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Cooking Economically, Frugality, Saving Money, Zero Food Waste Challenge

Zero Food Waste Challenge {5}

Another week into the challenge, and I’m feeling good about our progress! I’m far from perfect and far from where I’d like to be, but all in all, I’ve seen an enormous difference from simply paying attention. While some food waste is seemingly inevitable, I’ve seen for myself that the vast majority of it can …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Putting the Farm to Bed for Winter {November 2021 Goals}

I feel like this whole last month got away from me without much to show for it in the way of completed tasks. However, we did do some really fun things together as a family and created some great memories–like attending a few Halloween parties and fall events, taking the kids to a nearby national …

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Cooking Economically, Frugality, Saving Money, Zero Food Waste Challenge

Zero Food Waste Challenge {4}

The last three days of the month got a little interesting as far as meals went, just because we were out of most of the “fresh” stuff and living much more off the shelf-stable pantry items. We were able to successfully conserve the milk to last through the month though (which helped significantly), although we …

Pets

Why I Finally Gave In + Let My Husband Get a Puppy

A few of you longtime readers saw my Instagram post over the weekend and were clearly shocked, judging by the many comments of surprise that started rolling in. You see, I’ve been crystal clear on this matter from the beginning — I did not want a dog. Ever. I’ve written posts about why I didn’t …

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Cooking Economically, Frugality, Homemaking, Saving Money, Zero Food Waste Challenge

Zero Food Waste Challenge {1}

Several years ago, when we were on a very tight budget, I started looking into all the different ways I could possibly think of to get our grocery bill down as low as I possibly could. I clipped coupons, only shopped the sales, made basically 99% of our meals, and cooked and baked as much …