Day 13: Make ________________ instead of buying!

In all of our efforts to spend less and save more we find ourselves making a whole lotta stuff from scratch and not just food! Over the course of four or five years I learned how to make almost all of my spice and seasoning blends, soup mixes, salad dressings, herbal remedies, tea blends, cleaning … Continue Reading

Day 11: Raising Frugal Children

  Day 10 was a rest day yesterday with the only real challenge being a Cookie Challenge if you were up for it. Actually you have until the end of today to complete the challenge, which was to bake a frugal cookie recipe using what you have and only purchasing a couple dollars worth of … Continue Reading

Day 9: The 30 Day List

                         ” Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” Washington Irving The 30 Day List by Andrea – Frugally Sustainable, in her words:   “If your bank account frequently falls victim to your impulse spending habit, I want to encourage you to avoid that instant gratification by instituting the 30-day … Continue Reading

Day 8: Learn To Control Impulse Spending

  Following yesterday’s topic of De-Cluttering, we will talk about Controlling Impulse Spending because we know the cluttering had to come from somewhere, right? My impulse spending usually happens at yard sales. You know the routine, you see something for $1 that you feel you must have and even better you can get 6 of … Continue Reading

Day 7: Clutter Free Living

          “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” ~Albert Einstein  From Day 1, we have defined frugality as the ability to embrace and enjoy what we have. But in enjoying what we have, as frugalist, we tend to “collect” things, we save EVERYTHING just in case it has a future use. I collect … Continue Reading

Day 6: Frugality, Health & Happiness

“I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ” ~Anne Frank Shared from FG: … Continue Reading

Day 6: Frugality, Health & Happiness

“I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ” ~Anne Frank Shared from FG: … Continue Reading

Day 5: Tips for Saving on Groceries!

                                Today let’s talk about saving moolah on groceries. I got all of the above for $50 including meats and fish. I shop 1-2x per week and usually shop four different stores. People think I am nuts buts I have … Continue Reading

Day 3: Downsizing Your Home

  ”Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci Have you ever thought that downsizing your home would be beneficial to your wallet and your sanity? These days, BIGGER is BETTER or is it? So many people have lost their homes over the past four or five years with … Continue Reading

Day 2: How To Develop The Frugal Habit

From the comments at the start of the 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge, I’d say we have a bunch of determined folks out there working towards their goals of saving money on just about everything! “There must be more to life than having everything!” ~Maurice Sendak “Discovering the Minimum Level by Andrea – FS Not all, … Continue Reading