A Green and Frugal Funeral

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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.

Go Green and Save Big

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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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Green, Frugal Alternatives To the Gym

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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 to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

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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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Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

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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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Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. If you’d like to take an easy step to go green and save money in the process, the first place to make changes is in buying disposable items. Paper plates and cups? While I grew up using paper napkins and towels, we only used paper plates when we were on a picnic. In fact, the Duggars of TLC’s Nineteen Kids and Counting use paper plates for every single meal.

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Is ‘Going Green’ Killing Our Economy?

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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

How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

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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. I cannot stress enough how much this has saved me time and I really think money too.

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5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

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However, whilst we all have essential bills or borrowing we need to take on and maintain, some people are able to live as frugally as possible to help keep costs down and make their money go further. Here are 5 great tips for saving money by being frugal. Many online direct lenders will also allow you to choose flexible repayments, which you can see when you click here , allowing you to tailor the loan to your affordability and keep repayments low. Go Frugal

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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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. Heating and cooling changes we’ve made : Turned our thermostat down by 2 degrees in the winter. Keep our bedroom temperature at 17 degrees Celsius in the winter and use an extra blanket on the bed. Buy as many organic and local foods as we can. Go Green

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

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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.

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

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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. You will actually find that you are trimming costs from your monthly expenses by following these 5 green ideas. One of the most overlooked ways to go green is to just start by consuming less. Go Frugal Go Green

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How We Frugal-ed in January!

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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.

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

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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: Creatively Reuse Old Magazines (100+ Ideas!)

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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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Frugal Valentines Day Dates

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

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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.

Eco-Friendly Acne Fighters: Skin Care for the Frugal

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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.

Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

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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. And with spring time comes spring cleaning, the chance to de-clutter your house, get rid of the belongings you no longer have use for and freshen up the old place. But the cost of cleaning products and the chemicals used in many of them means that spring cleaning can come at a cost to both you and the environment.

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

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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.

Bring on the Affordable Green Family Cars

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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 Fixes that Work

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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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Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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

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

Frugal Home Decor: Repurpose Old Silverware into Starburst Mirror

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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

homemade easter egg dye – the frugal way

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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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Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

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

Green Resource Center of Alabama accepting vendor applications for March Clover Crawl event

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Check out the Clover Crawl event and how you can participate. cat:Bargains Deals cat:Frugal Living cat:Green Living

RECIPE: Satsuma and Sea Salt Green Beans

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It would be a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and would definitely add a unique twist. Satsuma and Sea Salt Green Beans. pound green beans. Thoroughly wash your green beans and satsuma, trim the ends of the beans. Heat a pan to medium with olive oil, toss in your green beans and sage leaves. Once the beans start to turn a wonderful vibrant green toss in satsuma zest and sprinkle with the sea salt.

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

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

Frugal Living Year in Review, What We Learned in 2011

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

How I’m Inherently Frugal

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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. The Single Saver is a website dedicated to helping singles and small families save money with easy to implement money saving tips. Think that is counter-productive to my frugal lifestyle?

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Daily Frugal Tip: DIY Designer Bath Tissue Holder

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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.

Jamba Juice | $2 Green Smoothies!

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Now through tomorrow (1/27) you can try Jamba Juice’s Amazing Green Smoothies for only $2. Just print you coupon HERE and head to neighborhood Jamba Juice! Each Green Smoothie is packed with 11 grams of protein and made with pumpkin seeds, super greens, peaches, lemon and bananas. Healthy and delicious! Be sure you Follow me on Pinterest and check out my boards for recipes , craft ideas and other frugal living tips !

Green Toys Tractor – $16.34

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]. Get an environmentally friendly Green Toys Tractor for only $16.34. These toys are constructed from 100% recycled plastic, have no BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings, and are dishwasher safe. Shipping is free with Super Saver Shipping when you spend $35 and will arrive in time for Christmas. Read my post with 6 Reasons Why You Need Amazon Prime and how to Get It FREE! Remember, Amazon prices can fluctuate with traffic and product quantities.

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

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

Amazon | 50% off Green Toys (Today ONLY)!

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Today only head over to Amazon and save 50% on select Green Toys. My boys have these for the bath tub and they love them. Hurry over to Amazon and take advantage of this great savings on a popular toy line! And remember this deal is today only! Read my post with 6 Reasons Why You Need Amazon Prime and how to Get It FREE! Amazon prices and availability are subject to change at any time. The post Amazon | 50% off Green Toys (Today ONLY)!

Daily Frugal Tip: Recycle Soup Cans Into Pencil Holders

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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.

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

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So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances. The truth is, there are plenty of things our grandparents and great grandparents did that were eco-friendly and frugal that we can easily do today. Here are some simple things our family does to be more environmentally friendly and to save money: 1. My husband and I cook a lot and often have leftovers.

Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand

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Their motto is “Buy used and save the difference.” What I love about buying used appliances is that the item is likely to stand up to wear and tear. The mixing bowls are glass, and they sit on a little spinning wheel. About half of my children’s clothing is bought used, and about 75% of my husband’s and my clothing is used. I lost a lot of weight last year and dropped 6 dress sizes in less than a year. Go Frugal Go Green

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

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