Frugal Living

I am Des Moines’ Frugal Family Examiner.

I cover decorating, crafts, home cooking, grocery shopping, entertainment, and FAMILY FIELD TRIPS from a frugal perspective for the Des Moines area.

I write freelance articles on related topics such as homesteading and survivalism, some of which you will find at Crossroads Canyon.

I am a former hostess for the Frugal Tuesday Tip.

The Frugal Tuesday Tip was a linky blog hop, dedicated to encouraging the frugal lifestyle and hosted by:

All three hostesses of Frugal Tuesday Tip retired from the linky in early 2013. The tips are still available online, just do a search for “Frugal Tuesday Tip” in my sidebar.


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