Why make it, when you can buy it?
Good question, why should you make it when you can buy it? It's so much easier to run out and buy plant fertilizer, than make it. Easier to flag down the ice cream truck than to make your own treats. More convenient to go buy that KFC meal deal with the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. Why should you take the time for homemade cooking? Why should you make anything yourself, if you can buy it?
I can think of a few really good reasons:
I think there is a lot to be said for homemade living, it is a skill that many people have lost in the "instant gratification" world that we live in. This website and blog is a record of my journey to learn to be more self sufficient and stop relying on others for everything in my life. If you are interested in learning too....follow me!
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I write about different things in my blog, but mostly you will find posts on learning how to make things yourself. Homemade cooking, homemade clothing, homemade crafts and home grown food. It is surprising how little actually needs to be purchased ready made. You can make just about anything yourself, because before there were stores, that is how folks got things......they made them from scratch! I want to learn to be more self sufficient and self reliant and to live more simply. So in my blog you will find lots of homemade recipes, tips on growing your own food, fun craft projects and household tips.
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With only my husband and I living at home now, we were spending way too much money on food. I won't even tell you how much because it's embarrassing. I have been looking for an easy to use grocery/meal plan for at least six months. I tried some of the free ones that you see online, but they were usually either too simple and not much help, or too complicated and took too much time and effort for me to use. I have little patience for food plans that take hours every week and a degree in mathematics to implement.
I recently saw an ad for an e book on how to not only save money on groceries, but also make a meal plan that would simplify shopping and cooking. This book promised a definite action plan on how to do all the things I have been trying to do myself for months! This really perked my interest, especially since they also offered 3 worksheets that outlined an easy way to make a plan specific to me and my situation.
It sounded impressive, but how easy was it? Remember, I have a low tolerance for complicated, time consuming plans! I wanted something effective but also easy. Upon investigating further, I found out that this ebook also provides a quick start guide with a meal plan and budget already set up that can be used immediately to save money WHILE you are preparing your own personalized plan.
So I took a chance and spent the $9, because I liked what I saw. I got the download right away and started reading. fI was shocked at how easy this plan was to implement, and how it helps you save money, right away. For once I made the right decision in buying a plan. I saved more money than this plan cost, my first trip to the grocery store. For once an ebook actually lived up to all its promises. Hallelujah!
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