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Does gardening actually save you money?

Does gardening actually save you money?

Does gardening save money? Today is March 19. I just spent about $300 on gardening supplies and I’m not done yet. I spent $67 on seeds, bought some new soaker hoses (anyone know a really great brand because I feel like mine are only lasting […]

How do you protect yourself against inflation?

How do you protect yourself against inflation?

Protecting your money from inflation The last thing I want to do is get political. I’m very politically active, but I’m also a total wimp when it comes to confrontation, so I tend not to be very vocal about politics. I know I have readers […]

4 Budget Tips for Families with Irregular Income

4 Budget Tips for Families with Irregular Income

How to Budget with an Irregular Income Are you a freelancer or an independent contractor or an entrepreneur? If so, then it does not need second-guessing to assume that you have a fluctuating or variable income. In some months, you earn a lot, whereas other […]

Save Money by Propagating Your Own Plants

Save Money by Propagating Your Own Plants

Plant Propagation for Big Savings! My yard is gigantic! When we purchased our home 7 years ago, we had about two acres of lawn. Mowing the lawn is my all-time favorite chore (because the mower is so loud nobody can talk to me, so I […]

Cheap and Easy Snacks for Kids

Cheap and Easy Snacks for Kids

Cheap and Easy Snacks for Kids Do you ever feel like your kids are eating you out of house and home? I tease my kids that they’re hobbits, because they like to follow up breakfast with second breakfast then elevenses, lunch, dinner and finish up […]


Amy Saunders

Amy Saunders

Of necessity, having birthed eight wonderfully creative, but messy humans, Amy has honed her superpower, ‘Entropy Annihilation’, to shiny, razor-sharp perfection. Amy advocates sunshine, pinches pennies, cooks nutritious meals from scratch, homeschools her children, and is a perpetual DIYer.

If hard work and enthusiasm grew trees, the Saunders’ family farm and orchards (Orison Orchards) would be a forest. Sadly, it’s reluctant to grow anything but weeds. Despite being probably the world’s worst farmer, Amy isn’t a quitter. She’ll keep buying hundreds of new seedlings every spring as long as her children are willing to help her plant them. She always says her most important crop is her children.

Amy is a musician, an artist, a writer and a disciple of Christ. Learn more about Amy and the Saunders family here.