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So are you wandering around the internet looking for a way to save money with frugal living? Are the bills bigger then the paycheck? Well, I hope you find a few practical gems to help your ends meet and to live a vibrant life of  frugal living and being grateful for what the Lord has provided for your family!

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Our motto is “Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Do without”

Save Money with Frugal Eating

  1. Frugal Eating #2:  Meaty Matters 
  2. Frugal Spaghetti Sauce
  3. Frugal large family Cooking Celebrating Beans part 2
  4. Frugal Large Family Cooking Part 1 Tostadas
  5. THM frugal tostadas
  6. frugal Corn mush
  7. Frugal Kitchen: Dinner at .85 per serving
  8. Frugal Kitchen: Chicken & Garden
  9. Frugal Kitchen: Bread Crumbs
  10. Frugal Kitchen : Whole Wheat Corn Waffles
  11. Frugal Tip & Menu Plan Monday:Crock pot Hot Wings
  12. Frugal Eating Breakfast
  13. Frugal Eating #4: Thinking Long Term
  14. Frugal Eating #3: Meaty Matters
  15. Frugal Eating #1
  16. 5 $1 Breakfasts ( that feed a family of 7)

Frugal living in Homemaking

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  1. Save money using Dryer Balls
  2. Frugal Homemaker Monthly: Frugal Cleaning
  3. Great Frugal Decorating Sites
  4. Fruga Decorating:  Living Trash to Treasure
  5. Fun and Frugal Decorating
  6. A Truly Frugally Organized Pantry
Frugal Living Beginner’s Guides
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Banana Raisin Muffins

This is one of our favorite muffin recipes. When we cook them we always make a lot and this time ...
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Milkless Eggless Waffles & Kitchen Economy

Frugality is a holistic thing....we need to look at everything we do to determine if we can save money by ...
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Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Something I will mention repeatedly is that in order to be a successful frugal family you need to be able ...
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5 Tips to Save Money on Breakfast

Aspired Living Last week I gave you some ultra cheap breakfast  items, this week we will continue looking at how we ...
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Five $1 Breakfasts

If the budget is tight and you need to make ends meet stretch or you simply like to save a ...
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The Frugal Breakfast Cornmeal Mush

If you like Cream of Wheat you will probably like Corn Meal Mush which is much the same as Cream ...
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Fried Corn Meal Mush

Rinse a 9"x13" pan with water and pour the cornmeal mush into it. Rinsing pan and leaving the few water ...
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Frugal Whole Wheat Corn Waffles

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles I have a new favorite waffle recipe! If you have a grain mill you can grind ...
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Eating Whole Foods on a budget

We are not an organic family. The term I like to use for the way we try to eat is ...
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Healthy & Thrifty Kitchen: Muffins

I want to encourage everyone in their cooking and feeding your family that you can make tasty and healthy food ...
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Cooking Through Gooseberry Patch

We started cooking through Gooseberry patch by making Blueberry Coffee Cake. Sam's also had blueberries on sale during the shopping ...
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Muffin Monday

No you didn't accidently click on Heritage School House but I just really wanted to share this very tasty use ...
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Rooster Hill’s Banana Raisins Nut Muffins

This is a recipe I modified from the http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/. We love muffins around here and look for any way we ...
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Frugal Eating: Breakfast

Okay, so I have been looking for super cheap meals that taste good. When I ran across this one I ...
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Frugal Auto
  1. Uses for used oil

Frugal living giving gifts

  1. Truly Frugal Stocking Stuffers – stocking stuffers for under $1
  2. Cool Christmas Gifts for $3

Frugal Parties

  1. Mom’s Continuing Education – Learning how to decorate a cake well

Frugal Homeschooling

  1. Frugal US Geography

Frugal Family Fun

  1. Take me out to the ball game
  2. Letterboxing

Frugal Living Lifestyle

Frugal Friends

The folks listed here would also be known as penny pinchers, tightwads or cheapskates or as I like to refer to them ‘my people’. 🙂

  • Countrified Hicks – This woman can stretch a dollar, her family of 4 lives and thrives on $1300 a month!
Frugal Living
5 Tips to Save Money Homeschooling Every Year

5 Tips to Save Money Homeschooling Every Year

I often find that I wax and wain in my homeschool frugality. Mainly because I sometimes want to be able ...
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3 Homeschool Grammar Curriculums for $10 or less

