Books & Reading
Save $1000 in 100 Days Challenge
Personal Finance + Frugality
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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 …

Business, Flower Farm, Lessons Learned, Reflection

10 Lessons Learned From My First Year in Business

As I prepare to close the books on my first year of being a flower farmer, I’ve been reflecting a LOT about what I’ve learned, what needs to change, and what my plans are for next year. While I’ve done side hustles before — including doing part-time photography work for years — I’ve never thrown …

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Book Recommendations, Kids, Products I Love, What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately

What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately // Vol. IV

Wow, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve done one of these round-ups, so I’d say we’re a bit overdue! While I obviously can’t cover even close to everything we’ve read, done, and enjoyed over the past year as a family, I’ll go ahead and share some of what we’ve been loving recently (with the …

101 in 1001, Finances, FIRE, Goals

7 Current Financial Goals // Update #3 {+ a BIG Change}

Considering that the last update on our current financial goals showed very little change in our numbers, it was exciting to see some definite forward momentum happening again in this last quarter that just ended! Granted, much of the progress has been due to the monthly Child Tax Credit payments coming in, but we’ve also …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Adjusting to a New Job + Prepping Farm For Winter {October 2021 Goals}

It is officially fall around here, both shown by the calendar AND by what you can see outside — we woke up to a layer of frost on the flower farm this morning, and the huge trees in our front yard are turning gold. The chickens’ egg production seems to be slightly tapering down, and …

bowl of freshly harvested tomatoes
5 Things, What I Learned...

You Can Wash Your Couch Cushion Covers?! + 4 Other Things Learned Lately

Every fall for the past few years, I’ve done a random round-up of life hacks or other little things that I’ve learned lately. These usually aren’t anything too deep or profound, but they ARE things that have improved my life, productivity, homemaking, ability to keep my house clean, etc. In the comments below, I’d love …