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Giving Back on Thanksgiving

According to American legend, the Pilgrims would not have survived their first year if the Wampanoag tribe hadn’t given them food and taught them how to farm. At the end of harvest season, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God and …

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How to Make an “Easy” Gingerbread House

Crafts are not my thing, especially holiday crafts. If you enjoy wielding a glue gun or stitching up a quilt, you won't understand this, but the thought of

Keeping it Clean

Laundry. I know this topic isn’t sexy or exciting. This is not about saving money but saving time because of exactly that, laundry is neither sexy nor exciting.

Victory Garden

Victory Garden

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." - Mohandas K. Gandhi For mother's day, my husband and son built

There I Fixed It!

[caption id="attachment_1178" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="image by Rusty O.P."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1181" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="image by Joe-ks"][/caption] If you've ever fixed anything yourself, you are familiar with the unique

This July 4th Declare Economic Independence

[caption id="attachment_1078" align="alignleft" width="590" caption="Aidan\'s Independence Day Decorations"][/caption] What does the recession (ephemistically referred to as "the current financial crisis") have to do with Independence Day? First read this:

E-cards: if You Care Enough to Send the Very Best

[caption id="attachment_1011" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="click to watch the adorable e-card Kim sent to her sister"][/caption] I have a difficult time remembering important events like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.

Perfectly Good Things

By Carolyn Lengel I grew up frugal—or, as friends put it, “cheap”; my family had the whole reduce-reuse-recycle thing down, or at least the reduce and reuse part (municipal

5 Free Newsletters That Help Me Stay in the Know and On A Budget

You can Google “frugal,” but that won’t necessarily lead you to these newsletters (or their companion sites). Here’s to finding frugality in some unexpected places!

Rethinking Father’s Day

As a commercial holiday, Father's Day runs a distant second to Mother's Day. Americans spend less on dad, and this year spending is down even more. But

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