How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

Can you imagine a life, so self-sufficient, that you could do without the grocery store?  Could you survive one day/week/month, if the grocery store wasn't available to you?  You might be surprised as we discuss "How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store". Going to the grocery store is something that most Americans do, once, twice or more often each week.  Most of us can't imagine how we would survive without the local grocery for any period of time. A little over a hundred years ago, the first "self-serve" grocery store, Piggly Wiggly opened in Memphis, Tennessee in the year 1916.   But...

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How to make eco friendly cleaning products

How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Frugal people share at least one thing in common.  They know "How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products"! You see, frugal people truly hate running to the store for one random item that they might have just run out of. Frugal people also dislike unexpected expenses and overpriced items. This is why prudent folks know all about the magic of cheap, eco-friendly, everyday household items, like vinegar, baking soda, borax, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap to clean their homes with! I am convinced, from spending decades inside of grocery stores and watching people in the checkout, that folks spend 15-20% of...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Food Security

10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family

There is little doubt that most Americans need to improve their family's food security, but just how is that done?  Let's take a look at some practical ways you can make sure your family always has enough food! Here's "10 Ways to Improve Food Security for Your Family"! For the last two years here in the states, we have seen unprecedented shortfalls in our food supply. In 2019, known as the year of NoPlant19, we saw record rain fall/flooding in the "Bread basket" states, disallowing farmers to be able to plant in the Spring.  Seeds that needed to be in the...

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How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

Oh lord!  Is this what we've come to?  Well, maybe. Whether it's used in a crisis situation or as a part of your sustainable home, let's talk about "How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper". You may have heard "cloth toilet paper" referred to as the "Family cloth". That term disgusts me. It's the reason I didn't try cloth toilet paper sooner. So, clear your head of any bias and hear me out. With the exception of the Chinese, who have records of using something like toilet paper around the 6th century, toilet paper as we know it has only been around for...

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84 Ways to Stay Busy when You're stuck at home

84 Ways to Stay Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

  Are you one of millions stuck at home?  Wondering what you can do to stay busy?  Here's "84 Ways to Stay Busy When You're Stuck at Home"! Being forced to spend time at home can be a wonderful time to catch up on things!  Take advantage of this time to do those chores that you've been meaning to get to, organize and clean your home, catch up on your reading and even nap! Check out my 84 suggestions and ideas!  Add your ideas in the comments!  I want to hear how you're coping with this national emergency! Take a Look at Your...

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Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

It's the most wonderful time of the year, the Christmas season!  Time to decorate our homes and put up Christmas trees! I've got some great "Farmhouse Christmas Tree Decor Ideas" for you! This tree, from lilbooblue.com, has so much farmhouse flair!  I just LOVE the galvanized tags with ribbon!  Aren't the unfinished wood discs cute?  And the wood-bead garland? Since the author designed this tree for the "Dream Tree Challenge" for Michaels, most of her supplies were purchased from there as well.  However, I would suffice to say that many of these ornaments could be made from what you have around...

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how to be self sufficient in an apartment

How to Be Self-Sufficient in an Apartment

What does it mean to homestead?  Is it even possible to be self-sufficient when living in an apartment?  YES, it is!  Here's "How to Be Self-Sufficient in an Apartment"! Homesteading isn't as much about where you live as it is how you think and live your life! Loosely defined, homesteading is simply living a life of self-sufficiency, where one provides for many of their own needs. Self-sufficiency is accomplished many different ways and it doesn't have to include living in the country! Much of what's written about homesteading in an apartment or "small space homesteading" is directed to those who are working towards...

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how to make ghee at home

How to Make Ghee at Home

What is ghee, also known as clarified butter?  How is it made and what are it's uses?  Why would a homesteader be interested in ghee?  Well, I've got some answers for you today with "Easy Clarified Butter Recipe"! Ghee originated in the Indian culture and has been a staple in Indian households for thousands of years.  It is simply made by removing the milk fat from butter, thus leaving just the butter oil.   Ghee is a premium cooking oil celebrated for its taste, nutritional benefits, and medicinal qualities. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, recognizes ghee as an essential part...

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24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bake & Share

It's that time of year again!  Time to bake cookies!  I've got exactly what you need this year, "24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bake & Share" with pictures!  These are some of the very best, crowd-pleasing  Christmas cookie recipes out there! Not only that, these are some of the most popular Christmas cookie recipes, all in one place! After all, we all crave a little variety in our cookie baking!  These recipes are simple to make and look fabulous on your holiday table or cookie plates!  Perfect cookie recipes for a cookie exchange! Make all 24! Let's start this list...

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