Making Your Own Bug Spray


Making your own bug spray isn’t something that you’ve probably thought about before but we recommend that you start thinking about it. Not only can you save a ton of money but you can also ensure that your bug spray works. In fact, there are actually a few different household items that you can use in replacement of bug spray that tend to work very well. Interested in finding out what these items are? If so, scroll down and look at the list below!



We’ve heard a lot of success stories about vinegar and how much it can help you get rid of pests such as ants, flies, and even mosquitoes. Use it around your home but avoid using it indoors as it could actually attract more bugs than you already have. For best results, try mixing it 75/25 (mostly vinegar) with warm water and using a spray bottle to apply it.

Soapy Water

If you’ve ever messed around with homemade bug sprays before, this is a remedy that you have probably already heard of. Take some of your favorite hand soap and mix it with warm water at a 50/50 mix. Then, you can apply it to areas around your home to rid them of bugs. The best use for this mixture is against fleas and it’s safe to apply directly to your pets. If you don’t have hand soap, try the same mixture but with some type of lotion.

Tea Tree Oil

Think of this one as kind of a universal bug spray. It works well on almost any type of bug that you could possibly think. All you need to do is take some tea tree oil and mix it with distilled water and vegetable oil. Mix these as evenly as possible and spray around your home with a good spray bottle. This should last for a few months but if you notice that the effects of it are starting to wear off, feel free to apply more anywhere around your home.

Apple Cider

Finally, the last homemade bug spray that we have for you is made of apple cider. This may seem a little contradictory to what you’ve been told in the past as apple cider has a sweetness to it (we’ve all been told that bugs love sugar). Mix this with some mint leaves and you’ll quickly see it work its magic. This mix can be applied inside as well as outside.


So, the next time you have some pests in your home that you’d like to get rid of, you know a few remedies that will do the trick. Feel free to play around with any of these mixtures and see which one works best for you. The only way to find out if something works is to try it so don’t be scared to try them all even if one has already worked for you. Finally, please pass this along to your friends and family as everyone can benefit from homemade bug spray. Now, what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there and eliminate those pests!

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Making A Fashion Statement For Cheap


When it comes to making a fashion statement, many of us struggle to make good decisions. Sure, you could just go out and buy random articles of clothing and look a lot like the guy in the picture above but not many people want to do that. Most of us want a unique sense of fashion but without coming off as silly. So, with that being said, we have a few tips for you in regards to what types of clothing you can buy that will make you stand out in a crowd but won’t cost you a ton of money. Ready to find out what they are? Read on!



The first piece of clothing that you could buy in order to make a fashion statement would be a scarf. They look great and they’re cheap enough to where you could buy one for each outfit that you own. If you do this, you’ll have scarves for every occasion and will never have to worry about what matches what. Not sure where to buy these at? You could search them online or just head into any retail store such as Target in order to make a purchase.


Next on the list is something that you probably didn’t expect. Yes, you read that right. Socks! Socks are a great way to stand out from the crowd and make a solid fashion statement without spending a ton of money. They are also especially great during the summer when you can really show them off. Surprisingly, socks can get pretty darn expensive especially if you don’t know where to look but if you focus on the brand and not the color, you should be just fine. Avoid buying name brand socks unless you have to.


Now, what about the colder months of the year? Well, we’re sure that you already have a jacket that you absolutely love and even if you don’t, that’s fine too. Try decorating your old jacket with some buttons to give it a little extra flare. Buttons are something that seem to be long forgotten in the world of fashion but we still think that they have a place. Again, these can be a little pricey for what they are but they will last a very long time.


Finally, the last piece of clothing that we have for you is the bandana. We don’t see a lot of ladies wearing these anymore and they almost seemed to be reserved for bikers but that’s fine. You can always defy the odds, turn some heads, and make your own fashion statement with a bandana. Like the other pieces of clothing on this list, you can find these at just about any retail store on the planet. We also see a lot of these at gas stations.


