Category Archives: frugal living

Frugal Bread Update: 6 Months Later

It is well documented that making your own baked goods is a great way to save money on groceries. Not only do you save money, but you also get full control over ingredients. With that in mind, a few months … Continue reading

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DIY Easy Gift Bags or Favor Bags for your next party!

I referred a while ago to my desire to try out this project–I just love the idea of creating gift wrap from things I already have on hand. However, when it came time to actually do the project I was … Continue reading

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Finding a Place to Live in the City

I recently had the chance to help out a friend who was looking for a new apartment in Washington DC. As we learned in a our relocation project, finding a new place to live can be really challenging, and scary–especially … Continue reading

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Reupholstery Dreaming

I thought that today I would share one of my dreams with you, you see I have this chair… It is a very pretty chair, ok not really, but I see the potential. This chair is a hand-me-down from my … Continue reading

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Frugal DIY Painting to Match your décor (without an art school degree)

Selecting decor colors of your home is one of those challenges that can be really troublesome for most “normal people.” It involves lots of paint chips, weeks of discussion and sometimes even a few small paint samples rolled out over … Continue reading

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Links We Love… Warehouse Club Edition

I should probably start this post with a disclaimer or something about this being a long winded rant. I have family visiting this week, it is great to have them in town and as an added bonus they even took … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Button: and other nifty things your grandmother knew

It is surprisingly difficult to summarize the book “How to Sew a Button: and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew” quickly.  At first glance it seems like yet another long laundry list of DIY frugal living notes and instructions on … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Scented Fall Garland

When the weather gets colder and the seasons change it is hard not to get into the fall spirit.  I decided to incorporate the decor and scents of the season with a cinnamon cookie style fall garland. Supplies: 1 cup … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries without Clipping Coupons

Everyone wants to reduce their grocery budget, but few are willing to put in the time to clip coupons.  Here are some ways that I have found that will reduce your grocery budget without actually requiring you to clip coupons. … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Coasters made with Crochet

As the weather gets colder what is better than a hot cup of tea/coffee on a cold morning?  With my new found love of warm coffee mugs on a cold morning, I created a set of fabric scrap coasters to … Continue reading

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