Graphic by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2018.

Notice Things Have Gone Missing?

If you’ve been here before and have been poking around the site, you might notice that many, many articles and posts have gone missing. There is a good reason for this. I’m moving the blog. Some articles that have been deleted from here have been updated and moved to Fabulous Frugal Life. I hope you’ll join me there! Be sure to sign up for the … Continue reading Notice Things Have Gone Missing?

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright January 14, 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Taking Some Time Away for the Holiday Season

Good day! I wanted to check in with everyone, to see how you are doing and to let you know that I am taking a couple of months off from blogging and many of my other writing activities. In November, I’ll be publishing my last fiction story of the year. I’ll also spend the next couple of months finishing up things from the 2018 to-do … Continue reading Taking Some Time Away for the Holiday Season

Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. Repurposing enables you to save money on crafting supplies.) Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby Scrapbooking is a fun activity that generates a lot of scraps. These can be repurposed for other projects, by the scrapbooker or someone else. By repurposing these items, you are sending less waste to the landfill and saving money on future scrapbook … Continue reading Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby by Shannon L. Buck

Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing by Shannon L. Buck

(Originally published on Y! Contributor Network. To save money, use scraps when possible.) Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing Labeling drawers in your hobby room will help you to organize the various materials that you keep on hand. The same is true for the scraps that your hobby generates. An organized hobby room is tidy, and provides easy access to all of the materials that … Continue reading Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing by Shannon L. Buck

Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder by Shannon L. Buck

(Using scraps from other projects and a recycled aluminum can will save you money on this project. Previously published on Y! Contributor Network.) Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder A pencil holder will organize more than just pencil. You can also place markers, highlighters or pens in one. This project is simple to accomplish, and the finished product will aid you in organizing your office … Continue reading Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder by Shannon L. Buck

Things to Buy for a new Baby

A new baby is an exciting experience for mom and dad. You want to be sure the baby will have all the things necessary to begin life with, and that the nursery is a pleasant place to be in. Once the baby shower is over, sit down together and decide what new items might still be needed for your baby. Consider what you will need … Continue reading Things to Buy for a new Baby

Tips for Stocking Your Pantry: Food, Personal Hygiene, and Household Items

With regular food costs, as well as prices of other necessary items, not getting any lower, it is important to find ways to cut costs as much as possible where we can. If one has the space, a pantry is a great way to stock up on items in a way that saves money over the long run. How? There are some simple ways to … Continue reading Tips for Stocking Your Pantry: Food, Personal Hygiene, and Household Items

Purchasing Better Quality Items

It often seems too expensive to purchase items that are quality made, so we purchase second rate items thinking we will save money. We mistakenly believe this is all we can afford to do. However, if we can pull it off, we should be purchasing better quality items instead. Why? Because we will save money over the long haul. For instance, a sofa made years … Continue reading Purchasing Better Quality Items