I am the crazy neighbor with paint under her nails, a cat in
every window, and the Xmas tree up all year.
My blog http://www.TheMoreWithLessMom.com
, born in 2010, is designed to help the frugal family stretch dollars and enjoy life. My quirky, painstaking posts are the delight of the internet
and social media users who follow me. My glitter addiction is surpassed only
by my love of chocolate. And possibly my kids.
A frugal family blog: offbeat diy, homemaking, real food, natural parenting, simple living, and more. I am a thrifty, crunchy, geeky, scatterbrained, mom of 4. Scatterbrained possibly as a result of those four lovely monster children.I share
thrifty tips, green household alternatives, baby, toddler, and preschool activities, cleaning tips, family projects, free stuff, home ideas, meal plans, offbeat neat stuff, party plans, Pinterest tests, product reviews, repurposing and upcycling, savings, suggestions for charity and positivity.
I think that at the base of it simple living is about people and process. People over stuff, and enjoying experiences and quality time.
You get rid of clutter because it is getting in the way of enjoying your home and your time with your family and friends.
You start cooking from scratch so you can enjoy the process of cooking and appreciate the fruits of your labor.
You make your own personal products so you can protect yourself and the ones you love from dubious chemicals.
You use reusable household items because it is both better for your budget and the planet.
You buy or make open-ended toys so you can watch your children play with their imagination over and over.
You learn how to do things yourself to increase your knowledge and add your own value to the finished product.
You are frugal because you make informed decisions and intentional purchases.
Simple living is a mindset that depends very much on your needs and values. You decide what is important to you and focus on that. Once you know what is important to you it is much easier to eliminate the things that are not important.