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4 Easy Homemade Sauces for Instinctive Cooking

Are you good at following recipes but wish you had the knack for just throwing together a meal from ingredients you happen to have?  The way I got started on developing that knack was to learn to make a basic sauce from scratch.  160 more words


Make a Soap Saver: neat, clean bar soap with no waste!

Photographs by Nicholas Efran

This is a handy tip I learned as a Girl Scout that I still use in my home today.  It’s a great project for Girl Scouts (or any group of kids) as a… 1,107 more words


Frugaltude - how to incorporate saving money and thriftiness in your daily life.

Welcome to the very first blog post from Frugaltude!  The  idea for this blog came to me over 9 years ago.  At the time, I had been a stay-at-home mom for two young boys for about 5 years.   469 more words

Frugal Living

Thriftiness in jack o lantern making

As you know, I grow a large garden.

I grow corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, really except for the okra, corn, pumpkins and squash, it is a salsa garden, as I grow the stuff to make home made salsa.   551 more words

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Zero Spending Week

Last week Colin and I decided to attempt a ZERO SPENDING CHALLENGE. The rules were simple…just don’t spend money for a week. No fancy donuts, no craft brews, no almond milk lattes, no new craft supplies.   328 more words

Frugal Living

Houses Built from Plastic Water Bottles!

This guy in Panama is building a village of houses whose walls are insulated with empty plastic beverage bottles!  Click through to watch the video.  This is a really great idea for making use of garbage, reducing construction costs, and building well-insulated homes that will require less energy to cool or heat. 91 more words