Things have been a little crazy here at the OFE household! Mr. FE has been busy working day and night to do everything he can to help his company withstand the economic downturn, and I've been adjusting to a new life of staying home in complete isolation. The only time I leave the house is … Continue reading Job Loss Fears, No Contact Frugal Grocery Shopping Strategy and How YOU Can Save $10!
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 11 Frugal Busts and Why We Drink Bottled Water
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 Our New Normal, Holding Out Hope, Finances, Entertainment, and Staying Healthy
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 Back to the Beginning
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
This April we decided to visit Keene, New Hampshire which is located about two hours north of Boston. Keene is the 6th largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 23,403¹. And with the median age sitting under 34, Keene is now ranked as one of the best places for young professionals to live. … Continue reading A Day In Keene, NH
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
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