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 12: Grow Your Own Herbs

Day 12 – Grow Your Own Herbs – How many of your grow your own herbs? You can save a TON of money by growing your own culinary and medicinal herbs even if all your grow is Basil, Parley, Mint and Lemon Balm – in my opinion – the four easiest herbs to grow! Each … 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 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 4: Reducing Household Bills

Today’s challenge is to reduce household bills. A couple of suggestions were already posted by a few of you already. I have a challenge for you all – can you call at least two companies for your bills and see if you can either get the bill lowered with a discount of some sort or … 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