Useful And Money Saving Hobbies

Posted on June 4th, 2015 by Discount Debbie


There are so many hobbies for us to choose from. There are video games to play and soccer tournaments to watch. There are scifi conventions to attend. When picking something that is enjoyable to do you have no problem finding a stress outlet. Some hobbies, however are more worthy than others. They are useful and leave you with with an end product or many dollars saved. Here are just a few useful but fun hobbies you could save money with.

Yarn Work

A love of crochet or knitting is a wonderful thing. You don’t just get time to relax, and a meditative rhythm, in your work. You also get a useful end project. It could be a purse, sweater, shawl, or blanket. You could also make toys and gifts. All for the one time cost of needles and the reaccuring cost of yarn.


Sewing has many aspects. If you’re just starting out you could repair a hole in a sock or put a button back on a shirt. If you are more advanced you could make your own clothes altogether. Or you could make a baby quilt with lots of colorful shapes and patches.

Car Work

Those that tinker with cars eventually learn their way around an engine or two. You don’t just earn skills that are marketable. You also can save yourself a pretty penny by doing your own car maintenance.

Computer Building

This skill can earn or save you money in so many ways. You would spend less building your own computer and be able to customize it to your needs and liking. You would know how to repair a computer and what each component does. You would also be able to market this hobby.


Want to improve your children’s eating habits. Plant a garden and then tell them to stay out of it. Watch your crop disappear as they sneak healthy snacks while playing outside. Learning to garden can give you an alternative source of food, beautify your home,


Inexpensive Easter Decorations

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

Easter Decorations

Everyone love a holiday that fills us with fun and hope. Even if you aren’t religious Easter can signify a renewal of nature and a a time of beautiful change. Like every holiday, decorations are part of the celebrating spirit. We just don’t want to over do it too much. Here are a few ideas to get your house into the Easter spirit without killing your budget.


Go to and look up Easter decorations from lowest price to highest. They have stickers, wall clings, plastic chicks, bunnies, and eggs. They have a big variety of colors and sizes. The only problem you may run into is shipping, but often when you order $35 or more in product you get free shipping. Add something you need along with your Easter decorations to make up the $35 total.

Grocery Stores

Grocery stores have a huge variety of pastel candy and Easter themed candy. Get a couple bags and fill your candy bowls with these colorful gems. They are really pretty and really inexpensive. You’ll also have something to offer your guests when they come to visit. Just refill the dish when they leave.

Grocery stores also carry small inexpensive stuffed Easter bunnies and spring ducks. These are great decorations, especially when you have smaller children. The can pick them up, throw them around, and play with them. You just need to pull them out from under the bed and return them to a decorative position each night.

Fake Flowers

Fake flowers can be found at dollar stores and craft stores. They are bright and colorful, don’t fill your home with allergens, and can be used long after Easter has come and gone. They don’t require much maintenance. Maybe a little dusting every now and then. Best of all if your toddler decided to trim them, most fake flowers can be put back together.




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