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Filled from cover to cover with creative living ideas, this site is designed to inspire you and your family to live each day to the fullest.

Within it's pages we will feature articles, videos, and pictures, on topics such as; garden ponds, cottage gardening ideas, frugal living tips, homesteading, how-to articles, and so much more, all with the old fashioned homespun flavor of yesteryear!

From our little cottage by the river, tucked back deep in the forest among the moss and ferns...we will continue to share real solutions for real people.

It is our desire that you will glean something of value from every page, so that you can learn to live the life of your dreams, on the income that you already have!

Garden Ponds

Build Your Own Water Garden for $10 or Under

Garden Pond Directions

Water Gardens For Small Spaces

Pond Liners - Creative Ideas For Your Garden Pond

Cottage Gardening

Cottage Gardens and Roses - Take a journey through our cottage gardens!

Garden Center Secrets - 10 Tips for
getting the best price at your garden center

Stone Walls, Cobblestone, and Terraced Cottage Gardens

Kent Beauty Oregano

Frugal Living

How to Make a Beautiful Christmas Wreath For $7 or Less!

Secret Way to Always Get The Sale Price!

Penny Rugs - How to make these great gifts for pennies!

Build Your Own Vintage Style Storage Cubby

Free Go Kart Plans


Stone Walls, Cobblestone, and Terraced Cottage Gardens

Soap Making Made Easy

Homestead Income Ideas

Needle Felting - How to Turn Wool Into Art 

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