COVID-19: 11 Frugal Busts and Why We Drink Bottled Water

Thanks to COVID-19 we've seen a dramatic change in our daily routine in an attempt to ward off the virus, which is now just beginning to circulate around Mr. FE's work space. We knew this was a strong possibility given the fact that Mr. FE is considered an essential employee, and also the main reason … Continue reading COVID-19: 11 Frugal Busts and Why We Drink Bottled Water

COVID-19: A Super FRUGAL Way To Make Your Own Mask! (from the Surgeon General)

In the video below the Surgeon General gives a demonstration on just how FRUGAL and easy it is to make your own face covering. All you need is a piece of fabric and a couple of rubber bands! Just make sure that the cloth you choose is heavy enough to block out the droplets. If … Continue reading COVID-19: A Super FRUGAL Way To Make Your Own Mask! (from the Surgeon General)

COVID-19: Our New Normal, Holding Out Hope, Finances, Entertainment, and Staying Healthy

Things have definitely been different in the OFE household lately, thanks to a pandemic they call COVID-19. But despite this recent challenge, we're doing okay - and we pray things stay this way. Mr. FE goes off to work with his N95 mask and goggles because he is considered an essential worker, and is petrified … Continue reading COVID-19: Our New Normal, Holding Out Hope, Finances, Entertainment, and Staying Healthy

COVID-19: Back to the Beginning

Hey everyone! My name is Jen and I’m the writer of Our Frugal Escapades. A blog which I started originally to track our progress as we work toward achieving financial independence through frugality. Then after a long hiatus, I decided on a whim to switch this blog over to a space where we share our … Continue reading COVID-19: Back to the Beginning

Songbirds, Boston Bruins, and 7 Other Reasons to Love April in New England

When April arrives in New England the sun shines a little brighter and the days get a little longer. The surrounding landscapes begin to wake up, the temperatures are warmer, and we find ourselves feeling more energetic. It's a special time of year and there are many reasons to love April in New England. 1. … Continue reading Songbirds, Boston Bruins, and 7 Other Reasons to Love April in New England

Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 2

For There's More Than Witches, Part 1 click here. Walking through the streets of Historic Salem, MA was like taking a step back in time. We could almost imagine ourselves walking alongside Nathaniel Hawthorne as he went to work at the U.S. Customs House - or see him stop off the Ye Olde Pepper Co. … Continue reading Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 2

Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 1

Last Saturday we spent the day exploring historic Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is a tourist hot spot for those looking to learn about the Salem witch trials, but we discovered that if you look a little deeper, Salem has a lot more to offer than just witches. Historic Salem has an abundance of architecture - the … Continue reading Historic Salem, MA // There’s More Than Just Witches, Part 1