A Green and Frugal Funeral

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Sayward was just a teen, but she took charge of preparing her mother’s body for burial – instructing her sisters to help her wash her mom’s body, clean the clothing to bury her in and sew a pillow to put under her head. All the while the two smallest siblings were watching their father make a wood casket and dig the burial hole. Even little Sulie and Wyitt helped, for this was the last thing they could do for their mam.”. Green and Frugal Burial.

Five Frugal Things | tea, masks, and food rescues

The Frugal Girl

Time for your weekly dose of five frugal things. Plus, this way I can make it decaf and just lightly sweetened. I tried a small pan of it with coconut milk last time, and it tasted just fine. Heavy cream and butter don’t bother Sonia, so the milk was the only sub I needed to do. This is a good example of what I was talking about yesterday : try it on a small scale and then use those results to determine the future direction you’ll go.).

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How We Frugal-ed through April 2020

Family Balance Sheet

April 2020 might go down as the most frugal month of my lifetime. With the global pandemic and the decline of our small business, I have flexed frugal muscles that I didn’t know I have. Operation Frugal Living is in full swing at my house. We’ve always been a frugal household by being intentional with our money, but we have been affected financially by the pandemic, so we need to stretch our dollars even further. Frugal Kitchen in April: Free Ham?

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Green, Frugal Alternatives To the Gym

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Weights, cardio machines, mats, fitness balls, and even some classes to switch it up. There are two huge downsides to the gym, though, and those are: Cost Most fitness centers are not cheap. They can cost anywhere from $25-$75/month, and that’s usually not including any classes, such as yoga, zumba, or spin classes. My gym requires you to wipe down machines after each use, which is great for hygeine and horrible for the environment. Get Healthy Go Green

How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

Family Balance Sheet

Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. Frugal Kitchen in February: Curbside Pick-up: I continued my new grocery routine in February. I cannot stress enough how much this has saved me time and I really think money too. In the past, I made my meal plan and grocery shopped on Sundays. How We Frugal-ed

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How We Frugal-ed in January!

Family Balance Sheet

Welcome to my first “How We Frugal-ed” recap of 2020. Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us.

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Go Green and Save Big

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Being frugal and going green, sometimes you have to cut corners. You can still shop, do home improvements, and go out for a meal. Finding ways to shop smart is easier in the current climate thanks to coupon codes, online vouchers, promo codes and deep savings in coupon apps. Below are some great ways to save, stay sustainable, and stretch your budget a little bit further. It’s hard to “Go Greenand consciously shop for fashion.

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How to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

These tips on how to save money by greening your wardrobe will really help you to keep those extra dollars in your pocket. Before you can even start to think about how you would go about greening your wardrobe, you need to know where you stand, clothes wise, right now at this moment. This means you probably need to do a complete clean out of every drawer and closet where you keep garments. Go Frugal Go Green

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Frugal Valentines Day Dates

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

This may sound boring but there is something very romantic about a bottle of wine and a good, home cooked meal in front of the fireplace with your partner. Cook your partner’s favorite meal, dip some fresh fruit in chocolate, and grab a bottle of their favorite wine. This builds memories and doesn’t clutter their closets with more stuff that they don’t need. Just dim the lights and enjoy! Get Hot Chocolate and Go For a Walk. Frugal and fun!

It’s Frugal Friday: 10/28/16

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It’s Frugal Friday: A recap of how we frugal-ed our way through the week so that we have more money to put towards our financial goals. Simply mix a small jar of pesto and one Hidden Valley ranch packet and pour off chicken in a slow cooker. Turned 5 over-ripe bananas into Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal , and one loaf of banana bread. My neighbor closed up her vegetable garden this week and brought me a big bag of green peppers. Frugal Friday

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Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Guest Post Author Bio: The following is a guest post by Lisa at Car Insurance Comparison, an Australian blog created to help its readers compare car insurance in and around their areas. As the readers of Prairie EcoThrifter know: money, or lack thereof, is driving many people to become more frugal. Here are a few ideas to cultivate a more eco-friendly atmosphere – and save money – around your home. You’ll learn about current specials – and even the big clearance sales.

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Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and the weather is completely erratic…all of which means that spring time is upon us once more. So take note of the following tips to make this year’s spring clean a frugal and eco-friendly exercise. Go Frugal Go Green

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Frugal Fixes that Work

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If the sealer around the bottom of your shower (the one between the tiles and the shower base) starts gathering mildew, don’t rip out and redo the sealer until you try bleach. If you use those plastic soap bar holders (the ones with the little prongs to hold the bar up so it can dry out and make your soap last longer), just spray them with a bathroom cleaner then brush with a scrub brush to clean them. Step five, wipe up the cleanser and towel dry.

