Posts tagged with: frugal

  • simplicity - what is a simple life

What is a Simple Life?

What is a simple life? Is a cabin in the woods (like Thoreau in Walden) necessary for you to live simply? Do you need to turn your back on all modern conveniences, worse yet, technology? Luckily, there are no hard and fast...
  • 7 things I wont do to save money

7 Things I DON’T Do To Save Money

I’m pretty focused on being frugal and saving money wherever (and whenever) I can, then I read 11 Outrageous Things People Did To Save Money and I decided I’m not THAT frugal after all! While I can understand putting your pee...
  • how to grow your own food in an apartment

How to Grow Your Own Food, Even If You Live in an Apartment

Yes. It is possible to grow your own food even if you live in an apartment or a house with little to no garden. The key ingredient you need is: sunlight. As long as you can offer your plants at...
  • smart money simple life - weekend reading

Weekend Reading #8

Welcome to Weekend Reading #8 We’re expecting an ‘Antarctic Vortex‘ to blow through for the next couple of days so we can look forward to unusually cool temperatures. However, the good news is that creates the perfect environment for spending some time...
  • debt free christmas

Planning a Debt Free Christmas

Did you manage to achieve a debt free Christmas last year? If not, would you like to this year? Yes? Well, with just under six months to go until Christmas is here again, now is the time to start planning...
  • quick french bread

Quick French Bread, That’s Easy Too!

What? Quick French bread that’s also easy? It sounds too good to be true, I know, but I’m here to tell you it’s not only possible… I’ve done it! I’ve seen this recipe (and others that are very similar) popping...
  • frugal living tips to get you strarted

15 Frugal Living Tips – To Get You Started

Frugal living doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Lots of us, me included, are used to spending what we have on what we need, when we need it. There was a time in my life when I spent without thinking about...
  • lazy girl guide to oatmeal

Lazy Girl’s Guide to Breakfast

Calling this post the Lazy Girl’s Guide to Breakfast is probably overstating things a bit. Perhaps, Lazy Girl’s Guide to Oatmeal would have been more appropriate but it sounds a little stodgy, don’t you think? Anyway, the point is, I’m...
  • frugal gardening vegetables

Frugal Gardening – How to Start a Vegetable Garden on a Budget

Autumn is here at last and that means it’s time to get the vegie garden prepped and planted for winter crops. I used to run my vegie garden all year (I live in a temperate zone) but for the last...
  • 3 things that are worth the splurge

3 Things Worth the Splurge

Being frugal doesn’t have to mean foregoing the good things in life. There are a few things I choose to splurge on that are definitely not cheap but over the long term their investment pays off. But what about purchases...