Halloween Is Just Not My Holiday

Halloween is nearly here.  Children and adults alike will dress up and even decorate their homes. I have put the fall wreath and flag out, but no Halloween decorations....more

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday dad!  You would have been 82 today if you were still with us.  I wish I could say that I miss you, but my life hasn’t changed much since you passed.Mom is doing well.  She has her house and a little bit of money to spend and do some things. Of course this is no thanks to you.  I’m sorry that this sounds mean dad, but even if you were here and I said these things to you, you would never get it....more

Taking Contol Of My Own Health Issues. Today Is Just The Beginning

I have always said that one of the most frugal things you can do for your financial self is maintain your health.  Now I weigh far more than I wanted or ever dreamed I could be.  I would say that I am most certainly obese.  The sad thing is I eat healthy and attempt to exercise daily....more

My Daily SkinCare Routine Taken Straight From The Cupboard

Once we made the decision to begin a frugal lifestyle it soon became apparent that my habit of spending loads of money at Sephora on facial treatments was over.  It was sad because I adored Sephora and Ulta, but then again it wasn’t that sad because most of the products worked for a short time and then didn’t seem to give me the same results over time.  Of course the ones that did work were now to expensive for me....more

Pumpkin Muffins That Beat Dunkin's!

I have been obsessed with Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Muffins since I had my first one years ago.  They are just the perfect muffin or close to it, add a cup of hazelnut coffee and I am in heaven!...more

It Feels Like I Am Pulling Myself Out Of Quicksand

Today’s post in not originally what I wanted to write about.  I was going to write about my pumpkin muffin recipe, but I just can’t write an upbeat post today....more

My Garden Pictures

Yes, today is Monday and I don’t usually write on Monday’s, but I decided that I wanted to update you on our garden.  It is very early in our gardening season.  I took pictures and decided that they needed to be shared!  This is the best garden we have planted.We lost the battle with the cantaloupes.  We need to attempt those again next year.  They don’t like getting water on them constantly. We replaced the cantaloupes with zucchini squash.  Not sure if they will make it or not....more

Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall means pumpkin and pumpkin is in every coffee house in the country.  Today I am going to rerun my favorite pumpkin pancakes. I love these and plan on making them loads this fall. Next week I will share my very own copy cat recipe of Dunkin Donuts pumpkin muffins.  For now try these and enjoy.  Let me know if you made them and how they worked out for you!!!...more

How To Save Money On Your Electric Bill

I never realized how competitive I was until I started playing Facebook games.  Competition on there is a waste of time, but Chris and I have a competition with our electric company every month.  This kind of competition saves us money and energy for the country.As with most of the country our electric company has gone digital.  All of the meters are digital and can give us an idea of when we used electric during the day, the week, and the month. The online page also gives us a projected bill for the month....more

Fall Gardening in Central Florida

October is a transition month for weather and for gardening. While everyone up north is harvesting and gearing up for the cold and snow, we Floridians are planning our gardens. Well at least I am. I have found that vegetable gardening here in Central Florida is challenging to say the least....more