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Frugal Living: Rightsizing Your Life

A key component of frugal living is: Live within your means. One way to do that is to shed that which you do not need and consciously simplify your surroundings. I freely confess that I’m a bit of a hoarder, and I’m definitely a collector. Knowing that, I either deny my collecting desire, or play games with my self to …Continue reading →

Living Frugal: A Chicken in the Pot Equals Three Meals

A whole chicken is a marvelous way to produce three (or more) meals inexpensively and with little time on your part. Here’s how we do it. Night One: Roast Chicken Dinner 3.5-4.5lb chicken 2 Tbl pesto, OR lemon and 1 Tbl olive oil and 1 tsp salt Remove neck and innards; discard innards but put neck in the freezer for …Continue reading →

Cornbread w/ Mixed Berries

The other night I didn’t feel like cooking, but wanted to eat something based on berries. I was hungry, so I didn’t want to wait too long. Although a Dutch Baby would qualify (and yummily so), I didn’t have enough eggs. Time to be creative. I found a box of cornbread/muffin mix (you know the brand, its the little blue …Continue reading →

Living Frugal: Greening Our Home — Future Plans

We are planning to make a major upgrade/remodel¬†in the master bath. This is primarily because our current tub is barely four feet long and I want one we can really soak in.¬† (Yes, the impetus is purely aesthetic and absolutely not necessary.) When we do this, we’ll be working with a design/builder who is comfortable with using recycled and sustainable …Continue reading →

Living Frugal: Greening Your Condo/Apt/Townhome

We live in a town home — which in Washington is defined as a single family unit with at least one shared wall (a condo is multiple units within a single structure) — which makes ecological living more difficult. This is because we do not own the exterior of our house, need to get approval for interior changes, and don’t …Continue reading →

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