Life Lessons from a Faded Purple Tricycle

Lessons from a Faded Purple Tricycle

“Let’s go, Mom! Yeeee-hawww!” He zips down the driveway, daring me to keep up. A welcome hand-me-down 10 years ago, even then it was faded and well-loved. Girl, boy, girl, boy. They’ve all sped around on the faded purple tricycle, grinning ear to ear. Sure, we’ve been tempted to replace it over the years, especially […]

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It’s Not a Bargain if You Don’t Need It

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Delighting in the Frugal Find is a wonderful thing.  Going over budget on a bunch of unneeded stuff, bargain or not, may very well net you a cluttered home, an empty bank account, and less time for the things that matter. I love a good bargain. When I enter a store, any store, I delight […]

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Happy With What We Don’t Have {from the Archives}

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Talk about a blast from the past! This was the absolute very first post I ever wrote, and it was written as a guest post! Happy to Be at Home is no longer, but that was one of the first blogs I read. Those ladies encouraged me to write my story, which is how the […]

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On Making Do

Making Do

Two weeks after moving into this house, we had already scraped off the 1980′s floral blue wallpaper in the living room and dining room, replaced the 30 year old carpet in the living room and kids’ bedrooms, and brought the original hardwood floors in the dining room, hallway, and our bedroom back to their glory. […]

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Why Pay Cash?

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Recently, we purchased a new-to-us suburban.  With cash.  It’s almost un-American, I know, to not take out a loan for such a buy.  (And seriously, don’t get too excited.  It’s a 2005.) Truthfully, our last vehicle purchase was in 2003 and we took out a loan then (and paid it off in less than a […]

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