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5 alternatives to disposable kitchen storage bags & wraps

The Frugal Girl

Over in the Frugal Girl Facebook group , a reader asked for ideas to help reduce plastic food storage usage in the kitchen (things like zipper bags, Saran wrap, and so on). for a set of three, and I especially like the large bag. Green and Frugal Reviews

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How I’m Inherently Frugal

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It is a perfect fit for me, as frugality is my hobby and passion, but I also find myself very attracted to the “go green” movement. The fact that the Prairie EcoThrifter focuses heavily on both topics – frugality and green living – really appealed to me.

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5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a positive impact on the world around you and save some money at the same time? You can live a much greener life by adopting a couple of green living ideas and adding them to your shopping habits. Go Frugal Go Green

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Eco-Friendly Acne Fighters: Skin Care for the Frugal

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Keeping your face fresh and free of acne, along with wearing a smile, will encourage the desire of others to dig deeper and find out more about you. Many people desperately buy and try multiple expensive products to get rid of and prevent acne. Salicylic acid affects the skin by shedding excess cell layers, neutralizing bacteria, and cleaning and shrinking pores. Take a container and fill it loosely with the plant.

Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Guest Post Author Bio: Corey is the author and creator of 20′s Finances. We now get news on our IPAD’s or smart phones and news comes to us so much faster. There were at least two major paper mills in the town and provided a great way for people to make a living, especially for those without a college education. Many of my cousins, aunts and uncles worked for these paper mills. Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy? Go Green

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life. Buy as many organic and local foods as we can. Compost our leaves and grass.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!)

Couponing 101

There are some really cool ideas: home decor, gifts, furniture, jewelry, and more. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!) Have tons of old magazines lying around your home? Check out these 100+ ideas for creatively reusing old magazines ! I think the magazine coasters pictured above are pretty neat. Please send me an email ! is a post from Couponing 101.

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homemade easter egg dye – the frugal way

Coupons Do Work

Easter is around the corner and the homemade egg dye is cheap , frugal and you probably have most of these ingredients in your house. These easy recipes for adding colors to your eggs the all-natural way, organic, and yes, this is the frugal way to have every-bunny happy., On the stovetop, bring frozen raspberries and water to a boil in a pot. On the stovetop, bring frozen blueberries and water to a boil in a pot.

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Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

Couponing 101

This is a great way to reduce food waste, add great nutrients to your garden/yard soil, and save on fertilizer! Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin is a post from Couponing 101. Frugal Tips Organic/Natural compost bin composting DIY compost bin frugal tip green make your own compost bin organic and natural worm compostingCheck out how to create your own worm composting bin.

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Coke Can Tab Bracelets!

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I saw this on Pinterest a couple months ago, and have been wanting to try it ever since. Simply save all your old coke can tabs as you use them, find some cute ribbon, and make an upcycled bracelet! Fun, eco-friendly, and thrifty! It’s also neat because you can use ribbon of all different styles and colors to match your unique personality. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Coke Can Tab Bracelets!

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How to Keep Your House Clean Without Spending a Lot of Green

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Buying cleaning supplies for your house can be expensive, and you have to buy different products to clean different things. In addition to cost, many people are concerned about the chemicals in cleaning products, and whether they are really safe. Use Rags – You can either buy a cheap pack of rags and reuse them or you can cut up old towels and t-shirts rather than throwing them away. It can be used on glass and some counter tops. Going Green on a Budget.

Daily Frugal Tip: Freeze Green Onions or Herbs In Plastic Bottles

Couponing 101

This is very similar to the veggie prep frugal tip from a couple of days ago, but I found this on Pinterest and thought it was great! I know I always buy a small bunch of green onions or herbs when I need them for a recipe ingredient, and I end up throwing the extras out because they spoil super fast. Just chop up all of the green onions or herbs, dry them thoroughly, put them in an empty plastic water bottle, and freeze.

Amazon : Up to 50% off Green Toys Prices Starting at $6.49

Coupons Do Work

Hot Amazon Deal (and just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah!!) These are very popular and highly rated toys. These Green Toys are currently 50% off – TODAY ONLY. Up to 50% off Green Toys Prices Starting at $6.49. Amazon Deals amazon amazondeals budget Coupons frugal holidaygiftideas holidaygifts krazydeals toysThe prices Starting at $6.49. Get free shipping with prime or orders $49+.

