frugality

How to Be a Homesteader Without a Homestead

How to Be a Homesteader When You Don’t Have a Homestead Yes, it can be done. I often hear the lament of folks who yearn for the homesteading lifestyle. “I can’t afford the land“, they exclaim.  A valid point.  It may take years of saving to afford that sweet piece of land.  Meanwhile, you are…

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Life-Giving Linen Cloths

Life-Giving Linen Cloths Five years ago I began to discover a whole new way of living.  It’s a way of living that contributes to the health of the planet as well as my own health.  It involves thinking about the life cycle of everything I buy.  It makes me happy and I feel clean. When…

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Discovering The Tightwad Gazette

A Review of Amy Dacyczyn’s THE TIGHTWAD GAZETTE Fans of frugal living have all heard of Amy Dacyczyn, right?  She is a legend amongst the thrifty set and I love this woman. From 1991 to 1996 she published a newsletter about frugal living called The Tightwad Gazette. It included articles written by Amy and her…

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Whole-Food Plant-Based on a Budget: Week Two

Whole-Foods Plant-Based Eating on a Budget:  Week 2 Week One went well.  I stuck to the meal plan, didn’t buy anything extra, and ate some yummy, yummy foods.  I’ve been eating heaping bowls of soups and stews at each meal  – pretty much stuffing myself without overeating.  I’m feeling nourished and satisfied. This diet includes…

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