5 Frugal Things

For me, being frugal isn’t being “cheap,” but instead is about saving money where and when I can so that I can give more to others and use the resources of this earth in the kindest way possible. It’s not about “saving the earth,” but it is more about ending unnecessary use of “new things” and making do with things that are already produced.

Yumminess from the Pantry

Menu – Mexican Cheese Casserole | How to save money and get out of debt – Living on a Dime. I was needing to go the grocery, but didn’t have time, so I needed something that was easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. I came across the recipe linked above. With some modifications,Continue reading “Yumminess from the Pantry”

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Simple, Easy, Fast, & Effective. In my quest to live more frugally, simply and environmentally friendly, I decided to try my hand at making my own laundry soap. With as much laundry as I do, anything that’ll cut that cost down is wonderful. I used the “recipe” linked above because itContinue reading “Homemade Laundry Detergent”

Coke Sale at Food Lion

This is really a random post, but since I try to pass my bargains on to others, I’m sharing this deal. It’s a huge deal since Racer is such a big Coke drinker. Right now at Food Lion, there is a deal on Coke and Kraft products.  Buy 5 Coke or Kraft products, use yourContinue reading “Coke Sale at Food Lion”

Apple Cranberry Bread

A couple of Wednesdays ago, The Frugal Girl posted her baking adventure making cranberry bread.  I wondered at the time if it would be any good or not, but I wasn’t willing to buy cranberries just to try it out.  Well, I bought cranberries.  Bags of whole cranberries were on sale, so I figured “Why not?” Continue reading “Apple Cranberry Bread”

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

I love hot chocolate.  I really do.  I drink it all year-long, but during the colder months, one of my favorite things is a cup of hot cocoa with a candy cane in it.  And I make my own mix.  I make it for myself, as gifts and just to share with friends.  There areContinue reading “Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix”

Lovely Baby Shower

A couple of days ago, I was the recipient of a lovely baby shower.  The church my family attends was the host.  When I was asked if they could throw a shower for us, I was really surprised!  It’s our 5th child, we have sooooo much we’ve saved and we have only been attending for aboutContinue reading “Lovely Baby Shower”

My Attempt at Homemade Yogurt

My kids and I really like yogurt.  We like flavored yogurt the best, with vanilla and strawberry as top universal flavors.  I’m getting tired of buying it though, because I don’t buy it unless it’s on sale and I have a great coupon too.  The hassle of watching the sale/finding the coupon is getting too muchContinue reading “My Attempt at Homemade Yogurt”