Author Archives: afrugalspinster

I found a new Thrift Store

After delivering a wedding cake to a rural community I was headed  to a neighboring community with a Goodwill Store. Along my route I spied this sign. To my delight they were having a storewide Half Price Sale. Fabulously Frugal … Continue reading

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Frugal Fix

It has been harder and harder to tighten the wing nut on my second hand pruning saw enough to keep the blade in position, for some time. Each time I try to remove a limb the screw wiggles loose and the blade … Continue reading

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7 Frugal Things

I recently went to the east coast on vacation. It was decidedly not frugal. However it would have been worse if not for these 7 frugal things. I sought out travel guides at the thrift stores prior to leaving. I … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

Dear Readers I need your help with my wardrobe. I largely choose my clothes for practicality and function. I’ve never had a flair for fashion. I just made a  cap sleeved dress from $1 thrifted white tee shirt fabric and a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Show & Tell

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Thrift Haul

Helping Hands isn’t far from my home but its not along my regularly traveled route so I seldom shop there. Recently I had to pass it so I stopped in for a look around. I’m glad I did. I like … Continue reading

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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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