"A cardinal principle of the gospel is to prepare for the day of scarcity. Work, industry, frugality are part of the royal order of life." (Bishop Keith B. McMullin)
A way of life is a great way to look at it. We learn skills and use them, always pushing to improve them. The more we can do for ourselves, the more we save, or the less we have to come up with moneywise.
Look for sales and keep stocking up.
We, at this time, can see the ground - no snow, no ice, wonderful! I know we aren't done with winter but it's a nice break.
Soon I will be starting seed. You should be thinking about what you plan to grow in your garden.
I have been researching a pattern I want to do on the inkle loom. It is something pretty different so I have been researching it and eventually I will be warping it up for this project.
This is how you go about learning something - determine what you want to learn or enhance what you already know. This is the best time to learn new things because we can study anything on the computer. There are tutorials for so many things and articles on so many things. We just need to find the time to research them.
You might be thinking, how does tatting (for example) help me to be more frugal? Well, I make gifts. No matter how hard times are for us I can still make gifts so there is something to think about.
If you want to plant but do not know how - https://www.thespruce.com/growing-seeds-indoors-common-mistakes-847800 look up in your search engine, there are many things you can research.
https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar - here is a site that you type in your zip code and they will tell you when to plant your seeds indoors and out.
Being frugal...look for used things from yard sales or thrift stores or even deep in your closets.
I decided to take around the house shots of things from those very places to give you frugal ideas.
The rest of the boxes are cheese boxes acquired for free. I do not know if cheese still comes this way but you could ask at your grocery store.
This trunk I got from freecycle I love it, it contains my genealogy and my journals.
Over the years at yard sales I would pick up rolling pins, even the basket holding them was from a yard sale.
Here's more yard sale finds or things I got free...
So through these pictures you can see I have decorated my home with very little funds and I used collections I have. So don't be afraid to use your collections.
Even the rug loom was from Goodwill.
I traded a knitting machine I had for this drum carder. So don't rule out trading for items as well.
Even little missy was free, she was born under the front porch.
Missy says so look around for ways you can be more frugal and keep stocking your pantries.
You have some lovely things Becky ...I have my fathers old trunk, and a few old picture frames from my grandparents home, and an antique desk that belonged to great grandparents and we love the old clocks...makes home a little unique...enjoyReplyDelete
I would have loved things from grandparents I have tin from my grandma that she gave me when I was a teen I guess that kind of makes it old since I am old I have a button hook from other grandma but I have genealogy that I copied forty years ago and I have recorded them telling me of their life which I cherish but I bet they could tell me they had something similar to what they had. I am glad I went to lots of yard sales when my kids were little. By the way both kids love to yard sale.Delete
The best kitties are born in the garage or under the front porch ;-)ReplyDelete
Missy says that is for sureDelete
HOLA BECKY: ME GUSTA TU DECORACION, SOMOS PARECIDAS ME GUSTAN LAS TETERAS, TAZAS, COSAS ANTIGUAS, SOY MUY VINTAGE Y ANTIGUA JAJAJA. HEMOS SUFRIDO MUCHOS CORTES DEL SERVICIO ELECTRICO, NOME PUDE CONECTAR ANTES, ESTAMOS EN UNA OLA DE CALOR TERRIBLE CON TEMPERATURAS DE MAS DE 40 CENTIGRADOS, SERIAN UNOS 104 FARENHEIT,DE LA TEMPERATURA DE TU PAIS, ¿UNA LOCURA NO CREES? HEMOS ESTADO MUY AISLADO, MI ESPOSO Y YO YA PASAMOIS MAS DE LOS 60 AÑOS. Y SE NOS RECOMENDO NO EXPONERNOS AL SOL, BEBER MUCHA AGUA Y ESTAR EN LUGARES FRESCOS, HEMOS CUMPLIDO AL PIE DE LA LETRA, DIOS NOS HA GUARDADO DE TANTO DAÑO QUE PROVOCO ESTA OLA DE CALOR, HUBO MUCHA GENTE INTERNADA POR ESTA DIFICIL SITUACION.. ¿PUEDES PASAR POR MI BLOG? DESPUES DE VARIAS SEMANAS PUBLIQUE MIS ULTIMAS CREACIONES,A PESAR DEL EXCESIVO CALOR, TEJI CON EL VENTILADOR FRENTE MIO JAJAJA, Y ASI ESTABA FRESCA. BENDICIONES.ReplyDelete
Oh how wonderful I don't know how you work in that awful heat wave you are in. Yes my sister and I say the weather is broken. It is very hard that kind of heat I am worried what our summer will be like. Been sick here with a cold flu eight days now it is a 7 - 10 day flu so almost there. It has not been fun. More cold weather the next few days I wish I could send some your way to cool you off.Delete
GRACIAS BECKY, ¿ME ENVIAS UN POCO DE TU INVIERNO POR CORREO? JAJAJAJA. ERES MUY DULCE. DIOS TE BENDIGA.ReplyDelete
I so would if I could a cold wind blows today. You are waiting for a cool down we are waiting for a warm upDelete
I gasped when I saw the picture of the girl looking at a bird. A furniture store had a fire and offered remaining items on clearance. My grandfather paid $0.25 for that picture & gave it to his little daughter (my mother who was born in 1923.). This picture now hangs in my guest room.ReplyDelete
How neat I found it at a yard sale I think it was two dollars and I hesitated but got it anyway. We can be twinsiesDelete