Frugal Living · Frugal Motivation · Uncategorized

You Only Have To Be Yourself

Sometimes people, myself definitely included, compare themselves to others to their own detriment.  For me, this is particularly true when it comes to living frugally.  I love to read other people’s blogs and learn about the ways they approach being frugal, but it’s hard not to feel like I’m “not doing it right”. (Photo courtesy of)…… Continue reading You Only Have To Be Yourself

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

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}

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}

Frugal Cooking · Frugal Living

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G The Pork Roast

Today’s frugal post brought to you courtesy of $1.69/lb pork roast at Meijer.  A pork roast used to make a single meal for us, possibly with some leftover that may or may not have actually been eaten later.  Frequently we both ate very large hunks of the roast with our dinner, stuck the rest in…… Continue reading S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G The Pork Roast