Recycled Garden Projects

recycled trampoline

My friend Betsy Talbot of Married With Luggage turned me on to this awesome Facebook page called Recycled, UpCycled, Freecycled Garden Projects, and I can’t get enough of it! How cool is this recycled trampoline tepee/hammock/meditation area? I love it! It solves so many problems and meets so many goals at once: creating a Zen garden space, staying out […]

Frugal and free

It occurred to me recently that I haven’t been spending much money lately. In fact, I tend to keep a $20 bill in my wallet for weeks sometimes, when a few years back I could easily breeze through $80 in cash per week. So I thought I’d write about what I’d been up to that […]

The January Pantry Challenge returns


My sister-in-law gave us this delicious rum cake for Christmas, and I was hoping it would last long enough to fill our dessert needs for January, but it’s so delicious I don’t think it’s going to survive more than a few more days. And my husband just broke into it yesterday. It’s fabulous! Thanks, SIL! After a […]

Holiday gift ideas

For those of you who need some last-minute, non-consumer holiday gift ideas in a hurry, here are some reprints of previous posts that might help you out. Super-frugal holiday gifts Holiday gift ideas from the heart Last-minute holiday gift ideas What are your favorites this season? Please share your terrific gift ideas in the Comments section.