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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

iLove my iPhone….

…but my budget hates it! I have the second one that came out.  So I’ve had if for about three years, all the while paying a pretty penny in monthly service fees. (But I’m not going to complain about that, because I really LOVE my iPhone). That little sucker is an amazing piece of wondrous [...]

Posted April 7th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Secret to My Success

They say that if you want to succeed in any endeavor, then you should surround yourself with people who are already successful in that area.  For instance, if you want to be physically fit, hang around physically-fit people.  If you want to be fiscally fit, hang around fiscally-fit people. I can buy that.  But the [...]

Posted April 4th, 2012 | Tags: Blogroll, Frugal Ideas

Exploring New Frugal Frontiers

bacon is good for me

This weekend my husband and I tried out Bountiful Baskets fruit and vegetable co-op for the very first time.  I have been reading about it on other blogs, and wished there was a site near me.  Oh, poor me!  I never have anything this awesome and cool around where I live. When I actually bothered [...]

Posted April 2nd, 2012 | Tags: Food, Frugal Ideas

Thunder Peeps

I just read an article that said that Texas is one of the fattest states in the nation.  Two of the fattest cities in the USA are right here in Texas.  I thought that this was an interesting article.  Then I thought, “Hey!  Wait a minute!  I live in Texas!!!” Why is Texas so fat, [...]

Posted March 31st, 2012 | Tags: Food, Frugal Ideas

Sloppy Hair Rides Again


Last Sunday I ran out of hair conditioner.  Oh, no!  My hair is is curly, so it really needs a daily application.  What is a wild-haired Cheapskate to do?  Especially a big lazy Cheapskate such as myself.  Run to the store?  No, NO, a THOUSAND TIMES NO! (And I’d just like to say here, that [...]

Posted March 30th, 2012 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Meet Harold


My sister rescued a sad little pooch on Friday.  She was taking her kids to school – and there he was.  Wandering the mean streets of Southern California. My sisters and brother are all dog and cat people.  Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that some of us are DEFINITELY pet people, [...]

Posted March 25th, 2012 | Tags: Furry Family