Experiential Gifts for the Holidays

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. I’ll have more posts about compact-friendly holiday gifts over the next few weeks. This is the first segment of a series I’ll be doing this week about non-consumer holiday gift giving. Today I’ll talk about “experiential” gifts, tomorrow I’ll have ideas for handmade gifts, and […]

A Blogging Break

Hello reader friends. Due to a combination of circumstances involving work, finances, health, and a much-needed vacation, I’ve decided to act like France and take a holiday from blogging for the entire month of August. I need to rest and take care of some personal issues so that I can continue writing this blog with […]

Frugal Vacations

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. That’s a photo of me taken last summer in London. Yes, it’s freezing. It’s cold in London in the summer. But it was a fantastic trip! We went there for the theater, the museums, the Indian food, the history, and walking the streets. We didn’t […]

How To Plan A Frugal Wedding Without the Stress Factor

The following is a guest post by Timothy, a personal finance writer and blogger for Balance Transfer Card. I’ll continue the wedding theme tomorrow on Thrifty Threads, with a bride whose wedding dress was thrifted. Frugal weddings are all the rage now. More and more brides and grooms are subscribing to the idea that their […]

Happy Memorial Day

I’m taking a break from blogging today, but I’ll be back tomorrow to tell you about two different challenges I’ll be taking on for the month of June. Perhaps you’ll want to join me in one or both of them. Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy your BBQs and take a moment to remember the sacrifices of […]

I Broke the Compact

My adorable niece turned eight last week, and one of the gifts we sent her was BRAND NEW CLOTHES! Definitely not Compact-approved, so I’m coming clean here. Do I regret it? No way. She’s wearing one of the tops in this photo, she liked it and wanted to wear it on her birthday while she […]