Posts Categorized: Frugal Living

The Push Reel Mower and I

I must confess that lawn mowing is one of my least favorite activities.  If I had my way I’d let the grass grow wild and waist high, but I do live in a neighborhood where keeping the lawn looking presentable is an honorable activity – so I mow.   I do like to keep a modicum… Read more »

My So-Called Pre-Owned Life

I relish living a ‘Pre-Owned’ life, as it were.  For those of you not familiar with the term, it’s another way to say ‘second-hand’ on eBay when listing a formerly-worn-by-someone-else clothing item for sale.  It used to be a free-for-all in Item Specifics when describing condition….’excellent’, ‘great’, ‘okay’, ‘poor’ and so on were some of… Read more »

I Love My Solar Powered Clothesline!

It’s a beautiful sunny morning in Seattle and my clothes are already washed and out hanging on the line. I’m taking advantage of the free natural solar dryer that we all have available. I, frankly, have become a bit obsessed over this whole line-drying thing! It all started a while back when my dryer suddenly… Read more »

Laundry Day, The Old-Fashioned Way

I’ve always been a pretty frugal person, so I’m slightly amused that a lot of people are jumping on the “Frugal Bandwagon” now that costs of pretty much everything are skyrocketing!  My 22 year old Toyota is looking good to some people now because of its 30 MPG/City! I haven’t had to change much to… Read more »

A life-long Second Hand Rose!

I’ve been thinking about how much I love vintage clothing, and where this love affair started! I grew up in a family of six kids.  Money was tight, but I always had cute, stylish clothes to wear.  My parents both grew up on Midwest farms during the Depression so they knew the value of a… Read more »