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 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 13: Make ________________ instead of buying!

In all of our efforts to spend less and save more we find ourselves making a whole lotta stuff from scratch and not just food! Over the course of four or five years I learned how to make almost all of my spice and seasoning blends, soup mixes, salad dressings, herbal remedies, tea blends, cleaning … Continue Reading

Day 12: Grow Your Own Herbs

Day 12 – Grow Your Own Herbs – How many of your grow your own herbs? You can save a TON of money by growing your own culinary and medicinal herbs even if all your grow is Basil, Parley, Mint and Lemon Balm – in my opinion – the four easiest herbs to grow! Each … Continue Reading

Day 11: Raising Frugal Children

  Day 10 was a rest day yesterday with the only real challenge being a Cookie Challenge if you were up for it. Actually you have until the end of today to complete the challenge, which was to bake a frugal cookie recipe using what you have and only purchasing a couple dollars worth of … 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 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