Three seemingly inconsequential words. Made in China. They’ve meant different things to me over the years. At first, those silver stickers on the bottom of inexpensive products reminded us of that rapidly growing nation across the Pacific and its manufacturing... Read More
Note: This post was written several years ago, and so the food prices are not current. I would guesstimate than in the almost three years since I wrote it, prices have gone up enough that I would need to spend... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Most people believe that welcoming a little bundle of joy into their life means parting with a big bundle of cash to get everything that little baby will need. From diapers and wipes, to clothes,... Read More
Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Buying meat at the store can be quite confusing. On top of having to choose a proper cut of meat to suit your needs, there are many grade labels that may add to the... Read More
Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer What is water kefir? Water kefir is a lacto-fermented beverage made with water kefir grains and sugar water. It is easy (and relatively quick) to make, and provides an abundance of probiotics to improve... Read More
Shelves stuffed full of beautiful envelopes that seem about to burst with potential. Page after glossy page of glorious looking, boldly colored vegetables. No wonder it's so hard to choose seeds for your garden with all the options out there! Beyond... Read More
[caption id="attachment_9084" align="alignnone" width="500"] Bone broth, meat and squash. The foods we seem to live on in the early stages of GAPS![/caption] Just today I was over at a friend's house and as I said "no thank you" to the... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Christmas is coming…soon! It’s a huge, commercial, and expensive holiday. Many families spend well over $1000, and some far more than that, on Christmas presents and paraphernalia every year. For families who are trying... Read More
With all that I've been learning over the past few years about toxic materials in my various pots, pans and muffin tins, it has been so refreshing to find a safe alternative that I love using! I've discovered that high-quality... Read More
Idyllic as it would be, most of us don't have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin... which... Read More
**Please note-- Although the coupon code was not working yesterday, it is definitely working now!!! Sorry for the inconvenience. Go ahead and grab your books at this great price!** If you've been eyeing the Healthy Snacks to Go ebook from... Read More
Photo by shaggyshoo I grew up in West Michigan where the local farmer’s market was always a highlight of the summer. Early on Saturday mornings my sisters and I would head to the market with mom to buy yummy, fresh,... Read More
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