I started to build my family, my dreams of living off the grid & homestead about 10 years ago. Little did I know how much I’d learn and the ridiculous skills I’d acquire! Here are 9 vintage homesteading skills I learned to help our family save thousands of dollars each year, and 1 surprising skill […]
5 pros and 5 cons to tiny house living to help you decide if it’s for you.
Top tips for surviving summer heat – with and without air conditioning.
My husband went back to school full time, which means we’re now surviving off one income – mine. Obviously we’re not the first family to drop down to one income. In fact, we’re better off in a lot of ways than other families who take this plunge. Our situation is temporary and will eventually lead […]
For about a year now, there’s been this bookshelf in the corner of my home office. A hand-me-down made from particle board, it didn’t match our style and served no real purpose except to collect all the items we were going to sell at our future yard sale. A box of various literary magazines. A […]
Why buy new when you can make your old look new again? (Or better than new?) In the middle of a bathroom remodel (that started out as merely getting a new shower….) and as you know, one thing leads to another. We couldn’t have a rusty grungy floor vent with a new floor! DIY to […]