Soap Nut & Rosemary Laundry Detergent

Healthy Living on a Budget Tip #4

Make your own laundry detergent. Store bought detergents contain quite the laundry list of ingredients (and chemicals). Sure they might get our clothes clean, but ew, we wear those chemicals practically 24 hours a day. It’s easier (and cheaper) than you think to make your own. Let me show you how :)

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We Closed Our Credit Cards!

Budgeting Tip #1

Get rid of those credit cards! You aren't beating the system by paying your balance in full at the end of the month. That small percentage back isn't helping you save money. All the credit card does is make it easier to spend money and spend more of it. I'm serious! Think about it. Christmas is expensive, isn't it? But eh, it doesn't really hurt when you don't have to pay the bill until late January or February. Where did all the money go anyways.

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Co-op Days are My Favorite Days

Healthy Eating on a Budget Tip #5

Join a local produce co-op. A co-op, or cooperative, is a group of people who get together and pool their money to make a large purchase of fresh, local, and organic produce. The produce is then divided evenly amongst the participants for a fraction of what it would cost at a supermarket.

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4 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

Healthy Living on a Budget Tip #3

Protect your skin, naturally. Believe it or not, most people don’t get enough sun exposure anymore. The sun is vital for production of vitamin D and vitamin D helps us maintain our strong and healthy bodies. So we don’t want to block the sun, instead we want to soak up the sun without the burn.

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Monday Night Workout #1 - Full Body Circuit

Fitness on a Budget Tip #2

Buy used equipment. Nearly all the equipment I have was bought used. The weight plates and barbells - those are from the local recycling center. The dumbbells - a great yard sale find. Be patient and make use of what you have until you find a great deal on additional equipment.

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Workout: Dynamic Effort Lower - Week 1 of 4

Fitness on a Budget Tip #1

Use what you have! Look around your backyard (or house). I'm sure you have rocks or tree stumps or blocks that you can use in place of a box. You might have an old tire that you can turn into a sled. Or what about a sand bag that you could throw, carry, or just use as a weight? Be creative! It's more fun that way :)

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Honey, Kombucha, & an Anniversary Dinner

Healthy Eating on a Budget Tip #1

Buy your raw honey from a local farm. Why? Raw local honey may be helpful in treating seasonal allergies. It's cheaper than buying from a local health food store. And, not all honey is the same. In fact, some "honey" you buy at the store may not be real honey at all.

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