Gardening can seem overwhelming when you consider all of the materials you need to get started. Seeds, fencing, soil, tools, and more can add up–even on a generous budget. So what’s a beginning gardener to do? Here are six ideas for getting started without breaking the bank.
If you’re like me, you have a drawer or cupboard overflowing with extra jars, containers and bottles. In my home, we live by the old-fashion philosophy of REUSE, RECYCLE and MAKE DO, so when it comes to throwing away perfectly good containers, I always think twice.
Do you feel like a “yo-yo dieter” when it comes to spending? I do. Sometimes our ‘financial diet’ is strict and I feel good about our spending, and sometimes I go off my budget and need to refocus and apply discipline to get back on track. In this post I share the five basic strategies […]
We grow everything we can, but sometimes we still have to buy food. With the rising costs of groceries, we try to save money every way we can. Here are seven ways we save money on groceries!
People that come and visit us or see us out and about are shocked when they realize just how little money we live on–and no, there’s no government funding. Homesteaders really do have the amazing ability to live on very little money. One of the questions I get asked often is how we do it. […]
I have a few simple ways you can start living within your means today. Living with your means; many of us aren’t even familiar with this term. By definition, means refers to a person’s income or assets; so living within one’s means is to not spend greater than your income or assets. It is a […]