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Mrs. Maroon

December 20, 2014

Best Gift Ever

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 They are just sponges. Yes. But they are the BEST sponges ever created!

As I read Mrs. Frugalwoods discuss how she lovingly gifted a Soviet-era tank piston to Mr. Frugalwoods today (okay, it’s been nearly three weeks… but that’s what happens when you first read something while sitting in the dark rocking a baby in the wee hours of the morning – I’m just now getting my thoughts down on paper […]

Mrs. Maroon

December 15, 2014

Christmas Spirit Continues

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 Handmade crafting at it

Based on Mr. Maroon’s contribution regarding Christmas, you might have gotten the impression that he doesn’t care for the Christmas season. However, you’d be wrong! He’s actually the one that will encourage more decorating around our house. He had the idea to host a Christmas party at our house for friends and family back in Texas. […]

Mr. Maroon

December 3, 2014

Bah Humbug!

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‘Tis the Season Every year at Christmas, since the beginning of our togetherness, Mrs. Maroon and I fight.  It’s true.  Despite all of the jolly carols, warm emotions, happy childhood memories, and beautiful décor that surround us, we can’t seem to find happiness because the Christmas season has ALWAYS brought despair. Despair in the form […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 25, 2014

In Pursuit of Perfection

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Nearly three years into parenthood I have discovered two truths related to children. Well there are actually a lot more. But my infinite wisdom runs out at two today… Kids grow out of clothes incredibly fast. When is the last time you scrapped your whole closet twice a year?? People love to give you things […]

Friday's Frugalities

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 […]

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 […]

Friday's Frugalities

February 7, 2014

FF #5 – Where are Your Loyalties?

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Grocery store loyalty cards have always been a part of my shopping experience. Except of course the glorious years where I had access to HEB – the best grocery store found on earth. But alas, no HEB nearby anymore. I know that loyalty cards get a bad rap a lot of the time… the prices […]