Why we want to be homesteaders

I grew up in your typical sidewalk lined residential neighborhood.  It had shortcuts through peoples backyards and a small store on the corner.  My best childhood pal didn’t have a phone, so to see if she was home I had to walk down the block and knock on her door.  (This was the early 90’s …

My tips for exercising in the winter cold

The winter has been pretty mild here in Connecticut this year.  In fact we’ve had quite a few unseasonably warm days where it has gotten into the 50s, and one day it even hit 60.  It’s easy to get out and exercise on days like that, but lets face it, there are still two solid …

Easy chemical free all purpose cleaner

When I began looking for alternative spray cleaners I noticed a lot of them were made with a vinegar base. I started experimenting with store bought vinegar based cleaners and I must say there are a lot of good options out there.  However most of them smelled too strong for me.  Let’s face it, I’m …

The 3 best natural laundry detergents {and why you should switch}

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10 money saving ideas for the holidays

  Do you always feel crunched during the holidays?  Every year I try to plan ahead but somehow I always find myself waiting until the last minute and then wishing I had thought about buying gifts three months earlier. That’s not to mention how I am somehow always tight on cash during the holidays.  Sigh. …

The hidden costs in buying a home – what you should know 

Getting a mortgage is a bit more complicated than realtors and mortgage companies make it seem. I purchased my first home in 2010 with my brother- a condo that he and his girlfriend are currently living in.  While going through that process I could not believe how much goes into buying a home.  I was …

10% off Ready to Grow products from Back to the Roots

The holidays are fast approaching so I’ve partnered with Back to the Roots to offer my readers a 10% off coupon code on select products.  The Ready to Grow products are not only for the holidays though, these innovative garden kits make a great anytime gift for everyone, yourself included! If you are new to …

Follow me on Bloglovin’!

I just joined bloglovin, a great website that introduces you to bloggers that write about the topics you are interested in. I figured it was a good start to get my name out there. Here’s the link to follow me on there if you create a bloglovin account. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Happy following!