Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. There really is no debate on which you should choose. There are somethings are safe to water bath can but everything can be pressure canned. Why can't I water bath can low acid foods? My grandma … Continue reading Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

Switching to Infused Oils

I have been doing research on essential oils vs infused oils a lot lately. I have come across several websites, one in particular that has inspired me, that explain the difference. There is also the cost involved in obtaining either one. I primarily use them when I am making homemade soaps, lotions, and other similar … Continue reading Switching to Infused Oils

Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Recently I have been working on becoming a better couponer. There are a few things that I have learned through discussions with others and from my own experiences that I want to share with you all. Definitely match up ads, load digital coupons and use manufacturers' coupons. You never know some stores will allow you … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Coupon Secrets

Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

The third part in this series we will discuss building a stock pile of meats. I do realize that some of my readers do not eat meat, for a variety of reasons, this isn't a discuss about why or why not one should eat meat. It is a way to save money by buying in … Continue reading Frugal Fridays: Buying in Bulk Part 3

Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets

This has to be one of my all time favorite bits of prose. I thought it was funny when Claire was a baby. I received it in an email chain thing way back then. I appreciate it more now as my children grow.  I just realized that while children are dogs - loyal and affectionate … Continue reading Mom’s Corner: Children As Pets

Frugal Friday — Buying in Bulk Part 2

Welcome to part 2 young Padawan Learner! Glad to see you came back. If you are just happening upon us you can read my previous article here! This week we are going to discuss how to buy produce in bulk. This is more of a spring through fall activity. You will find the ones most willing to … Continue reading Frugal Friday — Buying in Bulk Part 2

Mommy Mondays — Getting Fit

Last week we talked about taking care of you as in self care. Doing those little things that make you feel good. Well I want to expand on the whole idea of getting exercise. I want to invite those who are interested in getting fit to do so with me. Some of my medication makes … Continue reading Mommy Mondays — Getting Fit