To Be Continued.....

This blog is being continued over at HappyAndersons.com

I'm still living a frugal lifestyle and working my family out of debt, but I'm incorporating other aspects of my life into the other blog. 

I'm so thankful you're here and that you take time to read my blog. Please use it as a reference for great coupon sites, recipes and natural cleaning products.

If you have the time, I'd love for you to pop on over to my other site and have a look. Thanks again for all your love and support!

Much love and hugs,

p.s. I'm using my other Twitter Account more: @HappyAndersons.


Don't Cry

Here's a fancy trick that will make you cry! 

Next time you buy a bag of onions, go ahead and dice them all up at once.  I like to use my food chopper it's quicker in the long run.  After all onions are diced, I bag them in 1 cup measurements.

Label and date the bag with a permanent marker and store in your freezer.

It took me about 15 minutes to do 8 onions.  I now have 6+ cups of diced and frozen onions, ready for me the next time I need to cook.

Frozen onions can be placed directly in a hot pan, no need to defrost first.

Super Quote Wednesday

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once
and put it in your pocket.
  Frank Hubbard

We get excited when we buy things on sale; but it's good to remember that if we use the extra money we saved to buy more stuff, we will never get ahead. 

Instead we should put that extra money in savings or towards an emergency fund.
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Friday Find

Today's Friday Find is Saving Cents with Sense.  This is a great site "dedicated to helping families find the best deals, store savings, and more."

Her Coupon Resource page can help you get started or succeed in the couponing world.  She also has coupons and tips for those of us striving to live a more Organic lifestyle.

Her posts are practical and useful, I hope you take the time to hop over and look around, I'm sure you'll find her tips and coupons useful! 

Happy Friday!

Saving Cents With Sense

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No Impact Man

I recently watched No Impact Man from Netflix and I was totally inspired.  Colin Beavan, along with his family, go on a year long journey to see if it’s possible to make no net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no air-conditioning, no television, no toilet paper, no diapers, etc.  He swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut,  and lives by candle light for an entire year.

I suggest all my frugal friends out there watch it!  Now, of course I'm not at all suggesting we take the approach that he did, however, he's radicalism brought awareness to the issue of reducing our waste and can further positive change for our plant and our lives.

Here is a trailer for the movie.

A Few Short Answers from Colin:
  1. One thing to remove from your home?
  2. One thing to bring into your home?
    Water filter
  3. One thing to stop doing?
  4. One thing to start doing?
    Phoning our representatives.
"It’s easy not to waste." – Michelle.
"Make sure that what you use really makes you happy." – Colin. courtesy re-nest.com

    He also has a book out: No Impact Man which I plan on renting from library to read in the coming months.

    There is a bit of skepticism out about Mr. Bevan and his attempts to make serious change as opposed to simply living a crazy life for the publicity of his book.  Nonetheless the exposure he has brought to the rawness of our all-too-powerful consumption society is definitely valid.  Whether or not you agree with his radicalism and his way of processing his convictions, is beside the point.  We as a society must continue to take action and be progressive in living a healthier lifesytle.

    Some of the things I took away from the movie are:

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