frugal living


The $1 Dress

Winter just attended her first formal dance, a Winter Ball put on by the local LDS Seminary, which she attends. They have 375 students who attend a religion class early every morning an hour before school starts.  Because of our dating standards, only those who are 16 and older could bring dates to the dance….

Do Without


One of the most frequently asked questions in my inbox is, “What do you use for sandwich bread?” The answer is simple: I use French bread. I sometimes will make baguettes and have sandwiches like I did in France: ham, cheese, and mustard on bread. More often, though, I’ll slice the bread, and just use…