Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hip Hop Hooray
It's Easter Time Today! 
I want to wish a very happy Easter to all the readers of Frugal & Thrifty.  
I hope you are spending the day with the people you love doing whatever makes you happy! 
I am away at my parents for the day
Probably cooking up a storm, dying Easter eggs, and playing games with the family. 
Do you are your family have any special Easter traditions?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thrift Store Finds March 24.13

Purple Ruffle Purse
Steve Madden
Barely Used
 Black and white striped shirt with ties
Barely Worn

Striped Long Sleeved Shirt
Old Navy
Barely Worn

 Mens Jeans
Silver Brand
Barely Worn
Grey Sweater
Ralph Lauren
Never Worn

Red Long Sleeve Shirt
Gently Worn

 Mens Jeans
Old Navy Jeans
Barely Worn
Orange Tshirt
Campus Crew
Never Worn

Pajama Set
Never Worn

Long Sleeve Shrug
Barely Worn

Mens Striped Polo Shirt
Campus Crew
Never Worn

Pink Layered Top
Suzy Shear
Never Worn

Black Cardigan With Ruffles
Old Navy
Never worn

 Plain Brown tshirt
Old Navy
Barely Worn

Blue tshirt
Never Worn

Multi Coloured Dress
Barely Worn

Mens Jeans
BKE Brand
Barely Worn

Purple Shirt
Costa Blanca
Never Worn

Blue Chargers Tshirt
No Brand
Gently Worn
Grey Knitted Dress
Never Worn
Each clothing item was only $0.80!
Such a great deal!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring! 

I am very excited to say goodbye to winter, and I am widely opening my arms and welcoming spring. 
Spring is such a magical time of year. 
The snow melts away, the trees get their green leaves back, the sun shines, and there is an abundance of little animals scurrying around. 
I love this time of year! 


What are you looking forward to this time of year?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Latest Finds

I needed a little retail therapy lately.
What better place to go then a Goodwill by the pound store?!

Black Leather Purse
Nine West
Barely Used
(looked and found a similar one on their website for over $100!)
Oatmeal Coloured Sweater
Old Navy
Never Worn
Berry Coloured Layered Button Cardigan
Ann Taylor Loft
Never Worn
 Leopard Print Cardigan
Old Navy
Gently Worn
(small stain on arm)
Dark Grey Cardigan
New With Tags
Black Button Cardigan
Old Navy
Gently Worn
(small tear on seam that can easily be fixed)
Black Shrug
Never Worn
Purple and Black Striped Cardigan
Never Worn
Red and Grey Striped Sweater
Barely worn
Blouse fooler Shirt
Never Worn
Black Studded Tank
Gently Worn
Dark Grey V Neck Sweater
Additon Elle
Barely Worn
Multi Coloured Scarf
Joe Brand
Never Used
My total for the about items (not including the purse) was $7.00
$7.00 / 12 = $0.58 each!!
AMAZING deals!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


I apologize for the lack of posting lately.

J is in the hospital with phenomena and my time is being spent between home an the hospital for the next couple of weeks.

There are some scheduled posts that will come along, but for now everything is on hold for a few weeks.

Sorry fellow frugals.

~ K

Monday, March 4, 2013

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

When you grocery shop once a month you have to find ways to make your produce last as long as possible.
Freezing is a great way to do that.
There are certain fruits and vegetables that I have found very convenient to freeze and I wanted to share them with you.
Carrots, peeled and chopped
Bell Peppers, washed and chopped
Green Onions, washed and chopped
Asparagus, washed and ends snapped off
Zucchini, washed and chopped
Snap Peas, washed and ends cut off
Green Beans, washed and ends cut off
Broccoli, washed and chopped
Brussel Sprouts, washed and cut
Celery, washed and chopped
Raspberries, washed and patted dry
Strawberries, washed and patted dry (whole or sliced)
Blueberries, washed and patted dry
Blackberries, washed and patted dry
Grapes, washed and pulled off vine
Bananas, just as they are (perfect for using in banana bread)
I highly reccommend using freezer bags for this to prevent freezer burn from ruining your produce.
I also recommend washing, peeling, chopping and doing anything else your produce needs before you freeze it. If you take the time to prepare the items before you throw them in the freezer it will save time later on.
It is very convenient to open a bag of sliced frozen carrots, grab a scoop and throw it in with the meal I am preparing.
It seriously cuts down on prep time for meals.
The day I come home from shopping I place all the produce items that need to be cleaned and froze onto the counter while I put away the rest of my items. I then crank some tunes and get to work.
I will also chop soft produce that can't be put in the freezer at this time; lettuce, cucumber, herbs, spinach, etc. I will also leave out some carrots, peppers, and a portion of fruits for snacking on.
Freezing your produce will ensure that you will have fresh vegetable and fruits all month long.
Even if you aren't up for freezing everything, try freezing a couple things and see how it goes for you and your family.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Banana Bread French Toast

This recipe is perfect for weekend mornings, and it uses up any leftover banana bread you may have.
It is delicious, easy, and sweet.
Ingredients For Egg Mixture;
1 egg
1 tbl water
1 tbl milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
Whisk above ingredients together in a shallow bowl.
This mixture was the perfect amount to cover 3 sliced mini loaves of banana bread with a total of 9 slices.
Egg Mixture.

Heat a pan over medium heat.
Melt about a tablespoon worth of butter and spread it around the whole pan.
Add your dipped bread one at a time.
I highly reccomend dipping one at a time then adding directly to the hot pan.
Cook for about 2 minutes each side or until golden brown.