Frugal Living Month in Review: June 2008

What a happy month is June, filled with the renewal of spring and the promise of summer. In the last month, we have shared so many ideas for frugal living and saving money. This past month has seen some pretty big increases in food, gas and other items (look for an upcoming post about strawberries increasing more than 100 percent). Now more than ever, it is important to save money where we can. This is why I decided to do a month in review. June 2nd Frugal Living Review: May 26th Through June 1st Garage sale shopping has got to … Continue reading

Frugal Living Review: June 9th Through June 15th

Have you been finding that your budget is exploding these days? We actually haven’t been doing too badly, but we have changed our lifestyle just a little bit to accommodate some of the increases in prices. Later this week, I’ll be sharing some of the changes I have made in grocery shopping, for example. Meanwhile, check out this past week’s articles, including two by Nicole. Welcome back! June 9th 6 Ways to Reduce Our Use of Paper Products Paper products, such as paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins, baby wipes and even printer paper are certainly convenient in today’s world. … Continue reading

The Princess of Frugal Has Returned

Having always been known amongst my family and friends, neighbors and sometimes even strangers as the Queen of Frugal, what’s the deal with the sudden change in name? I’ve taken a step down in my title. I realized that while I can be frugal in many areas of my life, there are just some areas I am not compromising on. My friend commented that I was dethroned and now apparently I am the Princess of Frugal. I’m perfectly okay with that. Really. Anyway, the Princess of Frugal has returned. After a short hiatus, where I had another large project in … Continue reading

Angry Ex’s Take Out Frustrations Over Children’s Hair

I don’t know who these people are, but they are apparently famous in England. Regardless, of how famous or infamous they are, these parents have stooped to a brand new low. According to the Daily Mail Online news rag, Katie Price and Peter Andre have gone head-to-head, so to speak to tick each other off. Apparently, when mom dropped the kids off to dad to spend Christmas with him, the son sported a blond steak down the center of his head, in sort of a faux Mohawk. It seems dad wasn’t too keen on the new hairdo as when he … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Supply Finds at Garage Sales

Ever the princess of frugal, I am always on the look out for good bargains and deals at garage sales, that I can actually use. I avoid purchasing anything if I don’t have an immediate use for it, or I cannot see the long term benefit of buying it. Recently I have attended many garage sales with scrapbooking supplies, and have been very fortunate to pick up some awesome deals on things I will most definitely use. That seems not only frugal to me, but a fun find as well. I got pretty lucky on the first weekend we attempted … Continue reading