4R’s of Frugal Living

Every Monday in January I will share some of my frugal living tips. I’ve always been a practical and frugal person because I was a single parent and basically had  to be.

Now that I am just slightly older (cough, cough, ahem, ahem) I still challenge myself to be practical and frugal and try to find ways to save money wherever possible, AND,  I live by the 4R’s, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE and REPURPOSE~~~

Here are some of the ways I follow the 4R’s…. Continue reading 4R’s of Frugal Living

CHALLENGE: January Challenge #1 Save over $1300

52 WEEK MONEY CHALLENGE

I am going to start this challenge in January 2015 and this will be one of my yearly challenges.

I am  sure you have all heard of it as it has been on the internet for quite awhile. It is the easiest way to save over $1300 in one year.

52-week-money-challenge-kickassliving Continue reading CHALLENGE: January Challenge #1 Save over $1300

Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

IMG_8647

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know that I have a hard time throwing things out, I prefer to recycle, reuse or repurpose whenever possible. I had a pretty big stash of toilet tissue paper tubes waiting to be turned into wall art or Christmas ornaments.

Continue reading Day 9: Oranaments from Recycled Toilet Tissue Tubes

DIY: Indianized Black Beans

Beans2_large

MY favorite thing from this week’s blog searching is from one of my favorite blogs Pretty Frugal Living . It is a recipe for “Indianized Black Beans” ….I love black beans and am always trying to find different ways to prepare them. This one is easy and inexpensive. Continue reading DIY: Indianized Black Beans