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Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 1:37 pm, Tue Mar 29, 2011.

You can have spreadable butter cheaper than what is offered in the store. Just make your own and turn one cup of butter into two cups of spreadable butter. Let two sticks of btter soften to room temperature. Using an electric mixer, mix 1/2 of room temperature water into the butter. Then, slowly mix in 1/2 cup of canola oil. Put the mixture into a plastic container with a lid and refrigerate. For more information, visit http://www.livingonadime.com/frugal-living-tips/.

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Are you doing a bathroom makeover and need towels to match? Or, are you just plain tired of the color of your towel? You can die them and spend less than buying new towels. You can get dye at Wal-Mart for $2.50 a bottle. Then, put the dye in the washing machine and let the water fill. Let it agitate for a minute to let the dye mix well and then throw in your towels. For more information, visit http://www.frugalmom.net/blog/2008/10/to-dye-for/.

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