This is a completely unplanned, unexpected post. Why? Because this blog has been collecting cobwebs for a few years. I am amazed at how much traffic this blog has gotten even while being 100% unattended.
The good news is: I'm considering dusting it off & jumping back in to helping people live large on a tiny budget.
So! It's time for you to call the shots! Tell me whatcha want!
What types of questions do you have about saving money? What do you want to learn how to do? Are you looking for free printables to help keep your progress on track?
Holler at me! :) I'll see what I can do to help equip you to achieve your wildest dreams.
For any of you who may be interested...the photo shares a glimpse of what I've been up to for the past 5 years. We moved from Las Vegas, NV to central Alabama to build a farm & learn to grow our own food. We love empowering & educating folks about the healing properties of healthy foods. And, YES, we did all this while still followi…
Woo-Hoo! Here it is. The actual menu list! Here are 11 meals that we have recently eaten by combining our random sale items & the items we have stockpiled. Our (semi-picky, but not too bad) family of 6 enjoyed them all. :)
(If you missed post #3 in this series, it lists our "random sale items" for a couple of weeks. It'll explain why we used which fresh ingredients we used.)
1) We had Mediterranean Night with grilled chicken thighs marinated in oregano, garlic & lemon juice. I made a Lebanese cabbage salad using the cabbage & lemon juice. We threw it all together with pita, hummus & tabouleh. The girls begged to eat that way more often. We felt full, but healthy. (Next time, we'll have some couscous from my stockpile.)
2) We cooked a whole chicken in the pressure cooker with the carrots, onions & lemons. I cooked some rice from my stockpile. This process also made a ton of delicious chicken stock that I froze into small portions for later u…
Congratulations! You've decided to take control of your grocery budget and your food waste! Now what?
Step 1: Gird Your Loins
I know that's something only Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" would say, but we need to do it. In other words, you need to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for what this upcoming month will be like. Embrace the fact that this will be worth it! But, in the meantime, we will not have access to convenience, laziness, or constantly feeding every craving that comes our way. And it's OK. It will just take some getting used to and some planning. The pile of cash at the end of the month is gonna be sah-WEET!
Step 2: Rally The Troops
If you have a family, do this however and whenever you think is best. Find a time when your husband is in a good mood...OR when he's really frustrated with not having enough money. This could be the answer he's been looking for.
When approaching this subject with my kids, I framed it as a fun challen…