Our goal is not to break the bank while we are providing our children with an excellent education. So, in ...
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11 Tips to Save Money Grocery Shopping

Here are few simple tips to help you immediately save money in the grocery store as you begin your frugal ...
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5 Ways We Saved Money This Week {#1}

So I have been inspired by Medium Sized Families long running post 5 Things I did to save money this ...
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5 Expenses We Cut from Our Budget

Have you ever stood in front of a gas pump and wanted to get gas but your stomach was wound up ...
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How I Reduced Expenses by $1000

I've seen a lot of ways to save money that are either really silly or totally impractical to implement when ...
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A {Before} House Tour

So I am going to show you our house before we purchased it so as we are remodeling it and ...
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Milkless Eggless Waffles & Kitchen Economy

Frugality is a holistic thing....we need to look at everything we do to determine if we can save money by ...
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Save Money on Team Photos

As a frugal Sports Mom buying team pictures was a very painful experience. In fact, we  really struggled with the ...
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Frugal Lunch English Muffin Pizzas

When breakfast and lunch roll around I NEVER enjoyed trying to figure out what we are going to have. So ...
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How to Easily Make Dinner in 5 Minutes

Did your science experiment run a muck or was the history project so engrossing that you lost track of time ...
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4 things I do That Just Aren’t Thrifty

Look, I'm a frugal gal through and through but life is short and even though we must pinch a penny ...
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A Newbie’s Guide to Couponing Success

Today we have a guest post by Susan Yoo-Lee. One of the easiest ways to save money today is by using ...
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5 Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Recipes

Look folks it's fall and it's the time I'll blow a wad of money at Starbucks chasing after their Pumpkin ...
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The Prepared Sports Mom

So , my husband, (aka the PE coach) has decided that 4 of our 5 children will participate in the ...
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Tips & Tricks to Get Dinner on the Table

Have you ever wondered how some women get food on the table every night? When by the end of the ...
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5 Steps to Avoid Fast Food

You know the feeling, you are on your way and it's way after 6 p.m. and everyone is grumbling and ...
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5 Tips to Save Money on Breakfast

Aspired Living Last week I gave you some ultra cheap breakfast  items, this week we will continue looking at how we ...
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Large Family Kitchen: Save Money & Time with Bulk Foods

So, one way our large family saves time & money at the grocery store is by purchasing  items in bulk whenever possible. Save ...
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Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mommy Monday Blog Hop hosted by Aspired Living where my hope is to present families with an ...
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Names of Jesus

This would be a wonderful resource to use along side Mystery of History 1 or 2 to study the names ...
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10+ Uses for Leftover Oatmeal

We eat oatmeal at least 4x per month because it is an expensive, tasty and filling meal. However, sometimes one ...
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How to Negotiate at Garage Sales and Thrift Stores

I grew up in San Diego and my Dad loved to go to Tijuana, Mexico to bargain and he always ...
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Beginner’s Guide to Saving Money-Part 3: Food

Welcome to part 3 of the Beginner's Guide to Saving Money. If this is your first visit you may want to ...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Saving Money- Part 2 Shelter

 Saving Money in and Around your Home A comprehensive and realistic guide for beginners to find ways to save lots of ...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Saving Money Part 1

  I thought we could spend the next few weeks talking about the basics of saving money and the frugal lifestyle ...
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Frugal Home Hunting I: Sell your house fast!

  Our cute little home in the country For several reasons we decided to put our home in the country up ...
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Frugal Friday Fiesta #8

Welcome to the Last Frugal Friday Fiesta! For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it’s a fun  weekly Link-up ...
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Frugal Pantry Organization

If you've stopped by to see a professional organizer or a pantry organization that involves the Container Store then you ...
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Frugal Friday Fiesta #7

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it’s a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Frugal Friday Fiesta #6

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it’s a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Frugal Decorating: Pottery Barn Knock-off Lamps

Frugal Decorating Requires Patience, Flexibility & Organization The most important elements of frugal decorating can be patience, flexibility & organization. You need ...
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Frugal Friday Fiesta #5

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it’s a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe

My family loves pizza and we tend to like to eat on Friday's during "Family Fun Night". However,  this is ...
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Frugal Friday Fiesta #4

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it’s a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Our Month Long Spending Freeze

So we are two weeks into our January commitment of "31 days of Living Well and Spending Zero" . On the ...
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Friday Frugal Fiesta #3

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it's a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Frugal Pizza Sauce (Pizza Part II)

