Friday, March 20, 2009

What Is Cheerful Frugality?

Cheerful frugality:
finding joy in simple things, spending less instead of more.

Today I'm honored to be Simple Mom's guest writer.

17 comments:

Momma Nic said...

Up at 3am? You must be feeding the baby. Nite nite

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That slaw looks great! I did not know that you could freeze cabbage like that! I will have to check out your other post. Thanks for those tips. Jackie

Christi said...

You demonstrate "cheerful frugality" beautifully. Off to check out your guest post!

Missy K said...

You rock, Meredith!

Leila said...

Finding joy in simple things -- I SO agree!

Renee said...

We have dandelions with clover (shamrocks) in a very similar glass dish on our table too. I never thought to put them on a pretty plate. I need to go back and re-read your archives!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I promise--I'm not an all-night blogger. Baby John has an ear infection (again) and can't sleep.

Workin' MAMA! said...

Today I am off work - but home trying to purge -
If I can get to it, I will pick up some fresh flowers to put in a vase and brighten things up a bit -

It's spring everywhere else but here - But I do plan to offer some spring in the home - once I disinfect all the necessary places and clean out the fridge -
I always jokingly say, "I take off work, to go to work" -
A workin' mama's job is 'never' done, so it seems -

I love these days when I can be home with my youngest and treat him to the park while my oldest is at school -

Time is winding near and I might need to get a move on with the cleanin' - I'm determined not to spend my Saturday doing all that needs to be done -
Now if I can just get my inspriational music on, which is "bluegrass' mountain music, I'll be good to go!

On the way to, 'cheerful frugality' -ville-

Latrice!

Laryssa Herbert said...

I really enjoyed your article at Simple Mom. Great job! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

Great read Meredith! We're familiar with good enough and do without here. But what I really need to work on is approaching these with an attitude of abundance instead of lack.

Hope the little one feels better!

jennifer said...

How lovely! I'm finding joy in the startling equinox-snow outside our windows this morning, free to the beholder.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

What a great article! You always write what's in my heart but can't get out due to my foggy pregnancy brain.

The Happy Housewife said...

Glad to know you are not always up at 3am... sorry to hear about the ear infection. Praying it clears up soon.
Will have to stop by Simple Mom tonight to read your guest post.
Toni
http://thehappyhousewife.com

Samantha said...

I am sorry that the baby is sick, but you can always have your picnic another day. I just hope he feels better soon. Ear infections are so painful!

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

Found you via your guest post at Simple Mom-- count me as a new subscriber because I couldn't stop reading!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Choosing joy in the little things...it's the little things that ARE the big things.

jennifer said...

Jen -- I so want to remember your comment -- what a change in our lives if we decided to live this way! -- "Choosing joy in the little things...it's the little things that ARE the big things."