Have you started the Back to Basics 15 Day Challenge? I’ve gotten my first two emails so far, and I’m so excited to keep moving along with it! Yesterday’s was about cooking from scratch, and some starter items we can have in our home.
It sings to my frugal heart.
As you’ve probably noticed by now, my motivation for greener living and DIY products is full steam currently. I’ve been making my own mayo, lotion, butter, kombucha, and have much more on my growing list I want to try out.
As an affiliate, I got early access to purchase the Back to Basics bundle, and I have to tell you, there are a lot of bundles that I purchase for only a few things, and forget about the rest. With this bundle, I see myself digging through it over and over.
There are 9 main categories
- Cooking from Scratch
- Frugal Living
- Green Living
- Homeschool (with mp3s from iHomeschool Network!)
- Homesteading (includes gardening eBooks)
- Natural Remedies
- Simple Living (decluttering, home management systems, etc)
All of the categories, really, all of them, have tons of awesome resources to use right now, and information to take you to the next level of whatever you want to learn.
I wanted to point out 5 of my favorites. Maybe they’ll interest you as well!
1. Vegetable Gardening Basics eCourse
I have a brown thumb, at least so far. I tried a garden one year with broccoli, spinach, kale, peas, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and wild flowers. The only things that survived were the kale and wildflowers.
I need help.
Last summer I grew dill and basil on my front porch. They both survived. I’m ready to take on a little bit more this year, and between a Craftsy class and this eCourse, I think I’ll have a great foundation to have more success this year.
2. Cold and Flu Season: Are YOU Ready?
I am very interested in learning more about using herbs, but at the same time I’m overwhelmed and intimidated by all the information out there.
A lot of eBooks that aim to teach you how to address certain concerns only give recipes, but this one goes a bit further and explains various herbs you’ll use, their properties, and how to use them. This isn’t just a recipe book, but instead it help you wrap your mind around how to use herbs in your home. I might even send this to get this printed as an actual book so I can pick it up whenever I need rather than getting distracted by my laptop!
3. Easy Peasy Chores
I’ve had Easy Peasy Chores up in our house for about six months now. It’s been awesome at helping Aamina (5 years old) learn her morning routine, and get herself ready with less intervention from me and our next step is putting up the real chores like dusting, sweeping, cleaning mirrors, etc. I’m the queen of inconsistency, so a system like this is perfect because I can set it up at the beginning of the week and ride with it rather than nagging every day for every chore.
4. Beginner’s Guide to Zero Waste Cooking
Have I mentioned I’m frugal? Because I am. Not in everything, but if I can use something I have to make something great rather than buying it, I’m totally going to do that. Maybe it’s the years as a single mom, or the 7 months Hubby and I were unemployed after both getting laid off, but being frugal runs through my veins.
I already save vegetable scraps to make stock, but beyond that, I just feed our compost bin, figuring it will come back to us in the form of dirt, so it’s not a waste, right? But this eBook takes it a step further and gives you recipes that you can use with those scraps (tomato ends and skins from making tomato sauce, anyone?).
This book will get good use. I can promise you that.
5. 10 Minute Prep Freezer Meals
I’ve done freezer meal prep before. When we were going to move, I froze nearly a month’s worth of meals so I didn’t have to worry about it while we were living in boxes. With the birth of my three younger kids, I had meals ready in the freezer. I’ve done a Wildtree freezer meal workshop, too. All of them took a long time to complete from beginning to end.
I know that when you add it all up, you’re actually saving time, but holy buckets my feet hurt after doing all those freezer meals!
I peeked at some recipes in this book and they really are 10 minute prep.
I know where I’ll be pulling from for my next meal plan!
So, there you have it. Just 5 of the 60+ resources in the Back to Basics Bundle, available this week! If you’re still on the fence, you can learn more about the authors, and then get on my mailing list for early access to the sale and added savings.