- living without waste
On deciding on a name for my blog, I chose "Frugal Frolic" because it's important to me that while we do our best to save money and reduce waste in money and time, we also have FUN along the way! While it may seem we work a little harder -- making our own bread, having a garden, doing our own home repairs and renovations, for examples -- we make sure we're putting efforts into what we enjoy. Plus, we make sure to take time out to enjoy life. Most of the time, these may truly be "frugal frolics" (a day at the beach, anyone?). But sometimes, it's not frugal at all - for example, a day at the aquarium.
If you're interested in living frugally, either out of choice or need, go with your strengths. Work on what you can do, and look for the opportunities to learn what you can. Let your interests guide you! In that way, you can "grow" your frugal choices as you grow your knowledge. Over the past 15 months, our lives have changed dramatically, but it didn't happen overnight. We weren't growing our own vegetables and cooking from scratch the day after my husband was laid off. We needed to learn what we could do. In that way, we've put our energy into what gives us the greatest benefit, both financially and lifestyle-wise.
If you make frugal choices that enhance your life, then your "frugal flavor" won't be the bitter pill that some imagine such a lifestyle might be. Instead, as you make your own decisions in how you can and will be thrifty and economical, the result will be the creation of your own, fabulous "frugal flavor", different from everyone else's. And don't be surprised when, along the way, your flavors develop into something new, and even surprising! Remember, Yes, You Can!
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