Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Make your own Halloween Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, I decided to write an article about saving money on Halloween costumes.

I just recently attended our annual Halloween party. I didn't want to spend money on a costume, or even costume accessories. If I could get away with it, I wanted to have a costume that was made completely out of things found around the house.

Well, I got lucky, and found an old dress in one of the rental properties. My imagination started flowing from there. That is, along with my internet search engine. I decided to go as a Headless Bride. Here is the article with directions on How to Make a Headless Woman Costume!

The only thing that I spent money on was the materials to make the homemade fake blood. But, it was made of items that are found in most households including: clear corn syrup, dish liquid, corn starch, red and blue food coloring.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Install a Wall Heater

For money savings on her utility bills, a company came out to check out my mom's home to see if it was energy efficient. They determined that installing a wall heater would be more efficient than the current type of heat that she had in her living room.

We decided to install a couple of these in the upstairs of one of our apartments, which has a forced gas furnace and no duct work in the upstairs. They work great.

Follow this LINK for directions on how to install a wall heater. And good luck with saving on your utilities bills this winter!