Author Archives: greenandthrifty

Passions

Everyone says that if you make what you’re passionate about your work, you’ll never work a day in your life. What does it say about me that I’ve never found that passion? I’m 45 years old. I love English, reading, … Continue reading

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Rewards Card

I decided last year to bite the bullet and start using a credit card for all of our purchases. I did a ton of research and decided to use a travel credit card since we want to start taking more … Continue reading

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Things that work and things that don’t

Quarantine and semi-quarantine have changed the way we live. I am high risk so I barely leave the house these days. We have our groceries delivered. We tip more generously than we used to. We get food delivered more than … Continue reading

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I keep coming back

Life gets in the way. I fail and backslide into my spendy ways but I always come back to this. This blog and this way of life. Since I am a homeschooling Mom right now and not working outside the … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

I am having a bit of a crisis. I have acheived one of my dearest dreams. I am a mom. I remember being 10 years old and wanting to be a mom. I have a 15 year old and an … Continue reading

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I have sprouts!

It’s been a few days now and my little garden has tiny green sprouts all over. I am so excited. I don’t have pictures yet, but I will. We are sheltering in place and this is the most exciting thing … Continue reading

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Hello world (from behind the curtains)

We are still indoors. You are still indoors. My garden has not sprouted yet – it’s only been about 4 or 5 days, so it will be a few more before I start seeing green. Not much is going on … Continue reading

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Anniversary

Our 19th wedding anniversary is coming up in a few days. It will be a strange one. No going out to dinner. No partying with friends or family. We will be home. With the kids. I think I’ll put the … Continue reading

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Stir crazy

I haven’t been farther afield than my front porch in 9 days. I’m starting to get a little crazy. I am studying to be a teacher at the moment but, with schools closed for the rest of the school year, … Continue reading

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WW2 sense and sensibilities

In this time of scarcity, it is important to remember that we, as a country, have been through worse than this and come out swinging. World War 2 was a time of rationing and scarcity such as this country had … Continue reading

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