Five More Frugal Things

I’m doing another Five Frugal Things blog post today because frugality is an ever present part of my daily life. I stopped at Safeway on my way home from dropping my son off to play soccer. I brought a yogurt back for a refund, (the foil top has significantly loosened which I hadn’t noticed when I bought it) and was refunded a dollar ....more

Five More Frugal Things

I’m doing another Five Frugal Things blog post today because frugality is an ever present part of my daily life. I returned two sticks of full price deodorant to Fred Meyer as I had stocked up not realizing that I already had an extra stick on hand. (I normally only stock up on stuff like deodorant when it’s on sale...more

Five (Or Maybe Six) More Frugal Things

I’m doing another Five Frugal Things blog post today because frugality is an ever present part of my daily life, and not everything is about Christmas! I stopped at The Grocery Outlet on my way home from dropping my son at school, which is the only time I go as it’s across town and I always batch this errand. I bought seven half-pound packs of Columbus brand herb turkey breast for $2.49 apiece ....more

Five Frugal Things

A neighbor posted something in our local Facebook group about wanting to borrow a card table and queen sized flannel sheets. In exchange she was offering a bag of powdered sugar. I didn’t have the sheets, but I did have a card table, which I brought over to her house (with a tablecloth) within minutes of her posting the request ....more

Today I Am . . .

Today I am ...more

Five Frugal Things

My friend Sasha is coming over this morning, and I’ve set aside my $5-for-$10 Starbucks...more

Grading Portland’s Free Piles

I used to live in New York City in the late 1980’s and it was a beautiful time. Why? Because it was before any of us know to worry about...more

Free Aloe Plant Finds a New Home

Remember my free aloe plant that I rescued from one of Portland’s infamous...more

Five Frugal Things

1) This Portland free pile, which generated a lot of interest. Me? I brought home an aloe plant and concrete planter ....more