Dead fish WHAT????

Posted by: Tammy

HATS!  Dead fish HATS! Yep, I knitted dead fish hats for my three sons and one of my nephews for Christmas.  I’m not the fastest knitter in the world by any means but they worked up pretty quickly and this is a great yarn stash project that uses up any amount of leftover colors so […]



Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by: Tammy

Homemade laundry detergent is a relatively new frugal effort for me.  In the past, I’ve purchased my laundry detergent from a store, pre-made and on sale with a coupon.  I was always happy with the cost of my detergent although not always happy with the effectiveness of the products.  I even went as far as […]



Frugal Hand Treatment

Posted by: Tammy

I enjoy being “hands-on” with a variety of projects: gardening, building stone walls, DIY home projects.  I also wash my hands a lot with my job as a dental hygienist not to mention how many hours a week I have my hands in wash water in the kitchen.  There are days that my hands really […]



A Clean Slate for Spring

Posted by: Tammy

I got a little behind on cleaning up my garden for the fall.  You don’t want to get sweaty and dirty in the garden when you don’t have a way to take a good, long hot shower to get clean.  Now that we’re back on the grid, I’m catching up on the yard work. I […]



My powerless days

Posted by: Tammy

A lot of people have asked what I did while we had no power.  Perhaps it speaks to the fact that I really do live a simple life that I did a lot of what I normally do and more!  I know many people I’ve spoken to complained that they had nothing to do but […]



Back on the grid!

Posted by: Tammy

It’s been a long fall already.  Back in September, we lost power for nearly four days when Irene blew through.   Living off grid in the warm, waning days of summer wasn’t a too much of an issue.  We were able to fill the thirty-gallon fresh water holding tank in the camper and that along with […]



Homemade Vanilla

Posted by: Tammy

I can’t easily think of one thing I do that yields such delicious, gourmet results with the least amount of effort as when I make home made vanilla extract.  I used to buy my vanilla extract from a reputable herb and spice company and I loved their vanilla but when the cost of their vanilla […]



Today’s garden harvest

Posted by: Tammy

I spent some time outside today thoroughly enjoying what could be one of the last remaining truly glorious days of summer.  The sun had burned through a rather thick fog layer this morning and radiated it’s warmth down despite a pretty constant breeze.  The breeze helped to keep the mosquitoes at bay, just a little.  […]



Starting over again

Posted by: Tammy

It’s been a long time since I blogged. It’s not for lack of content, that’s for sure! I am a very busy woman and each evening I say that I’ll spend a few minutes writing and then my head hits the pillow and before I know it, the next day has begun. I think that […]



I was fired…

Posted by: Tammy

Back in the spring, there was talk of the state of CT trying to force Amazon to collect CT sales tax by saying that Amazon associates (like myself) constituted a ‘physical presence’ in the state by Amazon. This declaration is in response to the Supreme Court saying that a state can’t force a company to […]



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