• Food - Frugal - Natural

    How to make clean eating fit your budget

    Today’s guest post is from Mandi, a fruit and veggie enthusiast, over at Big Tiny Steps where she shares how to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. She’ll be sharing with us how to make clean eating on a budget work. Five years ago my family was approximately $80,000 in debt. The journey we undertook to become debt free made us fall in love with numbers and budgets. But now I have a new love. Eating clean. Eating clean with a diet consisting of mostly plant based foods has various health benefits. I know I personally have reaped the rewards that…

  • Natural - Simple

    21 Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly and Reduce Waste at Home

    Over the last few years I’ve become really aware of all the waste that’s produced from the average household. It’s been a mission of mine for us to make changes towards helping us reduce waste at home and just have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. One thing I want to mention is that these changes have been slow, one thing at a time. I often talk to people who are overwhelmed about making a bunch of changes at once to be more conscious, but you don’t have to switch the way you do everything in one day, one month or even one…

  • Baby - Natural

    Cloth Diapering for Beginners: What I learned in our first year

    Cloth diapering for beginners – what we learned in our first year. How to start, what it costs, what you need and what to do about the poop. Now that we have officially been cloth diapering our son, Atlas, for over a year I wanted to share everything that I’ve learned. When you first start doing research on cloth diapering it’s just SO OVERWHELMING. I remember getting frustrated/confused and giving up several times. There are just so many types, styles, price points and opinions. The first thing you want to do is just figure out WHY you’re cloth diapering. It’s…