Emergency Preparedness Food Storage List | Reducing Food Waste

Marty and I believe in being prepared for emergencies so I’m sharing this emergency preparedness food storage list. You never know when a freak snowstorm will leave you stuck at home for a week (or when zombies will attack) so it’s a good idea to be prepared. I’d hate to be stuck at home and realize […]

Gardening Aches and Pains | Fall Garden Clean Up

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil I love gardening. I really do. Well, actually, I love the fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and gorgeous […]

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Those of you that live in the south may be wondering why I’m writing about putting the garden to bed for winter in the middle of September. Unfortunately, here in Vermont, winter is not that far away. As a matter of fact, we had our first hard frost last winter. Usually we don’t get the […]

What’s Growing This Week

I skipped my What’s Growing This Week post last weekend to share with you my trip to Wilson Castle. I’m back this week to show you a few more things that are blooming in our yard. Summer is a busy time for us and a lot of things bloom and grow but most of the […]

Is Your Private Information Private?

Is your private information private?  There is so much to worry about today with identity threats both online and off line.  I always thought that by monitoring my credit I was being safe but there is really so much more to be concerned about. It makes me really nervous when I think about who is looking […]

What’s Growing This Week

Wow this week has just flown by. There is so much in bloom outside that I wasn’t sure what to share with you.  Still nothing edible in the vegetable garden except the scallions and the herbs. I have started seeing a few green tomatoes on my tomato plants and I finally see some blossoms on […]

What’s Growing This Week

After a few weeks of nice temperatures in the eighties, it dropped down and our highs have been in the sixties.  That temperature drop has slowed down the growing a bit.  I’m positive that our green beans didn’t germinate because I have nothing growing in that row but weeds.  Everything else seems to be doing […]

Preparing for Unemployment

This post on preparing for unemployment has been sponsored Years ago, when Marty and I were first married, he lost his job when a local manufacturing plant downsized.  All of a sudden, the two income salary we were used to living on was cut in half. Sure, he received unemployment benefits but they are never […]

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide Review

Marty and I have been preparing for emergencies for years. It’s something we think is very important and we try to make it a priority. While everyone (hopefully) knows the basics of food, water, and shelter, there are things that you need for long-term survival that you may not have thought about. What happens if […]

Clarifying Your Goals to Find Focus

This post has been brought to you by UNITY Lenses. Several years ago, when I left my full time government job, Marty and I had the goal of being more self sufficient and relying on others less for what we needed.  We started thinking about where our money was going and how many things we […]