frugal living

Life is just what happens

May 17, 2010

Life is just what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans –John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy” A few months ago, I discussed our plans for me to save my income and then once the baby arrives, I would be staying at home for a little while for a few reasons.  The main reason being […]

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The many, varied ways that I will use baking soda (that don’t involve cooking)

May 6, 2010

I’ve discovered the wonders that is baking soda when it involves cleaning around the house.  I use baking soda to clean toilets, sinks, laundry, grease stains, my face, my hair and whatever else I think needs it.  Like the microwave (although, I haven’t cleaned the microwave in awhile.  I should probably do that soon.) Baking […]

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A little more detail on how we came to live on one income

March 22, 2010


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The one income project

March 15, 2010

Inspired by the giant life-change that happens when one becomes a parent, we decided at the start of this year to set aside my income and to learn to live on only Chris’ income. This had basically always been the plan for when we decided to have children.  The plan was for me to stay […]

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How to use up old pasta

February 18, 2010

Sunday night, I cooked dinner for my in-laws.  It was super simple.  I just made some chili, and we had elbow macaroni and fritos to with it.  It’s always a big hit with everyone. I was about to pour the pasta in the pot when I asked how much pasta I should make.  The box […]

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