Frugal Summer Vacations

This is a reprint of a previously published post. It’s officially summer, and if you’re low on funds and haven’t made travel plans yet, I hope it will give you some ideas. P.S. I wrote this two years ago, so the photo is now almost three years old. That’s a photo of me taken last […]

Ideas for a Frugal Summer Wedding?


Longtime reader Meg is getting married this August and since she knows how ingenious and generous you all are, she wrote to me about doing a post asking  for suggestions for a frugal wedding. I thought it was a great idea, and I’m sure a lot of readers can benefit from the tips. You may remember […]

5 Days for 50 Dollars


Kayla from Kayla K’s Thrifty Ways is doing a great project this week. She’s combining thrift store finds to put together a week’s worth of outfits for just $50. Kayla says she notices that college students can get by just fine on t-shirts and jeans but that senior year comes as a shock when they […]

Let’s talk about…shower curtains

Update: Once again, readers of this blog have responded with some brilliant ideas. Thank you all so much, and readers, I encourage you to check the Comments section. I am more concerned about using and tossing plastic than I am about spending twenty bucks on a new shower curtain. I’ve gotten some great ideas here […]

Portland on a budget

gracie in sweater

I visited my brother in Portland last weekend, and as always, I had a fabulous time. Portland is a great spot for a compact-y vacation. First of all, it’s a walkable city, and we took a walk every day with my brother’s dog Gracie (pictured here in her winter sweater). The best thing about Gracie […]