So, the next time you struggle to make fashion choices and are in need of something to spruce up your wardrobe, consider buying one of the articles of clothing listed above. We’ve never steered you in the wrong direction and we aren’t starting now so trust us!

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Cheap Upgrades For Your Computer

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So, you have an older computer and instead of buying a new one, you’d like to upgrade your old one to bring it up to date. You want more speed, more performance, and most of all, more reliability. Well, we have just what you need as we’re going to run down a list of “must haves” when it comes to upgrading your computer. Now, are you ready to find out what they are? If so, scroll down and take a look at the list of cpu upgrades found below.



RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory, is one of the most important upgrades that you can make to a computer. It allows you to handle multiple applications at one time without lag and speeds up your computer drastically. It’s easy to install but you’ll want to make sure you research how much RAM your computer can hold and what kind. One good example of this is that your computer has 2 slots, with 2GB in one slot of DDR3 RAM. That means that you can add another 2GB (at least) of DDR3 RAM to boost your cpu’s speed.

Hard Drive

If you’re satisfied with the speed of your computer or you also want to increase the amount of storage space on your computer, it’s time to get a new hard drive. If you want to go all out then you could opt for a 1TB Hard Drive but 500GB will serve most people fairly well. A good hard drive will be under $100 and you always have the option of using an external hard drive which you can “plug and go.” In other words, these are convenient.


If you’re pretty computer suave and have no problem working with the internals of your computer, you can always install a new processor which will give your computer a huge speed boost. These range in price from $50 all the way up to hundreds of dollars for a core i7 processor which is extremely fast. Regardless of what type of processor you install, make sure everything else in your computer matches up from the power supply to the heat sink.


Finally, the last thing that we recommend considering when it comes to updating your computer is a new or additional fan. If you’re making additions to your computer, you’ll want to make sure that it cools properly. A better or second fan will ensure this. Best of all, these are usually under $20 a piece and it is a great addition to make to your computer.


So, now you know what you can do to your computer to increase its performance but the question is this. Will you do it? It will take a little bit of money, time, and unless you are familiar with computers in general, a little bit of research. We promise that it’s well worth it though and you’ll notice a difference from the moment you first cut your computer on!

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Kindle eBooks Under a Penny (4/10/14)

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Every day, Amazon offers some great discounted Kindle ebooks. The Kindle Daily Deals have prices ranging from $1.99-$2.99, and they are discounted for one day only. There’s also usually a decent selection of Kindle books under a penny as well…

Here are a few Kindle freebies you might be interested in today!

Biographies, History, & Memoirs

Business & Money

Children’s eBooks

Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Crafts, Hobbies, Gardening & Home

Health, Fitness & Dieting

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Parenting & Relationships

Religious and Spiritual


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Teen & Young Adult

You don’t even need a Kindle e-reader to be able to read Kindle books. You can read it on your PC, iPhone, iPad FREE Kindle eBook Roundup for 2/26/14, Blackberry and Android. Just download (for free!) the appropriate application to be able to do that. Amazon changes prices without notice, so make sure to check that the Kindle book you’re downloading is still FREE beforehand.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 4/13/14!

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The Sunday coupon previews are out!

This weekend you should have one Red Plum insert and two Smartsource inserts in your Sunday papers.

Every week, I love looking at the list on the Sunday Coupon Preview website to see how many papers I’m going to buy. This week there’s supposed to be a nice high value $4/1 Almay coupon that should make for some GREAT deals on cosmetics during a sale. There’s also a coupon for $5 off a Rug Doctor rental, which I need because this winter took an awful toll on my poor carpets!

Coupons and inserts can vary by region, though, so you might not  receive all of the coupons that you see listed on the Sunday Coupon Preview website.

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We have 2 of these at every family party! One for water and one for my mom’s yummy homemade lemonade!

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Gillette Clear Gel Deodorant – $2.50

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Head over to Rite Aid this week if the new $1.00 off Gillette Clear Gel coupon is burning a hole in your pocket. The cost for each will be only $2.50 after coupon and +UP Rewards.

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