Eat Well, Spend Less: Grocery Shopping When You Live in the Boonies

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget. Our family shoots for a grocery budget of $100-125 a week, including household items, diapers and other personal care products. Out of…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Dozens of Frugal Recipes and Tips

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget. On Monday, I posted my favorite frugal (and easy!) meals. If you're looking for more inspiration, be sure to read through the…

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Growing Your Own Food: Marigolds and Strawberries

Last weekend we picked up two marigolds and eight everbearing strawberry plants and planted them in the front row of the table top garden. Getting them planted reminded me that I really, really like playing in the dirt! Gardening and hanging clothes on the line leave me with the same peaceful, content feeling, especially when…

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Growing Your Own Food: Planning a Tabletop Garden

Planning a Tabletop Garden This is the year that I am planning a tabletop garden. I am determined to grow at least a small portion of our produce this summer. I've tried and failed several years in a row for one reason or another, but this is the year. I can feel it. To make…

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Organize Your Grocery List with These Free Printable Shopping Lists

One of the first printables I ever made was a set of shopping lists that I shared with the Deal Seeking Mom readers. I always make my shopping list by aisle (and now Plan to Eat does this for me automatically – woohoo!), and this printable provides the perfect framework for doing that, plus I've…

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