Monthly Archive: August 2015


The Great Homemade Seltzer Discovery of 2015

Sometimes frugality is about giving stuff up. Other times, it’s about being clever. Mr. Frugalwoods and I are known seltzer addicts. Indeed, we can scarcely make it through a day without our bubbly water fix. And we have zero intention of ever giving it up. Pure, unadulterated seltzer (just water and gas, no sugars or flavors) is a luxury we’ve decided to incorporate into our extremely frugal lives. Would it be cheaper for us to...


The Joy That Comes When Less Is Enough

Welcome to any new folks joining us for the first time after our feature in Forbes yesterday. We’re delighted you’re here and we hope you’ll frugal on with us. Feel free to say hi in the comments! Ours is a culture of excess. The relentless barrage from the media tells us that our happiness is dependent upon our ability to consume and conform. There’s no glamour in doing without. We’re consistently told there are ways we can...


July 2015 Expenditures

A Month Of Merrymaking July was a month of fabulous summer hoopla for the Frugalwoods. We really lived it up and enjoyed the idyllic New England weather. The month kicked off with a breathtaking hike up Mt. Eisenhower and Mt. Pierce in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This hike was so fantastic, I just had to write a post about it. Then, we had the pleasure of hosting Jeff from Sustainable Life Blog along with his lovely wife...