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Keeping A List of Harvest Times & Gleaning Contacts

October 24, 2011 – 7:17 am

Keeping a list of when things come into season, and contact info of those you know you can glean from, is a great way to gather the harvest and fill your pantry without missing a thing!

Spending Money To Save Money

October 20, 2011 – 7:45 pm

Spending extra money you may occasionally have on something that will actually save you money over time is a great way to snowball your way to some real financial freedom!

Guest Post: Frugal Hospitality, & Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

September 21, 2011 – 8:50 pm

Heather shares a few tricks she has learned when it comes to entertaining house guests on a tight budget. She also includes her family’s special spaghetti sauce recipe!

Are Dented Cans Dangerous?

February 8, 2011 – 5:45 pm
dented cans

Is it safe to eat from dented cans? Well, not always. Here are a few tell-tale signs that you’d be better off tossing that food. And how to know if it’s still safe.

My Zero Dollar Laundry Room Makeover

February 3, 2011 – 8:10 pm
no-sew rag rug

Here it is guys. Proof that you don’t need a dime to give a new look to any room in your home!

Quick Sandwiches In A Pinch

January 26, 2011 – 6:56 pm

When you are out of time and it seems you have NOTHING to make, you probably have something in your kitchen you can whip into a delicious sandwich. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind…

Organizing & Decorating a Homeschool/Playroom on a Budget

January 18, 2011 – 7:46 am
playroom decorating ideas on a budget

Proof that it doesn’t take a fortune to create a cute and organized playroom.

Baking With Freshly Ground flour

January 11, 2011 – 7:59 pm
whole wheat bread

Getting into my food storage… learning how to grind those wheat berries and use that whole wheat flour to make wholesome home baked goodies!

Homemade Chapstick

December 3, 2010 – 6:13 am

Learn how to make your very own all-natural chapstick for less than .25 cents each!

Homemade Easy Bake Oven Recipes

November 9, 2010 – 5:36 am
easy bake oven

Yeah, Easy Bake Ovens are cool. But those refill packs… you gotta be crazy to spend that kinda money on such a tiny snack!

Selling Ten Things A Day

November 7, 2010 – 8:41 pm

It’s total liquidation at my house, in the name of financial freedom.

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

October 13, 2010 – 4:22 pm

Here’s a great video on how to make your own homemade vanilla extract, and a link to a cost comparison to see if it’s really worth your time.

Keep Foods Cool With A Zeer Pot

October 7, 2010 – 8:06 am
Zeer Pot

Make a Zeer Pot and keep your foods cool and fresh longer without electric refrigeration! Here’s how…

How To Make Bricks

October 3, 2010 – 7:26 pm

This is something that I would love to do one day! I could go crazy building stuff around here if I just had enough bricks! Fun for the kids to try as well.

A Homesteader’s Yard Sale Treasures

September 13, 2010 – 6:01 am
water bath canner

You won’t believe the awesome stuff we found!

Homemade Natural Beauty: Facial Scrubs, Moisturizer, Masks And Toners

August 30, 2010 – 6:40 pm

Now is the time to stop spending a fortune on unhealthy beauty products, and start making natural skin care goodies at home! Here are my favorite recipes…