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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Welcome to our humble little abode of Frugaldom, Karen. I hope you'll can relax, take a seat and enjoy being here whenever possible.
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sharie
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: hello forum members! Reply with quote

I'm married and in my mid forties.  
I am looking into simplifying my life at the moment and landed here!
I've gone through a collecting/hoarding phase recently and spent too much money on rubbish but had a wake up call when a large number of unexpected bills landed on the mat.

Looked round at what I've been spending money on and thought what have i done? I don't want this junk.

I'm looking for frugal (and easy) recipes, and frugal tips etc
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Hi there and welcome to Frugaldom, I hope you can find what you need on here. We have quite a few recipes sections and for the really frugal stuff, you might like the 1 per person per day recipes.

The links at the op of the page will take you to the blog, where there's an index along the bottom, plus the Facebook page and Twitter page. As well a that, there's our Handy Links section that I'm trying to update at the moment - sites are shutting down quicker than I can keep up with them at the moment.

Good luck with your challenge - the first 3 months are probably the most difficult but after that it gets so much easier and then one day, you suddenly realise you don't even have to think about it - you'll be debt free, living within your means and having fun!
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sharie
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the welcome. I'll have a good look round.

I'm lucky that I am not in any debt at the moment but here as I don't want to be.
1 per person meals sound very interesting will go off to check
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derra
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Location: inchigeelagh, co.cork, ireland

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Derra checking in. Reply with quote

Hi, Im a nearly 60 year old single mother to 2 big strapping lads, my youngest is autistic and I am his carer. I live in the wilds of West Cork on a small farm most of which is such poor land it is given over to forestry. The farm house is doer up and is about 50% complete.

I have been living very frugally for the past 6 years after my marriage broke down and somehow I am still paying the mortgage and have kept out of debt. Its getting harder though. I keep chickens for eggs and new chicks, raise cockerels for the table and grow my own fruit and vegetables mainly in a poly tunnel- well I did until Boxing Day when the tunnel was shredded in a massive storm during the night. I,m going to be digging deep to replace the plastic and door frames!

So I was delighted to find this sight with delightful people who are not doing frugality or downsizing because its cool but because they have to.
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:18 am    Post subject: Welcome! Reply with quote

Hi Derra, lovely to have you here with us. You are correct in saying Frugaldom is primarily for those who need to live the frugal life, rather than make it a lifestyle choice.

There's also the aspect of rural living that many tend to overlook completely, so recommendations for cheap products available from supermarkets are absolutely useless to the likes of me. Join us in the daily chatty thread, feel free to join any of the specific challenges or even just set yourself up a personal journal thread where you can share your life stories and lifestyle tips with our lurking readers.  

Have fun and good luck saving for the polytunnel repairs.
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lovefullshelves
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I'm 46 and 3/4 got an OH and a DS(1 at home. Home is a smallholding that was my parents. Make just enoughto buy seeds for the next year!
Been fairly careful most of my life, but now DS is leaving college gota get tighter!
Managed to pay off my last debt last year. Now putting all I can in a tin for september when no more tax credits!
We eat alot of what we grow but need to eat even more of it. I already can and freeze and dehydrate, I cook from scratch most of the time, and I bake.
Thats me! Hello:)
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Welcome! Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to 'lovefullshelves', glad to have you visit our humble virtual abode. Feel free to join us in the daily chit-chat or any of our current moneysaving challenges or you can jump right in and set up your own challenge thread to use as your diary or journal.
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nosnarcmik
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello & welcome lovesfullshelves. It's great on here,  lots of info about and the craic is good too.
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Ella Bella Boo
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Location: Isle of Wight UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Newbie!! Reply with quote

