Category Archives: frugalities

Frugal Encouragement

If you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle, it helps to have frugal friends who share your goals and values. Adults are not immune to peer pressure. Friends who go out to eat often (and worse, invite you along Dutch Treat and are surprised when you never come) can make you feel a bit grubby […]

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Sculpting with Crochet

This is a current project, one I am not sure I will be able to complete before we leave for the Philippines. I am making it up as I go along because any pattern for what I want looks too tedious and complicated for my level of understanding. This means I can’t tell you yet […]

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the distinction between spending and saving

A while ago I noticed that in the frugality department, I was feeling stale, chafed, too busy to bother, and I’d slacked off. We’ve thrown away more food over the last couple of months than I could have purchased 20 years ago- which makes me ashamed. I thought it might help to spend more online time with […]

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Frugal Milkshake: From the Recipe Files

  Cheap home-made milkshakes, and delicious, but not necessarily healthy, as you see.  I think the point of the corn oil is that it’s cheap, but you could use a better sort of oil. The girls used to make these frequently  on hot summer days when we lived in the little house. I’m curious how […]

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Gathering Fragments- stewardship and leftovers

In the Christian gospel account of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes we can learn something of the value of frugality. Jesus, the incarnate God become man, Creator of the Universe in Christian theology, recognizes the hunger of a massive crowd of people who have followed him out of town to hear Him […]

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