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Adventures in Decluttering

Posted by: Sue

Clutter is a very timely topic of conversation for me. Two years ago, I began embracing an idea that I got from one of the Frugal Families members: of keeping only what I love. The fact that we were renovating our downstairs at the time really helped me out with this. Since everything that wasn’t […]



Casserole Wars

Posted by: Sue

My husband is very very good about frugality. He goes along with most things without complaint. He comes up with a lot of frugal finds on his own. He seems to get as much of a kick out of frugality as I do, and he definitely likes the results – especially the “more money stays […]



Free crochet and knit patterns

Posted by: Tammy

I enjoy crocheting and knitting.  As busy and exhausting as my days are, it just doesn’t feel right to sit in bed in the evening with idol hands.  If I’m not reading, I love making things for friends and family (remember my dead fish hats).  I don’t think I’ve ever shared a great collection of […]



Breakfast + Lunch from home = big savings!

Posted by: Sue

I almost always bring my lunch – and breakfast stuff – to work. I say almost because, well, I’m human and I am nothing if not imperfect. Bringing lunch is nothing new to me, in fact, it’s so old it sometimes gets, well, OLD. Last week I started wondering how much of an impact this […]



Preparing for my day

Posted by: Tammy

So many mornings I begin my day with a cup of steaming coffee in hand and piece of scrap paper and a sharp pencil (I’m a bit picky about it being sharp ). I am making my “to-do” list. Part of my list building/making came about when I became a full-time mom and was struggling […]



Great granola!

Posted by: Tammy

I love granola.  I love it with milk poured over it and I love it sprinkled over my homemade vanilla yogurt.  My middle son loves to sprinkle it over whatever cereal he’s eating to give it extra crunch.  He actually loves to sit with a bowl and snack on the granola chunks as is.  What […]



What month is it again?

Posted by: Tammy

Okay, my calendar says February but my thermometer says March, maybe April! It’s been unusually warm her for southern New England.  Instead of 20’s and 30’s we’ve been experiencing 40’s and 50’s and even a periodic 60’s! I tapped my maple trees back on January 31st when the daytime temps starting going above freezing and […]



Dead fish WHAT????

Posted by: Tammy

HATS!  Dead fish HATS! Yep, I knitted dead fish hats for my three sons and one of my nephews for Christmas.  I’m not the fastest knitter in the world by any means but they worked up pretty quickly and this is a great yarn stash project that uses up any amount of leftover colors so […]



Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by: Tammy

Homemade laundry detergent is a relatively new frugal effort for me.  In the past, I’ve purchased my laundry detergent from a store, pre-made and on sale with a coupon.  I was always happy with the cost of my detergent although not always happy with the effectiveness of the products.  I even went as far as […]



Frugal Hand Treatment

Posted by: Tammy

I enjoy being “hands-on” with a variety of projects: gardening, building stone walls, DIY home projects.  I also wash my hands a lot with my job as a dental hygienist not to mention how many hours a week I have my hands in wash water in the kitchen.  There are days that my hands really […]



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