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

Frugal Autumn Decorating

It is hard to believe that autumn is already under way. The summer went by so quickly, I was not entirely prepared. A couple weeks back I was trying to decide how I was going to decorate the room that I rent for the autumn sabbats and holidays (Fall Equinox, Samhain, Yule and Thanksgiving). I needed to decorate for everything on a budget of $20.00, … Continue reading Frugal Autumn Decorating

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

Fun, Affordable Get-Togethers: Thanksgiving

Get-togethers are a great deal of fun. Hanging out with family and friends aids in strengthening bonds, and helps you to destress at the holidays. There are many options for get-togethers before Thanksgiving that will be enjoyed by all who attend. Do not go over board on the number of guests, or the refreshments being served. Cookie Making Day This day is spent baking cookies … Continue reading Fun, Affordable Get-Togethers: Thanksgiving

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

How to Reuse Toilet Paper & Paper Towel Tubes

These tubes can also come from items such as wrapping paper, food wrap, etc. They can be reused for many things. I will share some ideas with you, and then you can share some with all of us in the comments. Feed electronics cords through them to clean up areas behind desks and entertainment centers. Store holiday lights in them. Cut them to size and … Continue reading How to Reuse Toilet Paper & Paper Towel Tubes

Homemade Quilting Projects Using Old Clothes

Well, I don’t have a pattern as I have not quilted anything yet. My sister is quilting using our father’s clothes and store bought fabric. Our father passed away a year-and-a-half ago, and she is making us memory pieces. I was thinking that we could do different things with old clothes, and here are some ideas for fabric to use: * Old Jeans would be … Continue reading Homemade Quilting Projects Using Old Clothes

After Christmas Shopping

After the holidays a great time to purchase clearance items for 50% and more off their regular prices for. These items can help you out a lot when next years holidays roll around. What to look for: gift-wrap, boxes and bags (Plain Red: Also good for Valentines Day, birthdays. Plain Green: Also good Image By: cohdra at morguefile.com for St. Patrick’s Day and birthdays. Other … Continue reading After Christmas Shopping

Thanksgiving Decorating on a Budget (Updated)

Today, as we were leaving the trailer, I told my daughter that our porch looks naked. She had taken down all of the Halloween decorations, and my other daughter put the outdoor furniture, in the shed over the weekend. We were both in agreement that I should decorate the porch area again. How can we decorate for autumn when we are living on such tight … Continue reading Thanksgiving Decorating on a Budget (Updated)

Making an Apple Cookbook

This would make a frugal family or homeschool project. It will teach math, reading, life skills and more. You would first need to do some online research about the elements you would like  added to the cookbook. Some suggestions are: table of contents this for that information measurement information information on the different types of apples classify baking apples information on freezing apples, or the finished recipes … Continue reading Making an Apple Cookbook

Making a Pumpkin Cookbook

This would make a great family or homeschool project. You would first need to do some online research about the elements you would like  added to the cookbook. Some suggestions are: table of contents this for that information measurement information information on the different types of pumpkin information on making homemade pumpkin puree, by baking or boiling information on freezing pumpkin, or the finished recipes how to … Continue reading Making a Pumpkin Cookbook

Making a Zucchini Cookbook

This would make a great family or homeschool project. You would first need to research what elements you want to add to your cookbook. Some suggestions are: table of contents this for that information measurement information information on zucchini information on freezing zucchini, or the finished recipes how to clean and shred the zucchini You may also want to add a photograph of finished recipes, … Continue reading Making a Zucchini Cookbook

Our Want/Need Book

This is a small notebook where we write what we want/need and regular prices. My goal is to find it cheaper by yardsaling, and shopping clearance sales and dollar stores, as well as resale shops and online shops. There is a page for each of us, as well as a page each for DVD’s, the kitchen, the livingroom, the bathroom, the laundry area, homeschooling, scrapbooking, … Continue reading Our Want/Need Book

Decorating for Autumn Holidays, On the Cheap

There are a few things that you can do to decorate for the autumn holidays, without spending a lot of money.  At this time, stores are already offering discounts on autumn decorations to make room for placing Christmas stuff on their shelves. NOTE: My favorite thing to do is shop clearance sales after Halloween and Thanksgiving. Doing this has enabled me to acquire a bunch … Continue reading Decorating for Autumn Holidays, On the Cheap

Roadside Savings and More, a Freebie to Boot!

Skye and I stopped into Dawn ’til Done on the way home Saturday. We purchased a good size pie pumpkin for $1.50, a pumpkin for Skye, and some garlic. The total was just over $3.00. Then we stopped at a stand where a farmer was selling squash and potatoes. He was selling the potatoes in big bags of, like, 50 pounds each. We don’t need … Continue reading Roadside Savings and More, a Freebie to Boot!