Category Archives: frugal

Christmas Challenge for 2019

My husband was telling me about a news bit he had seen where a mom was relating that their family would have no Christmas this year.  The twist is that she had quite a bit of attitude about that, as … Continue reading

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The Lost Practice of Fixing Things

Yesterday I was sewing new elastic into a pair of pajama shorts I’d made about ten years ago.  Many people, DH included, would propose just getting new pajamas.  Other than the elastic, they’re still in good shape.  The material had … Continue reading

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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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Frugal Endeavors

I’m a bit pleased with myself as I’m almost finished making a pair of laundry bags for DD1 from a set of old twin cotton sheets.  The bottom sheet was worn out, but the top was still decent.  I doubled … Continue reading

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