Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

I am often asked why I take the time for home canning and dehydrating foods during the summer months. Here’s what I tell them, just in case you were interested too. What’s in your jar? The most important reason is that when I “put up” foods at home I know exactly what is in it. I try […]

How To Make Your Own Frugal Dishwasher Powder

How To Make Your Own Frugal Dishwasher Powder

Well, my homemade laundry soap was so popular that I thought I’d let y’all in on my homemade dishwasher powder.  It’s actually even easier to make than the laundry powder. And that’s sayin something! 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need to make your own dishwasher powder: 1 cup Borax (find it here) 1 cup Washing Soda (find […]

Menu Planning ~ What It Is and How To Do It

Menu Planning ~ What It Is and How To Do It

One of the most important things I did when my kids were young was menu plan. It was important for 2 main reasons: #1. It kept me from blowing my grocery budget; and #2. It kept me from losing my sanity…ish. 🙂 As a single mom and a full-time college student, finances were crazy tight. We […]

Why Should You Store Food At Home?

Why Should You Store Food At Home?

People often ask me why I talk about preserving and storing food so much. (You can read about my food storage here.) I think that is a great question and a great topic for a blog post. So here’s my answer. Savings There are several reasons I talk about food storage. The first one is […]