This Week’s Frugal Accomplishments

I cut branches from my apple tree for some indoor greenery. These have lasted all week. The vase was one my brother sent to me when Ivory was born (with flowers at the time). It’s sitting on my free piano! We paid to have it moved and tuned only; it was given to us by someone who was…

Fighting Inflation

How to Eat Beans Every Night

  My vegetarian readers can stop laughing at the title now and be prepared to add lots of awesome comments. For the rest of you, who need to eat on a beans and rice budget, but don’t want to eat beans and rice every night, I hope you’ll enjoy these ideas for having a variety…


This Week’s Frugal Accomplishments

The not everyday things I did this week to save some money and enjoy life! I decorated our kitchen table with a bowl of pears from our garden. Since pears ripen best off the tree, they last a few days as a display before they needed to be eaten. Pears are starting to ripen this…


Subway Art Style Bookmarks

I’ve had a lot of questions about the Subway Art Style bookmarks that I made for my children for Christmas.   I made mine in Photoshop, but you can easily make them in Word. If you want more fonts than you currently have, do a search for free fonts, and download some new fonts that…

Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagement

I’ll be speaking later this month (here in Las Vegas) on Eating for .40 a Day. If you’re interested, I’d love to see you there! This event is free to attend. Tuesday, August 21st, 7:00 pm Goldcrest Ward Relief Society Meeting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3350 Alexander, North Las Vegas (at the corner…


Sewing for Less: Stock Up Today

I often get asked how I can afford to sew. If you need fabric and have a bit of money, today is your lucky day. This weekend Joann’s Fabrics is having their annual Founder’s Day sale (today and tomorrow; it started yesterday). I find the best deals at Joann’s shorter weekend sales. This weekend has…

Armchair Travel

Armchair Travel

The cheapest travel, and you get to sleep in your own bed at night. . . . Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: Ancient Rome: Detectives in Togas Don’t let the modern cover fool you. This book was originally published in 1956 and has been translated into several languages. I enjoyed this one so much….


The Divinity of Motherhood

On Sunday, July 1st, we blessed our baby at church. In our church, babies are usually blessed on the first Sunday of the month, when we have fast and testimony meeting. Members of the congregation fast (go without food or drink) for 2 meals, and give the money that they would have spent on those meals…