Thrifty Living

How to Beat the Summer Heat Without Air Conditioning (How to Keep Cool)

July 15, 2012

How to Keep Cool Pin It It’s over 90F outside today and yet I’m feeling nice and cool inside the house, but I don’t have any air conditioning. When we were looking for a house, air conditioning was a non-negotiable requirement for me. Didn’t think I could make it without it. I’d still love a […]

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Meals for Under 1

July 6, 2012
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Meals for Under 1 Do you ever wish you had a list of meals for under 1 dollar per serving? Well let’s make one here! Here are some of my favorite meals for under 1 dollar per person served. Let us know your favorites (or link to them!) in the comments section! Cheap and Easy […]

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Budget Landscaping

July 3, 2012
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Landscaping is not one of my many talents. Sure I like to plant flowers and I like everything looking pretty but I’m not really the best at getting it that way! The picture above is what I put together for my side door (which is the main one). I picked up the 2 bottom containers […]

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Rummage Sale Finds 6/30 And $$ Per Hour

June 30, 2012
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I didn’t go to too many sales this morning but I got some great goodies! I picked up all of this for just $15. I got… 2 pairs of shorts and 1 skirt for me 2 Rachel Ray cookbooks 1 Christopher Paloni book Justin Morgan Had a Horse (my favorite childhood author, I was thrilled by this […]

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5 Ways to Save Money Going Local

June 7, 2012
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I can’t stress enough how important it is to try and buy local when we can. It’s great to be able to support your local economy and small business owners. But let’s face it, buying local isn’t always the cheapest option. Here are a few ways I use to save money while trying to shop […]

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Using Coupons on Organic Products

May 15, 2012
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So over the last year as we scooted further into our journey of buying more organics I noticed I was gravitating further away from using coupons. We first switched over to buying organic foods so we still used coupons on health and beauty products but now we’ve been switching those over as well or making […]

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Guest Post: Hanging Clothes

May 11, 2012
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Little House Living readers please welcome Cindy, our guest poster for today! Last month I got pressed back into using my clothesline when my dryer malfunctioned and needed some repair. I’m no stranger to a clothesline; I’ve always been blessed with having a line in the back yard wherever I’ve lived. I’ve used the line off and […]

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Creating a Moth Trap

May 10, 2012
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I don’t know about where you live but the moths here on the South Dakota plains are just awful this year. Last night we snuck into the house in the dark without turning any lights on and still had over 30 moths in the kitchen when we finally did flip on the lights. A swarm […]

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Why I’ve Been Shopping On Amazon

April 7, 2012
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Truth be told the UPS man has been at my house a little more lately. You can always tell a blogger by the amount of cardboard boxes by their dumpster but not only am I a blogger, I live in the country. Alot of those packages I’ve been getting are from Amazon. Last year I […]

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My Cloth Diaper Experiment

March 6, 2012
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Pin It As I talked about on our Facebook page the other day, I was trying to figure out where to find patterns, fabric, ect for cloth diapers. I worked on my little experiment this week as I slowly figured out where to get the supplies. If anyone else is looking to make these I […]

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