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Friday's Frugalities

August 29, 2014

FF #9 – Clean Out the Fridge

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So, what to do when the month appears to be a bit longer than the grocery budget? We can’t just not eat one day. Well maybe YOU can… but I get pretty darn irritable when I’m hungry. Oh, and I shudder to think what a day with Mini Maroon would be like if we didn’t […]

Mrs. Maroon

August 27, 2014

Waiting on Mini Maroon 2 – Part 2

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Following the theme from FF #8, we continue in the preparation for baby… (I started writing this with the intention of it being another Friday’s Frugalities segment. The ideas just kept flowing, so this particular idea got upgraded not one, but two full-length articles!) Since this is our second child, I certainly have a different […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 25, 2014

FF #8 – Waiting for Mini Maroon 2

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In honor of the upcoming arrival of Mini Maroon 2, I thought I’d devote a couple posts to preparing for baby… Infant Inflation It’s no surprise that babies can be expensive. Very similar to weddings, tack the concept of baby on to an item and watch the price go up. Retailers bank on exploiting customer’s […]

Mr. Maroon

August 24, 2014

Everything Must Change

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Desperate Times… Our quest for financial independence began out of desperation. Man – if I had only known how those six little words would change my life. As I hit “I’m Feeling Lucky”, I really wasn’t. I was lying. I was feeling desperate. I was feeling bored. I was feeling anything but lucky. My job […]

Mrs. Maroon

August 19, 2014

It’s The Little Things

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We Maroons took the plunge and married six years ago. I’m not going to lie – there have been times where I thought we were going to rip each other’s heads off. With an abundance of good times too. By this point, a lot of it comes down to the little things to sustain a […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 15, 2014

FF #7 – Power in Planning

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My inspiration for today’s tip came last Thursday. But seeing how we were on our way to rural west Texas, I decided to save my thoughts for today… The family decided to make a trip out to our farm in west Texas for a long weekend. Among other things, it was a celebration of no […]

Mr. Maroon

August 2, 2014

Two Year Old Sleeps Like a Queen

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We’re at the stage in life where Mini Maroon is transitioning from a baby into a boy and, for him, the most sought after reward for that is a big boy bed. Or course, it’s convenient since we’ll be repurposing Mini Maroon’s crib in a few months. Being a self-reliant type and having the necessary […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 1, 2014

FF #6 – Easy as Pie

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Friday nights have become pizza and movie night at the Maroon house. Something we thought would be fun to establish as a regular routine for Mini Maroon to enjoy. I have gotten into the habit of making it all myself. I use a mix to do the crust, make sauce, shred cheese, and top with […]