Our (Little) Garden

Many moons ago we lived in the country on two acres on the Central Coast of California. I won’t get too nostalgic except to say that we had quite the large vegetable garden each summer. And, truth be told, while I don’t miss gravel roads, well water, and septic tanks, I do miss that garden. […]

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Eco-Living

I’m really enjoying my stash of reusable shopping bags. It’s amazing how fewer trips we have to make to the car now that we’re using heftier packaging for our groceries. I love it! If you didn’t get a chance to read the Going Green series, it’s right here. My guest bloggers did a great job […]

Frugal Friday: Get a Cardboard Box

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

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

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

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

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 […]