Tagged: The Compact

Frugal Fashion Premiere Edition

Frugal Fashion Premiere Edition

Previously known as Thrifty Threads.  I found a new (to me) blog, My Year Without Spending, by Angela, a fellow Compact-er.  Apparently, Angela has been hosting Thrifty Thread Thursdays for much longer than I have.  They feature guests from some of my favorite frugal-living blogs.  Definitely fun to read! So if...

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

A New York Times article has been circulating in The Compact Yahoo group, creating quite the discussion yesterday.  The article introduces the New Poor, “people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for...

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...

Stuff Love

Stuff Love

When I was little and would say I “loved” anything, Mom would scold me and say that you can’t love things.  Love is for people and maybe for pets. So I can’t say I love things.  But the more I don’t buy anything new (because of the Compact) the more...

The No-Impact Man: A Film Review

The No-Impact Man: A Film Review

Yeah, so I’m a bad blogger because I’ve abandoned my readers for three days.  But I am a good student! Kind of. I had to write a film review for my Global Issues class and I totally chose one that would be relevant to my blog.  That way, at least...

Free Knit Pattern- Vintage Houndstooth Gloves

Free Knit Pattern- Vintage Houndstooth Gloves

*Update* I have had a lot of interest in this pattern from University of Alabama Crimson Tide fans.  If I was a football fan I would cheer for Crimson Tide based on their houndstooth pattern alone.  AWESOME! It was a sad day when this glove lost it’s mate a few...

A Compact Conversation With My Mom

A Compact Conversation With My Mom

I was chatting with my mom today about the great relief I felt being done with my Christmas shopping.  So glad I don’t have to do all that crap next year, I say. “What?! ” She says,  “You’re actually doing that thing?” Yup.  I am doing that thing.  I am...