(via Zero Waste Home: 3 things you can do to save water using 3 containers you already have)
(via The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying | The Accidental Missionary)
(via That Picture Of My Kitchen — Preschoolers and Peace)
(via Rosemary’s Sampler: Napkin Folding - a Rose) I have never regretted buying 50 red restaurant napkins from the thrift store! We use them for occasions throughout the year.
Uh-oh. My dreams might not be what I thought they were. - Rose Atwater
Really enjoyed this cost/benefit analysis prompted by MoneySavingMom’s new book
REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget – The Challenge Begins -
free meal plans geared toward budget and whole foods
(via Create the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam)
Does Your Family Have a Drinking Problem? - Smockity Frocks
smart method for using one glass per day
(via Carmella McCafferty DIY Home Decor - DIY Home Decorating Ideas - Country Living
I know I’ve shared this home before, but Country Living has more details and photos. Did you know the “hardwood floor” is vinyl planks and the counter is plywood painted in chalkboard?
Little Green Notebook: Thank You (and a little Rothko-esque art project) -
another good example of buying thrift store art to customize for your own home
Do Not Cook This When Your House Is on the Market | Love Now Sell Later -
the hard-to-swallow truth!
Presentation is Everything | Good Cheap Eats
Academy Fight Song | Thomas Frank | The Baffler -
Getting into college is like a gift from Santa, until people wake up thousands of dollars in debt.
An interesting analysis of college costs and returns.
Ms. Cheap: 25 tips for a happier (and cheaper) holiday season | The Tennessean | tennessean.com -
a good list of strategies
My guess is that this type of advice comes from real food advocates who never cooked much from scratch before their food conversion and so don’t realize how thrifty others already are. I know you’ve seen it too- the newly frugal and totally healthy eater who chirps brightly about how much food she saved when she started eating healthier choices because now she cooks everything from scratch, no more eating out, and no more freezer meals. —
About Food | The Common Room
Good distinctions between the cost of eating out vs. organic and cooking organic vs. conventional foods from scratch