Showing posts from April, 2011

Instant Oatmeal Flavors

Ray and I were looking for ways to save money on our groceries by making our own oatmeal packs for his breakfast. I found this YouTube video, and this lady has a lot of great ideas. She has a lot of great money saving tips on her videos too, and as with any thrifty tips some are more extreme than others. Enjoy!

Portable Container Garden

I love to grow my own vegetables, but I have a hard time creating the ideal garden. It seems inevitable that we move right when I get my garden sorted out. It takes awhile to understand the local soil, climate, and watering conditions. For this reason I usually like doing a container garden because I know what soil works best for what I like to grow, it is the cheap $1 a bag manure compost, it stinks but it works wonders.

I used to have two wooden barrels as planters, but after this last move we had to drastically reduce our household goods weight. So while planning my garden this year I found the perfect container garden system that can travel with me without causing problems.

With a closer look, you can see there are two types of containers. The round tan containers are made out of tarp material. There is fabric handles on the side so that it can be moved, which was useful when trying to find the right sunny spot for the containers. The bottom of the containers have holes to allow dr…