Category: Activities

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Simplifying through #ActsofKindness

#actsofkindness This Christmas season donate your time, money, and things to help others in need and focus less on consuming

The holiday season is filled with a plethora of excuses to spend money and lose focus of your values. Just a few years ago, Mr. Kiwi and I were part of the herd filing into stores as they opened in the early hours of Black Friday morning. And, while I love thoughtful gift exchanges, my […]

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Activities Frugality Happiness Optimization

Frugality: Spend Less by Enjoying More

We are entering the season of advertising, deals, and coupons galore! Around every corner is an opportunity to spend money! In fact, we are always entering a new season of advertising and excuses to shop to save:  From New Years’, to Memorial Day, Sweethearts Day, to after Christmas, there is always a new sale around […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Save Your Scraps! Frugal Vegetable Stock Recipe

We all love spending less money at the grocery store, right!? Our frugal pack has cut our grocery spending by 33% this year (and 60% over four years) by changing how we shop! But, instead of resting on this improvement, we are still looking for ways to frugalize our grocery bill and eat delicious, healthy, […]

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Activities Frugality Happiness Health

Four Frugal and Healthy Habits to Make Today

Going on a walk is a healthy frugal option

Practicing frugality is a daily activity, and the more you incorporate frugality into your life the easier it is to maintain. If frugality could be done for only one day and produce major life-changing financial results, there’d be a lot more frugal people out there! But true frugality involves embracing it and adjusting your daily […]

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Activities Happiness

Where’s Your Favorite Place?

How to travel more and travel now

Oh the places you’ll go when you reach FIRE! Are you rushing to that finish line so you can slow travel each continent, embrace different cultures, eat all the food, and finally experience living in the remote wilderness? You might be missing out on today if that sounds familiar! But, no, you QUESTION EVERYTHING!?! And […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Help! I’m Scared of the Kitchen! It must be Full of Spiders or Ghosts or Human Repellent!

frugal recipes frugal kitchen

Okay, how many of you have a kitchen full of gadgets you never use? (I’m raising my hand.) In order to unlock savings at the grocery store we need to demystify the art of frugal cooking. So grab your favorite frugal recipe and kitchen implement, let’s dive into a frugal conversation on groceries and the […]

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Activities Frugality

Frugal Home Improvements You Can DIY

This post may contain affiliate links, see our disclosure here. When we were house hunting people did not shy away from giving us their opinions. One friend even told us she liked our house, “if you like old dirty things.” She seriously said that, with a straight face, thinking she was being supportive! Wow, the […]

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Activities Frugality Garden Happiness

10 Free or Frugal Fall Activities

10 Free or Frugal Fall Activities

This post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclaimer page for more information.   The start of September and cooler temperatures have me excited for fall. We are very frugal and have unapologetically cut our expenses, but that doesn’t mean we’ve eliminated fun or time with friends. We’ve just shaped our lives a little […]

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Activities Frugality Mr. Kiwi

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

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(This is the first post on the blog written by Mr. Kiwi, enjoy!)   Remember Oscar the Grouch?     Well, I really liked Oscar the Grouch. I wanted to grow up to be a garbageman (I was three at the time. It seemed like a promising career option and came with unrestricted access to […]

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Activities Garden

Homemade Applesauce Recipe – The Frugal Way!

If you follow our instagram, you may have realized that we LOVE to cook. We almost never go out to eat, and certainly don’t go out in our own city just the two of us. We reserve restaurant food for travel and socializing with friends and family. But in addition to not going out to […]

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