Frugal living

Budget meals – It is the little things

Budget meals – It is the little things

It’s the little things This post goes along with the $25 weekly budget meals posts.  Weather you have a $25 weekly budget, or a $75 weekly budget, if you are trying to reduce grocery expenses and eat meals on a budget, the little things add […]

Frugal food and eating on a $25 weekly budget.

Frugal food and eating on a $25 weekly budget.

This is a series of post on eating on a $25 weekly budget.  Click here for the beginning post. It is somewhat hard to give an example of a “normal” week or month of frugal food around here. It can change on what is most […]

A healthy grocery list on a $25 weekly budget

A healthy grocery list on a $25 weekly budget

This is post # 3 of a series of post on eating on a $25 weekly budget.  Click here for the beginning post. What does a fairly healthy grocery list look like on a $25 weekly budget?  (I won’t claim that everything on our grocery […]

Gift Ideas for the Homemakers and Homesteaders

Gift Ideas for the Homemakers and Homesteaders

Here are some gift ideas for the practical person.  I love pretty things.  I’m also very practical.  The older I get, the less I like “stuff.”  I wouldn’t quite fit into the minimalist camp, but headed in that direction!  While horse, goat, or flower figurines […]

How we meet the $25 weekly grocery budget and eat healthy food

How we meet the $25 weekly grocery budget and eat healthy food

This is post # 2 of an eating fairly healthy food on a $25 weekly grocery budget series.  Click here for the beginning article. An important key to us being able save money and eat healthy food while on a tight grocery budget is having […]

Saving money, our $25 weekly grocery budget goal

Saving money, our $25 weekly grocery budget goal

Last year, our weekly average grocery bill was $25 for two adults. Saving money is my way of contributing to the household. Ever since we got married, Paul has budgeted $50 a week for our groceries. I tried saving money from this each week to […]

Persimmon Seed Buttons

Persimmon Seed Buttons

Did you know you can make buttons from persimmon seeds?  If you do much sewing, you know buttons can quickly add to the cost of a garment.  Back in the 1800’s folks made persimmon seed buttons and it is still and economical thing to do! […]

Making Homemade Applesauce

Making Homemade Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce is as easy as peeling apples and putting them in a pot!  Start by peeling and cutting out the cores.  Slice into small pieces and throw them in a large pot, or a small pot depending on how many apples you are […]

How to dry sage

How to dry sage

Some people dry sage the old-fashion way of bundling up the stems and hanging them upside down to dry.  I tried this method once and ended up with some molded sage.  Maybe I just did not hang them in a good location, but whatever the […]

Up-cycling cute children’s clothes to adult’s clothing

Up-cycling cute children’s clothes to adult’s clothing

“Up-cycling” maybe a new word, but the concept has been around for generations. Up-cycling clothes, especially cute children’s clothes to adult’s clothing, are a great way to wear them again! When I was somewhere around six years old, I saw this adorable stretch knit dress […]