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I have decided to stick it to my friends this coming year.  Just kidding, well no, not really.

I have decided to make pin cushions for every single man, woman and child I know. 324 more words

Spending or Saving? In the Kitchen

I’ve been trying to do a better job of saving money and wasting less for a while now, but there is still room for improvement. Today, I’m doing an evaluation of my spending and green living (or not so green) habits  819 more words


The Italian edition of Frugal Innovation has just been published

Being frugal has become a necessity. The status of our planet impels us to revise our habits, to keep others more in our mind, and our planet above all else.  445 more words


My Elf Authority

This post is written by my friend Heather Flanigan-Garrett. She’s my go-to authority on everything Elf On The Shelf. And you’ll see why!

It’s that time of year again…the temperatures are falling, holiday lights are going up and there’s magic in the air! 832 more words


Cheapo Pesto

Last night, as I was putting together a batch of pesto to a) accommodate a contribution to a potluck and b) rescue a variety of leafy vegetables from my fridge before they grew fur coats and minds of their own, it occurred to me that I’ve never shared my recipe for cheapo pesto before. 599 more words


Homemade and frugal bath bomb recipe for Christmas gifts

I recently found a new supplier online, Voyageur Soap and Candle, for all things soap making, aromatherapy, mineral makeup and skincare supplies. To quote my friend, I quickly fell down the “rabbit hole” and got way too excited planning and shopping for all the craft projects my kids and I could get up to this Christmas break. 632 more words

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Raising Them Well?

If you’re not worried about what kind of child you’re raising, I applaud you. Because I’m terrified.

The more Owl becomes a copy cat, the more I stress over how my actions will deeply impact his life. 276 more words