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Hair today and gone today!

Posted by: Tammy

Just over four years ago, I made my first hair donation to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program.   The Pantene program requires an 8″ donation and they provide wigs for FREE through the American Cancer Society.  I have known quite a few woman who received wigs from the ACS and I have captained two Relay for […]



Blueberries in the Landscaping

Posted by: Tammy

I’m a big advocate of edible landscaping.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy flowers and non-edible additions to my yard, but if I have a choice of spending our hard-earned money on non-edibles or edibles, I’ll go with the edibles.  In addition, if I’m going to put my time and effort into cultivating something, I’d […]



Dried up air and apples!

Posted by: Tammy

The passing of another summer.  I heard the first geese honking good-bye to me the other afternoon on their way to their winter homes.  Hard to believe another summer has come and gone.  Honestly, it wasn’t one of the greatest for me.  I was very sick with asthmatic bronchitis just after July 4th and my […]



Asparagus Beetles-Oh my!

Posted by: Tammy

After patiently, or maybe impatiently, waiting for the time that I could harvest asparagus freely from my patch, I discovered that something else was waiting for my asparagus besides me! ASPARAGUS BEETLES! I’ve got the “common” variety as opposed to the “spotted” variety, not that they do anything different except that the spotted variety seems […]



Great gifts from my dad

Posted by: Tammy

  As I confidently swung my axe into a nice log of aged oak and saw the piece cleave nicely into two hefty chunks, I felt a wonderful satisfaction.  Over and over I swung the axe, bringing my logs down to a comfortable size for my little sugarin’ stove.  My muscles were warmed up to […]



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 […]



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