Budgeting · Cooking · Frugal Cooking · Saving Money · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Car Decision

  After much thought and consternation, we’ve come to a decision about the car.  Friday evening I was on some car websites looking to see what was available in our price range.  I talked to a salesman and did a credit application over the phone to see what we’d be approved for, so we’d really…… Continue reading Car Decision

Budgeting · Frugal Cooking · Saving Money · Unexpected Expenses

Man, What A Week!

Last week was truly not my week.  It took until Wednesday before I could finally pick up my car from the mechanic.  Drove it from the mechanic to the farmer’s market, bought some amazing strawberries, got back in the car… same problem as before I took it in, the speedometer won’t work. By this point…… Continue reading Man, What A Week!

Budgeting · Frugal Living · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Thrift Shopping

When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

I had a request for this blog post several days ago, and have been rolling it around in my head since then.  The question posed was, more or less, how to know when buying something is a true bargain, vs buying things because they seem to be a bargain.  Even when the price itself is…… Continue reading When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

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

Budgeting · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Unexpected Expenses

Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

As I mentioned in this blog post from a few days ago, we are trying to cut some out of the budget where we can this month, to make up for the cost of new glasses for Hubs and me. One of the easiest places to trim some would be from our grocery budget.  I mean, we…… Continue reading Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

Budgeting · Improvising · Saving Money · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves

So this happened… I left the photo big so perhaps you can tell, it is electrical tape on Hubs glasses.  He was pulling the hood to his coat up, caught the arm, and snapped it off.  Obviously that meant a trip to the eye doctor.  Also, I am diabetic and was past due for my…… Continue reading Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves

Budgeting · Frugal Cooking · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money

So Much Happy News, Grocery Shopping Updates, and Menu Plans

Okay, so I’m going to put these three in order of the way they happened:  My dear friend Andrea over at A Measured Life reblogged my Doggy Bag, Please blog from a few days ago.  Shout out to her for the share, and a big wave and warm welcome to anyone from AML who may have wandered over! Yesterday…… Continue reading So Much Happy News, Grocery Shopping Updates, and Menu Plans