Posts Categorized: Frugal Living

Making Lucky Hoppin’ John

I have gotten into the New Year’s tradition of making Hoppin’ John on January 1st to start the new year out right. So today I made a big ole heaping pot of it. Hoppin’ John, made with black-eyed peas, is a traditionally Southern dish meant to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year…. Read more »

After Christmas, The Laundry

“After enlightenment, the laundry”, is one of my favorite Zen proverbs. I take it to mean that no matter how spiritually enlightened you are, you still must deal with everyday things in life. Like laundry. There is always laundry. So on this Boxing Day/Kwanzaa/Day after Christmas, I did laundry. And I delighted in it. After… Read more »

Vintage 30s Old Dutch Cleanser Christmas

I ran across this 1936 ad for Old Dutch Cleanser, which is cool because it’s a timely Christmas ad. I really like the cute decorated tree. But on closer inspection I noticed that the tree is decorated with the Old Dutch Cleanser girl ornaments! Then I saw that you could order these ornaments, which were… Read more »