Apple Crisp, my favorite dessert!

I absolutely adore this dessert for a couple reasons.  One is that I don’t have to make crust.   I do like making pie and it honestly doesn’t take me long to make but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing it and this is the next best thing.  I have to admit my crisp is…

Chicken Marsala-quick and easy.

Sundays we eat just two meals, breakfast and then a midday dinner. This helps my budget and sanity. Generally, we get up and are out the door to the grocery store by 6:45 AM! I always wake up between five and six AM even when I don’t want to so I put that time to…

10 things this Frugal Grammy will spend Money on

I belong to a Facebook Group called Frugal Family Food (great place to be to learn about cheap recipes and how to save on groceries).  It is a group so you have to join  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1171483046225309/ . There was a question from one of the group recently  “Is there anything that you aren’t frugal about? Like…

11 Products That Will Help You Save on Energy Bills.

Originally posted on The Yankee Frugalist:
11 Products That Will Help You Save on Energy Bills   by Dagne Goodwin Being Frugal is not about just not spending money but also about spending money wisely.  Anyone that knows me will tell you I really am a very frugal person.  I will HAVE money and look…

Simple DIY Doesn’t Happen!

My husband and I are DIY-ers.  It all started from necessity.  In the first year of our marriage we built a house and due to circumstances beyond our control had to do most of the finish work.  When I tell you that I learned how to finish wire electrical with a Time Life book in…

The Grass is Greener Where You Water It.

I know they are sayings and maybe to you they are a bunch of crap but I really feel this way.  Nothing ever does stay the same, nothing is permanent.  Life is always changing. Sometimes you’re up and sometimes you are down.  It happens to all of us. Sometimes things go well and sometimes they…

Adventures in Saving on Insurance

I really do actually do all the stuff I talk about.  Every couple of years we look at our expenses and think about how we can get those down.  I always check insurance policies on a regular basis but with the whole hip surgeries fiasco, I hadn’t paid attention in recent years.  I have to…

Upcycled Toy Box

I love upcycling things I already have to use for something else.  This little toy box is doing double duty at our house.  It still is going to be holding all the grand children’s toys AND will be our coffee table too.  The canvas like outdoor fabric I purchased at JoAnn’s for 50% off and…

Lack of Planning on my Part for Amazon Prime Day

Here we are on Amazon Prime Day and I have not planned at all. For that reason I will probably not be purchasing much but instead will do some research and start planning for next year. 1.First of all I have not budgeted for this expense.  We have some specific goals for our money this…

Top Fifty Tips for Saving Money from The Yankee Frugalist

Direct Deposit with $5 going to savings (slowly increase this over time), you’ll never miss it Meal Planning Cut Coupons (but only for the things you normally buy) Free Museum Days Utilize your Library for movies, books and museum passes. Limit Eating Out Choose frugal hobbies, my favorite is crochet and you get hats! Game…

What have you repaired lately?

I noticed that my towels are looking a bit tattered around the edges yesterday and after they get washed again I’m going to zigzag all around the edges with my sewing machine.  They are in great condition other than few slightly frayed parts so I thought I might as well just fix them now!  This…