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Month: October 2012

Monday Frugality Update and Whatnot

Monday Frugality Update and Whatnot

Since I have been a little busy in the last week (or two), I haven’t had a lot of time to post. However, I did get pictures taken for several posts! These last two weeks were up and down on spending. I didn’t want to spend any money except gas and groceries, but I did have to make a trip to Dollar General for a few things like soap. While there I found flip-flops for $.50 a pair so I…

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Steak Skillet

Steak Skillet

Steak Skillet is a meal I could eat happily 3-4 nights a week. It is that good and has all the things I love in this meal: some form of red meat, one dish, simplicity, and the yummy factor. This is also a very simple dish that can be added to or subtracted from without much trouble. I love how this tastes using my cast iron skillet. I love my cast iron skillet! The only problem? I wish I would…

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25 Frugal Ideas & Tips

25 Frugal Ideas & Tips

This morning I was reading through the blogs I have earmarked on the right side of this page and came across Rural Revolution: Frugal Tips. Mrs. Lewis then challenged other blog writers to post their own list of frugal tips and ideas! I am incredibly excited to read what others have posted!Here is what we do and what we plan to do:1. I wash out and reuse plastic storage bags and containers. Most people treat them as disposable, but I…

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Monday Frugality Update

Monday Frugality Update

Okay, again, a day late. I was busy last night! I finished canning the last of the tomatoes, cleaned the kitchen, did laundry, and made dinner. I know you will all be amazed by this, but the kitchen looks like it needs to be cleaned again (!!!) and the laundry has miraculously doubled overnight. Amazing how that happens! Also, I am down one kid who helps me around the house a lot! Paige broke her humerus bone on Oct. 6…

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Random Thoughts of a Busy and Somewhat Unfocused Mama

Random Thoughts of a Busy and Somewhat Unfocused Mama

Since my mind has been going in many different directions again lately and is losing focus rapidly, I will attempt to refocus here and torture you all with it too. #1 Kids and injuries go together. Right? No? We have a 50% injury rate among kids right now with a pulled groin muscle and a broken arm. The other 50% knows they should not get injured right now. Mama may end up doing something crazy like order huge rolls of…

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Monday Frugality Update

Monday Frugality Update

As I have been doing, and you may note this is actually on Monday, I am posting what frugal happenings are going on at my corner of the world. This last week has actually been pretty good for not spending money. I am on a total and complete spending fast. My only expenses to this date have been taking Lily to the vet ($106) for a double ear infection, gas, and money spent at the older girls’ volleyball games. I…

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