Category Archives: frugal living

Saving a cardigan for later: Recycled sweater project

Woah, it has been a while since my last update on here. Sometimes life gets in the way of the simple living. I never meant to step away for so long but I am glad to be back! I wanted … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 2012: Sprouts Edition

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was busy preparing for garden season 2012. I had planted seeds in starting pots and was eagerly waiting for them to get bigger. Over the last few weeks they sure have grown! … Continue reading

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Paper Mache I: Recycled Bowl

I have been obsessed interested craft projects using recycled newspaper in recent months and somehow managed to leave out the entire classic craft medium of paper mache. Paper mache is an incredibly versatile and fun craft medium because it is … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

    Sometimes I just crave something sweet and cold for a treat. I don’t typically keep ice cream on hand for a few different reasons (mostly because if I have it, I eat it, and then I don’t have … Continue reading

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Easy Black Beans and Rice Slow Cooker Recipe

With the new year fast approaching now is the time to settle into a healthy frugal dinner routine. Black beans and rice for dinner will do just that. Here is my recipe for this easy frugal dinner.   Black Beans … Continue reading

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Easy Ornament Crafts: Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments

Sometimes I just need a little bit of creativity in my life. Not a huge project, just something small and quick to use up some creative energy. This is a quick project I created to bring a little creativity to … Continue reading

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Staycationing: 5 Simple Ideas for a Relaxing Vacation

I think I may have mentioned a time or two (or a dozen) that we spent the last week staycationing. I think our decision to stay home for vacation raised a few eyebrows but for us it was the right … Continue reading

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Frugal Craft: Crochet Doily’s

Note: I am stay-cationing this week with my husband and therefore I am not on the net much… but I did want to share a little mini project idea this week. I have a confession to make, ever since way … Continue reading

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Simple Living: 5 Crafty Items You Already Have On Hand

Creativity doesn’t always require a trip to the craft store for supplies. Here are 5 crafty items you already have on hand. 1) Dryer Lint–At this point you are probably think that Silly Simple has officially lost her mind, or … Continue reading

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Frugal Craft: Recycled Paper Flower Pins

I really, really, dig frugal crafts using found items from my recycling bin. Creative simplicity is just a very cool concept for me. In that vein, last week we talked about creating gift bags from recycled newspapers, and this week … Continue reading

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