Wordless Wednesday: Frugal Living

This week we asked you to share frugal living.

(Read more about ecological responsibility in our resources.)

Fiona says, “We recently had our friends come over to teach us how to make some typical Dominican meals using locally found, cheap (or even free) supplies (free supplies included a coconut and breadfruit found right in our backyard!) since a lot of the cooking I am used to requires supplies that must be brought in from the USA. My favourite part was the dessert of Dominican style rice pudding.”

Fiona blogs at Life Amongst the Palm Trees.

From Shannon: When a rainy, cold summer leaves you with a sinkful of green tomatoes, don’t throw them away – make salsa and ketchup!

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

From Bekki: Frugal Fun: Handmade Princess.

Bekki blogs at The Other Baby Book.

From Liza: Saving money, one boob at a time.

Liza blogs at Pram Sandwich.

From Our Muddy Boots: “I think kids are let off the hook for a lot of things… even price gouging.”

(Editor’s note: The paper sign on the front of the table reads, “Lemonade, $30,000 per glass or 25 cents”.)

Rebekah says, “For years I’ve wanted to make my own cloth pads, but lacked the sewing skills. Recently, I decided to give it another go. Above is the end result. Everything went smoothly and came out great. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Rebekah blogs at Liberated Family.

Tell us: What does frugal living look like in your family?

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5 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Frugal Living

  1. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    I want to try that Dominican rice pudding!

  2. Fiona

    Love all of these great ideas for frugal living. I think I will have to try making my own cloth pads! Charise, the rice pudding is definitely worth a try! 🙂

  3. Amy @ Anktangle  

    Mmmmm…green tomato ketchup! I love the variety this week: everyone’s so clever. =)

  4. Andrea  

    These are all really good ideas. I’ve been thinking about the cloth pads thing for a while. Rebekah, do they really work?

    It’s also nice to see that green and frugal can go together – like how Fiona and Shannon grow their own fruit and veggies. I bet this makes up for the few things you need to buy organic.

    Lovely posts all.

  5. Rebekah  

    Andrea: Yes, they work very well. I made mine with several layers of absorbing material (old rags, bamboo/cotton batting, etc), so that probably has something to do with how well they work.