Quick way to set up a pantry for scratch cooking.

Frugal living is living under your means. It is exchanging one expense for another that might create a higher quality of life, not getting rid of all the fun things in life. It is learning the craft of living simply in order to have more of what makes life truly delicious and luxurious. One way to save a huge amount of your monthly income is to learn to shop and cook differently. I did a Jumpstart Frugal vlog recently about extreme ways to start living under your means. This goes with it perfectly. I love working from cookbooks that help … Continue reading Quick way to set up a pantry for scratch cooking.

The Lazy and Cheap Housewife.

  Free all week!  Great little book to get started on a simpler and more frugal life.  The title is deceiving because this isn’t really about being cheap or lazy, it’s about creating a life for your family and as a homemaker that is easy on all of you, peaceful and relaxed.  It’s also filled with ideas to begin a frugal and thrifty life which will also create peace and happiness in the family home. If you find this book only begins to peak your enthusiasm for a different lifestyle go on to my The Homemade Housewife that is literally packed … Continue reading The Lazy and Cheap Housewife.

Simple ideas for homemaking, becoming frugal and how it improves the quality of a families life.

  My family and I live very differently from the average American.  We are a multicultural and interracial marriage for one.  We are fairly new to accepting and claiming ourselves to be Christians with old Christian hearts that have been in the making for years.  We live a very old-fashioned and frugal lifestyle.  We also do not do drugs, smoke or drink (well, the husband does once in a blue moon and he seems to make up for lost time when he does).  This alone saves a ton of money.  I know because I used to do all sorts of … Continue reading Simple ideas for homemaking, becoming frugal and how it improves the quality of a families life.