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Sweet Potato Latkes {Recipe}

Did you know North Carolina is the number one sweet potato producing state in the U.S.? When sweet potatoes are in season here they are really cheap! I just paid $0.49/lb. for some sweet taters and remembered this great recipe for latkes that I haven’t made in years. I have modified this sweet potato latkes …

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What living a frugal life really means… to me

The new year is a good time to get all philosophical for a minute, right? As I plod my way through my happy though sometimes un-glamorous life, I occasionally challenge myself with this question: Am I really living in line with my values? Is how I spend my time and money actually in sync with what …

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Easy Homemade Food Gifts – Spice Mixes, Granola & More

Even if you have only a few minutes to spare, you can likely whip up some delicious and useful homemade gifts with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Here are a few quick, easy and frugal food gifts that are sure to be enjoyed! Spice Mixes Moroccan Spice Rub from Fine Cooking – Especially …

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Two Ingredient Sugar Scrub – An Easy DIY Gift

If you are looking for a nice hostess gift or stocking stuffer check out this easy homemade sugar scrub. I made some today and it totally exceeded my expectations! I took two minutes and is made from two easily found ingredients (no ordering bulk shea butter and essential oils online!) AND it left my hands …

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Swap.com Review: My Experiences + Tips

Here’s my honest Swap.com review based on my many experiences with the site! I discovered Swap.com earlier this year when the little one went through a growth spurt and none of her clothes (or shoes) fit her. I had exhausted our local consignment shops and needed a broader pool and I thought: there must be a …

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Ultimate Frugal Smoothie {Recipe & Tips}

You might be thinking: Smoothie recipes are a dime a dozen nowadays! What makes this one so special? Well, I’ve been making smoothies almost daily for years (we have 20 blueberry bushes on our property so who knows how many gallons of blueberry smoothie I’ve consumed) and I think I’ve finally found smoothie nirvana. Here’s …

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