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How to be poor- what to do when you lose everything and tips on where to find help.

How to Be Poor- What to Do When You Lose Everything

By The Coastal Homestead |

How to Be Poor-What to Do When You Lose Everything Lose your job? Lose of a loved one? Divorce? Health Issues? Life Emergency? We never plan for life crisis and yet, they always find us- when we are completely unprepared. Whether it is our own doing or no fault of our own we end up…

DIY Citrus Candles: Eco-Friendly & Easy

DIY Citrus Candles: Eco-Friendly & Easy

By The Coastal Homestead |

  DIY Citrus Candles: Eco-Friendly & Easy This fun little project pleases my lifestyle in so many ways. #1 It is an easy (I mean easy) DIY project. #2 It is budget-friendly, no cost involved; if you have the ingredients on-hand, otherwise- wait until the next time you eat an orange to make! #3 It…

DIY Pancake Gift Basket; Budget friendly Gifts.

DIY Pancake Gift Basket: Budget-Friendly Gifts

By The Coastal Homestead |

DIY Pancake Gift Basket; Budget-Friendly Gifts For as long as I can remember I have loved making my own gifts for others, from crocheting to canned jams. As I got older I grew to appreciate and cherish the handmade gifts my grandmothers used to make me and understand the time they put into each gift.…

10 last minute gifts for unexpected guest- that won't break the bank!

10 Last Minute Gifts for Unexpected Guests- that won’t break the bank

By The Coastal Homestead |

10 Last Minute Gifts for Unexpected Guests- that won’t break the bank This list of 10 last minute gift ideas is great for both sides; as a host you can present your guests with a gift and as a guest, you wont show up empty handed. The ideas can be used year round, but the…

Okra Santa Ornaments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

Okra Santa Ornaments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

By The Coastal Homestead |

Okra Santa Ornaments: Budget-Friendly DYI Gifts Preserve a part of your garden (or your neighbors garden) by making Santa’s out of dried okra, this adorable Santa is sure to generate conversation. You can share with friends about your garden and  your favorite okra recipe, they will think about you every time they hang this cute…

Compact Coffee and Coco Condiments: DIY Budget Friendly Gifts.

Compact Coffee & Coco Condiments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

By The Coastal Homestead |

Compact Coffee & Coco Condiments: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891 Who doesn’t love coffee or hot coco? I can’t think of one…

Tea To-Go Kit: budget-Friendly Gifts. Easy DIY tea gift is perfect for the tea lover.

Tea To-Go: Budget-Friendly DIY Gifts

By The Coastal Homestead |

…Mr. Hanway endeavours to show, that the consumption of tea is injurious to the interest of our country…. he is to expect little justice from the author of this extract, a hardened and shameless tea drinker, who has for twenty years diluted his meals with only the infusion of this fascinating plant, whose kettle has…

DIY Grill seasoning kit, budget-friendly gifts everyone will love

DIY Grill Seasoning Kit: Budget-Friendly Gifts

By The Coastal Homestead |

  DIY Grill Seasoning Kit- Budget Friendly Gifts This budget friendly grill kit is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. They are great for camping, cooking out, or take to on vacations; the small size makes them easy to pack and store. When you make something for someone you are giving…

20 Amazing gifts you can make and all for under $1.00!

20 Amazing DIY Gifts- All for Under $1.00

By The Coastal Homestead |

20 Amazing DIY Gifts- All for under $1.00!

Easy DIY Santa Ornaments - makes 20 gifts for under $1.00!

Easy DIY Santa Ornaments

By The Coastal Homestead |

Easy DIY Gifts- Ah-Dorable Santa Ornaments Make these Easy Santa Ornaments for $1.00! This cute gift is so easy to make, they would be perfect for kids and adults alike to give as gifts for the holidays. The best part? You can make 20 Santa ornaments for $1.00! Place them in cellophane bags with a…

20 Free Things to Do in Any Town or City.

20 Free Things to Do in Any Town or City

By The Coastal Homestead |

We have become a society where happiness can be bought with money (or so we have been told by social media) and so few of us have any. So we punish ourselves with guilt thinking we are unable to provide fun for our family because we cannot afford to. Working hard all the time, and…

15 Quick Ways to Make Money from Home; part 2

15 Quick Ways to Make Money at Home: Part 1

By The Coastal Homestead |

15 Quick Ways to Make Money from Home: Part 1   We’ve all been there, you need money for something and are flat broke. You’re either: between jobs, your paycheck is two weeks away, you just had to pay rent, you missed work because you or the kids were sick, or you had some other…

Take your family on a free vacation or take one by yourself.

Free Vacations: Find out How

By The Coastal Homestead |

 10 FREE Vacations The title almost sounds like a bad timeshare scam, but the truth is, you can take a free vacation; we’ve been doing it for over a decade and I want to share our secret with you. I always run into friends that wish they could take a vacation, but can never afford to…

how to make money at a yard sale

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE- Yard Sales 101

By The Coastal Homestead |

      Getting up early on Saturday mornings with my mom to go hunting yard sales and hidden treasures was a tradition throughout my youth. It was the only place I could take my meager babysitting money and get a lot of bang for my buck. I became good at haggling at a young age…

How to save money on produce

How to Save Money on Produce

By The Coastal Homestead |

10 ways to help you save $ on local and organic produce This post is part of a series from an interview with a local produce stand owner and operator, Mary Beth Pope of Mary Beth’s Sustainable Foods located in South Carolina, selling locally sourced and organic food. Mary Beth has operated a successful local produce…

Cutting the cable cord without sacrifice

By Amber Bradshaw |

  Are you tired of paying your cable bill? Do you only have one option for cable? Do the prices keep going up but service keeps going down? What can you do? You have to have internet, how will the kids survive without cable? What about Survivor? Idol? Not to mention Swamp Men and Monday…

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  1. Ms. Lorna Shuford on December 31, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Simply beautiful and educational website. God bless your family, with health, safe and prosperous opportunity in 2017.

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