Feelings and Moving On

2 comments by Kelly

I’ve been feeling sad and overwhelmed and tired lately. Mostly because of what’s been happening in the world, but partly because of jetlag and I’ve been working a lot and so my body is getting tired and my fibromyalgia is acting up. I’ve tried to write this post in a number of different ways, over […]

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Greetings from California

8 comments by Kelly

I’m writing this from my grandparents’ house in California. I’ve been here, along with my daughter, brother and mother, for nearly a week now. It’s been really nice to see my grandmother, especially, and to get to spend time with my family. As on all of my trips to the US, I’ve been stocking up […]

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The Power of an Emergency Fund

7 comments by Kelly

My grandmother is very sick. One of the most difficult issues I’ve had to confront since falling in love with a French man and moving overseas, is the fact that we will always be far away from one of our families. Either we’re here, ten minutes away from his parents and 13 hours away (at […]

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Let’s Get Social!

by Kelly

Hi Everyone, Almost Frugal is a community of like-minded people (I know there are lots of you out there that have just a hard a time resisting Ikea’s siren song as I do) and that community isn’t limited to here on the Almost Frugal website. First of all, if you haven’t already had a chance […]

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Homemade Pet Food

5 comments by Kelly

I read an interesting article in the NY Times the other week, on making homemade food for your pets. Have you seen it? The article describes the latest trend in making food for one’s domestic companions, rather than serving them kibble and mystery meat from a can. At first the trend, represented by overly conscious […]

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Streamlined

7 comments by Kelly

I’m trying to become more…streamlined this year. Not necessarily more organized, because I’m already fairly organized, but less distracted and needing to do 20 things at once. Part of the reason for needing to multi-multi-multi-task stems from the fact that I tend to overbook myself and my family- with activities, chores, fun & games or […]

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The Joys of Six

10 comments by Kelly

I have six key ingredients that I use in all of my basic, day-to-day baking: flour, baking powder, salt, oil, milk and eggs. These six essentials, when put together in different proportions, allow me to create delicious, easy to make main and side dishes for very little money. A lot of milk (and water), with […]

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