Frugal Tips & Tricks · My Little Apartment

8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon

  The idea of downsizing is appealing to a lot of people and it has sparked a movement of custom made micro-homes across the country. As someone who has always lived in small spaces out of necessity I have some unique insider observations about this trend. The fella and I have been living in a 474… Continue reading 8 Things You Should Know Before Jumping on The Tiny House Bandwagon

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Join Me On A Post Holiday Detox Adventure

Like most people we splurge a little during the holidays, both financially and calorically, and I always try to offset that spending/eating by having at least one detox week following every major holiday. A post holiday detox plan is a great way to lose any extra pounds you’ve gained, consume all of your leftovers, and… Continue reading Join Me On A Post Holiday Detox Adventure

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4 Tips For Urban Grocery Shopping Without a Car

I’ve been a city dweller my entire adult life, and over the years I’ve really honed my pedestrian grocery shopping strategy. I hope these tips help make your car-free grocery shopping (and other errands) a little easier! Buy a good cart. I know, I know, the weird discount store down the street sells those metal… Continue reading 4 Tips For Urban Grocery Shopping Without a Car

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Before & After: Fixing My Living Room Table DIY

A while ago I set out to improve my living room table situation. It was pretty much my first DIY/craft attempt and it turned out…just ok. To be fair I did successfully hide all the gross stuff under the table, but I have never been satisfied with the results. I started hating the fabric the second… Continue reading Before & After: Fixing My Living Room Table DIY

Frugal Tips & Tricks · Fun & Entertainment

10 Fun Holiday Ideas to Save Money & Spread Cheer!

Have I already mentioned a million times that I love holidays? Well I do, but they can get expensive if you’re not careful. If you’re on a shoestring budget like I am check out my 10 Fun Holiday Ideas to Save Money & Spread Cheer: Buy gifts online: I know all the stores look extra… Continue reading 10 Fun Holiday Ideas to Save Money & Spread Cheer!

Frugal Tips & Tricks · Weekend Cooking Inspiration

Frugal Living: How to Make The Most of One Modest Chicken

A whole roasted chicken is such a lovely thing, and if you plan just a little you can get so much from one simple bird. A big part of minimalism and frugal living for me is using everything you can and minimizing waste. I prefer whole chickens to chicken parts, they are usually less expensive… Continue reading Frugal Living: How to Make The Most of One Modest Chicken

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Frugal Quick Fix DIY- Hiding the ugly stuff under the table

My apartment is pretty cute, but the key to keeping a small space comfortable is to make sure it doesn’t look cluttered. This under-table clutter has always bugged me. I’m not very good at DIY stuff or crafting, but I’d like to get better. I also tend to not start projects because I get worried… Continue reading Frugal Quick Fix DIY- Hiding the ugly stuff under the table