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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 […]

Last week I became overwhelmed, so I just stopped. I stopped caring, this is what I did instead.

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 […]