Tag: frugality

Save Money Saving Seeds

This year we spent over $50 on seeds for the garden with most of them being vegetables but some flowers as well.  My frugal nature always questions purchases like this and I wondered why we need to be spending so much when seeds naturally occur in the vegetables and flowers we grow.  Some of the things in the garden are already… Read more →

Pulling the Plug on Cable

We finally did it.  We have talked about it for quite some time but for some reason we always had some reason why it justified the monthly expense.  With the lives we are leading now it simply is not worth the money for us to pay for cable TV.  We have been paying $36 each and every month to watch maybe two TV… Read more →

Utilizing Old Gardening Magazines

In early March we went to Victoria for spring break and it was beautiful.  We had a great time and after being around the all the nice flowers and gardens I started to get excited about planting our garden.  My Mother-in-law had been cleaning up her basement and found a whole bunch of old and new Gardening magazines that were offered to me.  When Martin… Read more →

The Benefits of Freecycling

Have you freecycled yet?  It is a great way of getting rid of your clutter and getting things you need for free.  I have belonged to The Freecycle Network for five years now.  I have given away a couch, coffee tables, a Christmas tree, and numerous children’s items we were no longer using.  We could have tried to sell it but… Read more →

Hand Me Downs – Pay it Forward

Somewhere along the line hand-me-downs became a negative term.  Sure there are some kids who do not like wearing their older sister’s clothes, though Bryce does like Annika’s old pink slippers, I would suggest that if you move past the stereotypes hand-me-downs can be a great way of saving money on kids clothes and equipment.  This is especially true during the younger years when kids… Read more →

Rediscover Your Public Library

A few years ago I rarely used the library thinking that they were out of date and held little value. I did not read a lot of fiction at the time and I used the internet for a lot of my personal research (mostly travel related). When our first daughter arrived we decided to check out what resources were available… Read more →

Why Spend Too Much? Buy Used Kids Stuff

Picture this; A group of urban mamas slurping their latte’s with their kids sitting in their new top end stroller, wearing designer clothes, and playing with the latest toy that will double their IQ. I walk in with my garage sale stroller, with kids dressed in thrift store clothes, playing with hand-me-down toys. Oh the shame……. the embarrassment……..Ha Ha………….I spent… Read more →