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Frugal Luxuries: Simple Pleasures to Enhance Your Life and Comfort Your Soul

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Tracey McBride created the newsletter Frugal Times in 1993 and has since delighted thousands by elevating the skill of living frugally to an art form.Now Tracey's commonsense techniques for making "every day a feast" and her wisdom on how to cultivate abundance are gathered in one volume.

Tracey shows us how to savor the intangible gifts we receive when we create a nurturin
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Bantam
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Jun 30, 2015 M rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is more along the lines of an Alexandra Stoddard book. There is a chapter about money, but she talks about acquiring things quite a bit, which to me isn't frugal. The main ideas are really about having what's important to you and doing it for less money. There are no real money savings ideas, recipes, etc that you'd find in a book like the Cheapskate Gazette.
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Aug 18, 2010 Stephanie Blake rated it it was amazing
My husband bought me this book many years ago. I have reread it many times often when I want to spoil myself with a special treat. Tracey McBride gives elegance to frugality: the need to be careful with our resources. This is definitely one of my favorite "feel good" books.
Mar 15, 2010 Aroura rated it did not like it
I didn't get really far, but still, what I read so far was a very superfluous way of saying be happier with what you have and find joy in the little things. Which is obviously great advice, but I'd rather not read over a hundred pages of different ways of saying it :)
Jan 02, 2009 Gloria rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People interested in thrift with style
This book serves as a thoughtful reminder to focus on the quality of one's life, and not the quantity of possessions. Contains many practical ideas for pursuing thrift with style, yet always adds a short essay to put the thrift into an almost spiritual context.
May 04, 2007 Kecia rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women who can not hear the small quiet voice
My life went into a tailspin when I bought I 75 year old house that needed a lot of TLC. Frugal Luxuries isn't very good...but it made my life so much nicer the first few months of chaos in my new house. I think I picked up at exactly the right moment in my life.
Aug 28, 2007 Jill rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One Really
As already mentioned, I love a good frugality book. But again, this is not it... The author is entirely too frou frou for me. I get the feeling she has never met a pink fluffy anything that she hasn't loved. I am all for a little domesticity, but, ewwwww...
Jul 03, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
I loved this book! I think that this book helped me view my situation differently than I did before. I learned that it doesn't take money to have class and to live a fulfilling life with grace and dignity. Sweet ideas and simple but profound insights.
Mar 01, 2011 Aleena rated it liked it
Good ideas. Liked the first half of the book the most.
Feb 26, 2008 Alley rated it liked it
A woman after my own heart!
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