In the old days, Sundays meant perusing the Sunday Paper, then attending church, and later on, some more Sunday paper. The Sunday paper was the source of coupons and savings and what sales and specials were going on. While many of us still get a Sunday paper, times have changed and most of our information comes from the Internet now. ( That is ME on the right )   Just kidding….

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I still remember being sprawled out on the living room floor as a young child, reading the comics… For the Sunday Special comic this week I refer you to Joyce, at What Happens at Grandma’s. Joyce won an essay contest for this article and no wonder. If you are in need of a good laugh, read her post about Cats and Quilts HERE.

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Frugal Tips and Finds : Here is My Tip  : On Saturday morning I cut my own hair. If you have long hair it is pretty easy to do. I usually have my hair up, or in a ponytail, especially in the summertime, so taking an inch or two off of a blunt cut longer length is not too hard. I simply wash it and use a conditioner, then bend over,  getting it into a long twist, and then I whack off an inch or two over the garbage can. Next, I comb it all into a ponytail and tie it with a scrunchie.  I pull the hair to one side and trim what might appear to not be straight yet.  Repeat on the other side. Hope for the best :)      I basically combine the two methods found  HERE and HERE.

And here are some recent frugal finds from around the Web…

  • From Tracy Loucks over at Modern Homesteaders: an interesting post on Poverty Jelly. She has tips and recipes for making everything from crabapple jelly to violet jelly to some that I had never heard of such as corn cob jelly! Even if you do not make jelly, it is a fun read.
  • Brenda over at Cozy Little House has a wonderful post titled   How I’ve Learned to Live Frugally I visit Brenda’s blog daily…she is an inspiration in so many ways
  • Sarah at Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity has a menu plan  each week and most weeks she has popcorn listed for the Friday meal. I think it is a great idea! Who doesn’t love popcorn! Here is the excerpt from her blog post “Friday: Popcorn dinner.  Yes, seriously we eat popcorn for dinner.  It’s popcorn, leftovers, cheese slices, fruit, and cut up veggies.  Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry.  I adore Fridays because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!”
  • At Julies Little House, a Frugal Friday tip of the week is going on. Hop on over to see her tips and tricks.
  • And last but not least, HERE is a very interesting article by a lady who explains how her family lives off of $1300.00 per month.


Over at Windsor & Main there is a sewing tip..a new way to prepare hexies. I think that I might try her method on a pillow cover.


A recipe that I have been meaning to try is this quick and easy but oh so delicious looking Asian Short Ribs recipe over at The Painted Apron. I had book marked this months ago as it is a crock pot recipe…my favorite kind of cooking. I think it would work with beef or pork ribs when they are next on sale and I am having family over for dinner. 



My Photo for this week : Morning Glory


Morning Glory Black and White


 ” Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them”   ( Russel H. Conwell )


Sharing at:

Little Homestead on the Hill

Sew Many Ways

Dwellings the Heart of your Home

Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity

Grandmas Briefs

Cozy Little House

A Stroll Thru Life

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Savvy Southern Style

Family Home and Life 

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson

The Self Sufficient Home Acre

The Charm of Home

The Thrifty Groove

Sunny Simple Life

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21 Responses to SUNDAY SPECIAL: august 25

  1. Carol Cook says:

    I remember Sunday as shopping day. On the way home from church we would stop and do the week’s shopping because my mother worked – rare when I was a child.

    My frugal method for the summer has been “use what I have” instead of going out to buy more craft supplies. I am reducing the clutter in my craft space, not spending money needlessly and creating fun projects. If I head to Michael’s for one thing, I come away with 10. So not going at all is much better.

    And, I am shopping my attic for decorative changes. I totally redid my bedroom with things in the attic I had totally forgotten.

  2. Jenna says:

    Thanks for the shout out, these will totally delight you I am sure! As for the haircut, I still need a professional, I wouldn’t dare!

  3. Grandma Kc says:

    I am really loving your new blog! While I am extremely budget conscious you are inspiring me to do even better! Thanks Deb!

  4. Kim says:

    I love your blog! Great ideas! I, on occasion, have cut my own bangs, but my hair has never really been long enough for me to have that kind of margin for error! I need a pro. I have gone to the same girl for over 20 years (yes, I am old!) and she has never raised the price…I guess sticking with her has been my frugal move!

  5. Jane says:

    Weekends mean newspapers everywhere around here! We get the huge Sunday paper on Saturday afternoon and read it as we can. My hubby likes the ads and sales and I actually read it cover to cover, except for the sports! lol!

    Back in the eighties when we wore our hair a mile high and in layers, I was able to pull the top up for a trim that made it easier to curl. Not anymore but there are days when it’s hot and I went to have a go at it with the scissors.

    My frugal tip is to gather up all the veggies in the fridge that are getting past their prime and make a big soup or stew. Then I clean the bins and restock.

    LOVE your blog! :)


  6. Joyce says:

    Well what a joy to open this page and have a life size IGGY pop out at me! I’m glad you enjoyed that post and am grateful for your invitation to others to stop by and read it – they have been doing that! I wondered why all the traffic was coming from here! Thank you!
    You have so many ideas featured here. Once you get going on a mission to be frugal it’s hard to stop!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Oh yes, I remember myself and two of my sisters lying on the floor, reading, and laughing at the comics. Papers have become almost obsolete. I too want to try those hexagons. I am making some right now for a quilt. Doing the hand method. The short ribs look yummy and I will be pinning. As usual, love your flower photo! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. QMM says:

    What memories this brings back. I was a child of the 40s and 50s. Nothing else to do on Sunday back then. Not a single store open and way before Malls. We played family games, after going to church of course. Lot of good tips here.

  9. Carol Covin says:

    I’ve never learned to cut my hair, though Gandhi said he did to be self-sufficient as he traveled around. And, he learned to get clothes made from cloth native to Indian manufacturers to protest the British monopoly on textile manufacturing.

  10. I always loved reading the Sunday comics, too! That’s really me in the photo! lol It sure reminds me of Andy Griffith and the way they spent Sundays. Love the frugal tips and pretty photos! Enjoy!

  11. Tammy says:

    I still love the Sunday paper! Attending church and dinner with the family make Sunday a great day.

  12. Barbara says:

    Such a wealth of information and tips and links here – love it! And popcorn for dinner? I just had that last night and am happy to know I’m not alone. Going to try these Asian Short Ribs soon. Stopping in from Grand Social.

  13. Such a great post and I love the ribs. Need to make them soon. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  14. Kitty says:

    Gosh those ribs look so good and I’ll have to check out the hexies.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words and prayers. xo

  15. We all need to learn to live as frugally as possible. Thanks for all the great links to some wonderful ideas. Thanks for joining TTF this week.

  16. I love being frugal! Thrifting is my favorite kind of shopping! Love all your tips, hints and links!!!

  17. Carol Covin says:

    So, I followed your links to learn how to cut the ends off my very long hair. It worked! And, it has the advantage that it doesn’t get nearly as tangled anymore because the split ends are cut off. Thanks!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      It’s great, isn’t it? Maybe before a job interview or a wedding you go to the parlor but for a trim? Save the money, especially in the summer when it is always up! :)

  18. I kind of miss the romance of an actual paper. My 11 year old son told me yesterday as he was snapping pictures with a digital camera, “I’d like to be a photographer if people still read newspapers. Seems more interesting.”

    So true, son.

  19. What a lovely post and I certainly appreciate the shout out!

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