This is a season of frugality. I smell it on the crisp fall wind. We have had to tighten our belts due to zero savings and a smaller paycheck. It is much harder to rebuild a saving from scratch than to build one that is already plump. I’ve had to rethink money and reorganize the budget. But I’ve not wanted to get into poverty consciousness (this is a real thing) so I focus on beauty and simple luxuries. This entails decluttering junk, torn and stained items, broken things, and what does not make one feel good when looking at it … Continue reading Making do with what you have and learning to live on a tiny budget.