5 FREE things to do with kids today

Being Mrs. Mother Dirt, I am here to advocate that  the best things in life really are FREE. Entertaining Spending time with our children  does not have to be expensive.  In fact, it can be as easy as walking out your front door....literally. Here is a list of 5 things - for FREE- that you …

The little house that couldn’t

I tried to LOVE this house. To treat it well, clean it, paint it, see it's positives (admire the way the morning sunlight poured into the kitchen, the fact the backyard got direct sun all afternoon, the songs of the birds in the back yard) but I never truly LOVED it. I tried and I …

Crystalizing frugality as a lifestyle

I'm a dabbler. I have been reading, studying, following, and thinking about simplicity, saving money, urban gardening, and minimalism for years. Precisely, about 4 years - just about the same time I had my first little bun in the oven. I have dipped my toe in here and there...but I dabble. Actually, I am a …