Category Archives: Frugality

Financial Tip #2 – Get a Better Interest Rate With This Savings Account

Remember When… I remember back in the 80s when you could actually MAKE a decent interest rate on your savings account. Not that I had any money I could put into savings then. I was poorer than a church mouse … Continue reading

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Financial Tip #1 – Uninsured? Try These!

I think I will start a series of financial tips. These have worked out well for me and mine, and perhaps they can help you as well. I’ll post them as I think of them. Uninsured? You Are Not Alone … Continue reading

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I Should Be Painting, But…

I woke up this morning with an IDEA.   You know the kind. It is the solution to a problem which has been swirling around in your head for the longest time. In my case, it had to do with … Continue reading

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Penny Floor Obsessed

Someone save me from myself, because I’m about to walk off a cliff and dive into the land of pennies. I’m serious. But before I tell you about my latest obsession, I will update you on the Homes Tour. The … Continue reading

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Deals, Kindness, and Home

Gotta Love Savers We went by Savers last Saturday. For those not in the know, Savers is a used clothing (and more) store. I discovered it when my eldest daughter was an infant and have been shopping there faithfully for … Continue reading

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Wheeling and Dealing

First off, great news, the main breadwinner of the house starts a new job on Monday. I am relieved, as is he, that we will soon have income rolling in. Meanwhile, I’ve had a couple of boons I just had … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Croutons

I don’t like store-bought croutons. You know why? I find them too big. Way back when they had smaller croutons, and then for some odd reason, the powers that be decided that consumer liked these annoyingly large, occupy a majority … Continue reading

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Liriope on Steroids

Okay, I’m exaggerating. To my knowledge the liriope I acquired today has taken no steroids. I could ask it, but I doubt it would answer, given it has no vocal cords. I was a little loopy when I wrote the … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung at The Deadly Nightshade!

The birds are singing, the spring bulbs are blooming, and we are getting serious about this garden! Last week I co-opted the husband and youngest child. “Give me one hour a day,” I asked. It tended to run a little … Continue reading

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Irish Cream Liqueur – Sort of

I ran across a recipe for making your own Irish Cream Liqueur – more popularly known by a well-known name brand Bailey’s. The recipe seemed pretty simple and straightforward… 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 … Continue reading

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