Friday, March 28, 2014

The Frugal Friday.

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As I've mentioned before, the upcoming summer season is not a cheap one for most people, and we are not an exception. With a new month right around the corner, we decided to spend extra effort to stay within a budget, even if it's a little inflated. The thing is, our budget is never set in stone. There are some bills that are more or less constant and change, maybe, once or twice a year. But other things tend to adjust depending on our needs and sometimes wants. And I'm OK with that, as long as we do our best to stay away from debt for which we use savings or special accounts (like Christmas or traveling fund). We try to be prepared when the sky is clear...

Why am I telling you all this? Well, I still need some help or a reminder once in a while on how to stay on track. I was inspired by some of the bloggers to take an extra look at what efforts they put into staying on the path of frugality over the week.

And I decided to create "The Frugal Friday" - Friday when I will look back and see what thrifty steps we took, deals we got, and any other budget-related thoughts or efforts. Maybe, I will write about 5 frugal things that we've done last week or I, perhaps, I would just boast a little that we stayed under a budget or that I went to the store only once that week (yea, like that's gonna happen...).

Anyway, I want you to join me :) Come over here every Friday starting next week and share your penny-pinching success with all of us.

And to finish on a frugal note, check out this awesome chair that I have scored completely free from the local classifieds.

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It needs some help, a coat of paint, an arm has to be reattached and the cushion reupholstered . But I'm so excited about it and already know exactly where it's going to go :)

So will you join me on the Frugal Fridays???


  1. That is a very nice chair. Can't wait to see the make over.
    I like the idea of Frugal Friday and will try and join in.

  2. I am in! Being accountable is very good for me as I tend to wander from the path about if nothing focuses me

  3. Great Idea, Lena, to do a Frugal Friday ! love the chair.

  4. Public accountability always makes a difference. Good luck with your Frugal Fridays and I look forward to being inspired.

  5. I sure will join you on Frugal Fridays..... I think it would be awesome.... Have a great weekend....and by the way that chair is awesome!!! Must show the after pictures when you get it done.... Lisa

  6. Sounds like a great idea Lena! I will make sure I'm here on Fridays for some inspiration!

  7. What a beautiful chair! So good to see you today.

  8. That chair has great bones - you scored a great find Lena! Can't wait to see it once you've fixed it up! I think it's a great idea to set aside a day to think about frugal successes and gain ideas from each other of other ways to be more frugal! My frugalness this week was buying some second-hand neutral decor items for my condo when I need to stage it for resale. I found some really great stuff at low low prices!


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