Are you wondering how gardening can save you money every year? After all, when you look on Pinterest, it looks expensive. But can absolutely stretch your grocery budget with a garden. You might think that because getting a garden started can cost a considerable amount of money Keep Reading
DIY is the way I prefer to do almost everything in life. We don’t have a lot of extra money to pay people to do things we can easily do ourselves. Plus, I get a huge amount of satisfaction from cooking, making, baking and doing. I prefer to see my hard work rewarded! Growing up in an Amish community, I have had a lot of practice with making things from scratch! It’s a way of life for my family and I.
I DIY body and cleaning products because I strive to have a chemical-free home and to only expose my husband and kids to things that are healthy for them. Nothing toxic! When you have strict rules like no toxins in your home, you have to learn to do-it-yourself when it comes to bath and cleaning products.
Our family has food allergies, so we eat gluten-free. But I DIY my baking mix because gluten-free mix is expensive!
Lastly, we are DIY-ing our own mobile home right now! Re-doing a mobile home from scratch is hard work but it feels so good!
Want to grow some of your own food this year? Here is how to start a garden on a budget, with everything you need to know to get a lot of bang for your buck! You might have heard that having a vegetable garden is expensive, but you know what? I think that’s a myth. Starting a garden doesn’t have to Keep Reading
Want to start a garden but aren’t sure what you can - or should - be planting yet? Here’s exactly what you need to know what to plant in early spring. Now, of course, not everyone lives in the same plant hardiness zones, so you can easily reference simple lists like What to Plant in March or What Keep Reading
Looking for a fun way to get your kids interested in nature? This spring garden printable for kids is educational, and easy! One of the things about being a parent - especially being a homeschooling parent - is always looking for ways to get kids interested in learning. That’s what this spring Keep Reading
Are you looking for natural ingredient lip balm, and can’t find one that suits you? Making your own is easy - especially with this three ingredient lip balm recipe - costs pennies, and will make your lips feel silky. Every fall, as soon as the weather starts to cool off, I make a new batch of lip Keep Reading
Are you thinking about buying a used mobile home? This mobile home repair guide will help you in the process! Back at the beginning for 2017, we bought a 40 year old mobile home and moved it out onto our land. Funny thing: it cost us nearly three time what we paid for it to get it moved and set Keep Reading
This lemon poppyseed soap with goat milk is perfect for summer cleansing and exfoliation! We are big fans of exfoliating soap around here. It’s such an essential part os skin care that often gets overlooked - especially with husbands and kids. ;) But when you make your own soap, it’s easy to build Keep Reading
Are you looking for how to forage dandelions and what to do with them? This article covers all you need to know, including recipes for using this common, but underrated herb! Most of us think of dandelions as an obnoxious and persistent weed in our yards, but did you know dandelion seeds were Keep Reading
Looking for crochet baby sandals patterns to make in your spare time this spring? We've got 10 of the most adorable patterns for you right here! I’ll admit it; I’m a sucker for cute baby clothes. Who isn’t? And while I may not be a very good seamstress, I can crochet. And when a friend Keep Reading
Are you wanting to start a garden but not sure what to plant? Why not start with 3 easy vegetables you can grow to save money? I remember the first garden my mother ever grew. I was pretty young, but I knew she was interested in homesteading-type stuff, and I knew she wanted to garden. So Keep Reading