Welcome to Naturally Frugal Homemaker

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Hi! I’m Angie. Welcome to Naturally Frugal Homemaker! Although I may be the new kid on the blogging block, I am not new to frugal tips and tricks. I have spent almost 30 years developing frugal habits, cooking and ‘make it yourself’ recipes. So grab a cup of kombucha tea and make yourself comfortable. Feel free to roam around Naturally Frugal Homemaker, where my home is your home….

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How To Make Homemade Laundry Soap – An Easy Recipe

Making homemade laundry soap is very easy to do, costs pennies per load and you control the ingredients. I’ve always had good results with my recipes. I use the liquid because I always wash in cold water. The powder works great too and is less trouble to make. Either way I think you will be pleased with the results. Continue reading

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Making Your Own Vegetable Stock In 3 Easy Steps – And It’s Practically Free!

Don’t you love getting things for free? Making your own vegetable stock is very easy and it’s almost free too!  Continue reading

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Kidney Bean and Vegetable Salad – An Almost No Cook Easy Vegetarian Recipe

It’s getting hot here in the South. When the temperature rises, I feel less and less inclined to turn on my stove. And now my air conditioner is on the fritz. By dinner time the house is muggy and hot. So, until my handy-dandy air repair man gets here, I’ll be making dinner ahead during the cool morning hours. This recipe is versatile and easily doubled. It can be used as a main dish or side dish. Great for a BBQ, church get-together, picnic or for the lunch box. Here is my version of an almost no cook vegetarian bean salad…. Continue reading

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The Cash Envelope System – Free Printable Cash Envelope

                                                        

Did you know that you can print your own cash envelopes? The cash envelope system is becoming very popular. I have used the system in the past, but it doesn’t work for me personally. So what prompted me to make templates? Continue reading

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Bargain Meal of the Week – Monster Chicken Wings and Grilled Corn

Most grocery stores are gearing up for July 4 cookouts. This means great bargains on ribs, chicken, hamburger and hot dogs. Now is a good time to stock up and save some money. Over at $5 Dinners, I contribute to the Bargain Meal of the Week. Based on this weeks ad I suggest…. Continue reading

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Carolina Red BBQ Sauce – Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

 Barbecue sauce

Even though BBQ sauce can be cheap to purchase, I like making my own. I can add some heat with red pepper flakes, make it sweet with honey or smoky with liquid smoke. The flavor is completely up to me and my mood.  Continue reading

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How to save money while doing the laundry

6 smiling women under tenement clothesline; ca...

6 smiling women under tenement clothesline; caption reads: “Do we look cheerful? Washing clothes is pretty hard work generally, but if you use Kirkman’s Borax Soap according to directions, it’s really wonderful how it lightens labor and…makes clothes sweet as a rose and white as snow”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s face it, clothes are expensive. Taking care of those clothes can also put a big hole in your budget. By the time you buy all the products ‘needed’, wash and dry your laundry, you’ve taken a huge hit.  I budget very little for laundry. In fact, only a very small potion of our food/household budget is used for cleaning and supplies. Here are a few ways I cut back on my laundry expenses. Continue reading

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My Weekly Household Planner Page With A Free Printable

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English: Kanazawa Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I have explained in a previous post about planning , I have a busy schedule. I think we all have busy schedules in one way or another.  One way I keep track of everything is my Household Planner. It keeps me on task, on time and my house running smoothly.

I know most people now have phones with apps that will do what my planner will. But… Continue reading

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The 10 things I do before breakfast to keep me sane

I’m not crazy… right?

I have my morning routine down pat. I do the whole routine start to finish on cruise control. No matter what time I have to get up and be at work (there are days I’m up by 4 am) I do my best to get these 10 things done. If I do them, my day goes much smoother, I feel more in control of my day and my afternoons are easier. Drum roll please…. Continue reading

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Easy Potato Recipe – Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes with squash and zucchini

I love to make potato pancakes. These crispy, slightly oniony pancakes are a savory addition to any meal, even breakfast {similar to hash-browns}. It’s a good way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. Potato pancakes are a versatile base for many ingredients. You can add shredded veggies, garlic, chives, cheese… your imagination is the limit.  Continue reading

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