Frugal Living

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Why I’m Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

by Christina Brown 6 comments
Why I'm Not Going Back-to-School Shopping

This is the time of year when a lot of folks are talking about back-to-school shopping. They’re talking about how much money they’re spending. They’re talking about making special road trips to shopping malls with bigger and better stores.  They’re talking about how difficult their kids are about buying clothes.  And worst of all, they’re […]

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How to Save Money at Thrift Shops

by Christina Brown 4 comments
How to Save Money at Thrift Shops

I still remember the first time it really clicked with me that thrift shops were the place to save money. I was a broke college student, and a friend of mine brought me to an eclectic thrift store off the beaten path.  I was thrilled to find jeans for just $7 a pair.  And then […]

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The Financial Impact of Eating Whole Foods

by Michelle 2 comments
The Financial Impact of Eating Whole Foods

After years of indecision about what to eat, I recently made the leap to eating whole foods and nearly eliminating all processed foods. The indecision was due to the massive amounts of conflicting information out there.  I just could not decide which way to go – eat grains or exclude them?  Eat meat or go […]

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How to Turn 2 T-shirts Into a Dress

by Jessica 8 comments
How to Turn 2 T-Shirts Into a Dress

My daughter is always wearing dresses or skirts and we seem to never have enough of them. This project allows you to turn 2 t-shirts into a dress with a little creativity and an afternoon.

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One Change Turned My Marriage Around (And It’s Free!)

by Michelle 4 comments
The One Change That Turned My Marriage Around

I recently spent some time at rest and during that time I evaluated how things are going in my life.  Let’s just say there was some room for improvement. So I set out to make some changes in a couple of areas, one of which was my marriage.

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Recipe: Zucchini Bites

by Christina Brown 4 comments
Recipe: Zucchini Bites

I was only gone for a few days, but in that time my garden really grew.  Or rather, the zucchini really grew.  I now have a bazillion ginormous zucchini, and as anyone who has ever grown zucchini knows, this is not an exaggeration. One of my favorite ways to eat zucchini is sliced lengthwise, brushed […]

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Cheap Alternatives to Popular Kitchen Gadgets

by Christina Brown 5 comments
Cheap Alternatives to Popular Kitchen Gadgets

It seems like every day there are new kitchen gadgets on store shelves. These kitchen gadgets promise convenience.  They promise to save you time.  They promise to save you money.  And some of those gadgets do stick to their promises.  But many don’t. And a lot of those kitchen gadgets will cost you a pretty […]

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