My Favorite Curb Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/21/2019 | 7 Comments
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If you’re seeing this post, it means we’ve found something new. Click to check out our latest curb find, and see the other amazing things we’ve rescued from curb piles over the years.

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Aaron and Erin at Grand Canyon
Summer Vacation 2019: Week 3
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/26/2019 | 4 Comments
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Here’s the third, and final installment of our epic three-week summer vacation to California and back.

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Summer Vacation 2019: Week 2
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/25/2019 | 1 Comment
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The second week of our vacation was jam-packed with new experiences. Looking back, it’s hard to believe this all fit into one week. But it did, and it was a blast.

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The Bean
Summer Vacation 2019: Week 1
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/24/2019 | No Comments
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Phew! It’s almost October, and I still haven’t told you about the summer vacation we took back in July. Time to remedy that.

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More Free Plants for the Garden
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/09/2019 | 3 Comments
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Last week, my neighbor stopped me to ask if I’d be interested in a bunch of free plants. One of her friends had passed away recently; and the family didn’t want to deal with the upkeep of her garden, so we had permission to dig up anything we wanted.

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Goodwill Outlet Store Locations
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/16/2019 | 31 Comments
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Goodwill Outlet stores are spreading fast. There are now at least 123 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Is there one near you that you don’t know about? Use our directory to find out.

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My Seed Collection
How to Get Free Seeds
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/09/2019 | 4 Comments
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Looking for free seeds to start or expand your garden? Here are a bunch of ways to get them.

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Cheap and Unusual Places to Stay
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/29/2019 | 1 Comment
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Hotels can take a big bite out of your vacation budget, and that’s a shame because they’re usually the least memorable part of your trip. Book some of these cheap and unusual places to stay, so you can afford to do more and stay gone for longer.

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Fandango Movie Ticket
How to Avoid Fandango, Atom and AMC Convenience Fees
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/27/2019 | 10 Comments
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Like the convenience of buying movie tickets online, but hate paying the convenience fee? At $1.50 to $2 per ticket, it’s not hard to see why. Fortunately, there’s a simple work around for that.

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How to Get a Free (or Dirt-Cheap) Car Rental
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/26/2019 | No Comments
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Need a rental car for an upcoming trip? Use this little-known trick to book a free (or almost-free) car rental, and you could even score free fuel and a paycheck. Here’s the scoop.

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How to Get a Free (or Cheap) RV Rental
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/20/2019 | 1 Comment
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Renting an RV could cost you a couple thousand dollars a week, or it could cost you nothing at all. If you’re thinking about renting one for your next vacation, be sure to read this article before you book anything.

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How to Go Paperless in the Kitchen
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/12/2019 | 2 Comments
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Thinking about transitioning away from paper towels and napkins? For most of our married life, we’ve had a paperless kitchen. We made the switch to save money and protect the environment, but along the way we discovered a way of doing things that we just like better. Here’s a look at our system.

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How to Get Free Vacation Snacks
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/02/2019 | 6 Comments
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Here’s a simple trick I use to get all of our vacation snacks for free, so we don’t get suckered into paying convenience store prices for things.

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Birthday Freebies
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/26/2019 | No Comments
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Celebrate your birthday in style! Here are 153 restaurants, stores and businesses that want to hook you up with a birthday freebie.

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Green Ridge Lookout in Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon
Places You Can Stay in a Fire Lookout Tower
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/18/2019 | 2 Comments
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Why settle for a boring, overpriced hotel room when you could stay in a fire lookout tower on your next vacation? Here are 85 lookout towers in the U.S. that you can rent overnight.

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