Day 8: Learn To Control Impulse Spending

  Following yesterday’s topic of De-Cluttering, we will talk about Controlling Impulse Spending because we know the cluttering had to come from somewhere, right? My impulse spending usually happens at yard sales. You know the routine, you see something for $1 that you feel you must have and even better you can get 6 of … Continue Reading

Frugal Ideas To Share

In prepping for the 23 Day Frugal Challenge this coming Friday, I thought I would take some ideas from the original challenge and some new ones collected along the way to help you become more frugal. Please leave a comment at the end with a frugal idea you do – just one for now. 🙂 … Continue Reading

NEW 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge!!!

Does that title look familiar to some of you? This has weighed heavy on my heart for some time now. Some of you folks have followed Andrea at Frugally Sustainable for the past 3 years, like myself, and have missed her sudden departure from the virtual world. Unfortunately all I know is that a couple … Continue Reading

What Does Community Mean To You?

When you think of the word – Community, what comes to mind? A neighborhood? A place to hang out? A group of people? As defined in Webster’s, here are ALL the definitions!!! Just bear with me a minute. 🙂 : a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Visiting the Amish & Trip to the North

Happy Day after Mother’s Day to all moms out there. 🙂 Phew it has been a whirlwind of a month so far with our trip to New York, homeschooling year coming to the end, Herb Certification class this year – each month and two busy Farmer’s Markets this week!!! I wanted to recap my trip … Continue Reading

Barter or Buy?

I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of paying cash. In the old, old days people bartered for EVERYTHING. What is a Barter System? A barter system is an old method of exchange. This system has been used for centuries and long before money was invented. People … Continue Reading

Weekly Bartering Update

Summer may be over but we still have 5 or 6 weeks left at the Grayson Farmers Market – yay! The Monroe market only has one more week, so sad! 🙁 What will I do about bartering once the markets are over? Guess I will have to be creative in ideas! Here is what I … Continue Reading

Bartering Goodies and Stuffed Zucchini

My favorite post of the week is the one I share about all the goodies I get from bartering! I had plenty of bartering opportunities this past week with two farmers markets and our swap and shop at the Ladies Homestead Gathering. My collateral is usually homemade breads and herbal salves, syrups and oils so … Continue Reading

Bartering Goodies!

Every week, during the Farmers Market, I have been bartering my breads for other food items. Most of the time it is at the end of each market day if I have a few loaves left over but sometimes I regularly trade early in the day if there is something I really want. This past … Continue Reading