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Cheap and Easy Recipes

Discover affordable, no-fuss recipes that your family will want to eat again and again.

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Meet the author

Hi, I’m Erin.

For years my husband and I lived in Tennessee. Now, we live in Normandy, France. Come tour my frugal home, and find tips to put to work in your frugal home.

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Do-It-Yourself

Explore my library of DIYs, and find your next project.

Home Tour

Take a room-by-room tour of my 17th-century French farmhouse to see how we’ve decorated with second-hand finds and DIYs.

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Free Printables

Use my collection of free printables to help you get organized, save money, create homemade gifts and more.

My Favorite Curb Finds

Curb shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, and I’ve found some pretty amazing things over the years. Here’s a photo gallery of some of my best finds.

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Gardening How-Tos

Learn how to grow your own food and flowers, and how to preserve your harvest for year-round enjoyment.