Category: Family

DIY: Tiling Our Bathroom Backsplash

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’ve never tiled anything in my entire life. I believe the last time I may have come close to tiling something was when I played with plaster and made a marble mosaic when I was maybe 7 years old. After that, I never really played with...

KonMari Method: Tidying Clothes

Over a month ago I mentioned I started reading the KonMari Method for tidying your home. I managed to fit in the first section of the book while we’re working on office renovations. According to Kondo’s method, the first space you begin to tidy is your closet. When we started our frugal journey...

Renovating Our Office Space

We’ve been a little busy around here this summer renovating our fourth bedroom into an office. We worked hard to get our outdoor projects done the first week we were on break, and now that most of the outdoor projects, sans a large garden area, are done Mr. FM is...

No New Clothes Update: June

I did it, after 7 months without purchasing one clothing or accessory item, I splurged. I spent $15 on a pair of sandals. I have 3 pairs of sandals, but none are made all plastic with a standard slip-on (which won’t get funky over time). One pair is leather with...

What if I biked to work?

Before becoming officially Mrs. FM I always enjoyed riding a bike, and Mr. FM is even more enamored with bicycle riding. Back in 2006 or so, I didn’t keep great records of big purchased back then, I went to a fancy bike shop and bought my first adult bike. My big...

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve been busying preparing for our summer vacation by reading Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I know, it sounds super fun to spend your summer decluttering the house, right? I’m surprised to find myself relating to her childhood, as I often was told my bedroom looked...

Am I Frugal Enough?

I’ve been feeling a lot lately that I’m an imposter. I have no plans to retire at the age of 35, be financially independent on a homestead in the woods in a few years, or plan to travel the country without a care about my income because I’m living off...

Don’t Buy Change

Over the past two months, I’ve been doing a challenge to remove alcoholic drinks from my life entirely. It’s called “One Year No Beer” and is entirely free (as of now). I found in the first 60 days of the 90-day challenge I’ve started to change in more ways than...