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Celebrating Easter Traditions

When I was growing up in Maryland, Easter traditions included dyeing hard-boiled eggs, Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, eating my Grandmom’s Chocolate & Butter Cream Easter Eggs, Easter clothing, family photos (usually in front of a giant yellow forsythia bush), and a big meal at my grandparents’ house.  Here in California, […]

How to Find Encouragement When You Are Discouraged by Debt

On March 31, my husband received his monthly paycheck, and it was $510 less than usual.  We were not surprised, as we had been anticipating this hit for awhile, but it still hurts our budget.  We will be on reduced salary for the next several months until we can raise our ministry budget.  That same […]

60 Free (or Almost Free) Activities to Do with your Toddler or Preschooler

Do you ever feel like your life is dry and boring because you can’t spend any money on anything?  It can be difficult (especially at first) to think of free activities to entertain your little ones while you’re on the road to debt-freedom.  Well, just because you’re poor, broke, or in-debt-up-to-your-eyeballs doesn’t mean you can’t […]

A Pumpkin Story

Once upon a time a young wife bought two pumpkins, one for a Halloween costume, and the other to cook. A Frightfully Frugal Halloween How to Cook a Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin One year later, her parents decided to buy her three very large pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch.  Most of those pumpkins ended up on the […]

Five Years of Frugal Halloweens

Today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at 5 years of frugal Halloweens.  Did you know that Americans spend $8 billion in Halloween holiday outlay each year, making it second only to Christmas?  That’s $80 per family on decorations, costumes, and candy!  Naomi was born in 2009, and we’ve been […]

All Things Pumpkin

Yesterday our family took our annual trip to the Pumpkin Farm (which has free admission!) where we enjoyed a petting zoo, hay bales, trampolines, slides, climbing, tractors, trains, and of course…pumpkins. As you can tell, the kids had a great time.  Naomi had SUCH a great time that she cried when it was time to […]

15 Frugal Activities for Autumn

I love Autumn!  I love every season, but there is a special place in my heart for the sights and smells of Autumn.  Here are a few links to my favorite Autumn activities: 1. Create an Autumn Window Collage. 2. Make Leaf Rubbings. 3. Arrange some Inexpensive Autumn Decor. 4. Create 3 Jack-O-Lantern Crafts with […]

A Pink Princess Party

I tend to get stressed before birthdays, especially Naomi’s birthday.  I tend to set too-high expectations for myself, and then procrastinate out of a fear of failure.  After talking with Brad and a friend about my concerns, I decided just to have a simple “Pink Princess Party” with just our family for Naomi’s 4th birthday.  […]

Keeping Cool When It’s 110 F Outside

Our house doesn’t have central air conditioning, so when its 110 degrees Fahrenheit outside, we get creative! We open the windows during the cool part of the day, and close them when it gets hot. We turn on our air conditioning window unit and our three ceiling fans. We turn on our two box fans. […]

Watermelon Shark Attack!

Monday night was my husband’s first youth “club” of the year, and so they kicked things off with barbecue in our backyard.  Brad was already planning on hot dogs, soda, and marshmellows, so I offered to do a fruit dessert.  One of my acquaintances had done a shark theme for her son’s birthday party, so […]

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