Someone’s movin’ on up. ;)

~Mavis

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Can Shopping at Costco Save You Money? Week 12 of 52

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costco shopping tripI think I’m starting to get this whole shopping at one store thing down. Yes, Costco has it’s limitations {for instance I am out of ketchup. Do I want to buy 3 giant bottles of ketchup… NO} but for the most part, I think I’m doing pretty good. Cooking most of our meals from scratch HELPS ENORMOUSLY… if we didn’t, I know our grocery bill would be much higher.

bertolli sauce

And bartering… Earlier in the week I bartered with The Church Lady {my neighbor down the street} and came home with a few bottles of pasta sauce, Good Earth Tea and a can of Orange Juice. I cannot remember what the heck I traded her though.

clif organic z bar

I was also able to fill Monkey Boy’s goody drawer with some Chocolate brownie Clif Bars I was able to order with some groupon credit.

making salad

Okay, so what are a few of the things I feed my family this past week?

Salads… and yummy ones too. I ran out of salad dressing early last week so I’ve been making my homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing instead of using the bottled stuff.

apple crisp

Apple crisp. To go with all that Costco vanilla ice cream of course. ;)

pasta

Pasta for Monkey Boy.

zaycon chicken tenders

Zaycon breaded chicken, mashed potatoes and homemade corn muffins.
go direct foods pot roast

Pot roast, green beans {frozen, from last summer} and curry rice.

baked potato

Baked potatoes topped with sour cream and warm bacon.

old fashioned egg custard

Old Fashioned Egg Custard. It’s pretty much the best stuff on earth to make when you have a bunch of eggs laying around to use up. I typically serve it warm. And it’s YUMMY.

steel cut oats

Breakfast in bed… Steel cut oats and orange juice for the HH.blueberry smoothie

Blueberry and Banana smoothies are great for mornings on the go. {I still have a ton of frozen blueberries!}.eggs

Hard boiled eggs. Boring, I know. But they are a great protein source.

pumpkin bread

And last but not least, I made a batch of pumpkin bread using some canned pumpkin I had in my pantry.

Not the most exciting meals on the planet… but they got the job done.

What have YOU been cooking lately?

~Mavis

Here are the links to the loaf pans I used above if you are interested.

Norpro 12 Inch Nonstick Bread Pan and the Focus Foodservice Commercial Bakeware 1 1/2 Pound Pullman Pan

Total Spent This Week $25.41
Total Spent Year to Date $354.59

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Free Kindle Books, M&M’s, Duvet Sets $14.99, Men’s Suits, Orthopedic Pet Beds and More

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hauteur

Word of the Day: Hauteur Definition: Pride, arrogance Used in a sentence: The hauteur of the supercilious butler cost him many tips.

lucy the puggle dog

Happy Monday everyone, did you have a good weekend? The HH and Lucy the snuggle puggle enjoyed some quiet time, I stained the bathroom cabinets for the 4th time {I think it’s going to need 6 coats of stain to get the color I want} and Monkey Boy hung out with friends. Talk about a nice, relaxing weekend.

I hope your Monday rocks!

Mavis

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure – Seeds and Recipes Passed on to a New Generation

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Typically the emails I receive for my Trash to Treasure posts are garage sale or thrift store finds. They have never been this personal and I have never loved a submission more. My friend Heather from Massachusetts sent this in and let me tell you Bob, it’s some good stuff:

Hey Mavis,

You of all people would appreciate the story I have.

My mom called in early March to say my grandma was not “doing well” and if I wanted to say good bye to her I should come now. {She was 89 and was fighting cancer for the last 4 yrs so not a surprise}. I hopped on a plane the weekend of March 7th and hustled down to know-wheres-land Indiana. Seriously, a desolate farming community- very interesting but that’s a whole different story.

Turns out my mom was right, as she passed the next Monday. Over that weekend I was able to support my mom and help her sort and pack the MASSIVE amount of stuff my Gma had collected.

My Gma had insisted that her close family come over and “take what they had given her or anything else they wanted” – there’s a simple will for you! With my mom as the “final say” it all went incredibly smoothly.

As it is in every family, everyone sees different “treasures” among other people’s stuff. What I found to be total junk, my aunt thought was valuable – and vice versa.

I’m telling you all this because I think you would think my treasure was treasure too.

seedsMy Gma had seeds stashed all over! I was thinking I’d create a grandma garden with her seeds. Some seeds are un-labled, they’ll be a surprise.

seeds3And my great grandmother’s recipes written in her hand!

~Heather

Heather- thank you for sharing this. So sorry to hear about your grandma, but the treasures you found are so awesome. Grow on, Grandma. Grow on.

~Mavis

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