|Frugal cuteness = pillow case dress!|
The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat." (President Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p.298.)
“No one knows the time of His coming, but the faithful are taught to study the signs of it and be prepared for it…We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming” Oct. 2007 VT Message in Ensign, Dallin H. Oaks
"For over 100 years we have been admonished to store up grain. ‘Remember the counsel that is given,’ said Elder Orson Hyde, ‘Store up all your grain, and take care of it!... And I tell you it is almost as necessary to have bread to sustain the body as it is to have food for the spirit.’ (Ezra Taft Benson, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 5, p. 17)
http://homemakerschallenge.com/grandmas-budget-trending-zero-balance-budget/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Homemakerschallenge+%28Homemakers+Challenge%29 interesting article on keeping your budget
http://notquiteamishliving.com/2013/03/20-ways-my-grandma-saved-money/ - this is a great thing to read. I remember working at ISU in the food area and we had one lady who would get after us if we did not scrape the bowl. "That is one more cookie," she would say. I learned and applied it to my life. Also, while Brother Shook was in school and we had daycare in our home, he made signs at the grocery store and for a dollar we could get produce that was not perfect to put out and I would can it up. But all in all I think these are good ideas to spur on new ideas.
http://thehomesteadinghippy.com/4-ways-quality-clothing-cheap-free/ - some useful ideas I am sure you all already do.
http://lechaimontheright.blogspot.com/2013/11/frugality-how-to-from-greatest.html?m=1 - interesting what they did for nylons, I tell you we could learn a lot this is a fun read.
http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2013/01/14/minimal-effort-freezer-cooking/ - now with summer coming on this would be great to have some things done up ahead!
http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2013/12/budget-paychecks-differ.html - if your income varies this could be helpful.
http://hubpages.com/hub/101-Frugal-Living-Tips-You-Need-to-Know - should be something here to help.
http://acultivatednest.com/category/money-management/ - this has many ideas as you scroll down.
http://www.carriesbusynothings.com/2013/02/defining-need-payoff-step-2.html - frugal
Now I have given you many different budget ideas that you may find something that could help you do better - a great collection of ideas here on being frugal as well :)
Summer can take a chunk out of our budgets too...
http://www.theidearoom.net/2009/08/reward-points-system-and-home-store.html saying "I am bored" there was always a chore in site....this is a great idea making happy helpers.
http://moneysavingmom.com/2012/06/4-weeks-of-frugal-family-fun-marshmallow-toothpick-structures-day-5.html - great fun I could see a FHE here building Tower of Babel or King Benjamin's Tower... let your ideas run!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157696424424739019/ - scroll down for tons of ideas. I love the water balloons! We used to have many FHE nights with those and water pistols. One night we armed dad with a small water pistol and the rest of us had large soda bottles, we put squirt tops on and those were our guns. Don't have to tell you who had the upper hand there! :p
http://laughingkidslearn.com/2013/10/diy-chalk-rake.html/ so cute
This should give you lots of ideas to stay frugal and have fun doing it!
Keep working on your storage. Keep learning and working on skills. Try to plant a garden or container gardening!
You all inspire me I say :)