In the spring, we gardeners are excited to get into the dirt and start planting. We’ve been a bit cooped up over the winter. we pour over a spring garden guide making plans, and just can’t wait to get out of the house and see things start turning green. But summer is a funny time. It’s scorching 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!
This homemade rosemary vanilla soap recipe smells divine, and leaves your skin super soft and clean. Your whole family will love it! One of the things I love most about making homemade soap is that I get to make small batch, after small batch, and change up the essential oils that I use to make Keep Reading
Are you gardening this spring? You’ll want this Garden Companion Planting Guide to make sure you have the best garden ever! I’m really excited about gardening this spring. If you’ve been hanging around the Frugal Farm Wife Facebook page, you already know that we’ve been growing micro greens on the Keep Reading
Did you know you can make your own homemade foaming hand soap? So cool, right?! Honestly, I didn’t think foaming hand soap was worth getting worked up about when I first heard about it… but then I had kids. After wasting who knows how much soap with them pumping it into their hands, I realized Keep Reading
When we bought our 40 year old mobile home back in last January (2017), I don’t think we really knew what we were getting into. I mean, there’s a difference between knowing, and knowing, right? And it ended up costing us more to renovate than we were hoping when we started doing things like Keep Reading
Last January, we bought a 40-year-old mobile home for $1,000. It was a bit of a crazy whim. Gabe and I had talked - briefly - about buying a mobile home to put out on the farm so we could stop paying rent, stop driving from town to farm every day, and finally, after seven years, have a place that Keep Reading
If there’s one thing this house renovation has taught me, it’s that after eight years, Gabe and I are still getting to know each other. I know that sounds ominous, but it’s really not - not in the way that one contractor made it sound when he rattled off the percentage of couples who end in divorce Keep Reading
When we bought this 40 year old mobile home, and moved it out to the farm, I thought it would take us five months max to remodel and get moved into. But I grossly underestimated our home reno newbness, and here we are, going on month nine. In fact we quickly went from "we're going to gut the whole Keep Reading
Raise your hand if you get as annoyed as I do about all the itches that come with summer. I’m happy to say that I haven’t encountered any poison ivy (yet) this summer, but the state bird of Texas is the mosquito if that tells you anything. :P A few years ago, I started getting poison ivy a lot, Keep Reading
Several months ago, Gabe and I took a leap and bought a 40 year old mobile home to move out the farm, renovate, and live in for… at least several years. But - spoiler alert! - neither Gabe nor I know anything about renovation, so it’s been an extremely slow process since getting it moved out to the Keep Reading