About Me

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”
~Vicki Robins
Frugally Sustainable is the story of my transition out of a consumer culture into the brave world of sustainability.

It’s about focusing on what’s important amidst uncertain times.

It’s about…

  • returning to forgotten skills
  • reviving old wisdom
  • creating something amazing

…and finding happiness in the journey.

Frugally Sustainable is also one of the most featured blogs in its niche! It is host to 3-4 informative posts per week that catalogue the why, the how, and the how-to on: frugality, simplicity, natural health, traditional foods nutrition, motivation and inspiration, up-cycling, recycling, and designing a life that is interdependent on like-minded others, ecologically responsible and centered around the home.

Hello! My name is Andrea.

I am a Registered Nurse turned writer and budding entrepreneur.

I love blogging and creating beauty with things found in nature.

I love to cook, work in my garden, and explore all things sustainable found on this Earth. I also love farmer’s markets, frugal finds, life and seasonal rhythms, hanging my clothes to dry, and the accepted wisdom gleaned from life on the homestead.

I am happiest when nurturing my family, my home, my soul, and my garden.

I was raised with a deep respect for the creation surrounding us. In fact, some may consider me an overly enthusiastic outdoorsy-type person and pioneer. I believe the Earth is our playground; containing the entirety of items necessary for our existence and entertainment.

I am truly honored to have you here!

Current Farm Count

Here’s where I keep you updated with the happenings around the homestead!

Currently I find myself living on an acre and a quarter in a small community of mostly cattle & horse ranches right on the edge of the Sonoran Desert – just northeast of Phoenix, Arizona.

Not much falls here by the way of rain – and there’s no grass in my yard – but thanks to the deep well on the property I am able to raise my own food and animals with the best of them!

This is what we have going right now.

  • 28 laying hens
  • 13 meat birds
  • 20+ quail
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats (4 females & a buck)

Garden Collection
Currently growing, I have…

  • a variety of heirloom tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • a variety of heirloom squash plants
  • swiss chard
  • kale
  • spinach
  • green beans
  • sugar snap peas
  • a variety of lettuces
  • celery
  • onions
  • a variety of heirloom peppers (sweet & hot)
  • strawberries
  • garlic
  • and too many herbs to count (i.e. basil, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, lavender, feverfew, tons of mint, and the like)

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“Home is where the great change will begin. It is not where it ends.”
Shannon Hayes, Radical Homemakers