Frugal Living · Photography · Uncategorized

Rediscovering What’s Around You {My Weekend In Photos}

I’ve been pondering this evening, how I could turn my weekend into a blog post that is at all on topic.  It finally came to me — All the things I enjoyed this weekend were things that are always around me, but rarely so appreciated.  It only cost the little bit of gas money to…… Continue reading Rediscovering What’s Around You {My Weekend In Photos}

Grocery Shopping · Menu · Uncategorized

Grocery Trip and Menu

Happily this week’s grocery trip wasn’t very big.  I have really not been in the mood to cook this past week, so the plan for next week is really really easy stuff that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  There was a little bit of convenience/junk food purchasing, like sweetened cereals and Aldi brand canned…… Continue reading Grocery Trip and Menu

Crafts · Easy Crafts · Making Stuff Monday · Uncategorized

Making Stuff Monday: A Vintage Fabric Pillow

This Making Stuff Monday post is brought to you by a nifty thrift store that, though tiny, carries a lot of fabric.  My first visit to this thrift store resulted in coming out with a couple of paper bags full of fabric remnants.  My sewing guru has told me that building your fabric stash becomes…… Continue reading Making Stuff Monday: A Vintage Fabric Pillow

Free Stuff · Frugal Cooking · Uncategorized

Due Diligence, and The Great Hallway Exchange

I haven’t felt well the past couple of days.  Yesterday in particular.  Nothing productive got done at all, which meant the kitchen was a mess this morning.  It’s really kind of mind boggling how fast a clean kitchen can start to look like a bomb went off.  So that’s what I woke up to. I…… Continue reading Due Diligence, and The Great Hallway Exchange

Frugal Living · Good Deals · Grocery Shopping · Thrift Shopping

Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

No matter how frugal I think I’m being, I still get myself into trouble when I go in thrift stores.  Particularly if it’s one I have never been to, or don’t visit often.  I feel I need to look at everything in the store and things keep jumping into my cart.  And thus today’s regretful…… Continue reading Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

Budgeting · Crafts · Saving Money

My New Way of Saving, And A Surprise Gift

Clearly a big reason we are trying to live frugally is to build up some savings for emergencies.  When something unexpected crops up, I’d much rather have the savings already in the bank to pay for it than to have to put it on a credit card and pay interest on it.  Just simple economics,…… Continue reading My New Way of Saving, And A Surprise Gift

Crafts · Uncategorized

Making Stuff Monday: Glass Candle Prism

Monday blogs will be devoted to… well, making stuff.  It is my intention to post a new project each week, but that may not always happen.  If I don’t have a new project to post, I shall try to find some useful information regarding crafting/sewing, and doing it frugally.  Without further ado, the very first…… Continue reading Making Stuff Monday: Glass Candle Prism

Frugal holidays · Holidays · Uncategorized

My Frugal Valentine

Lemme start this by saying, I know a lot of people are anti-Valentine’s Day.  Some people are REALLY anti-Valentine’s Day.  If you are, please forgive me for this blog.  Valentine’s Day is not a major holiday for us, but we do celebrate a little.  This year, frugally! The morning started out with a sort-of-janky felt…… Continue reading My Frugal Valentine