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17+ Things We Don’t Pay For

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Christmas is behind us and we’ve welcomed in the New Year.

Almost two weeks into it, conversations, both online and in real life, seem to revolve around our New Year’s Resolutions.

The most common seem to be getting healthier and saving money.

For a few healthy recipes, check out my white chicken chili, cinnamon skillet apples, & oatmeal cookies.

When it comes to saving money, we often underestimate how the little things can add up over the years. While each one of these may result in savings as small as a few pennies, many can be significantly more. Over time, they can really add up.

If you’re having trouble making ends meet, or need a little help reaching that financial goal, consider giving up one, a few, or all of these expenses. Continue reading →

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How To Stretch Buttermilk

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I use a lot of buttermilk!

While I don’t drink it, it’s my favorite milk for all baked products. I use it for pancakes, waffles, muffins, scones, cakes, etc. I also use it in my Buttery, Caramel-ly Pancake Sauce and my Homemade Hamburger (or Hot Dog) Buns.

If I were to buy buttermilk from the store and use it in my recipes, as is, it would not be a very frugal option for my family. However, I have found a buttermilk hack! Continue reading →

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Thoughts On Stewardship

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that most American families have been impacted by the recent economic downturn. Some of us have felt the impact more than others, but I would imagine that no matter where you find yourself on the spectrum, you could always use a tip or two to help you save a buck or two.

Since moving from city life to the country life 8 years ago, I have learned to be much more self-sufficient around the home simply because I don’t have the city conveniences around me. While this has taught me many valuable skills, it has also shown me how much money can be saved when we put forth a little (or a lot!) more effort. Continue reading →