Bring on the Tomatoes

I love gardening, but my garden has been one big FAIL this year.  I have to say in all the years that I have gardened this one was the worst.  I even broke down at one point and put Miracle Grow on.  I know, now it’s not organic, but I was getting desperate.  Don’t worry […]

Saving a Little Helps A Lot

It’s the weekend and for that I am thankful.  It’s been a busy crazy week.  I continue to fight with my health insurance company over my surgery.  We turned in a 44 page appeal and we have finally stopped them dead in their tracks or at least we think we have.  We have learned a […]

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Have a Successful Yard Sale

Here in the Pacific NW were are at peak season for Yard Sales.  The sun has arrived, the relaxed schedule is in the air and the trips are planned and the open weekends are designated Yard Sale days for families. I have heard so many people say they will make $200 over a weekend.  Honestly, […]

Happy Anniversary To Us

Today is the actual day of our anniversary, although we were gone all last weekend celebrating just the 2 of us.  I told you how we were headed to Hood River, Oregon.  Well, the trip was amazing and we were refreshed and thoroughly enjoyed our time together. There is so much hiking to be done […]

5 Ways to Keep from Over Spending During a Move-Tuesday’s Tip

This seems to be the time of year that people start to pack their bags and move.  Or maybe it’s just us, we have moved 14 times in our 21 years of marriage.  People ask if we are military, I just tell them we are running from the law. Seriously we have had a series […]

Is Organic Really Organic??

A few years ago I had to do on the Candida diet, for medical reasons.  Through this diet I learned the dangers of eating foods that weren’t organic.  The more I got into it the more I realized that if you buy any food you will never know for sure if it is organic. When […]

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Get Party Ready in 6 Steps

Actually you will get 2 money saving tips today.  The first one is if you buy 2 gallons of milk, don’t let them sit in the car overnight.  Ugh… back to the store. As you may have read earlier we had the Formal After Party at our house.  I was told about 2 days before […]

Surviving the Weekend

I mentioned going into the weekend that this was going to be a crazy one. Had I known how crazy it was going to be I may have runaway. I didn’t think about it, and I am sure my family was glad I stuck it out. Last night was the Formal for my daughters school. […]

More Ways a Garden Can Save You Big Bucks

I know I talk a lot about gardening, but I feel like if you are on a budget of any kind that this can be such a money saver.  I mean after all if you don’t get it from your garden you will go to the farmers market or the store to pick up all […]

Frugal Gardening At It’s Best

I am reporting back on my lovely back yard.  I showed you back in March how my yard was bare and how I bargained for plants.  I am reporting back with nothing but success. My family has suffered because I spend sunny days outside all day, my husband has suffered by eating what ever I […]