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Being Frugal By Choice

  • Meal plan for December 14th-20th
    I firmly believe that Christmas can be a wonderful and magical time to share homemade items with the ones you love.  Nothing puts a smile on my face more than watching a friend or family member open up something I crafted with my two hands, and fall…
    - 13 Dec 15, 1:50pm -
  • Fixing Him (Part I)
    Just so there are no surprises here, this is a really really long post.  Take a quick trip to the bathroom before you start it.  You’ve been warned. Friday, November 20th, Jack woke up at 1 am crying that his stomach hurt.  We tried to get him b…
    - 10 Dec 15, 4:45am -
  • Homemade Mondays week 162
    Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates tha…
    - 7 Dec 15, 11:30am -
  • My new favorite shampoo – Maple Holistics
    Right off the bat, let me tell you I received a free bottle of shampoo and conditioner for this review.  But after two days of using it, I loved it so much that I ordered a set on Amazon for my friend Anne and sent it to her.  So, joke is on me, th…
    - 1 Dec 15, 2:10pm -
  • Homemade Mondays week 161
    Mostly Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates th…
    - 30 Nov 15, 11:30am -

Frugal Babe

  • Still here!
    Hello dear readers! Since it’s been five months since my last post, I guess I’m a bit overdue for an update. I just read through that last one, and it was sort of like reading a journal entry. All of the things I mentioned are still going well. A…
    - 19 Jul 16, 12:12am -
  • An update from our frugal corner of the world
    Hello friends! I got an email from a reader today (Hi Jean!) checking to make sure that nothing had happened to me, since my little blog world here has been so quiet. So I figured this would be a good time to check in with some quick updates on our l…
    - 12 Feb 16, 6:20am -
  • Outfitting our whole life – second hand
    Our second grader (my how time has flown!) is in choir this year.  He absolutely loves it, and looks forward to Tuesday mornings despite the fact that he has to be at school 50 minutes early for choir practice.  We love seeing him have so much fun…
    - 22 Sep 15, 11:49pm -
  • Why I love our stove
    There she is.  What’s not to love?  Actually, when I think of the two years I spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa with no electricity or running water, cooking with charcoal, or – as a special treat – kerosene, this stove seems like a…
    - 31 Aug 15, 7:38pm -
  • We’ve come a long way since I started blogging in 2006
    Hello dear readers!  I’m still here, but I’ve been prioritizing paid work and time with my family over blogging for fun, so there’s a bit of dust on the old blog.  But all is well, and we’re in need of an update around here.  I hope 2015 i…
    - 21 Jan 15, 5:43pm -

Frugal Living NW

Suddenly Frugal

  • Free Shipping Day Update
    Free Shipping Day usually occurs one week before Christmas, give or take a business day, to account for free shipping getting there on time. This year, Free Shipping Day will be held on Friday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is the last day that on…
    - 13 Dec 15, 5:00am -
  • Holiday Tipping Etiquette
    It’s December, which means it is that time of year–to hand out holiday tips. If you’ve been wondering how much do I tip at the holidays, don’t stress: I’ve put together an easy-to-understand list of holiday tipping etiquette based on the mo…
    - 11 Dec 15, 5:00am -
  • Tips for Thrift Store Shopping
    When our family became Suddenly Frugal in 2007, we quickly learned how thrift store shopping could be a great way to buy clothing and other household goods that we needed without blowing our budget. We also learned that when it came to putting cash b…
    - 10 Dec 15, 5:00am -

The Frugal Girl

  • What I Spent, What We Ate | Time for an end-of-month wrap up!
    What I Spent Last Friday I took Zoe out for a shopping trip ($67.83) so she could pick out some birthday food that we don’t normally buy (ice cream, orange juice, sun chips, juice boxes, and pop tarts!). And I made another smallish trip on Monday…
    - 2 days ago 24 Feb 17, 1:45pm -
  • 52 New Recipes, Week 8 | Sausage Pasta
    This post may contain affiliate links, which help keep the lights on around here at no extra cost to you. This Week’s Recipe I originally saw this recipe on Kevin and Amanda’s blog, but I read that they got the recipe from an ATK cookbook, which…
    - 3 days ago 23 Feb 17, 10:00am -
  • Five Frugal Things for the third week in February
    Well, really it’s mostly just from the past two days, since we’re not very far into the week! 1. I cut up stale bread for future crouton-making. I had a few homemade whole wheat rolls that were getting a bit dry, so I cubed them and stuck ’em i…
    - 4 days ago 22 Feb 17, 10:00am -

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