My Top Emergency Preparation, Homesteading and Simple Living Books for 2017

In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]

Clean and Toxin Free in the New Year…for Free?

It is no secret around here that I absolutely adore two things; non-toxic and all natural products that won't harm my own body or my family and a killer deal. Finding the two things together though can be super hard. Until today that is. Right now, I've got a fantastic deal for … [Read more...]

200+ Things You Can Stop Buying and Make Homemade

As we rapidly head into the end of a one year and welcome a new year, a lot of us are going to be looking for new ways to save money in our family budgets. One of the best ways to save money is to stop buying and start making what you can. Back in 2014, when my family got into … [Read more...]

Homemade Hand Soap with Cypress and White Fir Scent

Sometimes, making your own products might not be cheaper, but they will almost always be healthier for you and your family. For my family, we didn't have much choice in making the change from buying everything at the store and getting to the point where we could stop buying and … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact … [Read more...]

DIY Castile Soap Laundry Detergent

I love making homemade cleaning supplies. That should be pretty evident by now but I mean it. I really do. There's just something about knowing that I am keeping my home clean and tidy without using a ton of harsh chemicals. Plus? Homemade cleaning supplies are so much cheaper … [Read more...]

DIY Window Cleaner – All Natural Homemade Cleaning Supplies

Are you looking for ways to save money? If so, are you certain that you've looked for every single way possible? We do up to and including making things ourselves instead of buying them. While some people are on board with making their own homemade cleaning supplies or homemade … [Read more...]

30 (More) Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Too!)

If you haven't noticed, I don't like spending money. I may work from home, but I work incredibly hard for the money that I have which means that I want to keep as much of it as possible. There's a reason that I am so particular about which bank I keep my savings in and where I … [Read more...]

Natural Cleaners – Homemade Orange Oil Cleaner

I love oranges. They're one of my favorite snacks and anything orange scented is on the top of my smelly good stuffs list. Aside from smelling and tasting great, oranges are fantastic to use as natural cleaners. Obviously you don't want to be whipping out an orange and scrubbing … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Cleaning Wipes

So I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels and we still use them … [Read more...]