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 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

Day 17: All About Sharing Recipes

  Sunday is a day of rest for most of us so I don’t want to give you a big challenge for the day. Day 17 is all about sharing recipes. So head on over to the facebook group – 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge and upload some of your favorite recipes and label in … Continue Reading

Day 16: How Wild Foraging Can Lower The Cost Of Groceries

I changed topics last minute because we are far enough into this to know we are trying to be more frugal and know we need to cut back but how about some ideas you may never thought about? Do any of you forage for fruits, nuts and mushrooms? Free food abounds! Seriously you can feed … Continue Reading

Day 15: Frugal Out Of Necessity

We are moving into the last 8 days of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge. Wow is it flying by! Day 15 is deciding whether you are Frugal by Choice or Frugal By Necessity. Remember this quote and smile. 🙂   Read on for an amazing eye opening post written by Andrea Bodevin at Frugally Sustainable … Continue Reading

Day 14: Learn To Share And Barter

Day 14 of our Frugal Living Challenge is all about Learning To Share And Barter. Bartering is one of my most favorite ways to save money and since I work the Farmer’s Market, I have the BEST opportunity to do it! I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of … 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 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