Category Archives: Saving Money

5 Frugal Things – Homemade Gifts, Equipment Repair, Too Many Eggs, etc

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Summer is surely here, y’all. It’s HOT outside. So we’re mindful to get as many of our outside chores complete in the early hours as we can. And we take lots of breaks, drink lots of cold water and stay hydrated.

Since our budget is so tight, we’re always on the lookout for doing little things on a regular basis that saves us some money. Are you looking to incorporate some money-saving steps in your own days?

Well here’s 5 frugal things we did this week to save some cold, hard, cash.

5 Frugal Things to save money this week. Equipment repair, homemade gift, repurposing, mindful cooking #TexasHomesteader

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5 frugal things: Rainy Mud-Mire, Snakes, Western-Wear Sale Edition

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It’s been raining for weeks here in NE Texas. Everything is a muddy mess. EVERYTHING!

Yes, it’s true that we’ll be begging for this moisture when the summer months come. But whether it’s no rain or too much rain – neither extreme is desirable. I sure wish Mother Nature would get a little better moderated. But these extremes… Ugh.

So today’s 5 Frugal Things is aaaaaall about how we’ve saved money, even with such inclement weather. Come along and see the 5 frugal things we did this week to save some cold, hard cash.

5 Frugal Things: Rainy Mud Edition #TexasHomesteader                                           

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5 Frugal Things – Meal Planning, Garden Tips, Coupons & More

By Texas Homesteader ~

As it always is this time of year, this was a busy week for RancherMan & me. Between garden chores, PG checking cows, ordering new honeybee queens, doing hive splits, etc. we’ve really been working sun up to sun down.

But even when the days are filled to the brim there’s still ways to save money during our typical day-to-day life. Come see the 5 frugal ways we’ve been able to save money (and oftentimes with a positive environmental impact as well!)

5 Frugal Things we did this week to save money. #TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Things – Winter Storm Edition!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

OK, I may be cheating somewhat with this post of 5 frugal things we did to save money this week. Most money-saving steps were more necessity than anything!

You see, not only here in Texas but even most of the United States was slammed with a historic arctic blast this past week. It was bad y’all.

Thankfully we were blessed with a little time to prepare beforehand. Still there were things we did to save some money during the icy-cold hardship.

Come see this week’s winter storm version of 5 Frugal Things!

Many of this week's frugality was forced due to a winter storm. Still, come see the 5 frugal things - WINTER STORM EDITION#TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Things – Food Preserving, Dog Grooming, Decluttering & MORE!

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Living and working here on the Homestead means we have to be mindful of our expenses. But here’s the great thing – I have a hearty eco-friendly bend. I’m always watching out for ways to be gentle with Mother Nature.

And I find oftentimes frugality goes hand in hand with eco-friendly living. It’s a two-fer win for me! This week there were many opportunities to save some money (and give Mother Nature a big kiss on the cheek too!)

Come see the 5 Frugal Things we did this week to save money and the environment.

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5 Frugal Things This Week: Appliance Repair, Weather, Ebay & More

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Whew! The weather’s changing in Texas. One day it’s cold, blustery & rainy, the next we have gorgeous blue skies, sunshine and temps in the 70’s! How’s the weather where you are?

Today I’m sharing 5 Frugal Things we did this week to save money. It’s easy to do and there’s been no sacrifice at all.

Looking for inspiration to save a few dollars too? Well check this out.

5 Frugal Things from appliance repair, to keeping warm on cold days, to comforting foods and eliminating food waste & more! #TexasHomesteader

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Do You Get What You Pay For, Or Pay More For Nothing?

by Texas Homesteader ~

RancherMan & I have been talking about the true costs of staying with a company or product – not because it’s the best fit or best financial decision, but solely because they’re in our comfort zone.

Thankfully we are both in agreement. Part of the reason we can both live & work right here in our NE Texas paradise is because we both make sure our money is always spent wisely.

We know just going the cheapest route is seldom a good idea. Sure, you may initially save a few bucks. But if the product isn’t of high enough quality to give you satisfactory performance, it’s really not that good of a deal is it? It’s true you oftentimes get what you pay for.

BUT, (and this is important) it’s also oftentimes true that by being complacent you could very well be paying much more for a brand name or just to stay in your comfort zone, but NOT for a product or service that is the virtually the same elsewhere for significantly less.

Money To Burn? Don't get stuck paying much more than you should! Don't go with the status quo because that's the way it's always been. A little research can pay off BIGTIME! #TexasHomesteader
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5 Frugal Things This Week – Food Preservation, Special Bread, Gift Idea

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RancherMan & I love this life we live in our little piece of NE Texas paradise. Oh it’s true we work many more hours than we ever did when we were corporately employed, but our hours are  our own.  It’s our decision what to plant in the garden or when we will wean the calves.  It’s our decision whether to take up beekeeping or to plant winter pastures.  The success and failure of this life we love is determined by our hard work, the weather and sometimes sheer luck.  Being self employed is like that.   But being self employed also means we no longer have that cushy salary and basketful of benefits.  It’s a sacrifice we’re both more than happy to make.

One of the things that makes this life possible even with much less income is being very mindful of our expenses.  Oh I’m not saying we don’t spend money and that when we do we don’t strive to buy the best quality we can afford.  But small leaks sink great ships.  So I’m mindful of those small leaks.  Here are 5 frugal things we did this week.

Small leaks sink great ships. Come see the 5 Frugal Things we incorporated this week to make this life we love possible. #TexasHomesteader

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