My Love for Pinterest

  Ah, yes, it’s that time of year when being “busy” kicks into overdrive, and so begins the start of numerous birthdays, office parties, Fall Equinox, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice and Christmas. The last quarter of the year is kind of crazy for most of us, and it is especially busy for me. One of…

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Pickled Watermelon Rind

My mantra has always been to use everything and waste nothing. This is especially true with food, and part of my frugal living lifestyle is to try to use kitchen scraps whenever I can. Last month, I had a 4th of July post that featured fresh watermelon and blueberries, and so I was left with…

Zero Waste

The smallest implication of a zero waste lifestyle is a wonderful thing in itself. It does not have to be an all-or-nothing experience, and any waste reduction, small or great, will encourage a cleaner, sustainable future for all of us. The simple act of trying to reduce what you throw away is a real eye-opening…

Earth Day

After a much needed spring break, I have returned with my newest creative project and frugal living idea. On Hawaii Island, we have a ban on plastic bags, and are encouraged to bring our own reusable shopping bags to grocery and retail stores; therefore, it’s always handy to have a few in your car in…

Sustainable Island Living

Perhaps I’m being partial, but I feel that our island is truly the best place for my particular lifestyle. I love the diversity of the island’s landscape and climate and year-round growing seasons. It seems like we are always planting something in our yard and continue to improve upon what we keep in our vegetable…

Frugal Living

When you live in Hawaii, you really need to watch how you use your resources. My biggest way to save money is through cooking most of my meals at home. I spend a fair amount of time doing meal prep for the work week and I rely on some basic grocery items that are filling and…

Fresh Eggs

They say it’s a perfect protein. A glorious, fresh-from-the-backyard, egg. It’s also an essential component to the greatest breakfast in the world, the Loco-Moco, and if you haven’t had a really good Loco-Moco, you haven’t truly lived. Thankfully, the possibilities for preparing eggs are damn-near endless, and when you have an abundance of them, you tend…

Waste-Not-Want-Not

One of the easiest and most flexible ways I like to save some money is by making homemade broth and stock. I find that chances are, when I’m meal prepping, I have a ton of veggie scraps that might otherwise get thrown to the chickens. Also, when I’m cooking a bone-in chicken or turkey, I…