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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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The new year has brought several new “followers” to my blog. I’m glad to have you and hope I live up to your expectations.  

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BB8 not BBQ

kabobs As I mentioned I had to delete some old posts because my Free WordPress space was FULL. Picture are the culprit my posts feature lots of photos and Sunday posts with cake picture are the majority of my problem. … Continue reading

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Same shopping trip, different project

You may have noticed in the picture of things from  Deseret Industries were some drapery hold backs. When I began line drying my clothes I learned an important lesson. The sun will bleach the clothes. This will work to your advantage … Continue reading

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Unlikely Source

While digging through the 25 cent box at Helping Hands, I found a sage green sheet with a white leaf print. I thought it would make a lovely summer dress. The problem: So I dug a little deeper and found … Continue reading

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Where has the “Frugal Spinster” gone?

I just want you readers to know, I’ve run out of storage in my free version of WordPress. I have to decide to delete older posts or to pay for the privilege of blogging. Being FRUGAL I hate to pay … Continue reading

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Frozen Show & Tell

I know many of you are sweltering under the summer sun. Here in the Pacific Northwest they summer comes on July 5th. Its late this year we are experiencing mostly cloudy days that usually clear in late afternoon and the … Continue reading

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Pork Chop Dinner

This too came from the BH&G Good Food on a Budget Book. Pork Chop Dinner 3 cups of uncooked noodles 1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 6 pork rib chops, cut 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup chopped onion … Continue reading

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Oven Chicken Fricassee

This is another recipe from Good Food on a Budget. Oven Chicken Fricassee 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 2 1/2-3# chicken, cut up 2 tablespoons butter 1 can (10 1/2 oz.) cream of mushroom soup … Continue reading

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