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Money-saving tips to reduce your laundry costs | www.donnaberlanda.com
Either I am really, really dirty – or really, really clean – because I am constantly washing clothes, linens and bedding! So I’m always looking […]

Reduce Your Laundry Costs


Bringing your lunch to work can save you hundreds of dollars a year! | www.donnaberlanda.com
In my last post, I talked about bringing coffee and/or water with you on your commute to work, and how doing that can save you […]

Pack Lunch for Work



You can save tons of money by bringing your own beverage to work or when you go shopping | www.donnaberlanda.com
No, not that kind of beverage! By “Bring Your Own Beverage”, I mean water, coffee or tea. In the car. To work or when you […]

Bring Your Own Beverage


Make your own pizza in under 20 minutes | www.donnaberlanda.com |
You know what’s expensive? Pizza. Around here, one pizza goes for at least $8.00 – and that’s a special price run Monday-Thursday. When I used […]

Make Your Own Pizza




4 easy ways to stop wasting food | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Have you ever found a container at the back of the fridge that you couldn’t quite identify what the contents were because it looked like […]

Stop Wasting Food!



Save hundreds of dollars in groceries by cooking from scratch | Cooking From Scratch | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Cooking from scratch is probably the best way to save hundreds of dollars a year. There is very little that I don’t make from scratch, […]

Cooking From Scratch


How to Save Money on Groceries | www.donnaberlanda.com
Honestly, I hate grocery shopping. But buying food is a necessity, so I might as well save a ton of money while I shop! My […]

How to Save Money on Groceries



Plan ahead before going shopping, because having a list is the key to saving both time and money!! | FREE printable checklists | www.donnaberlanda.com
Have you ever gone shopping, only to come home and find you already have what you just bought? Or that you really need something – after […]

Make a Shopping List & Save Money


12 uncommon gifts for the SERIOUS gardener | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Buying uncommon gifts for serious gardeners is hard – especially if you aren’t into gardening yourself. Being an experienced gardener myself, I pulled together a list […]

Uncommon Gifts for Serious Gardeners



12 perfect gifts for the sewing beginner - or anyone who sews! | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Looking for gift ideas for someone who has said “I want to learn how to sew”? Here are suggestions for 12 perfect gifts for the sewing […]

12 Gifts for Sewing Beginners




Getting that perfect lighting for product photography is not always easy - or convenient, so the solution is a DIY product photography studio | www.donnaberlanda.com |
If you make things to sell, you know that having great photos is a MUST. Getting that perfect lighting for product photography is not always […]

DIY Product Photography Studio


How to finish seams on the garments and accessories you make | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Whether you are just learning how to sew or you have been making clothes for years, there is one dilemma that we all run into – […]

How to Finish Seams



Lysimachia clethroides, commonly known as gooseneck loosestrife, is pretty; grows well in the shade; and makes for a great cut flower | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Lysimachia clethroides, commonly known as gooseneck loosestrife, is pretty; grows well in the shade; and is a great cut flower. When in bloom, the flowers heads resemble a goose’s head, […]

Growing Gooseneck Loosetrife


Restoring a Vintage Sewing Machine | Singer 201-2 sewing machine | www.donnaberlanda.com |
Did you ever see a vintage sewing machine at a flea market or thrift shop that made you stop in your tracks and want to take it home? You […]

Restoring a Vintage Sewing Machine