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Designer Bath Tissue Holder

Couponing 101

Wash it out really well, let it dry, and then save it for this fun project! decorate your oatmeal canister, and you’ve got a “designer” bath tissue holder that holds 2 rolls of toilet paper perfectly! You can even add jewels, ribbon, beads, paint, and more to make it really fancy if you want! Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Designer Bath Tissue Holder is a post from Couponing 101.

Frugal Home Decor: Repurpose Old Silverware into Starburst Mirror

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check out this cool project that repurposes old silverware and makes your kitchen or dining room look uber cool. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Home Decor

Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Facial Scrubs

Couponing 101

Head over to Crafting A Green World to get 3 ideas for dry, normal, and oily skin. Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Facial Scrubs is a post from Couponing 101. Frugal Tips DIY facial scrubs frugal facial scrubs frugal tip homemade facial scrubsToday’s tip is to try making some all-natural facial scrubs at home!

Weekend Unplug: Frugal Tie Dye Project Using Facial Cleaner with Benzoyl Peroxide

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Unplug this weekend and try this project with the kids. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Homemade gifts

Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Tips for understanding and buying the right compost bin for your yard. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

Frugal Living Year in Review, What We Learned in 2011

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here's a round-up of the thrifty and frugal living lessons we learned in 2011. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living Holidays 64944

Trash to Treasure: 5 Frugal Uses for 3D Movie Glasses

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here are some ideas to save those 3D glasses from the theater and reuse them. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

Daily Frugal Tip: Recycle Soup Cans Into Pencil Holders

Couponing 101

Today’s frugal tip is to recycle your soup cans into some writing utensil holders for the office! Simply wash and dry your can, pick up some nice scrapbook paper for less than $1, and decorate your can! Easy, eco-friendly, fun, pretty, AND frugal! Do you have a Frugal Tip you’d like to share? Daily Frugal Tip: Recycle Soup Cans Into Pencil Holders is a post from Couponing 101.

Frugal Earth Day 2012 Craft: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands + More

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Here is a project to incorporate God and Earth Day. Bargains Deals Education Entertainment Frugal Living Green Living 7645

Frugality Is Free - Helping You Live Life Queenstyle On A Budget ~ A Simply CVS Sponsor Spotlight

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Frugality Is Free is a blog about living a frugal life and saving money without compromising on quality, family fun or green living. I originally started Frugality Is Free, as a place to share money saving tips, great deals, bargains and online earning opportunities with people. sponsor highlight frugality is free frugality frugal focus

Frugal DIY Project: Garden Light Orbs (Mini-Lights & Opaque Glass Shades)

Birmingham Bargain Mom

This is an awesome frugal find and easy for you to recreate in your own garden. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green Living

Frugal Home Organization: DIY Charging Cell Phone Holder

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check it out and make one this weekend. Bargains Deals Frugal Living Green LivingThis is an awesome project that would be easy to make but super useful.

Walgreens: Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bar $1

Couponing 101

Head over and ”like” Green & Black’s Facebook page to print a $1/1 Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Printable Coupon. Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bar $2. - $1/1 Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Printable Coupon (Facebook Offer). = $1. This is a bonus buy from Walgreens, so check here and click on bonus buys in your area to make sure it’s available at your store.

Frugal Home Decor: Turn paint sample cards into dry erase calendar

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Check out this frugal craft that only cost a $1 to make and that was the purchase of the frame. cat:Back-to-School cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living cat:Home Decor

Bring on the Affordable Green Family Cars

Saving Cents With Sense

To drive “green," you don’t necessarily need to own a hybrid or an electric vehicle. While the latter options certainly boost your green lifestyle and save you additional dollars at the pump, a bevy of the other vehicle options are out there today that can get you more miles per gallon without the hybrid and electric sticker prices. Mazda3: The Mazda3 starts under $17,000, gets up to 40 mpg and is available in a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback model.

Frugal Fall DIY Project: Puzzle Piece Apple

Saving Cents With Sense

Frugal Fall DIY Project: Puzzle Piece Apple. And I love simple – so I am excited about this DIY project! Some of the best DIY projects are the ones where you take everyday objects and turn them into something exciting and new. If you are looking for a fun and frugal fall craft project, this Puzzle Piece Apple is the perfect fit. cents at a thrift store, but you can even grab a 50-100 piece puzzle at the dollar store and it will work great too.

Frugal DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Coasters

Saving Cents With Sense

If you are looking for a fun but frugal St. Made from just a few dollar store supplies, these coasters are colorful, festive, and so fun! Patrick’s Day parties and gatherings, or just whip them up with your kids. They are a fun and frugal way to get into the holiday spirit. Take a peek below and see how easy it is to make your very own to enjoy. Add a generous dab of glue to the back of the clover and press it to the center of the square.