Short (grey) hair. Don’t care.

Or, why I stopped coloring my hair. Months ago, I decided I would eventually chop my hair off and at that time, stop covering the grey. I started coloring my hair almost 15 years ago, in my 20's, because grey hair began popping up. I blame genetics (my dad was totally silver in his 30's - … [Continue reading]

The one in which the kids plan the menu and cook


Remember my complaint about the kids being lazy unproductive slothful bored this summer and getting on my last nerve? I have been working on that. The first plan of attack was to have the kids plan a menu and cook four nights a week. I placed them into two teams: Team A is the 18-year-old and … [Continue reading]

No-Spend Summer: update #6

This is update #6 of my No-Spend Summer. Hubby cleaned out his work shop and found a ton of tools he didn't need, so we hosted a Manly Man yard … [Continue reading]

The same thing happens every summer…


For several years now, I've been taking a summer break from homeschooling. So, you'd think I would learn. The first couple of weeks, I let the … [Continue reading]

What I spent, what I saved

Updating on the No-Spend Summer progress. What I spent the last couple of days: - $2 at the dollar store for nail polish remover. When you have … [Continue reading]

My favorite books on radical frugality

radical frugality books

Since I'm doing a No Spend Summer, I've been reaching for some of my favorite books on radical frugality to inspire and motivate me. I believe that … [Continue reading]

No Spend Summer: Update #3

I promise, I will be writing about other topics this summer, so if you're bored of talking about frugality, feel free to skip. [Short backstory: We … [Continue reading]

No Spend Summer: What I’ve Already Done


As I wrote here, I'm embarking on a No Spend Summer. I promised to share the strategies I'm using to avoid spending, and when it's necessary, to spend … [Continue reading]

The No-Spend Summer: It’s ON


I am embarking on a No Spend Summer. If there's one thing I've learned about frugality, it's this: it is far, FAR easier to curb one's spending if one … [Continue reading]

Five Frugal Things

1 - I said “no” to fast food requests this week from kids. Although, I did cave and spent $5 on popsicles at the pool from the ice cream truck. … [Continue reading]