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.

Coffee with Kate.

Please join me on my YouTube Channel.  I love it over there and post almost daily with everything on frugal living, weight loss, being vegan, zero spending months, homemaking, homeschooling, anything to do with home economics, cooking, cleaning, being a housewife and writer, parenting, and spiritual food for the soul. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCocnOOOqmDAk1qBGn5AZd-g?view_as=subscriber Here is a video from the other day. Continue reading Coffee with Kate.

Staying inspired to accomplish your New Years goals.

……………………….   We are well into the New Year and by the time this post, many will have fallen off the New Years Resolution wagon.  I used to be one of those many. But then I learned the art of setting and achieving goals.  I am learning the art of manifesting realistically. The trick is to be rational and live in real time, real life.  Why do so many fail?  Because they set too many goals, too big of goals, and when they try to manifest they go for the castle and a bag of gold while living in a shack … Continue reading Staying inspired to accomplish your New Years goals.

The best homemade laundry detergent ever! A no spend year update and money saving tips.

We are now a few weeks into the no spend year and plant-based eating lifestyle and doing very well.  I’m having some moods and a half but that is to be expected when one makes big shifts in the body, life, and mind.  I’m curing myself with a huge break in my writing career except for the occasional blog and vlog.  I even took down my desk in the living room as an act of commitment to simplifying life again.  I’m currently attempting The Course in Miracles after finding Gabrielle Bernstein on YouTube and then being led down the rabbit … Continue reading The best homemade laundry detergent ever! A no spend year update and money saving tips.

How a family of 5 can make it on one small income.

How does a family of three adults and two children, two dogs, a cat, and 5 hens, make it on one gas station manager’s salary?  How about if they live in Northern California where a house cost an average of $600K in some areas and $350K in less expensive areas? Now, we don’t live in a city or the bay area.  I used to when I was single and it was long ago when it was still affordable.  I don’t think it would be possible today.  The housing market is at an all-time high…again, and rents have skyrocketed as well.  … Continue reading How a family of 5 can make it on one small income.

Finding God in this world.

A journey to create a faith and spiritual practice that brings Spirit fully into one’s life. Thoughts on society, why it’s such a mess and solutions to heal the root of the issues out there.  I explore addictions, poverty, and how to overcome both.  And I talk about ways to create a wholesome lifestyle that is joyous and full of peace. These are my personal thoughts on God, how to grow in  Spirit, have an incredible life and thrive with the tools we find in the Bible.  It is an exploration of many religious and spiritual practices and being open … Continue reading Finding God in this world.