Homemade Bread Crumbs

Call me a cheapskate, but why spend money on those store bought dry bread crumbs, when you can MAKE your own without spending a dime?? First you just start saving the scraps of bread at your house. You know, the heels of the bread no one will eat, that one extra hot dog bun, leftover […]

Harvest Time!

It doesn’t seem that long since we first planted the garden. Here is what it looked like then. Here is a look at what we’ve gotten out of our garden this past week(except the radishes came from our neighbors!): I see lots of fresh veggie sides in our very near future!This post is also linked […]


We harvested our first vegetables from our garden! We got three zucchini, a small handful of sugar snap peas, and some green beans! We’ve already made some zucchini muffins, but more good eatin’ is to be had very soon! (peas) (zucchini) (squash) (beans) This post also listed at Smockity Frocks

Trade Your Books!

Just a quick post to let you all know about a great website that I just discovered. I am probably WAY behind the game on this one, and most people may already know about it, but I’m going to share anyway just in case some of you are not privy to it like me! It […]

Money Secrets of the Amish

I am all about saving money and finding ways to make things stretch further than average Joe thinks it can. ALL about IT! It is a absolute and definitive part of our life in order for me to stay at home and homeschool our children. I always lend an open ear to new tips or […]

12 Step Program and Great Deals

Hello. My name is Dusty and I…am an Ebayaholic. Yes, I admit it. I get a surge of adrenaline each and every time I win an auction or find an amazing deal. I get a kick out of waiting until the last second to post a bid $.05 more than my competitor so that I […]

Hair Accessory Organization

Months ago, I saw this neat idea in Family Fun magazine and cut it out so that I can try it. Gabriella is the Queen of Headbands (not to mention hairties and hair clippies) and our bathroom was slowly being taken over by the sheer accumulation of hair accessories for her. I tried several ways […]

What I Didn’t Need (A Guide to the Baby Items that are NOT Really that Necessary)

When you are a first time mom, vialis 40mg the minute that you discover you are expecting you are bombarded with lists upon lists of “must-haves.” Most of us jump on the advertisement bandwagon because we are so excited about our little new bundles of joy that we simply cannot contain ourselves. Nine months later, […]

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s that time of year again! As a city transplant in a very rural area, cialis gardening is a relatively new experience for me. Prior to last year, if I wanted a fresh fruit or vegetable, off to the grocery store I went! Alec grew up gardening and hunting and drawing much of the family’s […]

99 Ways to Stretch Your Home Budget

Who doesn’t need help cutting costs and saving money with the economy in such upheaval? I know that I definitely do, especially with Hubs’ recent job loss and subsequent pay cut. With two children, and now one on the way(!), we are constantly looking for ways to stretch our dollar further. Cheri Gillard shares 99 […]