The Friendly Frugalista


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A Special Announcement from Cara, author of the Friendly Frugalista

The Friendly Frugalista has been up and running for a few months and things are going well.  I am pleased to announce the official launch of two additional sites that I’ve been working on!  Our family has been committed to homeschooling since our first child was born over 15 years ago.  Over the years, we’ve tried many resources, enjoyed successes, endured failures, schooled while moving or traveling, shared our journey with others, and learned from the adventures of other homeschoolers.  For a long time, I’ve wanted to establish a web site for homeschoolers to share with–and learn from–them.  But, I’ve discovered through my experiences as a blogger that it is much easier to add new information to a blog than it is to do so to a static website.  After nearly 3 months of trying out a variety of host domains, I finally came up with a balance that works for me (for now). I will continue to learn and grow as I go along and, perhaps, come up with a better plan.  But, for now, I have established a web site (hosted by Homestead) with information for homeschoolers *and* a blog (hosted by HostSo) to accompany the site.  I’m still tweaking things a bit to see how best to keep all 3 sites up-to-date without too much overlap, but the sites are finally up and running.  In a way, the new blog is like a homeschool version of The Friendly Frugalista.  If you are interested in homeschooling topics, please take a peek at these new sites.

Blessings, Cara

P.S.  In the future, I hope to upgrade this blog to a hosted site too.  But, I spent a lot of trial-and-error time on the other blog, so I’ve kept this one as is while learning the ropes.  It is a lot easier to destroy a non-published blog than a published one.  LOL!

Evergreen Home Education (the main homeschooling web site, hosted by Homestead)

The EHE Blog (the accompanying blog for Evergreen Home Education, hosted by HostSo)


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Update from Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Earlier, I posted the FREEBIE resources for Monday through Thursday of this week.  I had to leave out Friday because it was a surprise. Well, the Friday surprise didn’t work out as planned (It’s actually a GREAT thing for them!) and so they have released a regular FREEBIE for Friday.  They’ve also made a special announcement about changes to the Friday format.  Below is a cut & paste from the email with all the necessary details.

Friday, Jan 8th:
Five Hundred Games & Pastimes (PDF ebook)

A wonderful volume of delightful activities, projects, and
things to do compiled by Dorothy Canfield back in 1907,
especially for any child who’s felt bored and wondered
what to do next. In this book, you’ll discover the things
your great grandparents did for fun back when they were kids.
It is just great.

Some of our favorite sections are the sections on building
your own dollhouse furniture, things to make indoors & out,
writing & drawing games, how to enjoy the countryside,
rainy day games, and lots more.

This is a huge book, chock full of fascinating, fun stuff.
We suggest you keep a copy on your computer and refer to
it from time to time whenever your tribe is bored and wondering
“what shall WE do now?”

You can pick up your copy of this resource tomorrow at

(Tip: If that link doesn’t work for you, go to )



We also wanted to let you know about a brand NEW Friday
feature that we adding to our regular daily resource this
new year:

Each Friday, we’ll be featuring our “Deal of the Week”,
which will offer – for one week only – one of our wonderful
resource packages, toolkits or collections at a
a rock-bottom, deep DEEP discount. We’re talking uber-cool,
recession-busting, kick-yourself-if-you-miss-it deals.

So be sure to stop by the site tomorrow — both for our regular
daily resource, AND to check out our first incredible
“Deal of the Week” for 2010! You’re gonna be amazed.

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