I am a bibliophile; there is no getting around it. I have a lifelong dream of reading every book I want before I pass. I grew up at the library, as did my older children and I am raising my toddler in much the same fashion. We visit libraries often and try to utilize all… Continue reading Items I Get Free through my Public Library
There’s the thrill of the hunt; the unexpected surprise and the admiration I receive from friends and family members for spying out such great bargains. I know that I shouldn’t desire accolades from fellow, fallen humans, but it feels good to be good at SOMETHING and to be commended for it. I feel like there… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Love Thrift Shopping
My eldest keeps pestering me about purchasing nine hundred dog poop collection bags on Amazon. “They’re only 14 bucks!” I have yet to relent. I have several reasons why I have continued to discourage this purchase: 1) It is a running joke in our house that Midnight poops a lot; 2) I hate plastic and… Continue reading Doggie Bags (Not the Restaurant Kind)
There are generally three sizes of plastic store bags: (The kind you are given by the store with handles in which they pack your purchases). The large ones (think the ones you have to request at … Source: Reusing Plastic Bags From the Store
Sorry to have been away for the past seven weeks. I had surgery on the gall bladder at the first of the year. Then, just this week, we suffered a miscarriage. I am hoping to resume posting several times a week in the very near future.
I’m not one of those lactivists, but I might turn into one someday. However, I do have a number of years nursing under my proverbial belt. We are on an extremely tight food budget ($200/mo. for 6 people and a pit bull), plus we need some type of cushion so we can help my mother-in-law… Continue reading Full-Term Breastfeeding, Saving Us Thousands
I grew up in a house whose water was drawn from a well. That fact instilled fear and panic in both my mother and paternal grandmother, but made more me conscious than the average person about water usage. It also gave me an appreciation for the clean, lifesaving substance which emanates from most of our… Continue reading 11 Ways We Save Water and Money