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‘T H A N K F U L’ Banner

This year I made a ‘T H A N K F U L’ banner I’d like to show you. The beauty of this banner is that you can resize it to fit the space you have available, so don’t feel forced to use my measurements. This banner can also be spaced differently, bringing the pieces closer or setting them further apart. Continue reading ‘T H A N K F U L’ Banner

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Free Gift Ideas and Craft Ideas for Grandparent Days

(The article below was published on Examiner.com, September 11, 2009. Enjoy! ~ Shannon.) Grandparents Day is not far off. Many single moms may be having a hard time affording gifts for parents and grandparents. Children may want to do something special for their loved ones, but money may be tight. This┬álist is based around the free or easy to make idea of frugal gift giving. … Continue reading Free Gift Ideas and Craft Ideas for Grandparent Days

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

Happily Frugal :-)

When my girls were growing up, we did not have much money. This meant that I had to find ways to cut corners everywhere, from utilities to food to clothing. I did this happily enough, knowing my daughters were learning useful skills and how to earn what they wanted. It was not always easy. Often we did not have extras, and sometimes not even the … Continue reading Happily Frugal ­čÖé