Eating Local Takes On New Meaning

January, the time for reeling in the spending, figuring new ways to save money and cleaning out the house AND freezer! When you hear “Eat Local”, what do you think? Local beef, local produce from farms near you or the farmer’s market? This month eating local to me means eating out of the freezer and foraging … Continue Reading

Frugal January Ideas

January, the month of making promises, goals, thinking of new ideas, planning for the future…whatever you call it. January is THE biggest month of the year to change what you have been doing all along and do something ELSE that is productive for you and your family. About a year and a half ago I … Continue Reading

Can Shopping At TJ Maxx Save Money?

Do you shop at TJ Maxx for anything? Every so often I go in there to look for some clothing or towels or something cause it is a fast in and out. Well most of the time. Yesterday I was on the hunt for a rain jacket for my son. Why the heck don’t stores … Continue Reading

Out With The Old and In With The New

You know the old saying…Out With The Old and In With The New. BUT mine is just plain OUT WITH THE OLD!!! Not getting any new here right now however I am cleaning out all the crappity crap that seems to get stuffed here and there throughout the year. A friend of mine has posted … Continue Reading

Day 23: Finding Freedom in Frugality

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”~Vicki Robins With all that we have learned this past month, how do you feel? Hopefully quite a bit better than when we started the challenge. There is so much community within this Frugal Living Challenge group even though we don’t know every person, although there are many from … Continue Reading

Day 22: Tips That Are Guaranteed To Save You Money!

                                                                                  “You cannot bring about prosperity                     … Continue Reading

Day 21: Converting The Spouse

“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.” ~ Stephen … Continue Reading

Day 20: Time Management and Time Wasters

Today I want to discuss with you – TIME. We all have it, we all waste it, what do you do with it? It is productive most of the time or can you do better with your time management? After reading a blog from The Simple Dollar, I found a couple of things that peaked my … Continue Reading

Day 19: Living The Good Life, No Matter What The Checkbook Says

                        “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero We are in the last few days of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge so by now I’ll bet you all can breathe a little easier after what … Continue Reading

Day 18: How To Stick To A Budget

Budgets. Jody Allen said it well with ” Think of budgets as a diet for your money. Just like diets, budgets can be tough to stick to. ” That hits the nail on the head! How many of you stick to your weekly or monthly budget? Do you allot so much for food, so much for entertainment, … Continue Reading