Making do with what you have and learning to live on a tiny budget.

This is a season of frugality. I smell it on the crisp fall wind. We have had to tighten our belts due to zero savings and a smaller paycheck. It is much harder to rebuild a saving from scratch than to build one that is already plump. I’ve had to rethink money and reorganize the budget. But I’ve not wanted to get into poverty consciousness (this is a real thing) so I focus on beauty and simple luxuries. This entails decluttering junk, torn and stained items, broken things, and what does not make one feel good when looking at it … Continue reading Making do with what you have and learning to live on a tiny budget.

One Paycheck and A Housewife: Home economics on a small budget.

Living in Northern California on one income is not an easy task. It’s even harder to buy a home for the family with the escalating housing market and rents. How do you house a family, feed them well, and have a middle-class life on a lower working class budget? This ebook will be free today and tomorrow and then again next weekend starting Friday through Sunday. It is my experience and advice on living frugally. It is about learning to embrace and enjoy life with very little and that you can often find the truest meaning of life, fun, and … Continue reading One Paycheck and A Housewife: Home economics on a small budget.

Living on a food stamp budget.

    Times are tight right now with a small income and tiny grocery budget. But life has never been so good! I’ve never been happier. How could that be? I did a vlog on YouTube recently titled “Can being broke improve the quality of your life?”. The key to being broke and thriving is your mindset. If I turn it into a game, a big, fun challenge, I enjoy life. I become industrious and creative, I turn within and learn a lot about what I’m capable of doing with very little. I also learn to just be present and … Continue reading Living on a food stamp budget.

Housewife, writer, coffee drinker, and seeker of inner bliss.

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.