Category Archives: frugal living

vintage suitcases turned family room end table

It’s August!  So, I’ll be chatting up homeschooling this month.  But first, a peek into a home project. I’ve always wanted to live in an older home.  You know, in good working order, but with lots of history, character and just old in certain ways. The home improvement skills needed to tackle such a dream […]

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back to school prep :: stocking up on school supplies

So yesterday I mentioned on my Facebook page how I went out to shop for school supplies – getting about $56 worth for the cheap, cheap total of just over $3! Unfortunately, I’m not a deal blogger who will list out all of the prices and the exact scenario of the sale.  But, I can encourage you to […]

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how to naturally clean and deodorize a stainless steel sink

this post may contain affiliate links, see full disclosure To say we’re in the kitchen often is an understatement! Cooking is one of the few hobbies I do invest in, and it always seems like we’re whipping up something.  The kitchen truly is the hub of our home. When planning our new kitchen last year, I gave […]

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DIY Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

this post may contain affiliate links, see full disclosure. This is such a simple thing, but I’m so excited by it! Off and on, we’ve been using vinegar as part of our home cleaning.  If you’re not familiar with the idea, vinegar can be used for dozens of household needs. All while keeping away harmful toxins […]

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52 Ways for More Serenity in Life and Home :: define simplicity (week #18)

Welcome to the first edition of May’s 52 Ways! Here’s a recap from last month: week #13  limit media, increase creativity week #14  nurture your ‘no’ week #15  embrace the mess week #16  live ‘clean enough’! week #17  budget your time  Am I the only one just now realizing there were 5 Mondays in April!? […]

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Introducing Advanced Penny Pinching :: a review & giveaway!

Are you ready to get super serious about saving $$$ on groceries? Or maybe you’re a beginner in the whole idea of slashing food shopping costs by 25%, 50% or more?   *** If you’d like some tips & tricks of the trade, let me share — Advanced Penny Pinching might just be a book to […]

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