Frugal Friday: Get a Cardboard Box

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we don’t have to spend a lot of money to entertain children. I remember a mentor mom once telling me about “creative boredom.” If the kids don’t have a lot of bells and whistles, they’ll find things to do. How true it is! One frugal activity […]

Guest Post: Planting an Orchard

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Fresh fruit is such a blessing from God. No wonder He placed Adam and Eve in a garden. And growing your own – why it will make you feel like a rich woman! Today Phoebe shares her journey of how she and her family are establishing their own orchard. My husband and I decided to […]

13 Ways You Can Go Green

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No doubt this week you’ve heard lots of “green” messages, both here and elsewhere. I hope that you’ve been inspired and encouraged. Please don’t feel a mandate to “change your ways, or else.” Find your groove and go with it. We certainly don’t do all that we could, and in reality, are just getting our […]

Guest Post: Cloth Diapering

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Diapers, diapers, diapers. If you’re a mom, there’s no way around it — you’ll be changing diapers for the next couple years. I have had a child (or more) in diapers for the past 11 years, 10 months and 15 days, give or take a day. For us, disposables have been the way to go. […]

Guest Post: Composting

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Kitchen scraps is one of the weak links in my efforts to reduce what goes out in our trashcan. We recycle everything but the green waste. Time to change that! I’ve been wanting to start a compost system for several months now. Here Jennifer explains how they do it. After reading her simple tutorial, I […]

Earth Day Freebie Opportunities

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Today being Earth Day and all, there are quite a few freebies to be had. ** Win a Tote! Register here for a chance to win a Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Tote. Contest ends today at noon, EST. ** Get a free PLM T-Shirt! Remember those very cool Peace Love Mom Tshirts that I had a […]

Guest Post: Upcycling (or Using What You Got)

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Many a grandmother (or great grandmother) today may have memories of her girlhood dresses being crafted out of flour sacks. Previous generations knew how to get the ultimate use out of every item. Unbeknownst to me this process is called, upcycling. This guest post from Julie explains several ways that you can use something just […]

Reusable Grocery Bags – They Work For Me!

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As you know, I’m a big ol’ grocery geek. I love to score big on food costs. Plus, feeding a family of 8 requires that I buy a lot. My children are hobbits, and I think we have a meal every hour. Seriously. Needless to say, with all my shopping, I was getting buried under […]