All tagged simple living
Homemade broth is deceptively easy and practically free. Create unique soups and stews while reducing waste as well as your grocery bill.
Could an eastern philosophy that help us cut our spending and change the way we view our bodies? The passage of time changes all things, but applying a little Wabi-sabi to our lives can give us a sense of deep and meaningful peace that a new purchase or an age-defying wrinkle cream cannot.
In a throwaway culture, I want to be different. I want to care for my things, deliberately consider my choices, and make do when I can. I want to be the person driving the 10 year-old car.
As we looked for ways to save money around the house, one of the things we decided we had to do right away was to quit throwing our hard earned dollars into the trash. Literally. Some simple household goods helped us eliminate reoccurring expenses and conserve natural resources.
The post is part of Mindfully Spent's Series "Doing the (Seemingly) Impossible." Guest Contributor Katie Oaks Weiler Stephens writes with grace about her relationship with the material things in her life and why she decided it was time to unburden herself of some very sentimental possessions.
"There is no such thing as normal month," says You Need a Budget (the blog). And they are right. Normal pay periods are also few and far between, so it shouldn't have been a surprise when several less common expenses stacked up to have a real impact on my extra cash. Despite this, I still found six major wins for week ten.
Homemade things imbue our home with meaning and care (and save us some pennies too!). From ornaments, to gifts, to package wrapping, to decor, we have ideas for you!
Save money by investing a little time in gifts for the people who fill your life with joy. DIY gifts are easy for some lucky folks (carpenters, quilters, brewers, bakers, knitters). The rest of could use a little help now and then. This post provides gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada once said, "What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." We explore how to maintain your wardrobe without breaking your budget.
How we restocked our closets, eliminated clutter, and donated to charity without spending a dime.
Imagine a world where we don't have to buy a gosh darn thing because our neighbor has exactly what we need sitting in his house collecting dust, and he's happy to lend it or even just outright give it to us. This world already exists, and you can be a member.
Understanding your habits can empower you to take action. Learn how to reveal bad spending habits & their sometimes surprising causes. Plus, tools for managing major productivity killers in order to make more time for the things we love.
The way we live should reflect our deepest held beliefs about who we are and what is important to us. Why I recommitted to spending my money and moments on the things that were truly meaningful.