Posts tagged with: Frugal Living

Printable Christmas Cards – An Affordable and Convenient Way to Send Holiday Greetings If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to send Christmas wishes this year you should consider printable Christmas cards. In contrast to pricier personalized Christmas cards, printable...
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My Walmart Grocery Pickup Review Okay, friends. I didn’t think they could do it, but Walmart convinced me to shop with them again. I stopped shopping at Walmart years ago because I found the shopping experience at other stores to...
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How to Buy Contact Lenses Without a Doctor’s Visit – A Simple Contacts Review It happened again. I ran out of contacts lenses before I could get an appointment with my eye doctor to renew my prescription. I’m a busy...
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How to Make a Homemade Sourdough Starter Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step...
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56 Free Homeschool Reading Resources Fortunately for homeschooling parents there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources! Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are so many online resources that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live...
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Free Homeschool Planning Printables Homeschool planning is one of the most fun, but most time-intensive parts of homeschooling, in my opinion. Some homeschool moms, like myself, love homeschool planning and some homeschool moms just want to get through it as...
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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons Several years ago extreme couponing was all the rage. Thankfully, most couponers I know today have a more moderate and balanced approach to couponing. As well, many former extreme couponers like...
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Delicious Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe There are few things more sensory-pleasing than biting into a slice of pizza, feeling the snap of the crisp crust as it gives way to a chewy interior, and tasting the delicious tang of sourdough....
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Is Real Plans Worth It? A Real Plans Review It’s no secret that I love meal plans. If I wasn’t committed to meal planning feeding my family a healthy diet would be a lot more expensive. In fact, having a...
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Low carb lettuce wraps are a versatile way to have a delicious low-carb, keto-friendly dinner the whole family will love. Low Carb Lettuce Wrap Recipes My family loves tacos, but after months and months of Taco Tuesday, we got a...
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How to Make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) When I was on a grain free diet I missed the comfort I got from a plate of buttery or saucy noodles.  When I first discovered zucchini noodles I was thrilled. I quickly found...
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How to Stretch a Whole Chicken Into Seven Meals One question I often get from friends, family, and readers is “Is there any way to make a real food diet more affordable?” Of course there is! I’ve written about how...
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Amazon Subscribe and Save Make Real Food Affordable Real food has a reputation for being pricey. Although I’ve seen the prices of real, healthy food go down over the past few years I’ve found ways to afford my real food...
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Eggplant Mini Pizzas Recipe Although my family follows a traditional, Weston A. Price diet at home, we often eat grain free.  Properly preparing grains takes a lot of time and none of us feels best when we consume too much...
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It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping.  In fact, I plan way ahead to get my kids’ Christmas gifts for free. Fortunately, it’s easy to do and anyone who has a computer or smartphone, or grocery shops...
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Easy, Tender Cube Steak Recipe Cube steaks are one of the most frugal cuts of beef. They make a wonderful dinner for a family on a budget. They are versatile and can be grilled, baked, or pan fried with ease....
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Naturally When I began my Real Food journey my kitchen was filled with fermented foods, lots of fruits and veggies, and, of course, a countertop compost pail. All of those things are a...
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How much is your cable bill each month? Do you really watch $50-200 worth of TV? If you’re ready to cut the cord on cable and get rid of the unnecessary expense, like my family did, read on to find out...
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Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread recipe....
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My Five Favorite Frugal Living YouTube Channels Recently I posted a list of my 10 favorite YouTube moms. When I have time, I love to watch the great content these moms create to show us how they live their lives and...
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How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not a good...
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How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more...
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How to Eat Real Food on a Budget Have you given up on a healthier diet for you and your family because of the cost of whole, organic foods?  I understand how you feel.  I once believed that truly nutritious foods...
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat....
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How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time...
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Can You Afford to be a Stay-at-Home Parent? When I was pregnant with my first child, I probably googled this question on a weekly basis looking for confirming information about how a single-income family could live comfortably.  This question was...
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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Hey, busy parents!  I understand your struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table when you’re just trying to survive day to day in the busy seasons of your life.  When you need real food...
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Blossom Cup Review Recently I was given the opportunity to try a Blossom Cup.  I was hesitant at first because, well, I’ve never used a menstrual cup before and frankly, I thought of them as something used by my friends who...
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5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Mom Before I had children everyone told me the news:  Babies are hard work!  Who hasn’t heard that little news flash, right?  But, what no one was able to tell me...
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