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10 Top Quality Products We’re Inspired By

Marilyn’s List:

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Clockwise: Calphalon pots with stainless fry pans and baking sheets, Herman Miller furniture, Corelle, fake Birkin, solid wood cabinet from Caldor. Photo: Marilyn, TFF

My motto is “the things that made it to a second-hand store made it there because they are durable!” It’s no secret that things don’t last long enough anymore. Continue reading “10 Top Quality Products We’re Inspired By”

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Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT

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Last weekend, my teenage daughter and I got some great deals on clearance, including the dark wash jeans shown below, for just $5.00. Continue reading “Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT”

7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

One of the best parts of living in Fairfield is living near the water. The beaches along the Long Island Sound are enjoyable during every season of the year, especially summer, of course.

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How lucky indeed! This frame was a gift from Marilyn a few years ago. We share a love for the beach.

But in the last 3 – 5 years, I’ve seen an increase in the amount of trash that washes up on the shore, mainly plastic, a lot of it is some form of a plastic bag. According to data from the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanups, plastic bags are consistently in the top 10 pieces of trash collected on beaches around the world. Continue reading “7th of 7 Ways to Zero Waste-Incentives for Using Alternatives to Plastic Shopping Bags: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

7 Ways To Zero Waste: Frugal Fairfielder Edition

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Most of our garbage is incinerated in Connecticut

Climate Change is a controversial topic. At the time of this post, The UN Climate Conference talks have been underway in Paris.

Just in case climate change turns out to be a 100%-proven deal, how about being part of doing something to reverse its negative effects? The next generation will thank you for at least trying. What is doable? Reducing the amount of garbage you produce. Continue reading “7 Ways To Zero Waste: Frugal Fairfielder Edition”

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Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?

Guilt: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined. 

Aimee and I are known around town a bit for our frugal lifestyle, so we got to talking about how people react around us when we are behaving somewhat frugally. Sometimes, there’s a shroud of guilt that comes over people when they sense our presence!  Continue reading “Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?”

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Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day

TFF reader, Wendy, wanted to put together a true menu to show readers how eating healthy on a budget can be literally accomplished for pennies a day. She’s retired…so, yes, she is on a small budget. Continue reading “Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day”