We started this series on the Frugal pizza last week with our frugal dough. This week here is my Frugal ...
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Friday Frugal Fiesta #2

For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta it's a fun  weekly Link-up that strives to provide a comprehensive ...
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Frugal Pizza Dough (part 1)

Part of spending less and living well is learning to cook well and for me acquiring wonderful recipes. If you ...
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Friday Frugal Fiesta #1

Welcome to the Friday Frugal Frenzy For those who are new today  the Frugal Fiesta an exciting  weekly Link-up that strives ...
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Frugal Stocking Stuffers for Kids

I have run across a few lists of frugal stocking stuffers for kids. Well, over here we have a $5 ...
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THM Frugal Tostadas ( S)

Although, we have a tight budget we want to follow the precepts found in Trim Healthy Mama. Although some things ...
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THM Frugal Tostadas ( S)

Although, we have a tight budget we want to follow the precepts found in Trim Healthy Mama. Although some things ...
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Leftover Cornmeal Mush: Tamale Pie

This recipe is for a 1940's Tamale Pie that you can use your leftover cornmeal mush to make! Since we ...
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Frugal Large Family Cooking: Celebrating Beans Tostadas

The Tostada is the next meal you can make with beans for very little to fill a crowd and make them ...
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Frugal Fun ….Take me out to the ball game….

As we seek to grow closer as family we want to make wonderful family memories together. Trying on the hat!Well, ...
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The Frugal Kitchen: Dinner on a dime!

How do you make dinner for your family for less then .50 per person? Each week we make beans and ...
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The Frugal Kitchen: Bread Crumbs

We have several recipes that require the use of bread crumbs. For many years I purchased bread crumbs and they ...
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Celebrating Fall Traditional Tastes

I love simple traditions that are frugally, joyfully and easily completed. Some recipes and some traditions can be so expensive that we'd have ...
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Homeschool For Free

Homeschooling does not have to be expensive, in fact it can be free. Homeschool for free with these complete curriculum  http://www.amblesideonline.org/ - ...
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Frugal Spaghetti Sauce

This is my favorite frugal spaghetti sauce I hope you enjoy it too! Quick, Cheaper & Easy Tomato Sauce 2 tablespoons ...
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6 Ways to save money

6 ways to save money at the grocery storeAvoid mixes...instead of buying Bisquick type mix, pancake mix, muffin mix, bread  machine mix ...
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Frugal Tip & Menu Plan Monday: Crock Pot Hot Wings

One of the reasons I used to spend so much money at restaurants is that I was not a good ...
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Moorehead Blueberry Farm

We had a great time picking blueberries at Moorheads Blue Berry Farm in Conroe. This is the little stand you ...
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The Frugal Laundry Room

In my frugal laundry room we have something new, dryer balls. You've probably been using them for years but I ...
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Thrifty Decorating

Okay, so those of you that know us know we recently had to get rid of our old couch due to ...
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Country Living The Septic System

When you live in town you pay for sewer use but when you live the in the country you use ...
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Saving money at the Zoo …Cameron Park

An economic trip can be hard to find! Looking that lemurs and I of course sang "we like to move ...
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Saving money using napkins

I have been collecting napkins for the past couple of years because I wanted to save money on paper napkins ...
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A Titus 2 Event : Grocery Shopping & Intro to Homeschooling

This is just a post to announce some Titus 2:3-5 action at Rooster Hill. After sewing with a sweet newly ...
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Come on by …

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, Ecclesiastes 9:10a Canning, canning, canning some more...... at this ...
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Cheap Meat Alert – Stock up now!

Run do not walk to Village Foods and buy your 2 family packs of Pork Chops for .88! You need ...
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The Thrift Report

Seems like all of my posts lately are quick. However, I just wanted to pass along a frugal tip. In ...
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Frugal Homeschooling: Free Singing Science

I think I've mentioned Trivium Academy before the woman is a homeschool over-achiever thank God. I have found another pearl ...
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Light of the World!

