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Roadworthy Illumination

While traveling in places where light is inadequate, it’s difficult trying to read printed books, maps, and brochures. Years ago I solved the problem with a lightweight folding book light from Lumatec that also happens to double as a flashlight. … Continue reading

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Increasing Wagon Mileage

Jennifer and I enjoy tool sales. While we understand that “cheap” often translates into “doesn’t last long,” we still gamble once in awhile. So does our friend Carmen. Several years ago, Harbor Freight Tools had a special on large wagons, … Continue reading

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Clever Chair Rescue after Cat Claw Damage

Being Fiercely Frugal runs in the Savage family. This week’s post is about how our cousin Jeanie resurrected four gorgeous chairs that her cat mistook for scratching posts. It really wasn’t the cat’s fault. (Jennifer and I are such feline … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Clever Wood Stove Conversion

Carmen Davis-Stevens, our honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently sent us pictures of her stove-conversion project. Jennifer and I are impressed. We thought you would be, too. Carmen purchased an old wood-burning cook stove to use in her summer kitchen.* … Continue reading

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Saving the Croatian Salt-and-Pepper Penguins

Four years ago, my friend Linda and her husband took a three-week cruise along the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. Their ship anchored at a port in Croatia, and passengers descended on the town shops. Unfortunately, all the shops … Continue reading

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Give cracked pots a second chance in life with a little glue

I was helping Auntie get settled in her new apartment when I discovered a broken plate in the box of china. “Shall we glue it back together?” I asked. “Then you’ll still have eight plates in the set.” Although she … Continue reading

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Repair a Broken Toilet Seat

My boss’s husband came down the hall and entered the kitchen where I was rinsing luncheon plates. “I owe you a toilet seat,” he said. I gasped and thought, I should have known. While cleaning house for the staff luncheon, … Continue reading

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