Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #21

Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #21
The Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Wednesday, this is a blog hop! If you are a blogger, please feel free to link-up and share as many posts as you would like pertaining to:

  • Urban or Rural Homesteading
  • Anything DIY
  • Frugal Recipes
  • Preparedness/Survival
  • Repurposed Projects
  • Upcycled Frugal Finds
  • Animal Care
  • Natural Gardening Tips
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Green Cleaners

The list could go on…

Basically, anything that you think will build and encourage our community.

This Week’s Featured Posts

I want to say a big, huge thank you to all of you who participated last week!

Here are the most clicked on posts, in order, from last week:

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1. Simplicity Can Be Very Time Consuming. Written by Kelsi at Cheeky Bums Blog.

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2. How to Stop Using Trash Bags. Written by Michele at Seriously, that’s my life…

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3. Bar Shampoo Soap and the Oil Cleansing Method. Written by Jenny at Small Town Hippies.

Congratulations!!! Please feel free to grab my “featured” button below and place it within your post or on your side bar.

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Please Note: I share my personal favorites on my facebook page throughout the week!

It’s Time To Share Your Posts

Bloggers, use the linky tool on the bottom of this post to share your best post. Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts you have concerning frugal and/or sustainable living. Every week I will be featuring the most viewed posts so link-up your best ones:)

When linking your posts, there are only a couple simple guidelines I’d like for you to follow:

1. Remain sensitive to the mission of Frugally Sustainable. Frugally Sustainable exists to be a resource for all things frugal and sustainable. Therefore, in order to maintain the integrity of the mission, share your best posts – old or new – on anything pertaining to frugality and/or sustainability.

2. Please link your posts back to our blog hop. Linking back here helps build our little community by sending your readers to all of the other posts shared. Grab the Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways button below by installing the html into your post. Or simply create a text link somewhere:)

Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #21

What will you share this week? I am so looking forward to your submissions! Remember: My favorite posts will be shared on my facebook page!!!

Here we go!


  1. Meghann Badgero says:

    I don’t have this set up as a blog yet, and I am starting to feel that I should. The above, is a link to my account/profile on a permaculture networking site. I am currently helping a couple in Berkley MI homestaed their property and we are all learning and enjoying permaculture practices as we go! We’ve been prepping for a great growing season, and making their little bit of land as sustainable as we can imagine it to be!

    Hope you and or someone on your site will enjoy reading about our projects, and when I transform my notes into an actual blog….I will share that with you as well!

  2. I hope my post fits in here. It’s about ways to burn calories just by doing stuff in a more sustainable way. Thanks for letting me link up.


  3. Hi, Andrea
    Thank you so much for hosting Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways once again. Its such a joy to read all the ways the your readers are finding to live more frugally and more sustainably. Every step is a step toward greater self-reliance and freedom.

    My share this week is an article about wild roses. The wild rose is the 2012 Herb of the year — yes you read that right. Herb of the year, not “flower”. It is full of health benefits including being anti-fungal, and anti-depressant, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and nutritious…the rose is the ideal treatment for women’s complaints helping the lymphatic system to drain, and relieving pain and congestion. Several parts of the rose have been used medicinally. And they are super easy to grow, too. You can get a patch of wild roses established from seed in most places in North America, within 3 years,. I love making rose petal oil and I use it in soap, deodorant and in anti-inflammatory first aid balms. Well, you’ll have to read the article to find out all the wonderful ways that this bountiful and beautiful herb can be used.

    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Thanks so much for hosting!!

    This week I’ve posted on the dangers of disposable diapers for International Real Diaper Week and the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” World Record Competition, which begins April 16, 2012.

    Did you know that even “eco-friendly” disposables can cause major health and environmental problems, or that it’s pretty easy to learn to raise your baby without using any diapers at all?

    Have a great week!

  5. I make a wonderful jam with only two ingredients – fruit and maple syrup. I think you will love it!

  6. Hi Andrea,

    Just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog! I have learned so much in such a short time! Thank you for hosting the link party. I linked up my 30 Day No Shampoo Challenge. I was trying to use your button for Frugal Days Sustainable ways to put at the end of my post but cannot seem to make it work. Any advice to what I might be doing wrong?

    Thanks again!

  7. Thanks for hosting again! I think this is my favorite link up. 🙂
    I’ve linked three this week:
    1. Our $3,000 Wedding, with ideas on how to have a nice wedding without breaking the bank
    2. A Husband’s Thoughts on Being a SAHM – this is a video from my husband. It’s nice to know what men think.
    3. Homemade Natural Ant Killer – which I am currently using to banish the ants from the kitchen. It works like a charm and it’s all we use now.

  8. There’s such a lot of inspiration here! Thank you for hosting Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways. I’ve shared a Spring Cleaning Tips post using mostly natural cleansers.

  9. Good morning! I’ve been asked by several how I make my own Sushi at home (I’m no pro, but it looks and tastes like an expensive restaurant roll!). Today, I’ve linked up a simple tutorial-sans raw fish. It’s healthy, cheap to make and oh, so tasty. Thanks for hosting the partee! Hope you enjoy-have a great day!

  10. Sharing two healthy recipes today — homemade peanut butter (you’ll never go back to store bought!) and my daughter’s first ever muffins baked all by herself. Thanks for hosting, ~Lisa

  11. This is my first week linking! Thank you for hosting!

  12. Thanks for hosting! Looks like there is a lot of neat stuff this week!

  13. Laura @ Stealthy Mom says:

    Thank you for hosting this link-up. There are just so many ideas this week…

    I shared a use for potatoes. You see, I bought 50 pounds of organic potatoes as that was the only way our local grocery store would order them in. A five-pound bag a week for a couple months. Manageable, right? I did not anticipate the early warm spring… The taters are starting to sprout and the recipe challenge is ON!

    Slow-cooked with raisins and spices, this pudding was really good.

  14. We love the frugally sustainable site, would like to share ours…….

  15. Wow! Thanks so much for the feature! I really appreciate it. 🙂

  16. Hi Andrea! I’ve tried several times to link up this week but I keep getting an error message tonight. Sends me to some page with an error message and a bunch of “computer tech” stuff that I don’t understand. lol!!

    Here’s my link: Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: Dry Mix Recipe

  17. Hi Andrea and friends,
    This is Tracey, formerly of Control the Chaos. I’ve joined forces with my friend Jen to bring you Intend to Live – Naturally, Simply, Now. Please go check it out!
    This week I’ve linked up two posts: one on time savers, and one on homemade sauerkraut. As always, thanks for the linkup.

  18. Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for allowing me to share for the first time on Frugal Days Sustainable Ways! I love your blog! I’m about to try making your liquid laundry soap, very excited.

    I am having trouble with your featured button. I have copied and pasted the link into the html format of my sidebar a few times, but it the image does not appear.

    Is there something else I should be doing, is the image file linked in the html code still valid?

    Simply Mom

  19. Wow, superb weblog layout! How long have you been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The total glance of your web site is fantastic, as well as the content!

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