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Thankful: November 30th

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Today, I'm grateful for all of you who read and comment. I'm grateful when you share your struggles and successes. Thank you for keeping this site positive and encouraging for all who read.


What are you thankful for today?

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  • Polly Wog November 30, 2017

    Thank-you Brandy for this site. Just commenting while visiting a daughter that with the political climate right now the knowledge of long term food and resource storage is a good skill to have.
    Thank-you for this month of acknowledging things big and small to be thankful about.

    Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale,” Wale Ayeni.

  • tammy November 30, 2017

    I am grateful we did not move out of our apartment today. We are not ready. Instead we spent a lovely day together.

  • tammy November 30, 2017

    I am also grateful for the wonderful recipes on your blog Brandy. We tried your white bean rosemary soup yesterday for the first time. It is wonderful! And it is economical. Love it!

  • momsav November 30, 2017

    Thank you for the beautiful sentiment! I love the centerpiece, too.

    I’m thankful for being able to hang clothes out today, in late November, in northern Michigan! With or without climate change, I hope I can do this in Dec., as well.

  • PJGT November 30, 2017

    Some days I feel small and tired and, when I do, I often wander here for community. Thank you Brandy for hosting and thank you frugal friends for being there for me!

  • Janet December 01, 2017

    I too feel small and tired often and wander here for community! Thanks to Brandy for being here for everyone!!!

  • Lisa December 01, 2017

    I do, too! We currently live in a very affluent part of the country and I don't know anyone with the same frugal goals as me, even in church. It can be lonely and frustrating at times. I love to read comments here and feel connected through Brandy's blog. I read her encouragement page a lot and "When Queens Ride By" is a new favorite. Thank you everyone for your love and community!

  • Sandra December 02, 2017

    It is so comforting to share thoughts and feelings with like minded individuals and I agree that we can feel isolated when those around us don't share our values. This wonderful website is a great forum for encouraging each other in a frugal lifestyle. We can share our worries, our extra efforts, and best of all our triumphs and know that there are others who will cheer us on and cheer us up.

  • Hilogene in Az November 30, 2017

    I am also thankful for this site. Brandy, thank you for the time you spend creating such a lovely place. I will try the white bean soup tomorrow, I needed a good idea, thank you Tammy.

  • Lorna November 30, 2017

    Hello Brandy and everyone from Australia :D .

    First of all I am thankful for you Brandy :) and your service to all of us. I must say your recipes and money saving tips have helped us save far more money towards a good deposit for our home than we ever thought possible despite food prices skyrocketing here.

    I am also thankful today that our kitchen pantries are full and that we are now slowly filling up our food storage pantry room as our budget permits. It brings us great pleasure/thankfulness and added security to get most of our food storage/personal care and other "needed" household items gradually towards a 12 month level whilst still remaining within our small budget.

  • Nina November 30, 2017

    Thank you for creating a place of encouragement, kindness and good manners.

  • Carol November 30, 2017

    Thank you Brandy for your wonderfully encouraging and positive blog. I am very grateful for the beauty you bring to my life, I really do enjoy the way you see your life and the ongoing help and inspiration it brings to all of us here. God Bless
    Carol from Australia

  • Ann Lee S. November 30, 2017

    Thank you Brandy for the time you take writing this helpful, informative and entertaining blog! I read you every day, always looking for a new post and ideas, at 75 I am still learning! Thank your other readers for their input and ideas too. Merry Christmas and my best wishes to all, Ann Lee on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

  • Sarah December 03, 2017

    Hi Ann Lee! I'm on Vancouver Island too! Nice to know a fellow reader is right in my own back yard :)

  • Virginia November 30, 2017

    I am thankful for your blog and that you see the beauty and positive in life, no matter what your financial situation is.

  • Melody in OR December 01, 2017

    I too am grateful I stumbled upon your blog a couple years ago. You have completely changed my life for the better. I've learned such wonderful lessons from you and the other supportive, uplifting ladies here. I've built my pantry, learned to thrive despite not having much money. I wanted to do as much as you accomplish in a day, so I changed my mindset and stayed home, instead of running around all the time. My home is my sanctuary and is my favorite place to be. Although my husband has been out of work for a couple months we are doing ok. I am thankful to know that I am truly blessed and to know that my Heavenly Father knows my needs. Thank you Brandy for taking time to help us learn how to live simply but beautiful!

  • Tammy December 01, 2017

    I am thankful for my husband. Praying that today is a good day for him. But also that he knows that I love him and not his job that he is worried will disappear. My heart hurts for him as he goes to work this morning. He has been working so hard trying to keep his job. We both have been trying to remain positive, but today is difficult. Less than two weeks left to find out what will happen.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 02, 2017

    I will keep you both in my heart and prayers. If he doesn't keep his job, he and you will at least know that he has done
    all that can humanly be done to keep it. But I am hoping that he keeps it. I think it was a great idea not to move out of the apartment. Remaining positive is the best thing you can do. Blessings to you, no matter how it turns out.

  • Juls Owings December 01, 2017

    WE are thankful for you and yours. Through 2 1/2 years of 3 days a week work (company didn't lay off so everyone could still have their health ins) and 5 years in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy (slow pay with half the paycheck paying off the debt). I have followed you Brandy and all that post here. Hubby retired out at 5 am (Dec 1st) so grateful for the wisdom shared here it was possible for him to leave a job that was taking it's toll on his body (hard labor next to furnaces ...heat in winter is 125° with fans). Are we worried about health ins costs? paying the bills? ...some, but reality did that with a paycheck. Are we worried about eating? NO have at least a year if not 18 mos in the pantry. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Consider yourself hugged

  • Rhonda A. December 01, 2017

    I am thankful for the delicious pot of homemade beef barley soup we had for dinner, which used up a small amount of leftover roast beef, some very soft sprouting potatoes and other items from my pantry/freezers. It was very economical, used up food that may have otherwise gone to waste and was very nutritious. I have this blog to thank for learning how to feed my family healthy food so frugally. For that I am most grateful!

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