About Dana

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I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How I'm Saving Money this Month

Saving money is always important, but especially right now for my family.

In the last 30 days, we have: installed a new well pump, replaced a no-go refrigerator/freezer, and paid for major repairs on my SUV.

I'm feeling poor.

But I always say a little creativity goes a super long way.

So this month, I'm saving money at the store by not buying any beauty products.

But I won't be ugly in February. I promise.

If you're like me, you've collected quite a few versions of wrinkle creams, serums, and lotions in your bathroom cabinet. Did I mention eye cream?

So this month, I'm burying my brand loyalty and using up everything I have. I won't spend a dime, and I'll clean out the cabinets at the same time. Sounds like a plan, right?


If I have to sneak, I can always pick up my trusty Aldi brand facial cleanser (hey, it's European!!) at the store for a little more than $2.

Using what you already have is economical and always eco-friendly!

Love,
TCB

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A little correction

It appears this morning's post included a strange, blurry photo of my dog at the end. This is actually a video that apparently didn't come through! I won't win any photography awards, but I can take better photos than that! If you want to see the real action, here's a link to the actual blog page that displays (and plays) the video correctly.

http://thecountrybelle.blogspot.com/2013/02/make-your-own-fun-in-country.html

Have a great day!
TCB

Make Your Own Fun in the Country

Sometimes it gets a little quiet in the country.


That what I love about it.

But sometimes it gets a little boring. That is, if you ignore the weeding, feeding, housekeeping, painting, and general fixing that needs to go on every day.

Sometimes the animals make their own fun.

And sometimes they get a little help.

video
We call this "Laser Light Show Extraordinaire."

Wonder when Happy will figure out we're playing her?

Happy day!
TCB