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Welcome to our life. It is filled with coffee, homeschooling, bread baking in the oven, and attempting to grow as much of our food as possible in a small backyard. I love being a housewife and work daily to work under one small income that keeps shrinking. Despite the budget cuts as of lately, I meet the challenge with gusto and creativity. The simple and frugal life offers so many joys and opportunities that it is one to embrace and not take for granted or wish for something else. I am also an author of many homemaking books and fiction … Continue reading Housewife, writer, coffee drinker, and seeker of inner bliss.
For those of you wanting to do some farming but live in the city or suburbia, let me share this mini-documentary that will inspire you to get that chicken and plant that lettuce! Continue reading Urban homesteading inspiration.
Recently we have had some budgeting changes. And it wasn’t a budget increase for our little home. The gas station sold and a new King arrived with tighter purse strings. It didn’t help that the city began rebuilding the whole bridge right in front of the station. The king is worried and laments to Bali often. Oh, well, we have been here before and we are prepared. The paychecks are a bit smaller and there is the question of whether this new owner will keep the highest paid servant or not. Fortunately, many of our household entertainment such as the … Continue reading Finding an extremely healthy lifestyle in a tiny budget.
Come with me on a tour of our home and how we live on a very small one income. I have tips and advice that will stretch the dollar but you won’t even feel it. Continue reading What a cheap and frugal life looks like.