Tagged: Charity

The Power of “Ask”

The Power of “Ask”

One of the best frugal ways to find things I want or need is simply to ask around.  This may seem obvious, but it wasn’t always for me.  I felt like asking for things people were throwing away made me seem needy or desperate.  The opposite is actually true.  People...

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

I compiled this list about a year ago.  This is a re-post, with some flavor added. Have you noticed that being thrifty has a positive impact on your health as well?  I’ve complied a list of ways being thrifty positively affects your health. 1. Eat oatmeal.  Oatmeal is one of the powerfoods...

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

As mentioned in an earlier post, my mom and little sister are layette-making machines.  They transformed flannel sheets into 149 cloth diapers in one weekend.  Now I’m not quite that amazing, but once upon a time I rescued 12 shirts from Spencer’s Goodwill bin and made 12 cloth diapers.  Mom...

Crocheting for a Cause

Crocheting for a Cause

I’ve recently discovered the joys of “real yarn.” Where I grew up my yarn selections were limited to Red Heart from Walmart.  Later on I used Vanna’s Choice, which is nicer but still acrylic.  After discovering yarn shops with luxurious fibers I’ll never go back to acrylic yarn again.  But...