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Friday's Frugalities,Mrs. Maroon

March 8, 2015

FF #14 – My New Cleaning Solution

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 Ewww!! (And yes, a little bit of broccoli waiting for its fate with the disposal)

Whoa!! Been a while since the thought of a Friday’s Frugalities crossed this corner of the web. Somewhere along the way, my grand plans for a weekly series went out the window. Oh yeah, and it’s definitely Sunday right now. I’ve warned you before that I’m scatter-brained. But I came across something so great just now I couldn’t help but […]

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November 21, 2014

FF #14 – Deadly Multi-Tasking

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Deadly to your budget that is…   It’s no surprise that even the most basic life tasks get exponentially more difficult with an infant (can’t believe she’s not really a newborn anymore!) in the house. I often dream about being the picture-perfect domestic goddess. The truth is that I am often always far from it. […]

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October 31, 2014

FF #13 – Curl Up and Dye

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A bit of a departure from the blonde of yesteryear!

Except for the curl part. I have the straightest hair in the world. It does not curl unless only the most extreme measures are used. I’m still a little traumatized by my last day of fifth grade… See, I had a dance recital that night. Curly hair absolutely required – the bigger the better. So […]

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October 3, 2014

FF # 12 – In-frugality Confession

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He even SLEEPS in them!

Taking a slight departure from the traditional Friday’s Frugalities topics, I want to share a recent splurge we made in our spending. Considering that our beach is 155 acres in west Texas, I would imagine it comes as no surprise that the Maroon household likes to wear western boots regularly. In fact, Mr. Maroon wears […]

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September 26, 2014

FF #11 – Frozen Delight

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 Ha! Fooled you... While I will never turn down ice cream, I don

I’ve always been a firm believer in fresh fruits and veggies. With the exception of those super tasty little mandarin oranges, I typically shy away from canned produce. Mr. Maroon has often touted the benefits of frozen produce. Still, call me a skeptic because I’ve just never really bought into it. Cue the enlightenment…   […]

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September 12, 2014

The Day Has Arrived!

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Please excuse me from a detailed posting for  our normal Friday’s Frugalities today… We are headed to the hospital to have a baby!! Excited to meet baby girl in just a few more hours.   Happy Friday!   ~ Mrs. Maroon

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September 5, 2014

FF #10 – Convenience Factor

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During my regular grocery run this week, I was perusing the produce department. I do a fair bit of our spending in the produce department, so I also do quite a bit of price comparisons too. One section in particular caught my eye… all sorts of pre-cut and pre-seasoned veggies wrapped in plastic wrap – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]