Category Archives: Frugality

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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Have You Got Ten Minutes?

I drove to the store today for a few things. Most had been purchased prior to our Fondue This! party, but as I did a late weekly meal planning, a few things were left that we needed to get us … Continue reading

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The Power of Asking

With the growing season already upon us (due to this early warming cycle we continue to see) my thoughts have turned to the garden. My aching back can attest to the work I’ve done finishing the path to the chicken … Continue reading

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5,000 Pounds of Bricks and Pressure Canning Chicken

5,000 Pounds of Bricks and the Art of Asking Nicely Want to make me happy? Bring or give me old bricks. I’m not a girl whose head is turned by flashy diamonds. I love good food, good company and entertaining … Continue reading

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About Those Credit Cards

For over two years after we declared bankruptcy in 2010, I avoided credit cards like the plague. The last thing I wanted was debt. A conversation with my mom changed my mind on it. She said, “Get a credit card, … Continue reading

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