Day 15: Frugal Out Of Necessity

We are moving into the last 8 days of our 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge. Wow is it flying by! Day 15 is deciding whether you are Frugal by Choice or Frugal By Necessity. Remember this quote and smile. 🙂   Read on for an amazing eye opening post written by Andrea Bodevin at Frugally Sustainable … Continue Reading

Day 9: The 30 Day List

                         ” Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” Washington Irving The 30 Day List by Andrea – Frugally Sustainable, in her words:   “If your bank account frequently falls victim to your impulse spending habit, I want to encourage you to avoid that instant gratification by instituting the 30-day … Continue Reading

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

Day 6: Frugality, Health & Happiness

“I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ” ~Anne Frank Shared from FG: … Continue Reading

Day 6: Frugality, Health & Happiness

“I don’t have much in the way of money or worldly possessions, I’m not beautiful, intelligent or clever, but I’m happy, and I intend to stay that way! I was born happy, I love people, I have a trusting nature, and I’d like everyone else to be happy too. ” ~Anne Frank Shared from FG: … 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 4: Reducing Household Bills

Today’s challenge is to reduce household bills. A couple of suggestions were already posted by a few of you already. I have a challenge for you all – can you call at least two companies for your bills and see if you can either get the bill lowered with a discount of some sort or … 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

Blackberry Adaptogenic Smoothie Recipe

I admit, I am on a creative drink thing lately!!! Don’t really know why but it is fun and why not? 😀 A couple days ago I had picked some blackberries and dew berries and still had a handful in the fridge. I thought about making something frozen and delicious! Isn’t it beautiful? It started … Continue Reading

Tumeric Berry Lemonade Recipe

Sometimes I just make up recipes! It may have been inspired from someone else’s recipe or I just see what is around in the kitchen that I can use. Really this may have been inspired from a Trim Healthy Mama drink. I had a headache from being out in the heat, was thirsty and wanted … Continue Reading