My goals for joining this CAL was to learn as much as I could in order for my hubby and me not to use up anymore valuable resources than we have to, including time and money.
1. I don't cook, so learning easy meals and having simple recipes is important to me so I don't spend tons of money eating convenience foods or restaurant foods...I was used to spending between $30-$50 per week on lunch alone! When we first got married, I made a lot more homemade goodies and shopped frugally--I want to do more of that now for health and money!
2. I no longer need to wear corporate clothing and my style is very laid back and comfortable...I love recycling and wandering around thrift stores for bargains...I love seeing what other can make to get good ideas!
3. Like pixieval, I want to make gifts for families and friends...so many things that are purchased are useless or not appreciated...or even needed...so I like ideas for gifts that are practical and thrifty!
4. I love the decluttering and organizational tips! I had no idea how much time & money I wasted looking for stuff or buying more because I could not find what I needed!
I like the links people provide because I am not good at looking for stuff on my own...I also like recipes and meal ideas...
How to improve this CAL? Well, I think we need actual projects to be able to make and post...or how about we have to post short tip each week?
I keep going over to the Frugal Swap to see what people make...maybe we can steal ideas there and make some of them?