No Air Conditioning: In Which I Remember How Much I Love Alaska

| June 3, 2011

I’ll be honest. I’m a wimp when it comes to the heat. I grew up in Alaska where the spiders are skinny and anemic little guys, snakes do not exist and the summers are beautifully reasonable and worth the wait of the long winter. Sigh. I sure miss that place.  Now that we live in the […]

Off Grid Livin’

| March 23, 2011

Here is a great post by Vicki West (of Homestead Blessings ) on thriving without electricity: In the recent past we have been frequently asked the question, “how do you actually live without electricity?” In response to those who asked and to any of you who may be also wondering, here is our answer.   We […]

Putting the “Make” in Homemaker

| March 15, 2011

Here is an amazing website for those of you (like me) with Pottery Barn taste on a realistic budget.  Ana White is a homemaker who offers a huge assortment of free (relatively) simple plans and how-to tips for building your own Pricey Catalog inspired furniture.  You’ll find plans for beds of all sizes, nightstands, tables, bookshelves, desks […]

Book Review: The Penny Pantry

| August 22, 2010

Here is a brand new e-book by homeschooling mother of 8, Bethany Vaughn. At 75 pages long The Penny Pantry is packed with information on how to drastically slash your grocery bill  while stocking a large pantry. The book is well laid out and covers a range of ways to reduce spending from couponing (which […]