Frugal Endeavors – Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

January 16 to 31, 2019

A common phrase during the Great Depression was “Use it up, make it do, wear it out, or do without.” These principles are as useful today as they were during the 1930s. These last couple of weeks, I used all three of these principles to save our pennies.

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Garbage Garden – Week 16

Garbage Garden 2017

Here is a status report for the tiny little garden I started at work from food scraps. I tried to regrow romaine lettuce from the cut ends of romaine, celery from the cut ends of celery bunches, green onions from the white end that is usually thrown away, red onions from the tiny starts inside of decaying onions, and tomatoes from rotting tomatoes. Continue reading