Managing a Limited Grocery Budget & Food Allergies

People regularly ask me how I feed our family affordably, while still accommodating food allergies. We’ve had various seasons of health where individuals have needed to avoid dairy, eggs, or nuts, in addition to gluten. We also have one individual that has been very sensitive to sweeteners. Right now, most of our family is

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Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats eBook {Look Inside and a Free Recipe}

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Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.

~Author Unknown

Tea has been a part of my life since early childhood. There is rarely a day that goes by where I do not drink at least one

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ListPlanIt Giveaway & Freebie!

With life going in so many directions in our home right now, I love having calendars/lists for keeping everything organized, and ready for quick reference.

ListPlanIt is an online source for a wealth of planning tools. You can try it out for free, with a special offer for Frugal Granola readers! Just use code

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Ordering Our Days

It’s a new season in our home, and we are adjusting to a new order of our days.

Mama is now back in school, awaking with the early summer sun, and spending mornings immersed in microbiology and a world of microscopic views. It is an incredible time of equipping, seeing our family’s vision nurtured, and

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Homemaking Helps on a Budget

This sale is now over. The books are available for purchase individually, if you are particularly interested in a certain title, but the bundle is no longer available.

You already know I love the thrift store. It’s my favorite place to stock up on classic books, cute clothing, and replace dishes the kids broke last week.

My

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The Evening Hour

That dusky hour between afternoon and night has always been my favorite time, ever since I was a little girl.

Dinner is simmering, the family drifts closer after a day of busyness, little hands are washed, candles are lit, and stories are told.

Outside, the little green peeper frogs start their song by the creek,

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12 Creative Uses For Orange Peels

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Orange trees surround my area. Just down the street there is a whole citrus grove where I can pick as many as I would like. My girls and I eat them everyday! That leaves us with lots of orange peels.

Orange peels have so many exciting possibility. To can eat them,

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Handmade Gifts: Barn Wood Sign

I have a thing for big love letters. In one previous home, I even painted the “I love you” to my Beloved right on the wall in our dining room. We enjoyed the larger-than-life art/note (although the realtor wisely told us to repaint before selling the house!).

This year we have been gradually fixing up

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A Day in Our Home (and last sale day!)

With the arrival of autumn, I’ve been doing more decluttering and sorting. Boxes of donation items sit by my back door, awaiting the next trip to town. Shelves and drawers can “breathe” a bit more, and so can I. Old magazines, outgrown clothes, and other unneeded items from previous seasons of life

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A No-Waste Pumpkin

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There are countless ways to put to good use all parts (rind, pulp, fibrous strands, and seeds) of a pumpkin. Here are just a few ways. We’d love to hear how your family uses pumpkins. Be sure to share your ideas in the comments area.

Pumpkin Rind

Compost Worm

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