Some good reading I found on my blogroll today:
Scrapper Mom and Small Cents both have great posts about making your own frugal, healthful baby food. My baby still has many moons to go before he’ll be ready for anything besides breastmilk, but when he is, I’ll be whipping up some yummy veggies in my food processor, and using my little portable food grinder to mash up whatever we’re eating for dinner.
The Simple Dollar has a great post about making your own greeting cards. I can’t remember the last time I bought a greeting card for anyone. Instead I buy packages of 50 blank cards and envelopes at Hobby Lobby and make my own cards. I have tons of scrapbooking supplies, and the great thing about cards is that you can use up scraps when you make them. Small pieces of paper (I’ve even been known to make collage cards with lots of multi-colored scraps of torn paper glued in a pattern on the front of the card), left over ribbon, random letter stickers… use whatever you’ve got lying around. A photograph stuck on the front of the card makes something that people will hang on their fridge for a while instead of just throwing away.
Frugal Zeitgeist is SO close to paying off the mortgage. Go read about it for a little inspiration. How sweet it will be when we’re in the same position – although we’ve got a few more years (and about $160K) to go…