Ponderin’s and ramblin’s on homemaking.

Good day! Or good evening depending on when you read this and what country you’re in. Ah, it’s been a busy morning. Had to take my beloved doggie daughter, Molly, to the vet for teeth cleaning and a tooth removal. The vet called to give me an estimate, which was much, much less than I […]

Finding Peace In Homemaking.

The days are getting warmer for some of us and what a pleasure to get out in the sunshine each morning and water the new garden or hang clothes out on the line and hear nature enjoy the day as well. The birds are busy with nesting and we are busy with our nesting and […]

Back to the dream of home and inner contentment.

I know I haven’t visited here in so long and I have no idea when I’ll be back. However, this morning, I sit here with a cup of creamy, sweet coffee reheated for the second time in the microwave and a picture window in my living room where I can look over our snow covered […]

Easy, Cozy, Frugal Living and Homemaking.

We live on a gas station paycheck and some royalties from my side creative endeavors. I have decorated our home for almost free, used our stimulus checks to stock the pantry, put in an orchard, and planted a winter garden. We don’t make much money but our life is charmed and cozy. We have no […]

Downsizing to just home.

My reading slump is over. I have been ordering stacks of books from the library and actually reading them. I had a reading goal of 100 books for the year on Goodreads, alas, I have only accomplished 7. And those were all in the last month. However, besides the wonderful fiction I’ve immersed myself in, […]

Transforming an old house with very little funds.

Hello everyone! I don’t think I’ve shared some redecorating we done recently. Everything was free and found on Craigslist, except this mirror and that was purchased on sale at HomeDepot. I believe one of you gave me this idea to put a mirror over the sink and the transformation is fantastic! I’ve been searching on […]

Paying off $359K in 15 years or less.

It has begun. The great adventure of paying off two mortgages. I’ve been recently inspired by the book Evicted and many clips from news reals during the recession of 2008. Nothing like reality to spurn a plan. We are debt free outside the mortgages and, here in California, our mortgages are small, especial with this […]

Winter Pantry. Humble Living.

Tis the season for egg nog and toilet paper shortages. It is becoming a seasonal tradition. First quarantine was in Spring and now we will be celebrating it again this winter…possibly. Shortages and drama have already begun. YouTuber channels are getting those views with titles such as “Food Shortages!” “Global Economic Collapse!” “Food Prices Skyrocketing!” […]

Small Budget Home.

New book is here! It took a year to finally sit down and write a bit. This is in ebook form and will be free all weekend. It is more of the same, but all the extra tid bits I’ve learned over this last year and our move, how we afford two properties, some stories […]

Writing Season.

It’s NaNoWrimo time and that means a whole month of being consumed in fiction land. It means long mornings of typing away, trying not to get in my own way, and lots of delicious coffee to give me the shakes at the end of each focused writing session. Ah, can’t wait. I’ve been on this […]


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