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Frugality

Get to Know the Frugal Pack

Hi readers! I’m Mrs. Kiwi and I write the bulk of the content here! To welcome you all into the frugal pack, I wanted to share a little more about our pack. Both my hubby and I are environmental engineers, millennials, and lovers of all things frugal! Our pack (two humans, two dogs) has cut […]

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Happiness Health

The Christmas Gifts I’m Getting for Myself

Gifts to give yourself for the holidays - what I'm giving myself KiwiAndKeweenaw.com

Let’s be real, gifts on holidays and birthdays can be a let down. I get that it’s the thought that counts, and fortunately my family stopped exchanging gifts, but the in laws and some other people still insist on annual gift giving. I always try to have a few items on my wish list around […]

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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 Year’s, to Memorial Day, Sweethearts’ Day, to after Christmas, there is always a new sale and […]

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Frugality Happiness

Frugal Holiday Gift Guide

I am SO ready for the holiday season! I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate, eat good food, and rest. Even frugal me loves giving gifts to those closest to me. I love thinking it through, listening to my friend/family member throughout the year as they drop hints about things they desire, […]

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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!

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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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Monthly Spending

September Expense Report for Our Family of Two

September signals the end of summer, produces major garden yields, and the onset of all things pumpkin. We are overwhelmed with tomatoes and have been busy preserving the food our garden and mini-orchard are producing. We are freezing tomatoes whole and the chest freezer is full! Growing our own food has helped to save money […]

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Frugality

How to Save on Groceries this Month

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Groceries can be so expensive and everyone who wants to save money needs to buy them. Two easy ways to save on groceries this month are: Only eat at restaurants Growing all your own food The first option wouldn’t be very frugal! And the second one would have required some planning and A LOT of […]

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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 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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Happiness

Striving for Sanity in an Incompatible World

Chronic pain and personal finance

The challenge of daily work when it doesn’t align with your values is daunting. I’ve struggled for as long as I can remember with the prospects of working an 8-5. I thrive with time for reflection and creativity, which the modern workplace typically stifles. Finding Purpose When Work Doesn’t Provide It People get credit for […]

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