Eating homemade and seasonal food is a priority in our home. We do eat out on occasion but those are special treats. It seems to us that homemade and seasonal is more frugal and healthier. So when working outside the home or taking trips we pack our lunches a majority of the time. We’ve learned […]
Simple, Achievable Frugality
Frugality often makes simple, seasonal living not only more possible but also less stressful, learn how to find contentment with your means here.
This Do-it-yourself lifestyle can sometimes require numerous supplies and tools. Shopping for these items can add up fast and quickly bust a budget. The answer to this quandary can often be second-hand shopping. See, thrift stores (and yard / garage sales) tickles the frugal heart and empowers many D.I.Y. adventures. Use these second-hand shopping tips […]
As gardeners and homesteaders, this time of year offers us numerous bits of abundance from the earth. An abundance that we can use to fill our pantries, our medicine cabinets, our bellies, and with a little planning fulfill many of our gift giving needs for the rest of the year. Take a little time now […]
It’s hard work keeping a garden, buying local food, and foraging from the earth. It’s worthwhile and rewarding work to be sure but it is still hard work. It’s work that increases our independence and food security, work that can in some instances help us save some money and live a bit more frugally, and it […]
Imagine wasting 244 pounds of food. It’s a staggering amount of waste. Wasted food, money, time, energy, and more. Apparently, 244 pounds of food waste a year is about normal in our society. Boggles the mind doesn’t it? It’s even more boggling when it can be easily avoided. As gardeners and fiercely D.I.Y. folks, we […]
Frugality serves many purposes in many seasons of a life. Sometimes it’s a matter of necessity, money is simply tight and frugal habits can help make ends meet. Sometimes frugality is a means to meet an end, saving money now means a dream vacation later or a down payment (even payment in full) on a […]