Affluenza · Food · Frugal · Habits · Permaculture · Prepare

Habits of a Frugal Pantry

Here are some core principals to save money and create habits of that will save money while stocking your pantry. Grow your herbs: Thyme and heirloom savory providing a bounty of fresh flavor all year long.  It is an essential in the permaculture patch or home kitchen garden 2.  Learn how to can and then "conserve"… Continue reading Habits of a Frugal Pantry

Food · Frugal · Legumes · Tailgate · Urban Farm

Because the big game is in the parking lot

Whether you play bean bag toss or cornhole, Sunday is sacred a day to gather together with those that you hold dear. It is Saturday night and your Sunday is going to be in a parking lot filled with a wasteland of junk food and a blight of nutrition. Make your game day decision to nourish… Continue reading Because the big game is in the parking lot

Affluenza · Frugal · Habits · Prepare

Frump Free Fashion for a Frugal Fall

By all means shop your closet first, hem those jackets that are a little too long and read Rachel Lee Carter's Book Fashioned by Faith a terrific way to uncover your truth about Frump Free Fashion. Rachel brings her experience from the fashion world to offer creative and practical suggestions that combine modesty and a great look.

Farm Market · Food · Frugal · Legumes · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Tailgating with a crockpot: There is just more “thyme”

Overwhelmed by the back to school blurr, when you would rather get your looks ready for the tailgating season? Loveage and thyme from the permaculture patch add savory flavor to your fall tailgate. Seek out one step meals, so that you can find more time to sew, bedazzle and apply low cost iron decals for frugal fashion. Here are tips for… Continue reading Tailgating with a crockpot: There is just more “thyme”

Emergency · Glamping · Permaculture · Prepare · Tailgate · Talegating

Tailgating is a gateway to thoughtful prepping: 10 must haves

Getting ready for the big game or a natural disaster is on the top of my list.  I enjoy planned spontaneity, so in preparation for that tailgate here are my 10 items for the cookoff before the kickoff that can prepare your household for an emergency situation. 1.  A propane slow cooker to keep the soup or chili warm while off the grid  or… Continue reading Tailgating is a gateway to thoughtful prepping: 10 must haves

Food · Frugal

The future of frugal: permaculture

The scent of lavender lingers in the air and dances in my dreams.  Using Lavender from your backyard is the future of frugal.  Grown close to doorway, lavender is a pest deterrent and a natural mosquito repellent, my neighbor uses the herb to freshen her carpets, some use it in the bath tub, but my lavender… Continue reading The future of frugal: permaculture

Affluenza · Frugal · Habits · Legumes

Curing Affluence: 7 Habits of Frugal

Habit 1:  We eat dried beans Habit 2:  We shop for clothing off season and at stores with black out labels or cut out tags. Habit 3:  We shop for food in season, buy in bulk and then dehydrate, can and freeze Habit 4:  We wash our modes of transportation with a bucket and sponge Habit 5:  We… Continue reading Curing Affluence: 7 Habits of Frugal

Affluenza · Food · Glamping · Legumes

Camp Glamp

Reconnect to the magic of the outdoors with all of the comfort and glamour of camping.  While not a proponent of sleeping in a hammock in the backyard, if you must sleep on the ground in a tent, then give yourself the gift of a low tech air conditioner. has a no sweat solution to help with your… Continue reading Camp Glamp

Food · Permaculture · Urban Farm

What is slow cooking in your crockpot?

In this world in hurry up and go.... let's take a pause to think without farms there is no food. U-Relish Farm's mission is to help families and individuals maximize their resources with the use of the slow cooker.  This is the platform of the case study to take the garden to market. So stock that… Continue reading What is slow cooking in your crockpot?

Affluenza · Food · Permaculture · Urban Farm

Curing Affluenza: Your Occupation 

The cure to affluenza is to engage in service that you would continue if you had an unexpected windfall.  Ask yourself if you would continue to perform the same work if you won the lottery or came into inheritance. I believe that work is essential so let’s spread it around, make telecommuting the normal and… Continue reading Curing Affluenza: Your Occupation