I’m Looking For Columnists!

and then we saved is looking for columnists, contributors, writers, DIY-ers

I’ve got to admit, I’ve taken on a lot this year and I’m kind of at my max. Even so, I’m set on making And Then We Saved the very best it can be this year. Since I’ve been driving this buggy solo I’m looking to bring on a few people that have amazing skills!

Do you really get what And Then We Saved is all about? If so, you just might be the person I’m looking for! I’m on the lookout for columnists, contributors, writers, DIY-ers, on-the-cheap-style-mavens, coupon queens, (maybe you have angle I haven’t even considered!) basically, if you can bring a fresh and new outlook to And Then We Saved I’d love to hear from you! I’m looking for people that can provide original content that aligns well with the site. Please leave a comment below with your idea. I have just started thinking about this so hopefully your comments will spark some fun ideas! xo! anna

**Submissions have closed. Thanks for all of your interest! I’m going to be selecting the columnists super soon, and there are so many great ideas I don’t even know how I’m going to pick just a few.**


in Personal, Things To Do
See Ya Soggy Bags! DIY Plastic Baggie Dryer

easy plastic baggie DIY

It seems that every frugal person I know is into washing out and re-using their plastic baggies. I think the minute we decide to be more money-conscious we get a letter in the mail that says, “Just FYI, re-using plastic baggies will now be your ‘thing’.” So, as the good frugal person I am I, of course, wash and re-use my plastic baggies. Everything was going just fine until one day we had to buy a new box of plastic baggies. This made no sense since I should have at least 20 baggies that were ready to be re-used. I knew something was up. Was I not putting them back into the cabinet like I thought I was? Was an elf slipping in and stealing my baggies? Who’s got beef with my baggies? Turns out, my husband Aaron’s got beef with my plastic baggie habit and has been tossing my plastic baggies when I wasn’t looking! Raining on my frugal parade? Yes.

Turns out my constant stream of wet plastic baggies were really annoying him because they were never truly getting dry, and as he now puts it he says, “They were ripe for disease!” Since the plastic sticks together when they’re wet they were always a little damp on the inside. Enter my magic invention (and marriage saver), the plastic baggie dryer! Now, my plastic baggies are always dry and they have a place to hang so they don’t take up valuable dish rack dryer real-estate. First-world problems, I know.

How to Make a Plastic Baggie Dryer (and Stop Annoying Your Husband)…

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in DIY, Practical Solutions
Hey Girl…

hey girl, you look good when you pay your bills

i'm broke! ain't nobody got time for that!

Looks like someone got ahold of a meme generator. Bet you’ll never guess who.


in Just For Fun
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