Tag Archives: frugal

the kitchen gardener

One of the things I am looking forward to when we finally move to the beach is having a garden. Because of the possibility of seawater flooding and the deer we have that hang around our yard, it will not … Continue reading

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a snickers bar can save you money

I am a regular reader of Get Rich Slowly, a financial blog.  Although I am months behind on reading it, I save every email and read them as I have time.  Today, I found this really interesting post from August … Continue reading

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C is for Cost of Living

Avon is the middle village on Hatteras Island.  One of the downsides of island living is how much it costs to live there.  After all, you’re not on the mainland where there are many roads and truck deliveries are easy. … Continue reading

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the really big green rug

One of the drawbacks of living on an island is the lack of choices when it comes to shopping.  If you’re not looking for touristy items, there is rarely more than one good store to shop at, and most of … Continue reading

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things that boggle my mind

I know there are a lot of people in my life that think I’m different, a little strange.  But even those of us who do think a bit out of the box have things that boggle our minds.  Here’s a … Continue reading

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what’s so great about keeping up with the Joneses?

It’s a concept I don’t really understand.  I don’t care what others have that I don’t have. Your friend Jones buys a new car.  It’s a bit of a luxury car.  You, Smith, feel a little jealous because it’s a … Continue reading

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my new (used) camera is here

The camera I purchased arrived last Friday.  I am so excited!  I can’t wait to use it. I had looked and saved for a Nikon D80 SLRD camera for quite a few months now.  Nikon doesn’t make them anymore, so … Continue reading

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how unemployment got me out of debt

When I was laid off earlier this year, we didn’t panic.  Scuba Man made enough money to cover the basics, except for the beach house mortgage, as long as we didn’t spend unnecessarily. We spent a lot of time talking … Continue reading

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occupy somewhere else

And that somewhere else is looking for a job, any job. Yes, this is a rant, one that could be conceived as political but really isn’t to me.  To me, it’s about a generation that wants everything handed to them … Continue reading

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flea markets, green markets, and naps

It has been such an enjoyable Saturday. When Scuba Man and I first married, we enjoyed going to the local flea market just a few short blocks away from our first home.  It was a huge market with lots of … Continue reading

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