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  1. Dirt Cheap, Quality Easter Egg Dye

    April 17, 2011 by Jill

    Looking to save some money on Easter egg dye this year? Skip the commercial kits and buy a four pack of food coloring instead. Just add 10 drops of food coloring in a small bowl or mug, then add a few tablespoons¬† vinegar and a cup of water. If things seem a little too light, add in a few extra drops of food coloring. You’ll need to make more to dye the eggs whole, but I like to have them only go about half way over the eggs so I can give them stripes. You can change the intensity of the color by leaving them in the dye for longer or shorter amounts of time.


  2. 5 Hour Energy? Try B Vitamins Instead?

    April 11, 2011 by Jill

    There are a lot of people who don’t feel energized after drinking a 5 Hour energy, but many others, including myself find they really do feel great for the rest of the day. But with only the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, the main thing that makes it actually work is B Vitamins. So, if you happen to be one of the people who feel energized after a 5 Hour energy, try taking a few B vitamin or multi-vitamin supplements. They’re a lot cheaper and just as effective.

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  3. 15 Cheap Father’s Day Gifts

    June 11, 2008 by Jill

    I love this list from BankRate, it has 15 great ideas for cheap Father’s Day presents. I have done a few of these in the past and it worked great.

    One year, I made my dad a card, wrote & printed a story of his life (check out Rue The Day on Sunday to read it) and made him a memorabilia book with all of my old family photos. He literally cried -which is not something my dad does, ever. It was a very cool and special Father’s Day and it ended up costing me $3 for the photo album.

    A few other successful gifts I gave him were a hand-made ice cream cake, home-made pie and a home cooked meal with my sister.

    What have you done to give your dad a great Father’s Day at little to no cost?

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  4. Make Your Own Air Conditioner!

    June 11, 2008 by Jill

    You heard that right, Life Hacker has a collection of DIY projects to create your own air conditioning unit using cool water/ice and a fan. My personal favorite is here, I’ll try to build one soon and let you know how it works out.