PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Friday, April 27, 2012

Free Family Fun-Trucks 'n Such - Sat. April 28

Goochland Baptist Church will be holding its second annual “Trucks ‘n Such” event this Saturday, April 28, from 10am-2pm.
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They have all sorts of trucks, tractors, antiques, and more for the children and their families to explore, learn about, touch, and even climb into some of the vehicles. Many vehicles will be doing demonstrations. You will see rescue services, dump trucks, tractor trailers, antique cars, tractors, a bucket truck, an Ice cream truck, and much, much more. This event will be fun for the entire family.

Everything is FREE (including lunch). Take the family and enjoy the fun!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

More Free Books for Kindle

Two more FREE books for the Kindle:


Check back often for other freebies, bargains and frugal living suggestions. Just be frugal, Mary

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Free Kindle Books at

I absolutely love the Kindle I received as a Christmas gift! I've also really enjoyed downloading so many FREE books for Kindle!

Here's one that is available today: Surface Tension by Christine Kling.

I found out about this great "steal" in an email from It takes less than a minute to sign up and complete a profile - which consists only of checking off your genre reading preferences. Then you receive a daily email announcing the "deal of the day." It's that simple.

Loving it! Check out to see the other free Kindle books available!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Free Saturday Outdoor Activity For Nature Lovers

Join the Richmond Tree Stewards at different locations around town each Saturday in April for a free tree walk in celebration of ArborDay.

April 7 Forest Hill Park 10am-2pm – Includes treasure hunts, tree climbing, and other kids activities

April 14 Carillon in Byrd Park 2:15pm – Will be preceded by a Tree Academy from 10am-2pm ($40 fee, register in advance). The walk at 2:15 is free and open to everyone

April 21 Bryan Park 10am-noon – Meet at Shelter 1

April 28 Capitol Square 10am-11am – Meet at the Bell TowerDonations are appreciated.

VCU Offers Free Educational Seminars - Various Medical Topics

VCU physicians will be discussing and answering questions on a variety of current topics in health care. All of the seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

Here is a list of the topics to be covered:

The Nuts and Bolts of Hip and Knee Replacement
Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Brian Curtin, from the VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as he discusses the many benefits and latest surgical options available for hip and knee replacement.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. James Bennett, from the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, who will discuss the current treatment options and latest research findings for Parkinson’s Disease.

What is ADHD?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. Join Dr. Bela Sood, from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of ADHD and the best treatment options.

My Achy, Breaky Back
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Maged Hamza, medical director of the VCU Spine Center, who will discuss risk factors, prevention tips, and treatme nt options for the most common causes of back and neck pain that can help get you mobile again.

Getting Older: The Expected, Unexpected and Tips for Success
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Peter Boling, a specialist in geriatric medicine at the VCU Medical Center, as he discusses the common changes that we go through as we get older, things to watch for that are not normal, and how to age as well as possible.

Here's the link for full details: