Category: Weekly Woot & Grumble

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Frugal Hound’s Halloween Costume Is…

Woot Happy Halloween! I know most of you are just here to see Frugal Hound’s Halloween costume and so, I give you Ballerina Hound: I truly adore all things fall and Halloween ranks highly for me (you can see why based on the above photo). Plus, it’s the quintessential example of a holiday that can be enjoyed on the cheap. There are incredible statistics on the magnitude of money people spend on this little holiday and, as a frugal weirdo who celebrates...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: To Swap A Hound

Woot Although she deems it unfair, Mr. Frugalwoods and I do travel without Frugal Hound from time to time. And when we do, we never pay to board her. In fact, we’ve never paid for her to stay anywhere. How could this be? (And, no, we do not leave her home alone or with a rogue band of squirrels.) Rather, we’ve tapped into the amazingly interconnected, nosy, helpful, and sweet network of Dog People. Early on...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: No Heat, No Fire

Woot Report: we are unheated. September, October, and perhaps an optimistic dash of November, are glorious months where we get by without heat or air conditioning. These delightful respites from climate control save us mega bucks in the ol’ utility bills region. As avowed frugal weirdos, Mr. FW and I stretch the seasons on both ends. And, as I shared in my especial July 4th edition of the Woot & Grumble (made extra special by Frugal Hounds’ flag-print visor), we didn’t...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: 6 Months & A Healthy Hound

Greetings one and all! Welcome to this Friday’s Woot & Grumble, my weekly opportunity to ramble wax poetic about the ups and downs of life in these here frugal woods. Woot This was a fantastic, A+ week and so instead of sharing a meager, solitary woot, I’ve penned a full run-down. Aren’t you in luck! Frugalwoods is 6 Months Old! Frugalwoods celebrated 6 months of existence yesterday–we launched April 9th with Uber Frugal Month: Challenge Yourself. Yes indeed, I’ve...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: 10 Questions On 1500 Days

Woot This week’s woot is all about Frugalwoods chilling out on various different parts of the world wide web. Firstly, please head on over to 1500 Days to Freedom where Mr. Frugalwoods, Frugal Hound, and I are featured today! Many thanks to Mr. 1500 for inviting us to participate in his ongoing series “10 Questions And A Pizza Place.” We’re honored and thrilled! Today’s interview with Mr. 1500 is the awesomest icing on what has been an...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: RIP Spatula Face

Woot On Monday, I made the poignant remark that I craved marshmallows. The crisp weather meant I had mallows on the brain. Upon arriving home from an after work yoga class on Tuesday, I was delightfully tickled to discover Mr. Frugalwoods in the kitchen making marshmallows. This guy is a keeper. I’d never even heard of making marshmallows yourself, but turns out, totally possible! Updated 9/27/14–due to popular demand, here’s the recipe Mr. Frugalwoods based his marshmallows on: www.kvalifood.com/recipes/homemade-marshmallows He notes...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: 12 Random Frugalwoods Facts

Woot There’s always something to woot about in our frugal woods and this week, I’m delighted to regale you with 12 random facts about the Frugalwoods fam. These facts come to you, dear readers, courtesy of The Versatile Blogger award, which was lovingly bestowed upon Frugalwoods by three of our awesome blogger buddies. A big thanks to Alicia from Financial Diffraction, Shannon from Financially Blonde, and Kara from The Daily Wisk, who gets extra props for her nomination...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: That Time We Were Mistaken for Through-Hikers

Woot To continue the hiking theme we started earlier this week with Mr. 1500, I thought I’d regale you with a little Frugalwoods family tale. Once upon a time (like two weeks ago), Mr. Frugalwoods and I were mistaken for through-hikers. What is a through-hiker you might inquire? A through-hiker is a crazy amazing person who hikes the Appalachian Trail (AT) or the Long Trail or some other ludicrously lengthy trail from start to finish without stopping. This would...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Thieving Dolphins & Some Guy Named Plutus

Woot Earlier this week I learned an amazing thing: Frugalwoods is a finalist for a Plutus Award! If you just asked the question “what the heck is a Plutus Award” well then my friends, you are in luck! Here is a fact you can learn today: Plutus Awards “recognize the best of the personal finance blogosphere” and are awarded annually to the top personal finance blogs at a thing called FinCon. You will be astounded to learn that FinCon...

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Weekly Woot & Grumble: Frugal Hound All Around!

Woot Mr. Frugalwoods and I recently marked the two year anniversary of our adoption of Frugal Hound! It only seems right to celebrate her in this week’s woot. We know she’s just a dog (I swear!), but she brings an immense amount of joy into our lives. Her lack of awareness about the world around her is refreshing and hilarious. Annnddd only slightly alarming. Let’s just say she would not survive in the wild. Frugal Hound...