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This Week’s Frugal Activities

Here is a list of the frugal things I have done this week: I lined dried all my clothes. I actually did less laundry this week, so I saved on water. I canned another 3 pints of tomato sauce from tomatoes harvested from our garden. I reused the water in the canner from the first…
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This Week’s Frugal Activities

There is a forum I frequent that has a topic entitled “What Frugal Thing Have You Done Today?” Rather than update on the forum, I have decided to update it here on my blog instead. I’m hoping to start posting weekly again, and this gets me started. Line-dried all my clothes. I do this exclusively…
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Day 3: Real Simple, Real Cheap

Today is all about how your baby can be stylish, eco-friendly, and dry without breaking the bank. Whether you choose to use disposables or cloth (we do buy disposables for night time), it’s always a goal to save some money while doing it. I live in a very low income area, and when I go…
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Saving that Grocery Money

Over the past couple of years, I have got quite good at feeding my family on a low grocery budget. However, dealing with rising food costs means that low budget just got even lower. We are working hard to pay off the last chunk of our student loans so we can live like no one…
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Random Thought

Someone said something awhile ago, and I didn’t even really notice it until someone else pointed it out. I didn’t “get it” at first, but with our new way of economizing, it’s made a lot of sense to me, and it’s helped me change my thinking and my emotional reactions. “I choose not to spend…
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Thrifty Thursday – Making Money by Taking Surveys

Image: anankkml / FreeDigitalPhotos.net We are all looking to make a little extra money. I discovered there are legitimate ways to make money online by taking surveys. There are lots of free survey sites out there that will pay you for completing surveys. You can investigate them and decide if they are right for you. Will you become…
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Thrifty Thursday – Saving on Housekeeping Using Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest yet? I won’t go through a lengthy explanation of what it is or how it works, since most people have at least heard of it. Basically, it’s like a virtual bulletin board where you can “pin” cool ideas you find around the web. These ideas can then be shared with followers and users…
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Thrifty Thursday – After Christmas Sales

Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you know me, you know I love a deal.  I try to rarely purchase items unless they are on sale.  When can you find some of the biggest sales of the year? Well, if you are shopping for Christmas merchandise, then the best time to do it is after…
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Make Your Own Laundry Detergent!

I know, I know… Most of my posts involve children’s activities, but once in a while I will slip in some totally random posts, because that’s how I roll. And you can actually use the following as a learning activity!! Think Measuring, mixing, following directions…. Make Your Own Laundry Detergent Yup, you read that correctly….
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