Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do.

Is Self-Sufficiency Possible in the 21st Century?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Americans pride themselves on their ‘Yankee ingenuity’ – making do or doing without. Tom Perry (Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles) illustrates the reason they do so: “Independence and self-reliance are critical to our spiritual and temporal growth. Physical books that help me learn how to do things I might need to do. Sewing kit. It wasn’t so very long ago that most North Americans were self-sufficient.

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"Potential Accomplishments" and The Natural Magic of List-Making: Creating a Master~List

Frugal Luxuries

I firmly believe there is a kind of a natural magic in list ~ making. moving the sewing machine to the spare room (I hope to set up a separate area in there, once it's been thoroughly de-cluttered and reorganized).painting