Hi, my name is Clare and I come from the Isle of Wight! I am mummy to 2 boys who are my world. I have recently cut my job to part time so I can spend more time with my son's, creating their memories, concentrating on their education, lifestyle and general childhood.
But I am also saving to raise enough money for a decent deposit for my own house! I find frugal living very interesting and love researching new ideas to save those pennies, my OH and best friend find me funny with my "weird" ways to save money but it doesn't bother me, I make myself laugh most of the time with the silly little things I do just to save a penny or too!!
Looking forward to reading peoples tips and general information xxx
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Hello :) Reply with quote

Welcome to Frugaldom, Ellabellabee, hope you find something here of interest to you and will stick around for a while. Make yourself at home.
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flourgirl
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Location: Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello to all our new frugalers, you are in good company on here and you will always find someone to answer questions and give support. Good luck with your personal goals.
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nosnarcmik
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome all you newbies, this is a great place to be if you want to save money and we're ll quite friendly on here
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maximumlife
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Location: High Peak

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Enjoying your many good ideas Reply with quote

Hi there.
I have been reading posts from many of you since Christmas and have enjoyed looking in for updates.
It is good to see the various stages of frugalitarian living amongst everyone.
I considered myself to be quite green and resourceful but have realised I have lots to learn from you all. I look forward to 2014 and a simpler way of life.
Kind regards, K.
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Nanwc
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:35 pm    Post subject: Hello!! Reply with quote

Hello there,

This is my first ever blog on anything and I could not have asked for a better beginning to bloging!

I am a mum of two girls one a teenager, I work full time and can't believe how much money I have been wasting once I started reading all your advise.  I am sick of working for the bank and would like to clear my debt so that I can think about going part time sooner rather than later.

We live in North Wales approx 1000m up a mountain with the girls, my OH and our ageing cat Socks.  I was bought up on a small holding and have always been bought up to look after the pennies, but then society took over and I was sucked into the plastic world for a while.  But I am back to reality now thanks to you guys, and I am so excited!!!

I have been reading for a while and now have an freezer full of food, but have been spending about 1/3 of my normal shop - not quite figured that out yet but have never eat so well!!!

I love growing veg but due to time restraints my time is limited.  I get quite a good crop but my weeding is never very good.  I would love to get tips from anyone who has experience with growing veg.

Anyway that's me, hope I can contribute as well as learn from you all.

P. s. the lemon drizzle cake was awesome!! thank you so much for the suggestion.  And all made from ingredients that were already bought supa dupa!
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Welcome! :) Reply with quote

Hi Nan from Wales, welcome to Frugaldom and I'm glad you enjoyed your lemon drizzle cake. Hopefully you'll pop in now and again for a catch up in the daily forum and share your progress with us all.

Good luck! Here's to impending reduction of working hours to part-time and long may your spending be curtailed to the point of your breaking free from debt.
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jackel
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Hello All Reply with quote

Hello Everyone

I am Jackel, 71 (yes not a misprint !), live in North Staffs on a smallholding with DH,a dog and a cat. We have a decent sized veg plot which keeps us supplied with almost all our veg and a lot of our fruit.The other land (only a few acres) is mown for cattle feed by a local farmer.
We have had plenty of practice at being frugal as we have never had a large income and now we are on Gov't pension have even less. There is always something new to learn and that's why I am enjoying the Forums and Blog. Thankyou for all your ideas and advice - much appreciated. jac.xx
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Hello :) Reply with quote

Hi Jackel and welcome to the forums I hope you'll manage to take a break now and again, pour yourself a cuppa and join us in the daily chatty thread to share your views on frugal living.

See you there.
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Frugal in Tasmania
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:27 pm    Post subject: New from Australia Reply with quote

Hello there,

I am new to this forum, but not new to being super frugal. I can't wait to spend time perusing all the posts, looking forward to sharing too.

Thanks for this opportunity,

Frugal in Tasmania.
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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Welcome to Frugaldom Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to our frugal forums, I hope you enjoy having a read and contributing wherever you can. We have a few members in Australia, so we appreciate that while we are trying to keep warm, here in Scotland and beyond, you have been trying to keep cool.

Have fun in the frugal forums and feel free to join in any of our mini-challenges.

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