Halloween only comes once a year, but many people like to use the entire month of October for Halloween-themed projects and goodies. When it comes to baking, thoughts of cut-out pumpkins, ghosts, and witches always come to mind, but how about trying something new, and amazingly easy? Caramel apples always remind me a lot of […]
Whether you’re trying to keep summer’s heat or winter’s chill outside, the energy-efficiency of your home is dependent on several different factors, not all of which you can easily control. You can improve your home’s energy-efficiency by adding additional insulation or repairing the ductwork in your home, for example, but that takes tools and skills […]
I have been interested in learning more about soap making for quite a while. I’ll admit that I’m still a little nervous to get started, but the more I research the process, the more I want to try my hand at it. Want to join me? The first decision you have to make is which […]
This month, my family (family of 3) decided that we would take our usual monthly grocery budget of $400, set aside $100 for groceries and save the rest for Disneyland. Yes, I know, it sounds crazy, but the kids have been bugging me to go to Disneyland for ages, and the only part of our […]
The really cool thing about chili (pun intended) is that it can be made so many different ways and is one of the easiest meals to make from your prepper pantry! I recently made a great Texas Chili from items I had on hand, making this a very budget-friendly recipe. Some of my ingredients were […]
Christmas gift giving can leave us pulling out our hair trying to figure out just the perfect gift for our family and friends. Here are some crafty gift ideas you and your children can make for adult family members on our Christmas list.