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What does it mean to be thrifty? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary thrifty is (1) thriving by industry and frugality, (2) growing vigorously and (3) given to or marked by economy and good management.

It isn’t just about being cheap or even saving money. It’s about living a happier, healthier and greener life. This is the life I am striving for. In many areas I feel like I am succeeding and in other areas I need to keep working!

Being Thrifty

Being Thrifty

Being thrifty can mean learning to make your own fresh mozzarella cheese and realizing just how easy this is. The thought of fresh mozzarella with garden fresh tomatoes makes my mouth water!

mozzarella, homemade cheese

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Being thrifty is discovering the miracle of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda and realizing that your house can be just as clean with homemade products and so much better for you and the environment.

cleaners, all natural

Homemade Cleaners

Being thrifty is realizing that homemade gifts can be so much better than a store bought gift. Friends love a gift of homemade jam for instance.

jam, blueberries

Blueberry Lime Jam

Being thrifty is taking the few extra moments to hang your clothes outside to save money on your electricity!

clothes drying, prudent living

Laundry

Being thrifty is realizing that with a few simple changes you can save money on your grocery bills.

fresh fruit, vegetables, prudent living

The few items I purchased this week.

What steps are you taking to live a more thrifty life? I love taking this journey to discover a whole new, satisfying way to live.

What do you do to live within your means?

What do you do to live within your means?

Linked to: Titus2Tuesday, CraftyGardenMama, TALU, EcoKidsTuesday, HealthyRootsHappySouls, FrugalDaysSustainableWays, TheThriftyHome, WeAreThatFamily, WelcomingWednesday, WhimsyWednesday, AdornedFromAbove, WonderfulWednesday, AGlimpseInside, BloomDesignsOnline, ServingJoyfully, HomemakersChallenge, SmallFootprintFamily

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