All Parts of Eggs Lead to Savings

Posted on 03/21/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings“A friend is someone who thinks that you’re a good egg even though he knows that you’re slightly cracked,” or so the saying goes. Check out the Cheap Life! For frugal folks everywhere, the simple, noble chicken egg is a good friend indeed, and not just at Easter. Eggs are an inexpensive source of high quality protein year round. Even more so, the myriad ways to repurpose an eggshell  is the topic of this week’s episode “The Cheap Life,”  my new …

Easter Decoration Ideas: Turn Eggshells Into Candles

Posted on 04/4/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsHere’s a nifty decorating and gift idea just in time for Easter.  It’s a daily double – or can even be a trifecta – of creative repurposing, since you can reuse not one, but two or even three items you normally throw away! Here’s how to make these adorable Easter eggshell candles: 1. Use a paring knife to carefully cut just the top off a raw egg, like shown.  (Of course you’ll want to use the egg yolk and white …