Marla Walters's blog

How to Make Your Own Curtains

Curtains are an easy DIY sewing project. Plus, by making your own, you'll save money on window coverings and get exactly what you want.

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

Planning ahead and cooking at home are two of the best ways to save money. Do both with this guide to one month of tasty, frugal meals.

Homemade Deodorant: Is It Worth It?

Sure, ready-made deodorant is easy to purchase and use. But there are some great reasons to make your own (inexpensive!) deodorant.

Fast, Single-Serving "Fake" Desserts

If you get cravings for little bites of dessert, this is the perfect article for you! Learn how to make quick, satisfying, and small desserts.

Turn Off the Oven: 25 No-Cook Meals

Hot? Tired? Dread touching your oven? Don't worry — these 25 recipes will help you eat for cheap while keeping cool.

Six Surefire Office Fundraising Ideas

Trying to raise some scratch for an office party, for charity, or to help out a coworker? Try one of these can't-miss fundraising techniques.

I’ll Finish This Post Tomorrow: 10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination generally isn't helpful. It's a time suck. And heck, a lot of the time, it isn't even fun. Here's how to get what you need to do done.

Screwdrivers to Saws: Stocking Your First Toolbox

A trip to the home improvement store can overwhelm when you're trying to buy your first set of tools. Before you shop, read this guide.

The Cheap Girl’s Guide to Lowering Cholesterol Without Suffering

You can cheaply and easily lower your cholesterol — and even lose weight and save money in the process.

Feelin’ Flakey: 7 Delicious Corn Flake Ideas

There's a lot more to do with corn flakes than just toss 'em in a bowl with some milk. Discover surprising uses for this cheap ingredient.

From Clammy to Clean: 9 Ways to Fight Mildew

If you live in an area that is damp, foggy, or humid, battling mildew gets pretty tiresome. Follow these tips to easily and cheaply fight this scourge.

10 Gardening Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Finally, my black thumb has turned green, and I can pick fresh vegetables for our dinner several nights a week. Learn from my trial and error.

Dealing With and Understanding Migraine Headaches

Migraines can be completely debilitating. Learn about common triggers (and how to avoid them) and home remedies for easing pain.

Fresh vs. Frozen: 5 Dinner Comparisons

When you consider cost, taste, and time, is fresh always better? Find out as frozen dinners go head-to-head with their freshly made counterparts.

Kilowatts a Killer? Tips for Air-Drying Clothes

With electricity rates and propane prices rising, we learned in a big hurry how to dry our clothes with minimal dryer use.

10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Rice

Did you know that there are over 140,000 varieties of cultivated rice? Besides being a delicious and versatile cooking grain, it has some other very unusual uses.

Top 10 Red Flags That Trigger IRS Audits

Are you making one of these common mistakes that can trigger an audit?

16 Great Tax Deductions You May Have Overlooked

Many people miss out on these big tax deductions, adjustments, and credits. Are you one of them?

January: The Perfect Maintenance Month

Recently I learned several annual money-saving maintenance tips. All it took was a little snooping around my husband.

My 5 Favorite Funny Christmas Gifts

Let me help you get a jump on shopping for Christmas 2011: Here are some of my favorite frugal and funny gifts from this year.