How A Family of Five Happily Thrives on Less Than $1000 Per Month

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  • Printer Ink Refill Kits Save Money
    on Jul 28, 2010 in Office
    We have a Canon all-in-one printer.The ink cartridges are $20. That's some of the cheapest ink out there. Some companies seem to make the ink more expensive than the printer.Dan is in college and I put together a lot of our homeschooling material. We...
  • For My Readers
    on Mar 5, 2010
    As many of you know, I shut down this blog, as it was no longer fun for me.Upon request, I am putting it back up as an archive so that people can find recipes and whatever other information they were looking to implement.I will no longer be posting h...
  • The Contest - Results
    on Feb 28, 2010
    The poll for the contest closed on Friday, with entry #1 way in the lead. Entry #1 was amazing, really, and Nicole H., who submitted it, clearly put a lot of work into it and deserves the $25 Amazon giftcard I sent her yesterday.However, I wrote in t...
  • Toy and Clothes Hammocks
    on Feb 27, 2010 in Organization
    We used to own one of these. We got it at Walmart and put stuffed animals in it. When we moved, we didn't take it with is, but we've recreated the effect in a few places. You can do a hammock type shelf on a flat wall, like I do in my bedroom to hold...
  • How did you meet your husband?
    on Feb 26, 2010 in Marriage
    This is part of FAQ Friday. If you have a question you would like for me to answer, please submit them on the FAQ page.Question How did you meet your husband? Answer First, I'd like to say, I love FAQ Friday. A lot of times, it is a fun excuse for me...
  • TV Time
    on Feb 25, 2010 in Marriage Entertainment Kids
    TV time or the lack thereof is something all parents have to consider. I'm going to share what works for our family and how we decided to do it this way.Before we got married, Dan watched several hours of TV per day. I had the potential to do the sam...
  • Why I Do What I Do
    on Feb 24, 2010 in Choices
    Who is one dimensional?Frugal people are not.Frugal people are stereotyped as going way out of there way to save a nickel. Although this is sometimes the case, this is rarely the only cause for going out of ones way.Sometimes, going out of one's way...
  • The Contest
    on Feb 23, 2010
    I was completely overwhelmed with the response I got when I asked for submissions to redo my boys' room. I got 41 entries, with the final one rolling in around 4:00 AM this morning. I had a very difficult decision paring it down to just five. Everyon...
  • Sprouted Rice "Oatmeal"
    on Feb 22, 2010 in Sprouting
    After I wrote about oatmeal a while back, I did a little bit more research on the topic. Oatmeal is one of the grains with the highest level of phytic acid content. Phytic acid blocks the absorption of nutrients. I couldn't find a definitive answer t...
  • Review: Fresh Food From Small Spaces by R. J. Ruppenthal
    on Feb 21, 2010 in Book Review
    I know that many of you, like Dan and I, have the dream of owning your own land and growing much of your own food. Like me, you just aren't there yet and you want to take steps to get closer. This book was a huge jump for me.When I saw the subtitle,...
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