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Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 28 January 2018

Now that we’re near the end of January, I loosened up a little on my No Spend Month, but not the Pantry Challenge. I did do some shopping this week on non-essentials, but went into the stores with a very specific list and made the most of the budget, and walked away VERY happy with the results. I also knocked several items off my house project list in the process. As you’ll know if you’ve…

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Blogtipping Frugal Lifestyle Goals Healthy Living Homesteading Military Family No Spend Month Pantry Challenge Preparedness

Frugal Accomplishments – Week Ending 21 January 2018

During the month of January, I’ve been participating in a Pantry Challenge as well as a No Spend Month. These two are somewhat flexible, and I’ve adapted things to our family by cooking from our pantry first, but still purchasing groceries, but avoiding most other purchases and food at restaurants. Since receiving the news of the government shutdown, I’m really glad I participated in these challenges – from the sound of things, my husband’s next…

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Frugal Accomplishments ~ Week Ending 14 January 2018

During the month of January, I’m participating in a Pantry Challenge as well as a No Spend Month. These two are somewhat flexible, as participants can adapt the “rules” to their situation, and I’ve done exactly that. However, both have still helped me with my frugal goals so far this month. So here’s my list for last week, shared for this week’s Frugal Accomplishments post at The Prudent Homemaker:

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Reading List

2017 Reading List Close-Out

For those who love to read, I’ve closed out my 2017 reading list and will be updating my tab for the new year. If you’d like to peruse what I read last year, here’s the list. If you’d like to peruse my book list from 2016, you can read the four posts sharing those titles at the following links: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. JANUARY: Self-Sufficiency on a Shoestring – Bridgewater…

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Frugal Accomplishments for the First Week of 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! As you may recall, one of my favorite reads each week is Brandy’s Frugal Accomplishments post on The Prudent Homemaker. I love the sense of community, the many ideas shared by Brandy and her readers, and the inspiration and encouragement I get from each post and comment. I prune things from my to-do list every year, but one constant is reading (and hopefully contributing to) these lists – so I’m sticking…

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