DIY upcycle: ideas that will make you shutter


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I love shutters and I love cheap things. So I’m going to share with you four projects we’ve done in our house with old upcycled shutters. The first project began when someone offered Dr. Greg three free sets of bi-fold closet doors. You can’t beat the price of FREE! The concept was to make the […]

February 2, 2018

Blog Cabin Birthday Room Make-Over


DIY & Save Money, Little Victorian Home

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  For Greg’s son’s twentieth birthday, we decided to redo his room instead of buying him a bunch of junk he won’t use. Many of you know we just purchased our little “blog cabin” in July, and let’s just say that organization […]

January 14, 2018

Online Side Hustles


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This post may contain affiliated and unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    I’m always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks (given that whole laid-off scientist situation). During 2016-2017 we had to live off of my modest salary while all of Greg’s money went towards a house an […]

January 1, 2018

3 things you should NEVER buy again


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    As you can probably tell I don’t like to waste money. I usually don’t have it to waste. So here are some tips on items you CAN live without and ways you can save a bit of money.   1. […]

December 11, 2017

DIY. Painting our Victorian cottage


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  When this house first went on the market we drove by and both said, “It has so much potential… but that god awful color.” I consider myself and Greg eclectic. We like weird things, antiques, dark colors, gothic style, and the […]

December 2, 2017

Tips to lower your water bill


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This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Americans waste A LOT of water. WE waste A LOT of water everyday. Here in Buckhannon we are charged for the water we use and the sewer that exits. It’s like being charged twice for the same thing! Crazy right? […]

November 30, 2017

DIY Student Awards


DIY & Save Money, Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Have you ever needed awards but didn’t want to spend a lot of money? I have that problem from time-to-time. My class hosted Humans Vs. Zombies on campus and we decided to give out awards for some of the top […]

November 29, 2017