Our little grill is just fine


I hope all my northern hemisphere readers are having a great spring! Summer is trying its best to get here, and that makes us think about grilling. So I have to tell you about our grill: Here she is on the inside: You can see how big she is in relation to the little propane […]

Thrifted Clothes Can Be Trendy Too


This winter, I’ve really gotten into the boots/skirt/leggings trend. I’m a few years behind on this one, but that’s ok. A few months ago, I found these great Teva boots at Goodwill for ten dollars: They’re as comfy as tennis shoes, but much cuter. And the price was hard to beat. I also came across […]

Updates From Our Frugal Abode


Good morning!  Long time, no blog – I know.  It’s been a bit of a whirlwind around here for the past several weeks, but I haven’t forgotten my little corner of the internet here. Our son has been in kindergarten for a month now, and he loves it.  I don’t love the 6:40am wake-up, but […]

Let’s Make One Instead!


Our older son really loves Playmobil. We got a small set at a thrift store a few years ago, and then a larger box at a garage sale a few months later. Then some friends with a son who had outgrown his Playmobil gave us several sets. Our son often plays for hours at a […]

It’s Still Clutter, Even If It’s A Great Bargain

A few months ago, I was at Goodwill and I noticed a nice red leather bag.  It was larger than the purses I normally use – more like the size of a laptop bag.  And although I didn’t recognize the brand name, I could tell that it was a very well-made bag.  It was made […]

Back To School With Garage Sales And Thrift Stores


School starts on August 20th, and although I’m still wondering where the last five years went, I’ve got pretty much everything we need as far as school clothes.  We’ll have to do some supply shopping once we get the list from our son’s teacher, but that should be a pretty quick trip for things like […]

Shoes My Way, Plus A Giveaway!


When it comes to secondhand shopping, patience is key. I’ve found over the years that I can get just about anything secondhand, if I’m not in a hurry. So I try to make sure that no shopping trip is ever an emergency. For the most part, this is pretty easy to do with a combination […]

Going Out On The Town, Goodwill-Style


My husband and I are going to a fancy work reception next week. I looked through my closet and realized that the only even slightly dressy shoes I owned were a pair of flat sandals, and they pretty casual-looking. I am not a fan of heels, because I like to be able to walk without […]

Frugal Wall Art With Engineering Prints


A few months ago, I decided I wanted to blow up some photos for our walls. I had ordered some poster-size enlargements a few years ago for our living room, and although we love how they look, they definitely weren’t cheap. This time around, I went looking for a way to get some personalized wall […]

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