Around the house

We’re saving money with COUPONS!

I’ve shared with you my new project/hobby of couponing yesterday but I also want to give you some examples of what we’ve been able to save. I don’t plan to share these deals often unless you lovely readers enjoy them (so, speak up if you do). On Sunday I was …

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Coupons, coupons, coupons.

With the launch of TLC’s Extreme Couponing I’m sure posts like this one are commonplace. I do however feel I need to share my experience for whatever its worth. As I mentioned before, I’ve been struggling for some time with a shoulder injury that has had an enormous impact on …

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We’re back…

I’ve been absent for quite some time and have missed logging our progress and obstacles we’ve encountered along the way. Lots has been happening, though not much in the way of actual progress on the house and property.  Life carries on whether we’re checking things off the to-do list or not. Our …

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Septic Safe Cleaners- Update

Last year, I shared my thoughts on the septic safe cleaners we used for various cleaning chores. Since then, we have tried a handful of different non toxic and septic safe cleaners. Surprisingly, our very small local grocery store has a slew of options when it comes to non-toxic, eco …

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Are our skin care products safe?

On my quest to rid my diet of chemicals, I began questioning the safety of my shampoo, soaps and lotions. Browsing through a few labels on the products in the bathroom, my stomach turned a bit at the thought of all the stuff I was slathering on my skin on …

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Lights out…again.

As if we needed another reminder that winter is well on its way we’ve started the season of frequent power outages. One was due to a storm which means we were prepared for it. Heavy rains and strong winds of 40+mph are almost a guaranteed outage in our area. Another two outages …

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Heavy rains in mountains of california

Last weekend California experienced heavy rains, and high speed winds and those of us in the mountains got even more! We received over 4″ of rain, and winds approaching 30mph where we are located. Power went out for about 8 hours, and we were able to put the Honda EU2000i …

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Septic Safe Cleaners

Moving into a house with a septic system made us much more aware of what goes down our drains. This was a perfect reason to get away from using the harsh chemicals we were accustomed to. Getting over the impulse to reach for typical scrubs, sprays and liquid cleaners containing bleach every time I …

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