Author Archives: afrugalspinster

Holey Socks

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to complete the many unfinished projects in my sewing room. For some time whenever I came across a sock with a hole in it I tossed in in a to-be-mended box. From the … Continue reading

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Book Report #6

I’ve been under the weather for several days so I’ve done more reading than usual. I pulled a book from my own collection. One I purchased at a thrift store of course. I love reading Christian biographies. My greatest heroes … Continue reading

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Book Report #5

The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss This biographical work tell the story of how Carl and Helen Doss ended up adopting 12 multi-racial children. After the Dosses learned they could not have children of their own the adopted a … Continue reading

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By Popular Demand

After posting about giving homemade preserves as gifts I had a request for my Peach-Raspberry Jam recipe. 2 cups seedless raspberry puree (from about 4 to 4 1/2 cups raspberries) 2 cups finely chopped peaches 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 … Continue reading

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Frugal Gift Giving

This week I had two gift giving occasions; my friend Kira moved into a new apartment, and I took a hostess gift to Jerry & Monika’s when they hosted a Bible class. For both occasions I went shopping in my pantry, … Continue reading

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Book Report #4

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey In 1984 I purchased a brand new car. I took out a 60 month loan. An aversion to debt was instilled in me from childhood. I wanted to pay the loan off as soon … Continue reading

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Book Report #3

I took World History my junior year in high school. The only thing I can remember is that the teacher, Mr. Bogle, got a lot of flack from parents for displaying a Nazi flag in his classroom.  I don’t remember learning about Hitler’s … Continue reading

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