With Christmastime upon us I wanted to encourage you to find ways to lower your bills this month and focus ...
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Camping: Tips

We went camping at Mission Tejas and had a great time! We also visited the Caddo Indian Mounds like a ...
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Loweryourbills.mom II: The Clothes Line

In my earlier post I posted about the savings involved in using a clothes line. Here I will post the ...
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Ways We Saved Money this Month

Welcome to our quest for Financial freedom. We are constantly in search of money saving measures that we can put in ...
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Homeschool Does not have to cost a fortune

This is just a post to let you know that homeschooling does not have to cost a fortune. You do ...
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Menu Madness at Rooster Hill

Because of Hurricane Ike some of the ingredients of my planned meals ended up eaten. We only lost power for ...
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Menu Maddness, what’s cooking and Clearnce Corner

Monday Meal Plan Madness....2 week edition!Some fun stuff we will be cooking around the homestead.....1. Vanilla Pear Jelly2. Pear Pies3 ...
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What does a really cool $3 Christmas gift look like?

Periodically, I will reveal some of the great things I've found in my frugal ways. This is a really cool ...
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Why I love the .99 Store & Coupons

Here are some great finds at the .99 and what they mean to our bottom lineEdy's (Dreyer's ice cream's name ...
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Frugal Eating: Breakfast

Okay, so I have been looking for super cheap meals that taste good. When I ran across this one I ...
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Frugal Eating #4: Thinking Long Term

Plant some fruit trees. If you live in a house you own plant some fruit trees now! It will take ...
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Mustang Grapes or Muscadine Grapes

22I am an undercover canner! Earlier this year we canned black berries and today I want to can some Mustang ...
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Frugal Eating #3: More Meaty Matters

All summer long Brisket will go on sale for between 1.29-.79/#. I start buying at .99/#. BTW Brisket ,if you ...
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Berry Picking at Barneys

While we were having dinner with friends Barney stopped by and told us to come berry picking and get as ...
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Frugal Eating #2: Meaty Matters

Turkey...right now if you live in BCS area walk do not run to Albertson's and pick up a frozen turkey ...
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Frugal Eating

Okay, with gas at $4 a gallon I am on the hunt to cut our grocery bill. We are going ...
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Menu Madness at Rooster Hill

June 6/24-6/29Monday- Chicken Brunswick StewTuesday - Beans, Rice & cornbreadWednesday - Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornThursday - Split pea ...
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Mom’s Continuing Frugal Education

Well, on the June 2nd I started my Wilton's cake decorating classes. The classes at Hobby Lobby are $35 per ...
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Frugal Decorating: Trash to Treasure

I love to find things on the side of the road that other folks have designated as trash that still ...
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Join the Living Hope Coupon Train

Ladies it's time to be 'like the merchant ships and bring some viddals from a wal-mart' Proverbs 31:14 the K.M ...
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Grocery Shopping & More: 99Cents Only Store

They have opened a couple of these .99 Only Stores around town on in Bryan in the old Kroger Shopping ...
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Grocery Shopping & More

While I was grabbing my pre- browned ground beef I noticed a recent grocery store purchase of country ribs & ...
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Simple Beauty of Homemaking

The wildflowers are in bloom in Texas and the drive to my house is beautiful as the hills are covered ...
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McVay girls go Bow-rific!

Thanks to Kendra's blog the McVay girls are bowrific! For about $4.55 I made 6 bows. I still have 6 ...
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Practically Proverbs 31: Determined to Save more money

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work ...
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Grocery, Shopping & More VI: The Clearance Rack

Okay, I went to Kroger today after some sale items. I remembered something I do not think I covered in ...
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Grocery, Shopping & More VI: Cheap Trix

This is just a list of a few ways to save money. I can't wait to see all of the ...
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Grocery, Kitchen & More V:How the McVays Eat

We are very conscious of what we eat especially at home. We are undercover whole wheat and grains folks....SURPRISE! I ...
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Grocery, Kitchen & More IV:My Food Pyramid

We are going to start with what I call 'pyramiding'. I am not talking about the famous food pyramid that ...
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Grocery, Kitchen & More III: Price Matching

Pre-requisites: Grocery list & Meal PlanHi Guys (That's Californian for 'Howdy Ya'll) welcome back to my thoughts on grocery shopping ...
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May the Lord turn His face toward you and shine His face upon you!

 

45 thoughts on “Frugal Living

  1. What a beautiful site! I found you through the Mama Moments Monday Link-up and love all the frugal ideas and recipes. We’ve gone through periods where I’m trying to pinch pennies and every little bit of advice helps!

  2. Love your family motto !! Great suggestions to find how to live frugal ! I always looking a new idea to save money !! Thanks for sharing !

  3. Thanks for all these great ideas! Now, I am going to be very busy! I just subscribed to your site, looking forward to learning more about frugal living, and thanks for stopping by BJ’s Homeschool!

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