As we begin to gather materials for our off grid tiny cabin and homestead, we find ourselves looking for less expensive or even free lumber to reduce our footprint on the environment and keep cash in our pocket! Here are some of our resources we use to gather free or dirt cheap building materials!
Ideas for foods to cook from scratch for your family to save money. Cooking from scratch is simple and very satisfying. Learning to do so has been a joy unlike any other.
Do you budget and save and still wonder how so much money is spent? Do you budget by the week, month, year? I’ve come up with a “new to us” way to shop in order to stay out of the stores and hopefully help save money as well as time, energy, gas, etc. It has […]
The budget is getting tighter and going to get a whole lot tighter. I have read a lot of articles lately and talked to a lot of people about money and budgets. Sacrifices are already being made. I sometimes feel like I am getting a bit extreme in my savings and learning to live without […]
Winter is barreling down the tracks as we speak! Since it always promises to be a cold winter here in the Midwest, I thought I would share some tips and tricks to stay warm this winter and not have to crank up that thermostat! Saving money is more important than ever now so if you […]
Each year, my family and I take the “no shopping challenge.” This is essentially a time for us to NOT purchase anything. We stop buying groceries, any gadgets, clothing. There are no movies rented, no eating out, no spending of money. The only exception to this is gas for our vehicles, and bills we pay […]