Creative Ideas from my 1st Penny Pinching Party

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thanks to everyone who participated in my first Penny Pinching Party!

AngieB from Ballard Boys showed us how to make our own laundry detergent with just 3 ingredients.
I will be making this and trying it out as soon as I save up an empty laundry detergent bottle. Thanks AngieB!

Kelsee from Pumpkin Pie Crafts went all out and shared 10 tips with us. First of all she had me with the name of her blog. Pumpkin Pie is probably my favorite desert in the world! I have a November birthday and always ask for a pumpkin pie and then I eat most of it myself and finish the rest off for breakfast the next morning.

Kelsee shared so many good tips. First she talks about dumping cable and using Hulu. I have heard about Hulu for a while now, but have never tried it. I decided to finally test it out and already love it.

I have boughten new sheets on clearance before and used them to make blankets, but she made a shirt! I would have never guessed that was a homemade shirt and I for sure would have never guessed that it was made from a sheet.

I really love her "Gifts for Under $5" series.
I adore these cute slippers and must make some now. I tried to get my brothers to spend less this year on Christmas by doing $5 gifts, and they thought that was a horrible idea and said that you can't get anything for $5. I guess it just takes a creative person to work the $5 and Kelsee works it.

Life with Liane shows us where to go to get all of the best free samples. I love opening my mailbox to find a free sample waiting for me instead of the usual bills. She also shows us a bunch of online survey sites where you get paid to take surveys and read e-mails.

Dianna from The Kennedy Adventures shows us how to have cheap fun with our kids. When her library adventure didn't turn out as planned she took her kids over to the pet store and even taught them while there.

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in my first Penny Pinching Party. It is fun to see what everyone else is doing to save money. I see a lot of creativity and no lack of fun at all. I hope to see you all back for next weeks Penny Pinching Party and don't forget to go and visit everyone's links and be inspired.


  1. That was so much fun! I love saving money and I love seeing how others do too. Can't wait for next week! -Kelsee

  2. Penney Pinching party, eh? Sounds fantastic!!! I really like that idea. When's the next? LOL
    come see me sometime, I'd be thrilled!

  3. oh duh... I just noticed, it's every Wednesday! ROFL!!! I'll be back!

  4. I love these great ideas!! Thanks for hosting this great party.


  5. Wow! Great tips. I really wanted to participate in your first Penny Pinching Party, but life has been oh so busy. I can't wait to join in the fun!

  6. Sweet! Thanks for sharing so much good stuff.

  7. I love to use sheets as quilt backs...sometimes a single pattered sheet will inspire the patchwork front. SOOOO much cheaper than [purchasing quilt backing