The Complete Tightwad Gazette

"Sitting on Books | stephsneckofthewoods.com"Title: The Complete Tightwad Gazette
Author: Amy Dacyczyn (aka The Frugal Zealot)
Category:  Non-fiction
Genre: Thrifty Tips
Format: Softcover, 959 pages
How did I get this book: I purchased this book many years ago
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Overview: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle.
The author established herself as the expert of economy.  The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume, along with new articles never published before this book format. Continue reading “The Complete Tightwad Gazette”

DIY – Body Butter

What is better than a body butter that begins to melt as soon as it touches your skin,  providing moisture and support throughout your day,  helping to prevent chafing, itching and dryness, as well as supporting various “issues” when combined with appropriately chosen essential oils.

This body butter recipe is a combination of many recipes I have found (and used) over the years. I took all the best parts and found the combo that works well me. Continue reading “DIY – Body Butter”

DIY – Body Powder

Who has not used body powder at some time in their lives?  As a baby, a child after a bath, or as an adult, to help with chafing, etc.  But is commercial baby powder safe?  Read more about it here.

For the last few years, I have been making a safe, DIY body powder.  So simple to make, with all the benefits of a commercial powder and none of the worries. Continue reading “DIY – Body Powder”

Almond Milk

Almond Milk is an excellent substitute for use in baking, with morning coffee, or as a general dairy alternative, in a low carb/keto lifestyle.  Do you use it?  It is a fabulous choice!

Many commercial brands are less than ideal though.  One popular brand on the market contains the following ingredients:

ALMONDMILK (FILTERED WATER, ALMONDS), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: VITAMIN & MINERAL BLEND (CALCIUM CARBONATE, VITAMIN E ACETATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D2), SEA SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, LOCUST BEAN GUM, GELLAN GUM, ASCORBIC ACID (TO PROTECT FRESHNESS).

CONTAINS ALMOND.

What is “Natural Flavoring” anyway?  (Not to mention the other ingredients) Continue reading “Almond Milk”