About

My name is Sara and I am a stay-at-home mother to 5 children, 4 boys and a daughter. My wonderful husband works full time so that I can stay at home and take care of the family, house and finances.

I started this blog back in 2009 after my family and I did a 30 Days of Nothing Challenge. For this challenge my family tried to cut back on all our expenses, utilities, groceries, entertainment costs, you name it. We were able to save a lot of money that month and it truly changed our lives forever. We created a budget, developed new spending habits, and have found lots of new ways to save money.

Along with saving money, we are also on a quest to start eating better too. This means purchasing more locally grown foods and growing more of our own food. I love to garden. We have a large garden, a few fruit trees and are in our fifth
year of being backyard chicken owners!

My blog basically gives you a mixed bag of ways to save money, coupon offers, recipes, gardening ideas, homestead happenings, greener living and anything else that I find interesting. Feel free to grab yourself a cup of coffee, make yourself at home and look around.

If you like what you see, you can like me on Facebook, follow me on  Twitter or feel free to sign up to get email updates at the top of my site.

Thanks for stopping by.