Growing Consumables

Image courtesy of amenic181 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you are like my daughter, and have a black thumb (you kill every plant you try to grow), then this post is for you! I’d like to teach you a couple of things about growing things — especially things to consume! I grew up on a fruit and vegetable…

De-Cluttering Tips

Image courtesy of Bill Longshaw / FreeDigitalPhotos.net In the past two years, I have twice gone through the process of revisiting everything I own.  As a result, I have learned a couple of things, believe me! There are many possible incentives to de-clutter.  One of the biggest that most people face is the need to…

Financial Freedom

Image courtesy of imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Wow — what does “Financial Freedom” mean?  Does it mean I am independently wealthy?  That I never need to work again?  What, exactly, does it mean, and is it something I can — or want to — aim for? To me, financial freedom means being debt-free, and being able to…

Shopping! (Do I need to say “Shopping on a Budget?”)

Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net What are your favorite things to shop for?  Mine include things like office supplies, craft supplies, electronics, anything sold in a hardware store (true of anything from the ma-and-pa store to the large national chains), candles in a specialty shop, pleasant-smelling bath supplies, and pretty much any type of…

Organization and Storage for Crafters

Storage and organization are big issues for most people, and crafters are no exception! Today this blog is specifically aimed at crafters. Though I was trained as a home economics teacher, I have not been the most organized person in the world! So for me to do this particular blog post, you know that it…

Cleaning and Household Hints

I have long been an advocate of using natural products for cleaning.  For one thing, it is better for the environment.  For another, it is safer if you have children around.  Here are a few suggestions to get you started.  I recommend having a cleaning kit.  It could be a bucket, a compartmentalized tote, or even a…