How to Save Money and Score Big At Garage Sales

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I love garage sales and our house is full of garage sale finds, bought for a song (sorry, no dance). Frugality is the topic of the month, and I happen to think that buying used is one of the most important strategies for saving money on a regular basis. Not only that, but you can’t get much greener than reusing something, saving it from the dump, and not needing to purchase a new item made with valuable resources (and complete with excess packaging). These are […]

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It, Part 2

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Yesterday I began by sharing about where I buy our meat, fish, eggs, dairy and fats. Today I’ll continue on, sharing the particulars of what I buy where. The goal isn’t to tell you that you should buy your foods just as I do, but rather to give you a detailed, inside look at how it works for one family, and to help inspire you as you seek out affordable sources of real food for your own family! Organic Grains and Flours At this point, […]

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It

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Today and tomorrow, I simply want to share where I buy what, the best prices I’ve found, and some of the excellent deals that help our family to be able to eat plenty of wholesome, real foods on a tight budget. This isn’t a “how-to” post necessarily, because most of you don’t live where I live or even eat all of the same things that we eat. Rather, I thought that by sharing some of the details of where and how I shop, it may […]

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Considering the Savings

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I’m definitely back in the saddle, doing a ton of preserving after a nice little mid-summer break. I went to my local produce market on Thursday afternoon and decided it was high time that I stock up on some of the wonderful, seasonal deals that were available and get my little tush back into the kitchen to put it all away for the winter! I started with this 20 lb box of pickling cucumbers. I bought a couple bundles of fresh dill to go along […]

Introducing my New Blog: Saving Naturally!

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At last, no more hints and secrets. My long awaited project is out in the open… I am so excited to finally announce my new blog, Saving Naturally! If you love natural and healthy living, and you love learning how to spend less money, then I think that you will LOVE my new site! Rather than tell you about it, I’d rather just show you. Why don’t you come on over and take a look?

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)

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Do you struggle with knowing how to balance the time and budget demands of making food for your family, with your desire to cook whole, nourishing and traditional foods? If so, you will love this new eCourse being offered by my dear friend Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet! It’s called “A Peasant’s Feast: Nourishing Food on a Budget“. Eating real food sounds great, right? But how do we fit it into our daily life? We want real food, but we also have real life schedules […]

Cook More Real Food: Take Inventory of Your Pantry

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Wondering what Cook More Real Food is all about? Learn more about this event that’s taking place here at Keeper of the Home over the course of the next several weeks! For those on Facebook, join over 185 other women and be a part of the event! Today we are tackling our pantries! I hope you’ll join us! Watch me as I clean out, re-organize and take inventory of all the food that’s in my own pantry! Are you ready to do it yourself? Here’s […]

Cook More Real Food Event: May 20th-June 12th

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I’ve been writing lots about saving money on a whole foods diet, especially around the launch of my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. Hearing about concepts that will help you to cook more from scratch, improve your diet and lighten up your grocery budget is a really good thing. Actually DOING those things and putting into practice what you’ve learned is even better. That’s why over the next 4 weeks, I will be running a special, practical series here at Keeper of […]