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Special June Package Deal: Thrive Fruit and Lemonade Pack

June 3, 2014 – 4:48 pm

For a limited time only, grab this delicious Thrive fruit and lemonade pack for a steal. So many flavor possibilities! Offer ends June 30th, 2014.

Save Money and Conserve Water With Low Flow Faucet Adapters

April 3, 2014 – 8:19 pm

Here’s one cheap and easy step we’ve taken to reduce our water usage in preparation for going off grid.

Vitacost + EcoBonus = Great Deals on Natural Products!

July 30, 2013 – 9:55 am

After spending entirely too much time scrutinizing all possibilities and trying to find the best possible way to make this deal work to my advantage, I’ve found a share-worthy way to get some great all-natural and organic products for a really great price. PLUS, FREEBIES!

Why You Should Look Closely At Your Coins Before Spending Them

March 13, 2013 – 7:54 am

Whenever you receive money in change, be on the lookout for these certain kinds of coins! They’re worth more than you think at first glance.

A No Waste Kitchen

January 21, 2013 – 5:33 pm

Here are some ways I make the most of every scrap of food in our home.

Whitewash Paint and Milk Paint

August 24, 2012 – 4:57 am

If I told you it was possible to make your own paint for less than .50 cents per gallon, would you believe me?

Working The Blueberry Farm

July 5, 2012 – 6:20 am

You can pay me in blueberries any day!

Frugal Decorating: My New Computer Desk

May 22, 2012 – 5:56 pm

I just LOVE it when I happen upon a super good deal. And this is one that ended up being one of the best!

DIY Sun Jars: Homemade Solar Lanterns

April 16, 2012 – 7:38 pm

A really cool DIY project for completely sun powered lights!

Baby Food Recipes and Canning Ideas

March 20, 2012 – 7:25 am

Having home canned goods to make baby food from is incredibly satisfying. Not only do you have the assurance of knowing exactly what you are feeding baby, canning your own food saves a lot of money as well!

A Smart Investment For Your Tax Refund

March 8, 2012 – 7:24 pm

High return and almost no risk… here’s how we’re investing our tax refund!

The ($5) Greenhouse Update

March 5, 2012 – 7:31 pm

And here’s how the greenhouse is looking now! Not done yet, but it sure is coming along nicely! (Not bad for only $5!)

How To Make A Candle From Leftover Fat Drippings

February 10, 2012 – 6:43 am

Create an emergency candle using the leftover grease from your frying pan! Here are my observations…

Regular Store Bought Grain Fed Beef vs. Grass Fed

January 31, 2012 – 9:25 am

Not only is grass-fed beef much healthier for you, it actually might be *cheaper* than, or very near the same cost as regular store bought beef!

Greenhouse Progress

January 23, 2012 – 7:52 am

We’re building a greenhouse completely from salvaged scraps. See how it’s coming along!

How To Fix A Broken Fridge Shelf

November 30, 2011 – 8:02 am

Hey… works for me!