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…

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…

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…

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…

The Best Advice about Money I have ever received

Don’ t let anyone borrow money unless you can afford to NOT get it back. People really do have good intentions but things happen that are out of their control or perhaps they just don’t make wise decisions.  The point is if you need to have that money back by a certain time for a…

Yummy Cornbread! I had to share.

If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree! via Famous Dave’s Cornbread — Frugal Hausfrau

Baby Pajama’s to Sleeping Bag for American Girl Doll.

One of my favorite activities in the world is to take something I already have and re purpose it for something else.  My granddaughter got an American Girl doll for Christmas and now she is complete obsessed with having all the accessories for the doll. That can get pretty expensive fast so I decided to…