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So here’s how I feel about the “P” word: I love/hate Pinterest. I love all the beautiful pictures; hate that I can’t possibly do/try/make/copy everything I pin. Love how it spurs my imagination; hate how it steals my hours. read more

Frugal Mama Has a Sore Throat

Flu. If that word is heard instead of read, you might think we’re about to discuss a bird in flight, or an airplane taking you on vacation, or time passing by while you enjoy yourself immensely on that vacation. Not even close.

I came down with read more

“Let’s See What We Have” Soup

I’m a pretty gigantic fan of “poking around.” Do you know how many spectacular things have happened in the name of “poking around?” No? Well, when you have an exact number, please come back and tell me. 😀 All I know is read more

Corn Chowder

I debated and debated over whether to call this Corn Chowder or Frugal Soup. If it wasn’t for the fact that our family has been calling it Corn Chowder forever, I might have changed it, because this batch turned into a big pot of “Use Whatever read more

That Laundry Soap

I’m calling this post “That Laundry Soap,” because after I mentioned on Facebook that I was making a batch of homemade laundry soap about a year ago, I was forever after asked by people, “Are you the one who makes that laundry read more

Frugal Mama: Porcini Powder

I’ve been wanting to buy a bottle of porcini powder for awhile now, but the only place where I was positive I’d find it was Whole Foods, and the nearest one to me is about 45 minutes away. So I kept waiting. Until it dawned on me that I read more

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