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

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

Crafts · Frugal Crafts · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Thrift Shopping · Uncategorized

Some First Week Photos and Totals

This isn’t my first week of frugal living, but it IS the first week of the blog.  To that end, I thought I’d share some first week information. Grocery shopping was really light this week.  We had all the meat we needed in the freezer.  Something I have to add at this point:  I cook…… Continue reading Some First Week Photos and Totals

Budgeting · Crafts · Easy Crafts · Frugal Crafts · Saving Money · Uncategorized

I hate first posts…

As the title suggests, I hate making the first post in a blog.  It always feels like a self-help group, or at least how they look on television.  “Hi, I’m Cat and…”  Well, alright then.  Hi, I’m Cat, and I’m trying to live frugally. I suspect my reasons for living frugally are pretty similar to…… Continue reading I hate first posts…