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Month: April 2015

18 Ways To Save (And Make!) Money Homesteading

18 Ways To Save (And Make!) Money Homesteading

Homesteading is not cheap. It can be done frugally, but at some point, you have to open up your wallet. You need equipment, feed, fencing, coops, hutches, and so on. However, you can minimize your costs or prevent future costs by being proactive. You can also make a little money homesteading if you wish. I want to help you save money and maybe make money homesteading. My goal in life is to save money and help others do the same….

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Save Your Back and Arms By Sharpening Your Garden Tools!

Save Your Back and Arms By Sharpening Your Garden Tools!

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your garden is to sharpen the tools that you use in the garden. Planting becomes easier with a sharp trowel. Weeding becomes easier with a sharp hoe. Harvesting becomes easier with a sharp knife. Life is easier with sharp tools. And I may not just mean garden tools on that one.  However, today we are talking about garden tools. You can sharpen your tools in many ways. I have…

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10 Frugal Ideas To Get Outside and Have Fun!

10 Frugal Ideas To Get Outside and Have Fun!

The weather is beautiful this week in Iowa! I feel like Spring is actually here and I want to play outside!  Homesteading, no matter where you are and how you do it, is a lot of work. Homesteading is a lot of work, especially in the Spring! However, Spring is a time to lighten up and soak in the sunlight we have been missing all Winter (or at least I have!).  This week’s challenge? Get outside and have some fun!…

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Nine Ways Food Is Money (And Better Than Money!)

Nine Ways Food Is Money (And Better Than Money!)

From reading many preparedness articles and listening to what other people have to say, I am continually amazed by how many people do not make food storage a priority. Whether you have food storage, the ability to grow and preserve food, hunt or forage for food, or any kind of resupply plan, you have something better than money. In fact, I have seen an upswing in articles talking about holding on to your money in case of emergencies. Sometimes that…

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Want to Save Money? Lose The Emails That Help You Part From Your Money!

Want to Save Money? Lose The Emails That Help You Part From Your Money!

In my 13 Ways to Save Money post, the first point I made was unsubscribing to emails and blogs that encourage you to part with your money. Those websites seem so innocent because they offer free items, point out great deals, help you with stacking coupons with deals, and steer you towards other sites that need your money. They seem so great and helpful. And heaven help me, I love them!The temptation to spend money comes in many forms. I…

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April 2015 Goals Update

April 2015 Goals Update

March was a whirlwind. Between the illnesses and busyness, we did the best we could. We probably ate out too many times, but life is like that sometimes. A tax refund helped cover that cost!  My Goals For 2015 1. Clean, de-clutter, paint, re-carpet, fix ceiling,  and organize Paige’s room. This room is an unorganized disaster that needs some serious help. Plus she is at that age where she is growing out of everything: clothes, toys, books, etc. We are…

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