20 Ways to Use Up Bananas

Bananas are one of the worlds most perfect food! Sometimes we get a little carried away and buy too many. So we gotta get creative and use up those bananas instead of giving them to all the chickens…or the horses ….or the dog, well one of the dogs. 😀 I love bananas and I K-N-O-W … Continue Reading

Beeswax – the block or the pastilles?

One day I will have my own bees – so I can have honey and BEESWAX! Until then I have to buy beeswax in either a giant block or in a more processed pastilles(fancy word for pellets). Dealing with the pastilles is easy, peasy – you just open the bag and scoop em out. Yeah … Continue Reading

Marvelous Morel Hunt

This week was my first real morel hunt. A couple days ago I found one morel, just one but yesterday we found about 50! My friend Stephanie, fellow plant and wild foods geek like me, and I went on an afternoon hunt for morels. She had been looking before so she knew where to look … Continue Reading

Herbal Recipe For Vitamin C Pills

Do you take a vitamin C supplement each day? Do you REALLY know what is in that vitamin C or how much real fruit is in there? Hmmm… if you are like most of us, the answer is probably a big fat no. While I do know medicinal plants, I do not really know the … Continue Reading

Out With The Old and In With The New

You know the old saying…Out With The Old and In With The New. BUT mine is just plain OUT WITH THE OLD!!! Not getting any new here right now however I am cleaning out all the crappity crap that seems to get stuffed here and there throughout the year. A friend of mine has posted … Continue Reading

Day 23: Finding Freedom in Frugality

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”~Vicki Robins With all that we have learned this past month, how do you feel? Hopefully quite a bit better than when we started the challenge. There is so much community within this Frugal Living Challenge group even though we don’t know every person, although there are many from … Continue Reading

Day 21: Converting The Spouse

“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.” ~ Stephen … Continue Reading

Day 20: Time Management and Time Wasters

Today I want to discuss with you – TIME. We all have it, we all waste it, what do you do with it? It is productive most of the time or can you do better with your time management? After reading a blog from The Simple Dollar, I found a couple of things that peaked my … Continue Reading

Day 18: How To Stick To A Budget

Budgets. Jody Allen said it well with ” Think of budgets as a diet for your money. Just like diets, budgets can be tough to stick to. ” That hits the nail on the head! How many of you stick to your weekly or monthly budget? Do you allot so much for food, so much for entertainment, … Continue Reading

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