Jan 022014
 
Antibacterial equals anti-healthy in soaps

For a long time I have chuckled every time I saw a bottle of hand sanitizer.  For a while, everywhere you looked, you saw a bottle of it… On desks, in work cubicles, on coffee tables, and laying on the front seat of half of the cars you saw. I think I decided that the height of the paranoia was when the entrance to

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Nov 272011
 
Homesteader types...a perfect scammer's target

Folks, homesteading is not quick or easy. It takes hard work and a bit of time to get a successful homestead up and running, and to become as self-sufficient as you want it to be. It is not quick or easy, but it can be done frugally, if a part of your frugal planning is to educate yourself on any ideas and products before spending money on what turns out to be a scam.

Y’all have a good…and frugal…day, and remember…

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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Jul 162011
 
Breaking the materialism habit...a basic homesteading requirement

Shopping with a list will often curb materialistic, impulse buying. Knowing what you need and planning to buy only those things will go far in helping you fight this battle. For example, I know that in my case my grocery shopping forays tend to be about 25% more expensive when I don’t have a list than when I do.

Caveat: This only works when you actually follow the list. Picking up that extra half-gallon of ice cream that is not on the list, just because it is a yummy looking new flavor that looks SO GOOD, is bad for your budget…and your waistline.

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Jun 282011
 
Gardening in a bucket…growing plants upside-down.  Part 1, making the planter

Do you have a hard time finding a good spot to garden? Is your yard too shady? Do you live in a apartment and want to avoid evection for digging up open spaces for your veggies?

Well…you might try gardening in a bucket. Give your vegetables a unique look at the world…let them grow upside down!

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