A New Year!

Hi everyone!

First off, just want to let y’all know I’m still couponing, saving an average of 52% when I go grocery shopping– and I’m always hunting new ways to save money.

It’s a new year, and with Spring working its way into the frigid nothern region in which I reside, I’ve decided to take this blog in a bit of a new direction. The main focus will still be frugality, because that’s one of the most important things in life. I truly believe you can live well without emptying your wallet, and I strive to enforce that philosophy on my own life. Like so many Americans right now, I am not exempt from consumer debt: I have student loans, credit cards, car loans that need to be paid. Beyond the debt, I want to live better and manage my finances better to taste the freedom of being debt free.

As I work towards those goals, I have also begun a journey towards a dream of self-sufficient living.That’s right folks, I want to homestead. I think it’s a logical step in my lifestyle changes and I honestly feel it’s a better and healthier option.

So, in terms for how the blog will change: I’ll still post finds, deals, and couponing help, but I’ll also start sharing recipes and gardening adventures as well, focusing on a frugal, more holistic lifestyle that I’ve started striving for. As a tidbit, I’ll post an amazing stain remover recipe I found online that works great for almost anything– grease, wine, tomato sauce, etc! Using only a few household ingredients, you may save a few bucks a month by giving up commercial stain removal booster products.

 

Mama’s Miracle Stain Remover

2 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. dish soap (preferably regular dawn or ajax)
3 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide

Mix baking soda, dish soap, and peroxide in a small bowl. Work stain remover into stains on dry clothing with a soft bristle brush (like an old toothbrush).

Wash clothes like normal! (For deep or older stains, try letting the mixture sit for 5 minutes before washing)

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