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  1. For Sale or Trade
    I have a book, hard cover. Frugal Luxuries, Simple pleasures to enhance your life and comfort your soul. By Tracey McBride. She is the author of Frugal times making due with dignity newsletter if you are familiar with her writings. This book is in wonderful shape, no markings or pages folded...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this. If not, feel free to move it. I was looking at posts and wondering what kinds of luxuries everyone has. Like: ~ Do you have a dish washer? ~ Do you have air conditioning? ~ Do you have a pool? ~ Do you have a drier? On the flip side, what...
  3. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I've been reading the book 'Frugal Luxuries' by Tracey McBribe. (from the library, but I'm loving it so much that I may go on Amazon.com to see if I can get a used copy cheap) Anyway, I read a passage that so reminded me of this site and the people here - "Happily, I have met others who...
  4. Frugal Living
    So what do you do to make something or someone feel special, yet doesn't cost much money? Or to make you feel less "deprived" while on the frugal journey? I add a spoonful of jam to hot coccoa to make it more flavorful, and as the jam is homemade it doesn't cost much.
  5. General Chat
    I try very hard to keep this family on a budget and save money in every area possible, but sometimes I get tired of being frugal and splurge. I don't usually buy new clothes, shoes, etc. for myself cause most of the time someone will hand-down their unwanted items. I usually buy items for...
  6. Home and Family
    Too many couples argue about money. ("But what else is important enough to argue over?" I hear you say!) Well, I've been in more than a few of those arguments myself over the years, and I'm not particularly proud of the fact. Especially as I'm an avid science-fiction buff, and my childhood...
  7. Leisure & Media Arts
    Have any of you mastered this - eating by the seasons and making it an art. Tracey has a Harvest Calendar on pg 70/71 but in looking at it, it is very hard for me to do this. I have tried, but in the winter here, the only thing in season is snow!! I do this during the summer months though...
  8. Simple Living
    Tracey talks about "simple gifts" in her book and I love them.
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    Another of my favorite quotes in the book. I always have struggled with making plans but when I read this I begin to realize if we didn't make a plan, we wouldn't get to where we wanted to go. So we sat down and wrote out our goals and plans and where we wanted to be. It was hard work...
  10. Leisure & Media Arts
    The joys of simplicity were long in coming to me. I was so busy accumulating things that when I first read this book along with The Simple Living Guide, I began to realize that I wanted a life of simplicity. I wanted to change my thoughts, things around me and began to be the person that I...
  11. Leisure & Media Arts
    I love how Tracey describes the "art" of frugality. ~quote You may call it anything you wish, it alwasy means the unwillingness to squander goods or spend money unnecessarily. It is the careful use of materials and resources. ~end of quote What a profound statement and yet so many...
  12. Leisure & Media Arts
    I'm so glad you've all come to discuss Frugal Luxuries. Come on in and have a coffee. Its all ready, just help yourself. Find a chair anywhere and I'll be there in just a sec. I see more are coming so lets give it 15 minutes and then we can start. Well seeing as no one has started...
  13. Leisure & Media Arts
    I borrowed these from the library on the recommendation of a friend and am just starting to read them. Have you read them? Are they any good? I read (and own) The Complete Tightwad Gazette. I already used/practiced a lot of the information in there, so I wasn't as impressed as others that...
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