Five Frugal Things

I made a quick stop into Safeway...more

Over The Rainbow at

I recently had the opportunity to poke through...more

Shopping, The Non-Consumer Advocate Way!

Yesterday my sister and I drove around a wealthy area...more

Goodwill, Badwill, Questionable-will

My sister and her kids are in town, which for the Wolk-Stanley sisters means Goodwill adventure day! Of course, there were the usual suspects such as the wooden shoes sold to gullible Dutch tourists. Apparently they’re not so cherished once they hit American soil, as they inhabit every single thrift store ....more

Five Frugal Things

My sister is visiting and wants to learn how to sell on eBay. I took that as an opportunity to list...more

Five Frugal Things

1. I was annoyed with how enormous the pour holes were on my bottle of Dollar Tree seasoning salt, so I covered four of the holes with electrical tape. Now I can enjoy my eggs without feeling like a deer at a salt lick ....more

Do this one thing to save money on your kids

The post first appeared over at Clark Unless you live off grid without the...more

The Greenest Cleaning Product — Elbow Grease

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! Do a web search for green cleaning products, and you’ll find a...more

Five Frugal Things

I hung a load of laundry in the backyard this morning. The last couple of days have been rainy, so it’s nice to crank up the solar clothes dryer again. I’m planning a dinner that’ll be concocted using stuff from the fridge and pantry ....more

Five Frugal Things

My husband taught a CPR class on Saturday and brought home two pourable boxes of Starbucks coffee. I stuck them in the fridge and we’ve been enjoying them for iced coffee ever since. Yesterday was our anniversary, so my husband and I dressed up just a tiny bit and drove downtown to enjoy the bar menu at Jake’s Famous Crawfish ....more