Category Archives: frugal

My Holiday After the Holiday

December 26th is to me what Black Friday is to so many others.  This is the day I buy replacement light sets for the tree, cards to send the family, wrapping paper and tags, candy for the Easter baskets, and … Continue reading

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Frugal Happy Dance

Last week, DD2 and I found several Yankee Candle items on clearance, and decided to tuck four packs of tealights away for a Christmas gift.  DD2’s sensory-ness loves to smell their candles.  She happily picked out her candles and I … Continue reading

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Homeschool Plans

With only one year left to plan, I found abebooks.com.  I haven’t fully explored the site, but have purchased two textbooks from them and received the books as described.  The paperback text was described as “like new” and looked as … Continue reading

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I Finished a Project!

Friday night I decided to get with it and pulled out a project I started many months ago: a rug for DD1 to take to college, made from two old sets of flannel sheets.  All of the girls’ sheets gave … Continue reading

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Planning

This is something I do a lot.  It can drive DH nuts how much I plan, and the kiddos have teased me about it here and there.  Planning ahead is something I enjoy, and it often ends up saving us … Continue reading

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Frugal Habits

It’s really been in the past ten years that I began to think along frugal lines.  I was never one to throw money away casually, but I didn’t think about my spending as much as I should have.  Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Day to Day Stuff

It’s that time of year when I have to start hounding the kids for Christmas ideas.  Their grandmothers like to shop early.  My oldest has almost no ideas for me, and the few I have are those which I’ve stashed … Continue reading

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