Category Archives: Frugal Living

Are discount stores really cheaper?

I live in a small town. A small town. There is one small, locally-owned, largely-overpriced grocery store, and there is a Dollar General. In the last month, crews have broken ground to build both a Fred’s Super Dollar and a … Continue reading

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DIY: Easy No-Sew Monogram T-Shirt

Funny story. We found out we were expecting our second child in November 2011, just days after we celebrated Griff’s first birthday. We were taking a cruise with my husband’s entire extended family right before Christmas, so we decided to … Continue reading

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DIY: $2 felt bunting

We’ve been in our house coming up on two months now, but the walls of Griffin’s bedroom are still puzzling me. I don’t want decor that screams “a toddler sleeps here!” but I don’t want to ignore the fact that … Continue reading

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How to get the best prices online

Maybe it’s because I live rurally, but I rarely shop for clothes in person anymore. The deals are just too good online for me to justify driving 80 miles to purchase clothing for myself and my kids. Add to that … Continue reading

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Why we make our own bread

I only recently started making our bread from scratch. Because we eat a lot of sandwiches, I just didn’t think it made sense to spend so much time on something that wouldn’t save us much money. And then we moved … Continue reading

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