Kleine~ Thanks for starting the new thread! Happy October
I was just coming to FYT to find the Frugal mamas chat and wondering how far I would have to dig!
Anyhow, sure you can use spaghetti jars in the freezer! We buy the canned sauce (MUCH cheaper - like 89c/can for name brand) and when a new can is opened, store it in the glass jar, so it doesn't get that icky can taste.
What's everyone doing for Halloween? Frugal ideas? We live to far out in the woods to have trick-or-treaters... although even when we lived in the city, that's one thing I was never frugal about. I always bought Trident kid's flavor gum for the older ones, and juice boxes for youngins, just cause I can't stand all the candy
Older DS is going to be a knight, and after much stressing about buying the metallic fabric for $7.99/yard, I remembered we were given a free tent a while back that has no rain tarp. So I pulled it out, and sure enough it was a beautiful golden yellow and shiny green! Voila! Tunic & cape
For younger DS who is going to be a dragon, I did break down and buy a pattern from eBay (hey, the JoAnns patterns were $12!). So we're using a green flannel sheet from the thrift ($2) for the main part, and now I just need a contrasting color for the tummy & spikes. At least I have a whole month to search the thrifts before I break down to buy something at the fabric store!