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Consider your impact

Consider your impact

Frugal living and personal finance blogs rebuke people for “keeping up with the Joneses.”  However, I find these same blogs to be in competition with one another as to who can be the “greenest” or “thriftiest.”  The comment section is a double-edged sword.  Instead of contributing to an article, readers...

Happy Memories of Grandma Carmen

Happy Memories of Grandma Carmen

This is a reprint of a previous post… It’s one of those nights when I’m so tired that I can’t sleep.  I’m excited that I got the chance to go home for Spencer’s Grandma’s birthday party.  I have to work tomorrow but it turned out his cousin was going there...

Avoiding frugal burnout: Give yourself permission to splurge

Avoiding frugal burnout: Give yourself permission to splurge

This article is Part 3 of a three part series.  Previous entries include: Avoiding frugal burnout: Black coffee strategy Avoiding frugal burnout: Enjoy the perks Being thrifty can become a hobby in itself.  I enjoy the challenge of planning low-cost meals, putting together outfits from thrifted clothing, and number-crunching.  However,...

Avoiding frugal burnout: Enjoy the perks

Avoiding frugal burnout: Enjoy the perks

This article is Part 2 of a three part series.  Previous entries include: Avoiding frugal burnout: Black coffee strategy It is easy to get burned out on frugal living if you focus on what you are missing.  What about all of the little luxuries that frugal living provides?  Here is...

Avoiding frugal burnout: Black coffee strategy

Avoiding frugal burnout: Black coffee strategy

My thrifty ways are faltering lately because I am very burned out from my job as a server.  I feel like I need to spend money to compensate for my lack of job satisfaction.  Sometimes I make deals with myself like, “If I can make it through this busy Saturday...

Favorite frugal posts of the week

Favorite frugal posts of the week

How to be more content: Look at those with less The Frugal Girl I love to read The Frugal Girl.  I discovered Kristen’s blog when I was registering for my own domain name- because I thought I was “The Frugal Girl.”  I am happy for my misfortune because I discovered...

72 Days For Handmade Gifts!

72 Days For Handmade Gifts!

Instead of doing the math myself I googled “How many days until Christmas” and several sources reminded me that I only have 72 days to create handmade gifts for all of my loved ones.  Every year I plan to give only handmade gifts but it never works out.  Except for...

Thrifty Threads Thursday

Thrifty Threads Thursday

Angela from My Year Without Spending is featuring me as her most Compact-y outfit of the week!  You can check the link here. Needless to say, I am very excited!  Angela is one of the bloggers that got me interested in the Compact.  Unlike my measly four-month attempt Angela completed...

Make Your Own Caribou Coffee Oatmeal

Make Your Own Caribou Coffee Oatmeal

Good Morning! The other day I treated myself to seven-grain blueberry almond oatmeal at Caribou Coffee and it was DELICIOUS!  I created my own version at home by mixing 1/4 cup oatmeal with 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Seven Grain Cereal.  I added a little water, covered with a plate,...

Introducing Kayla’s Daily Doodle

Introducing Kayla’s Daily Doodle

In my last post I told you about my mom’s website, Making Learning Fun.  She encouraged me to start a content-based site of my own.  I have, and I am happy to introduce Kayla’s Daily Doodle at http://kddoodle.com. As a kid I loved to draw.  I would spend hours just...