Posts tagged: frugal living

Why You Should Be Excited if Your Child Has ADD

Is your child bent toward being an entrepreneur?  If so, encourage it! We were so inspired by this video--you're going to love it!  Hat tip to Kathy for finding it.  (Please note that it has some mild slang language--use discretion with children.) "I think we have an obligation as parents to start teaching our kids ...

As the Family Goes, So Goes Civilization

Teach it to your children... Family and marriage are institutions designed by God--they are not man-made.  Perhaps then, we shouldn't be surprised that the family is becoming an enemy. Who would have ever believed there would come a time when society would be hostile to what has always been considered the basic unit of its existence?  ...

Homemade Gifts Save Money: Washer Necklace

Alexa wanted to set up her own booth in an upcoming local Bluegrass Festival.  So we set out to find just the thing that would be cute, easy and fun.  These washer necklaces proved perfect.  We're addicted! I've decided we'll keep these on hand for gifts too--think hostess gifts, birthday gifts, just-because gifts... Remember, homemade gifts save ...

Frugal Living: The Tightwad Gazette Author, Amy Dacyczyn

"Our first child was born nine months (and fifteen minutes) after the ceremony. I set aside my career in graphic design to be a Mom. It was during this time that I discovered daytime talk shows and first heard commonly held myths expounded by intelligent audience members. "Nowadays, a family has to have two incomes ...

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Mere Survival Was Good For Society

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So we got a wood-burning stove.  Our power bill has always been through the roof so a while back I suggested we get a stove, though my first suggestion had more to do with the economy collapsing and leaving us with no power...but mostly I'm optimistic. I've had an epiphany through our short life with our ...

Our Interview With Kevin Swanson About Home Business

There is little more humbling than hearing one's self recorded (especially when one's self is from the South :-D).   Nevertheless, I was grateful to spend some time yesterday talking to Kevin Swanson on his radio program Generations With Vision, about family economics, sharing a little about our home business and how it all started.  (There ...

Organize Your Life After the Holidays!

It's no coincidence that the approach of a new year finds us making resolutions, new goals and priorities. There is just something so motivating about coming out of December--with all the stress behind you...but the mess still with you. You're still suffering from a sugar high and you know this is the time ...

Easy and Cheap Gifts

You'll love the  great, easy,  homemade gifts Kathy, at Teaching Good Things, has posted with the instructions.  We've both made these and been the recipient of these great homemade goodies.  If you need some last minute gifts but the cash is running low, consider some of these!

Thrifty, Fun, Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

One of my readers, Mrs. Taft, had some lovely pictures of the craft project they had been doing--homemade gift bows made from magazines. And while I realize from a strictly money-saving standpoint, most people would not wager that the work is worth the savings,   if you combine the recyle factor with the thrifty factor and ...

My Tips for a More Peaceful/Frugal Christmas Season

If you celebrate Christmas at all, you know it can be stressful, even though we all agree Christmas shouldn't be a time of stress, but rather of joy and celebration! I deal with it every year.  Torn between traditions and finding a balance and keeping my sanity.  So I wanted to throw out some random ideas ...

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