Category Archives: frugal living

Tips and tricks for traveling the world as a family of five on a budget

Kids enjoying the beach time at the Mai Khao Beach in Phuket, Thailand¬† Many people ask us how we are able to afford to travel as a family of five. The answer is simple – it usually requires a lot … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Series: The First Harvest

We’ve been getting the herbs from our garden for a couple of weeks now (rosemary, basil, parsley, and mint (yum – fresh mint tea!)), but today we finally collected our first harvest which weighed in at just about 4 lbs! … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Series: The Progress by the End of June

Despite numerous challenges that I wrote about yesterday, our garden keeps growing. Partly abundant rains and hot weather might be to blame for that, partly Stan’s vigilance about keeping the critters out of the garden so that they would not … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Series: The Early Challenges

In my post yesterday, I wrote about how excited we were about starting on the road to raised garden bed gardening and the whole adventure of it. However, we did already have to deal with quite a few challenges. I … Continue reading

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Summer Gardening Series: The Planning and Planting

¬† After a long bloggy break, I am finally back and ready to blog again. We’ve been busy this past spring, and the summer is not promising to be any less busy, but I wanted to share our raised garden … Continue reading

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New minivan

After 9 days of being down to a one car family (after I very unexpectedly and quickly sold my husband’s station wagon on Craigslist), we are finally now proud owners of a real mom-car – a “new-to-us” Honda Odyssey minivan! … Continue reading

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Menu Plan Monday, week of April 4th

Even with all of that turkey-eating going on all of the last week (I included it in the lunches, too, believe me, which I don’t even post here), we still have some left over. So I’ll still be using it … Continue reading

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