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Review: Easy Pumpkin Carving by Colleen Dorsey

The book explains the types of pumpkins and gourds that are best for carving, and which sizes are good for different kinds of patterns, as well as how to choose the best quality ones for carving and other projects. It is very informative, showing… Continue reading Review: Easy Pumpkin Carving by Colleen Dorsey

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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