10 Ways to frugally build and maintain a backyard homestead in the middle of the city.

10 Ways to save money Backyard Homesteading

“I don’t want the bland tasting veggies from the store after being spoiled with FREE produce from my own garden.”   Last fall I started hearing about the backyard homesteading trend. I figured it was some new hippy phase. A lifestyle of eschewing modern conveniences and living in a tent in the backyard. I apologize to anyone I ever […]

Sick of the choices at the store but don't have a lot of time to spend sewing? I made my own curtains in under and hour and for under $10. A great choice for anyone who wants something custom and easy!

Easy DIY curtains for under $10

I wanted to update my daughters room, but I don’t have a lot of money to spend around the house. Looking around the store, I wasn’t happy with their selection of curtains. Anything I actually liked was upwards of $10 per panel. $40 is two weeks worth of groceries for us, there was no way I could spend […]

I stopped caring three weeks ago, and it has changed my life. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

Why I stopped caring

“…one day she won’t need me anymore” Three weeks ago I found myself in a very dark place, I was exhausted and pretty worn out with life in general. I had three days worth of laundry sitting in the living room and a burning desire to just throw it all out. My kids were acting […]

Are you guilty of saying these 10 things to a mom? Or have you had someone try to give you some "advice" that you really didn't want, or need? See a list of the 10 worst things to say to a mom. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

‘Helpful’ advice no mom wants to hear

This weekend was our bi-monthly grocery shopping trip. While in the store I was observing other mothers and noticed a trend of “helpful” advice that other people like to give. Here are some of the “best” that I personally have experienced: 1. “If my kids acted like that, they would have been spanked.” Thank you for that wonderful insight, […]

Building Better Garden Beds for only the cost of the nails. How to grow your own food without spending a small frotune first to build your garden. www.fashionablyfrugal.net

Building a raised garden

I have very little time, less than enough for dealing with a new garden. Not with breaking the sod and dealing with weeds that always threaten to take over. While growing up, my mother had an enormous garden with asparagus, strawberries, and raspberries, everything else was weeds. Only the durable plants that came back year after […]