Archive for the ‘Frugal Ideas’ Category

Sometimes It’s Smart to NOT Get Your Money’s Worth

Here in Texas produce is sometimes sold by the piece, as in “Oranges: .25 ea.”.   This is not something I recall being common in California, where I remember most things (at least the ones I bought) being sold by the pound. As a dedicated Cheapskate, my first impulse when coming across this situation would naturally [...]

Posted June 29th, 2012 | Tags: Food, Frugal Ideas, Money

Scooter Talk


This weekend I blew the dust off  the Famous Pink Motor Scooter and hit the road.  The poor little thing has been sadly neglected.  But the weather has finally made me want to to get up and go. Of course, the battery was deader than a doornail.  So my husband put the charger on it.  [...]

Posted June 13th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas, Pink Motor Scooter

I Love My Big, Fat House

I do, I REALLY REALLY do.  And it IS big, over 4000 sq. ft.  for two people, four dogs, and one cat.  But for some reason I also REALLY REALLY love little tiny houses.  By that I mean 500 sq. ft. and under.    I love reading blogs about living in chiquita casitas.  Here are some [...]

Posted May 15th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas,

Stay Married. It’s Cheap.

This weekend was a Cheap-Affirming Extravaganza.  My parents came out to Texas to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years is a long time to be married.  Personally, I don’t know anyone else who has managed it.  Let me think a minute……Nope.  Mom and Dad have been married the longest of anyone I know. Divorce [...]

Posted May 1st, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas


Enough said.

Posted April 18th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Is Running Cheap? I Blow the Lid Wide Open in a Startling Expose


The short answer: it can be. Like so many things in life, the “Cheapness”  of running just depends.  Really all you need are your feet, some comfy old clothes, and the heart of a champion.  Almost everyone has at least two out of those three, which is a good place to start. When I started [...]

Posted April 13th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas, Running

A Cheapster Easter

Easter got off to a bang this year.  I got up super early (3:30 am), drank some coffee, then headed out at 4 am-ish for a 20 mile run.  Yes, I DID run 20 miles.  Yes, on only two cups of coffee (this is a VERY BAD thing to do, don’t YOU ever ever do [...]

Posted April 10th, 2012 | Tags: Bowling, Food, Frugal Ideas, Running