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The 2016 Frugal is Fabulous! Thanksgiving Roundup

I want to share with you posts from Thanksgivings past, as I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance to write a new one. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and Thanksgiving makes it all the better. It’s been interesting this year to take a look back at the things I’ve done and the things that have gone on in my family at … Continue reading The 2016 Frugal is Fabulous! Thanksgiving Roundup

Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. The park is a place where you can hang out for free, or frugally depending on why you are there.) Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park Nice weather means that more people are outside. They are looking for things to do that will not cost a lot of money, but that will be enjoyable. Hanging … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Hang out at Your Local Park by Shannon L. Buck

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Autumn Articles for Your Frugal Lifestyle

Autumn is here, and what a wonderful season it is. I love the colorful leaves, and the crispness in the air.  Last month my daughter, Zowie, and her husband, Devan, came for a visit, and we went to Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine. We had a good time. They picked out pumpkins, and we picked apples. The corn maze was fun, and we added … Continue reading Autumn Articles for Your Frugal Lifestyle

10 Frugal Thanksgiving Ideas

  It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next month, but it is. I will be spending my Thanksgiving at my daughter Zowie’s place. She moved into her first apartment this past May, and is excited to start her own traditions. I believe she wants me to contribute the turkey, and I have offered to head over there right after work that day to … Continue reading 10 Frugal Thanksgiving Ideas

Copyright Shannon L. Buck 2013

Getting Ready for Winter 101: Yard and Garden Cleanup

There is a lot to do outside during the autumn months to prepare for winter. Taking care of things now will save you money over time because you will not have to replace things so often. Doing so also means that toys, furniture and other items will not be in the way when you are trying to shovel or someone decides to be nice and … Continue reading Getting Ready for Winter 101: Yard and Garden Cleanup

Inexpensive Halloween Door Hangings

    by Sheila Buck October is here and it’s time to start decorating you home and yard for the Halloween holiday. You may have an idea of what decorations you will hang throughout your house, and some ideas for what you are going to put in your yard, but have you decided on the perfect front door decoration? Here are some Halloween door hanging … Continue reading Inexpensive Halloween Door Hangings

Autumn Themed Food and Garden Articles

I keep adding more and more food and garden related articles to the Frugal Recipes blog. Hope you are enjoying them. Here is a list of autumn related articles: Food and Kitchen Articles: I recently wrote a new article designed to help you create a pantry for food storage this winter. It is called How to Create a Pantry in and Extra Room. Garden Articles: … Continue reading Autumn Themed Food and Garden Articles

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Feature Article: 5 Affordable Fall Activities for Children

By Sheila Buck When the fall season hits and the weather cools down, there are many activities your children may like to participate in. School has started and there isn’t as much time for extra activities as there was in the summer months. Children need to be able to entertain themselves, and possibly their friends, during the after school hours. After school activities are offered … Continue reading Feature Article: 5 Affordable Fall Activities for Children

Pumpkin Puree Instead of Pumpkin in a Can

In Amy’s book The Complete Tightwad Gazette, she discusses on page 30 how to save money on pumpkin for recipes. Puree can be made by boiling or baking the pumpkin slices. The process is very easy. This pumpkin can be used in place of canned pumpkin in any recipe. So, if you grow your own pumpkins you will save a lot of money. Shannon Continue reading Pumpkin Puree Instead of Pumpkin in a Can

Seasonal Fun: Summer and Autumn

Summer: Find a swimming hole that your family can visit free of charge. Go on picnics whenever you can. Take advantage of the playground. The park is a great place to play Frisbee, tag or baseball. When it is too hot to move, read a good book.   Autumn: Rake the leaves and jump in the pile. Make a scarecrow from old clothes. Take a … Continue reading Seasonal Fun: Summer and Autumn

Spring, Summer and Fall Clean-Up

I’m sure that you all notice that people in your, and surrounding, towns often have spring clean up times. They are allowed to put things by the roads to be taken away. It sits there for a while before this happens. There is a reason for that. It is a great recycling program. Now, notice that some of the people in your, and surrounding, towns … Continue reading Spring, Summer and Fall Clean-Up

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What to do with Pumpkins

Some of you may be wondering what to do with your pumpkins once you have them. In fact, there are many things that you can do with them, even after the autumn holidays are over. We carve some, but not all, of our pumpkins. This year, we are going to try our hand at roasting the seeds. When Halloween is over, we will cut these … Continue reading What to do with Pumpkins