Day 17: All About Sharing Recipes

  Sunday is a day of rest for most of us so I don’t want to give you a big challenge for the day. Day 17 is all about sharing recipes. So head on over to the facebook group – 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge and upload some of your favorite recipes and label in … Continue Reading

Day 16: How Wild Foraging Can Lower The Cost Of Groceries

I changed topics last minute because we are far enough into this to know we are trying to be more frugal and know we need to cut back but how about some ideas you may never thought about? Do any of you forage for fruits, nuts and mushrooms? Free food abounds! Seriously you can feed … Continue Reading

Day 14: Learn To Share And Barter

Day 14 of our Frugal Living Challenge is all about Learning To Share And Barter. Bartering is one of my most favorite ways to save money and since I work the Farmer’s Market, I have the BEST opportunity to do it! I was just thinking of how many things I have bartered for this year instead of … Continue Reading

Day 5: Tips for Saving on Groceries!

                                Today let’s talk about saving moolah on groceries. I got all of the above for $50 including meats and fish. I shop 1-2x per week and usually shop four different stores. People think I am nuts buts I have … Continue Reading

Day 2: How To Develop The Frugal Habit

From the comments at the start of the 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge, I’d say we have a bunch of determined folks out there working towards their goals of saving money on just about everything! “There must be more to life than having everything!” ~Maurice Sendak “Discovering the Minimum Level by Andrea – FS Not all, … Continue Reading

Big Challenges Plus Daily Goals

Tomorrow is the day! Our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge will begin but I wanted to give you a heads of  what to expect. Each day I will have a topic here at Bella Vista Farm which I will also share on the facebook group page. Read the full post and then answer the questions … 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

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Who likes homemade chicken & dumplings? WHO DOESN’T!!! It is cold and dreary out today and junior has been getting over a cold so I decided to make something hot and yummy – creamy chicken and dumplings with old fashioned rolled dumplings, mmmmmm good! Before I go on to the recipe, I wanted to share … Continue Reading

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings

Who likes homemade chicken & dumplings? WHO DOESN’T!!! It is cold and dreary out today and junior has been getting over a cold so I decided to make something hot and yummy – creamy chicken and dumplings with old fashioned rolled dumplings, mmmmmm good! Before I go on to the recipe, I wanted to share … Continue Reading