Five Frugal Things

My friend Lise dropped off a half-bag of litter that her cat didn’t like. I’ll mix it into what I’m currently using. I stopped off at my father’s house to help myself to some firewood ....more

Who Do You Want to Be?

I was walking through the grocery store this afternoon when the woman in front of me spilled a few coins from her pocket. She stopped, looked down at the ground and then continued with her shopping. She chose to walk away from her money ....more

Five Frugal Things

I arranged an end of year party at a nearby...more

Today I am . . .

Today I am ...more

What am I, a Rockefeller?

Yes, I cut my kitchen sponges in half. What am I, a Rockefeller?! Katy Wolk-Stanley “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” Click...more

Five Frugal Things

My hospital unit was over staffed today,...more

In Defense of Non-Productivity

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I could conceivably clean, cook, organize and generally work on my house...more

Buy Nothing Day . . . But What About The Other 364 Days?

For most Americans, the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday,...more

Five Frugal Things

I took my son up to Mt Hood yesterday which was completely and perfectly enjoyable. We didn’t make this decision...more

Work Extra or Scrimp and Save?

The following is a reprint of a previously published post from 2009. Enjoy! I’ve been scrimping and saving since reading Dave Ramsey’s...more