Category Archives: Frugality

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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About That Mortgage

A few weeks ago I posted about how having a budget saved us (sanity wise and more) when my husband lost his job. Now I want to talk to you about mortgages. I have two – one on a property … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Early to Start

It’s not too early to start dreaming of spring. Especially with the weather dipping into the single digits. Brrrr! This Saturday, if you have some spare time and some spare seeds, consider dropping by the Seed Savers Exchange. There is … Continue reading

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We are Okay and Here is Why

I regularly post about budgets. And not just budgets but knowing exactly where your money is going. This past week was stressful, for all of a couple of hours, until I sat down and figured it out on paper (well, … Continue reading

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For the Love of Budget

The other day, my eldest came to me and said, “I need your help creating a budget, Mom. I just don’t know where to start.” I can’t remember a time I didn’t have a budget, first handwritten and eventually in … Continue reading

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Uncle!!!

There is never a good time for it, really, but I suppose this week is better than others. I’ve done it again – thrown out my back – and I am currently lying in bed – propped, cushioned and “blanketed” … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…

Our decision to stick with cars that are both paid off, and not get newer ones with car payments has definitely been tested this year. To date, we have paid $4,327.87 in car repairs, exceeding our budget of $2,200 for car … Continue reading

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