Challenge: Snow storm 2018

As discussed in previous posts I regularly do pantry challenges to keep up rotation, prevent expiration, and use up those odd ball items.  It challenges my creativity, beats back my sugar dragon, and is a kindness to my pocket book.  I call this challenge: The Snow Storm Challenge.  I was inspired several years ago by a … Continue reading Challenge: Snow storm 2018


Ways to Save: My Nana’s bar soap trick.

My Nana showed me this years ago and I still do it to this day.  In fact, when she passed in 2011 I kept all those little cheap eggs full of knee high stockings in her dresser to use for this purpose.  I'm set for life! It's pretty simple.  Take a knee high stocking (or … Continue reading Ways to Save: My Nana’s bar soap trick.

You CAN stock up! Being poor is expensive. I have a work around.

One of the adages that I hear a lot is: being poor is expensive.   One day my dad heard this and laughed because it sounded dumb to him.  I took a moment to explain a few examples where it rang very true. Costco.  Let's take an old favorite of mine now, toilet paper (heh).  Toilet … Continue reading You CAN stock up! Being poor is expensive. I have a work around.

Goodbye to Paper Products : Toilet Paper

I know.  Once upon a time I was grossed out too.  Hear me out, okay? This started as a thought nearly six years ago.  Not my thought, but my best friend came up with it.  She had her first child and was doing cloth diapering and wipes.  One day, after many times wiping her kid's … Continue reading Goodbye to Paper Products : Toilet Paper

Ways to save: Goodbye paper products!

When I bought my house in 2012 my budget became so tight I had to really come up with ways to save that were creative.  My mortgage was $100 a month more than expected due to issues I had with property taxes that took over a year to resolve.  My mortgage was roughly $500 when … Continue reading Ways to save: Goodbye paper products!

I manifested a Friheten.

About two weeks ago I  looked on and decided I wanted the Friheten couch.  My friend and I had planned on an Ikea trip in two days, so I would have the opportunity to mess around with it in person and make sure that I liked it. I'm a fan of getting to Ikea … Continue reading I manifested a Friheten.

What Wednesday – Buy Nothing Project

What Wednesday!  It's whatever I want it to be and today, What Wednesday is going to be about WHAT I have found helpful myself!  I'm going to post resources periodically that have helped me on my journey to FI and debt free and frankly more importantly: My journey to not being completely impoverished while disabled … Continue reading What Wednesday – Buy Nothing Project