Being frugal doesn't have to mean depriving yourself of the fun and joy in life. These three books show how it's possible to enjoy life and indulge yourself in the finer things while keeping more of your money in your wallet.
Bottled Gifts: How to Make Liqueurs, Flavored Vodkas and Other Alcoholic Treats
Bottles of wine have long been a traditional gift for housewarmings, holidays and dinner parties. Whether you're taking a hearty red to a pasta party or wrapping up a special vintage for a couple's first Christmas, people love and appreciate getting thoughtful alcoholic gifts.
While wine is appropriate for many occasions, there are times everyone wants to give something a little more special and unusual. With this book, you can expand your gift inventory to include handmade liqueurs, flavored vodka in both sweet and savory styles, and even handmade meads.
From vanilla vodka to cranberry liqueur, from mint chocolate decadence to ancient orange mead recipes, you'll find dozens of drinks to make with these surprisingly simple techniques.
Grow Free Food! Feed Your Family With Ultra Frugal Gardening Techniques
Every healthy diet includes fresh vegetables each day, but if you're living on a fixed budget they may be difficult to afford. This book shows you how to garden and grow enough produce to feed your family using only discarded and recycled items from around the house. From vegetable seeds to fertilizer, you'll find everything you need to know about growing food for you family without spending a penny.
There's Nothing to Do! Creative Projects for Bored Kids
Summer vacations, long holiday weekends and rainy afternoons all may start out relatively peaceful, but if you're a parent, you know that sooner or later someone is going to voice that timeless phrase, “There's nothing to do!” You can aim your kids toward the crayons or tell them to go outside and play, but eventually they'll come back, looking to turn a boring afternoon into a creative, memorable day. If you're like most parents, you don't have any better ideas than your kids do right off the top of your head.
This book is designed to save you, every time this happens. You'll look like the coolest parent around when you come up with these creative projects to do with your kids. Instead of watching the same DVDs again and again, you and your kids can be:
~Making and using your own custom sidewalk chalk ~Going on a backyard camping trip, complete with nature walk and cookout ~Making homemade ice cream in a plastic bag ~Having a snowball fight in the middle of a summer heat wave ~Growing a playhouse
and many more fun activities. From quick art projects to crafts that take a weekend, you'll find something to do with your kids no matter how much time you have, and each project is designed to entertain your family without costing a lot of money.