Category : Frugal Living

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  The chickens ate my unmentionables!  Well, okay.  Not literally.  But it does feel that way sometimes… Around here, we live on a budget.  Some days it is strict.  Some days it is rough.  Some days it is either suggestive or a dream.  But we do try to manage our money – what little bit of …
There is something about Simply Living that allows the heart to breathe.  Life just feels fresh, unencumbered and peaceful. One way I have found to sabotage this breathing space is to live among clutter.  We live in a society where our wants dictate our spending habits.  We bring home unnecessary items that we ‘can’t live …
I love a bargain as much as the next person.  When I shop, I compare prices.  Larger items get the Consumer Reports treatment – both from the company and from friends and neighbors.  I do an internet search for comparable brands and different outlets for what I want.  And usually, I go with the less …
With everything going on in our world right now, it is rare that The Country Boy and I get to escape.  Traveling to exotic and fun places is out of the question, as most hotels don’t allow pets – much less cows and chickens.  Getting a farm sitter isn’t too difficult, but if we are …
  Variety is supposedly the spice of life. When Daddy would choose to do something others considered ‘different’, his response was, “Julie Belle, there is always chocolate and vanilla. I just prefer strawberry.” I heard a comment the other day about those who practice sustainability must be so limited in their choices. Those words came …
  There are so many things that fly beneath our radar – mainly because our minds are running ninety miles an hour on at least a million different things at one time. Some of those things that are allowed to slip by are those sayings that have been familiar to us since birth and we …
  As I sit on the Prayer Bench down at the pond, I often reflect on the sheer quiet of the moment. I am usually embracing this time about half an hour after I have arrived home from working in Shreveport. I honestly think that the more I am entrenched in the hectic pace of …
“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden   Although I consider myself an extremely wealthy woman, by society’s standards, I ‘don’t have a pot to pee in, nor a window to throw it out of’. Sorry for the crassness, …
In general, we tend to be frugal people. Before we allow our money to leave our hands, we think long and hard about the need of the item we want to purchase, as well as the value to us. Let’s face it, we have to work hard for our money, and we want to make …
  Pay close attention. You’re gonna have homework with this one! I’ve noticed while watching television lately that all the commercials are touting these newfangled phones, tennis shoes, trips and other items as ‘absolutely must haves’. The way I view it, the only must have about them is I would have to a) have a …
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