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Save with Sarah — Amazon Prime

It’s that time of year again — tax time. And if you’re anything like me, tax time means it’s time to think about how to get the biggest bang from your tax refund buck. At the Wittekind homestead, that means … Continue reading

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Saving Money with Low-Carb, High-Fat, Real Food

Back in August, 2011, I wrote a blog post that addressed one of the most common objections to low-carbohydrate eating.  Folks say, “I can’t afford to eat that way,”, as if it’s some sort of mantra.  And more than two … Continue reading

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A New Take on a Homemade Chicken Feeder

Fred and I are pretty proud of ourselves.  We’ve been using a cheap, plastic chicken feeder in our chicken coop since we put the chickens outside last spring.  We just weren’t managing to find something that was small enough to … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Water Conservation

Since Indiana (and many other parts of the U.S.) are suffering historic drought in 2012, I thought it appropriate to revisit the issue of water conservation.  Not only does water conservation save money if you’re on a public utility, but … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Slow Cooker Soup Stock

There is absolutely nothing better than the taste of homemade soup stock.  It’s hard to imagine that you can make delicious, rich, homemade stock from what really amounts to trash.  And best of all, it’s almost free! If you have … Continue reading

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Low-Carb Eating on a Shoestring Budget

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a low-carb newcomer say, “I can’t do Atkins.  It’s too expensive,”, I’d be a very rich woman.  The fact remains though that most folks think low-carb diets have to be … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Cooking with Cast Iron

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I absolutely love my cast iron cookware.  My husband and I received an awesome set for Christmas a few years back, and from that time forward, I was hooked. Did you … Continue reading

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Homemade Cleaning Products: Much More Than a Clean Home

In my experience, most folks don’t give a lot of thought to the chemicals that they use inside their homes.  They tend to go to the store and buy the glass cleaner, the tub and tile cleaner, the toilet bowl … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Discounted Gift Cards

It’s back to school time, and if your family is like mine, the budget’s starting to get really tight.  School supplies, clothes, books, haircuts — there’s a lot to do to get kids ready for school and your normal monthly … Continue reading

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Save with Sarah — Tips That Are Sure to Keep Money in Your Pocket (7/27/11)

Today, I’d like to share a tip that’s as simple as it gets.  Save money by taking food to work. I was thinking about this while I was fixing my husband’s lunch this morning.  If I didn’t send his lunch … Continue reading

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