How to Dry Clothes Outdoors in Small Spaces

How to Dry Clothes Outdoors in Small Spaces

Do you want to hang your clothes to dry outside but don't have the yard space for a clothesline? We have the solution to drying clothes outdoors in small spaces! I love the fresh, clean smell of clothes hung to dry outside in the summertime. Not only do the clothes smell nice, it saves energy by not using the electric dryer in the house. One of my favorite things about … [Read more...]

Sckoon Cup for an Eco-friendly Period

Using a Sckoon Cup for an Eco-friendly Period

I've been hearing about menstrual cups for a couple years now. I was intrigued but not quite sure if it was for me. I'm one of those mamas who loves cloth menstrual pads. But there are times when wearing a cloth pad is really inconvenient: when I want to go swimming, camping, and hiking. Then one of my good friends who lives part of the year off grid in a tipi told me that she … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

Three Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets without using toxic killing spray

A few years ago I wrote a post about getting rid of wasps and hornets naturally.  Since then, we actually figured out a few more ways to not use toxic killing spray to get rid of problem wasps and hornets. Today we're going to share three ways that actually work to naturally get rid of wasps and hornets. I'm a nature loving mama and usually the type to capture a bug we … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Use Less Paper Products at Home

Using less paper products at home is a great way to save money and live more eco-friendly. We began doing all of these things in the last couple years. I'm amazed at how making these changes has greatly reduced the amount of paper waste we throw out. Plus I'm spending less money at the grocery store by not buying as many disposable paper products. We're living more eco-friendly … [Read more...]

Living Rural and Eating Healthy on a Tight Budget

Welcome to the October 2012 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Ethical Shopping Choices This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our members have written posts about how they make purchasing choices. ----- I’ve always been a frugal shopper and strive … [Read more...]

Women in Hunting Series Part 2: Why You Should Hunt and Wild Harvest Your Own Meat

I mentioned in the first post in this series that many people are surprised to find out that I hunt. I actually love to hunt, it is one of my favorite things to do outdoors and something I look forward to every fall. Every summer we count down the days until archery season opens in early September. We typically don’t plan any meetings or events on weekends from September … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Buy Local and a Buy Local Cash Giveaway

Buying local is something that is near and dear to my heart. After working my first season as a vender at our local market this last summer, I can honestly say that I am extremely grateful for the folks who shopped at our local market. When they made a purchase at our stand, it helped to support our family. I was thrilled when I found out I had the opportunity to share a … [Read more...]

How to Get New Things Without Spending a Dime: Barter and Trade

These days since I'm more of a stay at home/work from home mama, money is a lot tighter than last year when I was working full time. I've been enjoying the challenge of finding ways to save money, live more frugally and be creative about how I get new things for our family.One of my favorite ways to acquire things is to barter and trade. Back in my college days I used to barter … [Read more...]