Green and Frugal

Q&A | Completely ditching paper towels & plastic bags | Re-dying black leggings

September 8, 2014
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Every Monday, I answer a few of the questions that my readers send me. If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A post, just leave me a comment here or email me (thefrugalgirl [at] gmail [dot] com) and put Q&A in the subject line. I look forward to hearing […]

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What’s the green appliance choice? Repair or buy new?

April 16, 2014
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On Monday, I posted about how we got our old washing machine repaired, and about how we plan to keep going that route as long as possible, since the washer is sturdy and should be repairable for a good long time. So then in the comments section, we started talking about the fact that older […]

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My washing machine, it is fixed.

April 14, 2014
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This is good news indeed. Our washer started having some weird symptoms a little while back, and they exhibited themselves only when I washed several loads right in a row.  The first load would be fine, but then on the second or third load, the spin cycle would do a weird stopping thing, almost like […]

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This is kind of not awesome.

April 3, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words. My washer is having issues. It turns out that we need a new transmission, but the good news is, the only bad thing that will happen if I use the machine while we wait for the part is that I will further […]

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Remember when I Shoe-Goo-ed my black flats?

February 25, 2014
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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I share a photo or two and just a few words. (I wrote about that and another shoe repair right here.) Well, that stuff only holds for so long. (Which I can’t exactly complain about, because the Shoe GOO did buy me another two years.) I could reglue the sole, but […]

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Make Boot Socks from Old Sweaters (super easy!!)

January 24, 2014
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Recently, a couple of sweaters came in a hand-me-down bag from my cousins. (Yup!  My cousins.  My youngest cousin is slightly younger than Joshua, so we’ve been lucky enough to get a steady stream of hand-me-downs from them.) I’d been wanting to give boot socks a try for a while now, and since my girls […]

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