Category Archives: Gardening

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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Thrift Report

Just before Lou’s passing ( Thank you to all who posted condolence messages for me) I spent the day thrifting and came home with some timely purchases. The hanging basket will replace this one. I harvested the knobs off the … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce

Last year some time I decided I wanted to make my own tomato sauce. As a single person household I don’t need a lot at one time so I planned to preserve it in 1/2 pint jars. This spring I planted … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Fails

I don’t want you to think that all my attempts at frugality work out as planned. So instead of a 5 Frugal Things post, today I’m doing a 5 Frugal Fails. 1.I was looking through my collection of thrifted patterns to … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Things

It has been warm enough since mid April to keep the furnace off. Yearly my goal is to turn the furnace off on May 1st. This year I got a BONUS 2 weeks. I stopped to pick up milk and found … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a purely American holiday. I know I have readers in other countries but being thankful knows no political boundaries. So no matter where you live take time today to give thanks. Every year I’m charged with bringing pie … Continue reading

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I know and You Know…

that June is strawberry season. Well apparently no one mentioned it to my plants. I’ve been harvesting a bowl full a week all through July and August. I mentioned this at work one day and a fellow employee said her’s are … Continue reading

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Wandering Creek Community Garage Sale

Wandering Creek is a gated 55+ community a short distance from my home. Every year they hold a Community Garage Sale.Once a year the gates remain open all day and any homeowner who wants to participate sets out their merchandise. … Continue reading

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Freecycle to the rescue

My flat as a pancake yard has been in need of some visual interest for a long time. I answered an ad on Craigslist.The dirt WAS free, but not FREE from rocks. I’ve been sifting the dirt as I move the pile … Continue reading

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Five Frugal Things

Following the example of Katy the Non-consumer Advocate, I’m doing a “Five Frugal Things” post where I list 5 things I did today that can be classified as frugal. 1. I worked an extra shift for a co-worker who had a dental … Continue reading

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