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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

“You’re getting older.” That’s what the doctor said about weight gain. My friends didn’t take my weight gain seriously either. What do you say to a formerly-scrawny person gaining a few pounds? “@#$# #$&.” That’s...

Waste Not Want Not Series: Canning 101

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest & Your Wallet Canning isn’t just for your grandmother anymore. Whether you’ve got a survivalist bunker or you’re a foodie crying because the last fresh blueberry dropped off the bush, canning is for you. Canning...

Spend Less & Don’t Spend your Paycheck on Your Job!

Spend less. That is the entire secret to having more money. “Spend less.” That’s not always easy–especially at the beginning of the school year. Or Christmas. Or in the spring. Or when summer comes around he corner… There are supplies to...

How to Make Every Second of Summer Vacation Count

Summer vacation is finally here.  You’ve got all the time in the world…and what happens? You waste it! Summer vacation is the moment every teacher’s been waiting for!   Six to eight weeks of pure uninterrupted time off to do all the things...

The 3 Things You Need to Start Your Garden

Today’s question comes from Kelly from Rhode Island, who wants to know, “How do I get my garden started?” This is a big question, so we’ll break it up into a few posts. First, let’s start with getting the thing into the ground.  Then,...