Easy Homemade Honey Cough Drops

The season of coughs and colds is here, and cough drops are a handy remedy to have around the house. However, store-bought cough drops often contain sugar, flavorings, and dyes, which are ingredients many of us want to avoid. On the other hand, homemade honey cough drops contain only whole food ingredients. And unlike many store-bought cough …

Planning Is Key To Natural Living

Planning has never been my strong suit. However, I recently discovered that planning is a necessary skill to have to live naturally on a budget. Without planning, the thought of cooking meals, making many of our own household products, and living more sustainably seemed overwhelming. I felt like there was never enough time in the day …

3 Disposable Products To Avoid

Most people know that disposable products aren’t sustainable. However, so many disposable items seem necessary to buy. For example, most females with a menstrual cycle would argue that feminine hygiene products are a necessity. Some disposable items have become such a regular part of our life that we no longer even think about their purchase. In …

Canning: Save Money And Eat Whole Food

Canning is a great method for eating real food on a budget. When we began this whole food journey, part of the goal was to reduce our grocery budget, which had spiraled out of control. We regularly bought fast food that no one enjoyed, and our grocery shopping consisted of processed foods because that was all …

Intentional Spending Saved Me $100 A Week

Intentional spending is a minimalist tool that my husband has been after me for years to adopt. I resisted because I enjoyed having material items. Until my husband and I went back to college to pursue our degrees. After I discovered the amount of debt college had left us in, I decided my husband’s minimalist ideas might be …