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
Source: 5 Reasons I Love Thrift Shopping
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
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 wate… Source: 11 Ways We Save Water and Money