Washing Machine
The Tale of Two Washers
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/23/2016 | 6 Comments
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We’re big on buying ahead in my house, and over the years it’s saved us quite a bit of money. I shop a couple sizes ahead for the kids. So, when they shoot up several inches over night, I’m able to replace their outgrown shoes and clothes without a trip to the store.

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Gift Ideas for the Kids
Why I Keep a Wish List
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/19/2015 | No Comments
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There are lots of things my family does to save money, but keeping a wish list is definitely a biggie. I started a wish list on Amazon years ago, and my husband and I both use it to keep track of the things that we need and want.

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Cloth Napkins
Permanent Purchases
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/09/2014 | 4 Comments
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Disposable products may be the norm, but they’re not the norm in my house. I like things that are made to last. Things that I can buy once and never have to replace. These permanent purchases, as I call them, save me a lot of money, and they make my life easier, too. Because things that are made well tend to work well.

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Free Perennials
Free Plants – You Dig
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2014 | 5 Comments
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I was going over the garage sale listings this morning, when this classified ad caught my eye:

Calling all gardeners! I am a Master Gardener and am giving away (FREE) all the plants in my entire backyard, hundreds of plants. You must dig.

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Free Bread
How to Turn a T-Shirt into Bread
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/18/2014 | 2 Comments
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Ready to see a frugal magic trick? Okay, here goes …

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Target Cartwheel
Target Cartwheel Trick
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2014 | No Comments
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Calling all Target Cartwheel users. A cashier taught me a neat trick, and now I want to pass it on to you.

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Store Flowerpots for Winter
Store Your Flowerpots for Winter
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/31/2013 | No Comments
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A couple years back I found a beautiful, hand-thrown Guy Wolfe flowerpot in a curb pile. Then, I did something stupid: I left it outside over the winter. And in the spring, I found it broken into a bunch of pieces. Major bummer, but a valuable lesson learned.

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Freeze Meat
My $5.97 Meat Haul
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/30/2013 | No Comments
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Ever gotten your Internet service provider to fill your freezer with meat? I have. We signed up for a faster Internet connection a couple months ago (our price stayed the same), and received a $100 Visa gift card in the mail for upgrading. Determined to stretch that money as far as possible, I paired it with a killer sale at The Fresh Market and got 15 pounds of ground beef and 15 pounds of chicken breast (give or take a few ounces) for $5.97 out of pocket. This is all high-quality, free-range meat, so I feel like I got a killer deal.

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Sale Cereal
No-Plan Grocery Shopping
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/06/2013 | No Comments
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Saving big at the grocery store doesn’t have to take a ton of time and strategy. This week I was too busy to coupon, and I never even got around to looking at the weekly sales ad. But I still saved a ton at the store. Take a look:

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Pepper Plants - July
July in My Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/31/2013 | No Comments
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July is nearly over, so I thought I’d take a minute to show you how things are going in my garden.

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Flower Bed
June in My Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/17/2013 | No Comments
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I ran out between storms today to snap some pictures of my garden. Here’s a look at what’s going on out there:

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Seedlings
May in My Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/20/2013 | No Comments
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It’s been a cold and wet spring, but there’s still a lot going on in my garden. Check it out …

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Lands End Boots
Second-Hand Shoes
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/23/2013 | No Comments
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Mention buying shoes second-hand and a lot of people cringe, but here’s the thing: buying shoes second-hand doesn’t have to mean buying used shoes. Check out all of these brand-new shoes that I picked up at Habitat the other day for $1 a pair:

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Daylilies
March in My Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/22/2013 | No Comments
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My garden’s starting to wake up after another long winter. Check it out:

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Tin Wall Art Closeup
Thrift Store Remake: Tin Tiles
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/07/2013 | No Comments
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Sometimes it takes just a bit of reinventing to turn a not-so-fab thrift store find into something truly amazing.

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