Slow Cooker 7-Can Soup Recipe

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Need a soup that will warm up your insides, yet aren’t in the mood for plain ole’ chicken noodle? Or, just need a super easy recipe for dinner that you can fix and forget? Then raid your pantry and grab that package of ground beef, because we’ve got this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker 7 Can Soup!

Ingredients

  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 3 cans Campbell’s minestrone soup
  • 2 cans ranch-style beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes

Preparation

  1. Brown the ground beef
  2. Add all of the ingredients into the slow-cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours
  3. Serve over rice, and add a bit of shredded cheese, guacamole, or sour cream if you’d like

Slow Cooker 7 Can Soup Recipe

Go Green, Be Frugal – Ways to Reuse & Save!

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Go Green, Be Frugal – Ways to Reuse & Save!

Go green be frugal - ways to reuse and save

Being ‘green’ and frugal can really go hand-in-hand! What better way to save money and the environment than to reuse everyday household items rather than throwing them away and buying something new!

Gift Wrap – Being couponers, we get our fair share of Sunday papers! Rather than throw them out (or put in the recycle bin), put it to good use one more time by using the comics and the entertainment section as gift wrapping! Not a fan of using the paper? Get crafty and use brown paper bags for wrapping. To avoid the cheap look, splurge and buy some nice ribbon and tie it around the box. You can also save and reuse the bows on Christmas presents by not removing the plastic protective piece on the sticky part and instead, use a small piece of tape to stick them to the presents (the tape will come off easier, plus, won’t take off the paper like the sticky part on the bows do). Tip: If you have a ton of really old, expired coupons (any less than six months, consider the Overseas Coupon Project), wrap presents with the coupon inserts for the couponista in your life. They will love it!!

Trash Bags/Lunches – Prefer plastic? Reuse your plastic grocery bags as trash bags in the bathroom and laundry room. Have a dog? Use them to pick up your pooch’s stuff while going for walks (this isn’t the greenest, I know, but at least you can reuse it once before just tossing it if you don’t recycle!). Don’t have a reusable lunch sak/cooler? Use the plastic grocery bags to throw your lunch in (just remember to pack your sandwich last as not to smush it). Also, instead of peanuts when mailing packages, if you have a ton of plastic baggies, use them to secure items in the box – write a note and tell the recipient to save the bags and do the same when they need to mail something!

Pots and Plants – Buy spaghetti sauce in the glass jars? Wash them out and reuse them as planters for outside and around the house! Buy butter in the tub? Use the plastic lids as saucers for your plant pots! Alternately, you can also use coffee can lids, too!

Candle Holders/Nails, Screws/Craft Items – If you love tea-light candles and votives but don’t have anything to put them on while they are burning, consider using baby food jars after cleaning them out! If you are feeling crafty, glue some cute fabric to the outside of the jars for decoration. Also, use baby food jars for storing your mini craft items in, as well as screws and nails!

Scrubbers/Makeup – Rather than throwing away your old toothbrush, boil it in hot water to clean them and then reuse them to as scrubbers to remove stains from carpets and clothes. Tip: Instead of buying an eyebrow brush, use a toothbrush to shape your brows and blend in your eyebrow pencil color.

Envelopes – Save that junk mail! If you get “spam” mail, as I like to call it, in envelopes (credit card offers, insurance company recruitments), you can open the envelopes all the way and use them as scrap paper! Or, if you don’t have a coupon organizer, reuse them to store your coupons in. And, if you have labels, grab a bunch of deposit envelopes next time you’re at the bank and use the labels to cover up any wording on the envelopes and use them to mail letters and bills.

Food Storage – You know those butter tubs I mentioned above? You can also wash them out and reuse them to store leftovers and school lunches rather than buying the plastic containers at the store. Same goes with sour cream and cheese containers, too!

Coasters – Use old placemats as coasters! Just cut them up how you want, and use fabrics to create fringes for a decorative touch.

Super CUTE & Easy DIY Spring Wreath Craft Tutorial!

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Looking to spruce up your front door for Spring? Check out this adorable and easy DIY Spring Wreath Craft Tutorial!

This easy Spring wreath looks like something you would buy in a specialty boutique, but it is actually something you can make yourself. With a few craft store supplies, you can have an easy Spring (or Easter!) wreath such as this one welcoming your guests in. See how you can make your own!

Do It Yourself Spring Wreath Crafts

DIY Easter Clips With Clothes Pins Craft Idea!

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Are you looking for an easy way to display photos, keep memos safe, or even store coupons? Clothespins are great for all of these tasks, and when you take a peek at the tutorial below, you will see how you can dress plain clothespins up for the Easter holiday! Take a look at how to make your own sweet and simple Easter clips, perfect for clipping on Easter gifts or just giving your home or office some fun Easter themed organization.

Sweet and Simple Easter Clips w/ Clothes Pins

 

Supplies needed:

Wooden clothespins
Easter themed scrapbook paper
Craft glue
Scissors

We found everything we used for our project at our local Hobby Lobby store. Don’t forget to take your 40% off coupon with you go, or show it to them on your smartphone. It is a great way to do this craft for even less.

Directions:

1. Begin by cutting strips of your scrapbook paper.
2. Apply a layer of glue to the clothespin.
3. Place the strip of scrapbook paper over the glue and run your finger over it to smooth it out. You want to remove any air bubbles. Cut away and excess paper.
4. Cut an egg shape out of your scrapbook paper. The piece we chose had eggs on it, so we just cut out one of those. So easy!
5. Glue the egg to the end of the clothespin. Press it until dry.

Your Easter clips are now ready for use. As mentioned, you can use them to secure pictures, memos, coupons and more. Take a few to the office to invite some Easter charm in. Either way, it is a fun and frugal way to get into the Easter spirit.

Gather your crafting supplies and give these sweet and simple Easter clips a try. This is one Easter craft you will surely enjoy and don’t want to miss out on.

DIY Easter Clips Clothes Pins Idea