Category Archives: Frugal Living

Freezer-Friendly Homemade Pizza Dough

I finally gave homemade pizza dough another try. The first time I tried homemade dough it stuck to my pizza peel and almost fell into a pile in the bottom of my oven. This time worked out much better (thanks … Continue reading

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Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Sometimes I lay awake in bed at night and thumb through Pinterest on my tablet. I am not ashamed to say, I Love Pinterest! The other night I came across an amazing looking recipe that I decided to try out … Continue reading

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The Holistic Mama’s Moisturizing Face Oil Recipe

I’ve met a lot of terrific people and developed some great relationships through Facebook. I love the network of like-minded people that I’ve been introduced to. Through this network we are able to share ideas, recipes, and stories, help spread … Continue reading

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Backyard Chickens – A Beginner’s Story

I dream about a day when we can have our own small flock of backyard chickens, but for now I will just enjoy all the pictures and stories I find on Facebook. That said, I realize many of you have … Continue reading

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

My husband and I were recently discussing washing dishes. Our discussion? Whether or not you NEED to use soap when using a dishwasher. You see, we use those little “pods” in our dishwasher and they always seem to leave a … Continue reading

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Grow It, Build It, Save It! How one family saves over $11,000 each year, and you can too!

My ebook is finally published! Grow It, Build It, Save It! How one family saves over $11,000 each year, and you can too! gives you many of the steps our family took to pay off over $66,000 in debt and build … Continue reading

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How to Make Birdseed Ornaments without Peanut Butter

The traditional way to make a bird feeder with your kids is to use peanut butter and a pine cone  While we do not have any nut allergies in our home many people do, so this type of project simply won’t … Continue reading

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Salsa, Tomato Juice, and Blackberry Jam

I finally got around to a little canning this summer! We have been super busy with kids, work, and life in general. Today I put up some salsa, tomato juice, and blackberry jam. Yum! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on … Continue reading

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Simple Living Night at Terra Cotta Vineyards, New Concord, Ohio

Alisha from First Grade Follies and myself are hosting a Simple Living Night at a local winery. If you are in the New Concord area come join us on August 9, from 6-8 pm for a fun and educational evening … Continue reading

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How to Grow Garlic

Garlic is a relatively easy and inexpensive crop to grow, and considering all if its health benefits and culinary uses it should be a part of everyone’s garden! Plant garlic in the fall for use in summer salsas and other … Continue reading

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