Dagmar Bleasdale

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest.

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest.

I'm slightly addicted to thrifting – to finding a great deal on items, either at thrift stores, tag sales, or sometimes even for free curbside.

Yes, I will brake for a yard sale, and my husband and son are used to me looking for sale signs and our car coming to a sudden stop on the weekend.

My kind of heaven is going to a ...

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We just moved our whole household to another house a few weeks ago and it was a lot of work, but not that stressful. You might find wrapping everything yourself without help from the kids less stressful, but my idea of stress-free moving with kids involves my son, who is almost 7, helping me with packing and unpacking at least his ...

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If I had known how many chemicals babies are exposed to all day and night wearing disposable diapers, I would've never used them. And I would have made a point to get my son out of diapers a lot faster. I'm so passionate about green and healthy living, but at the time, I didn't know that disposable diapers are full of toxic materials. I tried ...

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Nowadays, we all know that using plastic is not healthy. But why are the chemicals found in plastic dangerous to our health (and especially the health of our growing children); and why is it important to avoid the use of plastic? 1. Plastic waste is an environmental catastrophe. All of the plastic we ...

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Six years ago we moved cross country from Los Angeles to New York, and it cost us $5,000. We just moved again (into a new house five days ago), and when I add up the costs for the move this time I get to about $200, maybe less. How did we move a household of ...

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Are you concerned about eating GMO (gene-manipulated) food? If not, should you be concerned? The World Health Organization describes GMOs (or GE) as "organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally." One example would be to build pesticides ...

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My parents set a great example, and being good to the earth was a way of life and simply expected when I was growing up; I never thought twice about it. Today, as an avid environmentalist, I'm naturally drawn to pass on the message of green living to my son and to reach people through ...

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After moving to one of the most expensive areas in America, Westchester, NY, and deciding I'd definitely stay home with my little son instead of putting him into daycare, something had to give. I had to find a way to make one income be enough for three people in an area where Richard Gere and ...

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Summer offers a wonderful opportunity to get kids outside, spending time with family, doing fun things you normally might not have the time to do. The kids will enjoy lazy days at the beach or the pool, Barbecues in the evening, and long days running around with their friends. Or maybe they won't. Maybe ...

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Do you like to save money? Who doesn't, especially nowadays, right? I like to save money on just about everything, and I've gotten pretty inventive to get the best deal, but in this post I'll concentrate on 5 tips that will save you money at the regular grocery stores. Use Store Rewards Cards, ...

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