Survival Mom Radio Show: Holiday Budget Tips & Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle

November 25, 2014: Today Lisa has three guests: Steve and Annette Economides, known as America’s Cheapest Family and Ace Hardware’s Home Expert, Lou Manfredini

Steve and Annette discuss some of their best tips for saving money around the holidays, including tracking down loose change! Lou shares tips for winterizing your home and vehicle. In particular, he shares brand names of products that can help keep your home warmer and free of drafts.

Surviving on Shoestrings: Real Easy Cash Back Shopping

Real Easy Cash Back ShoppingOctober 27, 2014:  Real Easy Cash Back Shopping does actually exists.    Honestly it does, but it took me a while to find it – so I hope I’m saving you the hassle of the hunt today.  I looked into  things that said ‘cash back rebates’ and well, most all of them  took so many twists, turns and convoluted explanations that I just wasn’t sure they were real.  Can you relate?  If that’s you and you’ve been there… you’ve looked into cash back shopping or cash back rebates and been kind of  taken aback by how very complicated they become – you’ll be excited to listen to my guest Frank Atkins explain this  FREE way to get real, easy cash back for buying things we already buy!

Find out how to start earning REAL cash back at http://www.EarnCashRebates.com.   I began using this way of shopping and have already received cash back on things from bed sheets to car parts! I’m surprisingly thrilled with it thus far! And it’s FREE to join!

Yes, seriously you can start saving back real cash each time you shop (even at discount clubs that already offer bulk savings and discount sites like Wayfair and more) and after you’ve save money with them you can still put cash into your account and begin building your stash of cash back.

With a simple tool bar to  keep you from forgetting and virtual ‘savings account’ just for shopping for things from toilet paper to cell phone service (yeah that one caught my ear too – cash back each month for paying a bill I already pay? – Yes!) you can pocket real cash rebates on top of savings already offered.  And this one is easy not complicated like so many of the others out there.

Visit http://www.EarnCashRebates.com and you’ll see this FREE and easy way  you can start seeing your real cash back rebate potential.

 

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

Let’s connect on the SOS Facebook Page

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Beauty on a Budget with Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician

Beauty On A BudgetAugust 7, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn has a great topic “Beauty On A Budget” and a special guest on her show so please welcome Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician. Julia has represented companies such as Estee’Lauder, Laura Mercier, and is a Professional Make Up Artist.

As Karen Lynn faces yet another birthday (this is a good thing!)  this Summer she poses questions to Julia…how can we take care of our skin and some of the “Girlie” stuff and this show will remind you that all of us have various beauty priorities.

Her hope is that this show will make you feel like you are just hanging out in the bathroom doing your hair and make up with all of the other girls….a rare treat to remind us “Homesteaders” and “Preppers” to remember to not only take care of ourselves but to carve out time for it.

Whether you are a guy or gal you will appreciate the laughter between Karen Lynn and Julia and Julia’s knowledge of skin care.

Oh and stay tuned because the “Beauty On A Budget” will be a regular feature here at Lil’ Suburban Homestead with Karen Lynn!

Show Resources:
Lanolin-Agg-Tval Swedish Eggwhite Soap – 1 Box of 6 – 50g bars

Egg Mask Post Coming Soon!

Questions or need more info?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Mr. CBB Personal Finance Blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com

Lil' Suburban Hometead with Karen LynnJune 12, 2014:  Are you struggling with balancing your budget?  Do you have financial obstacles to hurdle?  Would you like to learn more about saving money?  Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she interviews Mr. CBB “Personal Finance” blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com.  This show is packed with resources and free tools to save you money and stick with a budget.  In this show you will learn how Mr. CBB has helped many of his readers to start changing the way they think about money and better yet put it to good use for themselves.

You will also learn about Karen Lynn’s favorite features on the blog and what drove Mr. CBB an “Anonymous” blogger decide to help others on their financial journey!

This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Canadian Budget Binder.com

Follow Mr. CBB on Twitter

Like Mr. CBB on Facebook

Join Mr. CBB on Google +

Follow Mr. CBB on Pinterest

Canadian Budget Binder Links:

Grocery Game Challenge Rules

Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide

Free Money Saving Tools with budget and other printable forms

Free Recipe Index

Questions feel free to email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Interview with Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip

carla collageJune 5, 2014:  In this episode Sharon interviews Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip and new blog Raising Nolan. Carla shares with us different projects she’s working on and how she involves her children in her prepping. She also shares about her seven year old son Nolan and how he is able to help the family with their prepping. Carla also gives advice for new preppers and tips to help them begin, without becoming overwhelmed by unnecessary expenses. You can also visit Carla on her new blog Raising Nolan where she shares her personal stories of raising a son with down syndrome.

Next, Sharon shares a great tool for families prepping with children. It’s a book by Bernie Carr of Apartmentprepper.com called Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Preppers Book for Kids. In this book Jake is preparing for an adventure with his best friend Miller, his dog. Miller is a bit scared of the prospect of the adventure, but Jake calms his fears, teaches him about the equipment they’ll need and all the fun they’ll have along the way!

 

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

 

Mentioned in the show:

A Prepper Quick Tip

Raising Nolan

A Prepper Quick Tip on Facebook

Electric in 5 Minutes Video

Apartment Prepper

Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids by Bernie Carr

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Hostess With The Mostess

 hostess with the mostessMay 29, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she discusses with all of you how you can be    the   “Hostess With The Mostess'” and also shares the impact of the emotional outpouring of love that folks  feel from the simple act of cooking and sharing during times of loss and hardship.  Don’t enjoy cooking or  like to cook at all?  Karen Lynn has some  tips  for you too!

 Whether you love making homemade donuts or would rather eat a delicious home-made fish stew Karen    Lynn has included something in this show for every Host and Hostess to try, mull over her musings, or    enjoy!

 Karen Lynn will share with you recipes that are available in your pantry right now as well as some of her favorite cook book and books on the topic of frugality that may be useful for you.

Show Resources:

Every Meal Can Be A Feast

It’s All In Your Pantry Donuts

Kosmic Karen’s Sweet Pepper Mustard

Friends, Family, Faith, Fellowship & Freezer Meals

Cajun Fish Stew & You Have To See This Puffer Fish

Homemade English Muffin Bread

 

Recommended Books:

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Gift It From Scratch

Frugal Luxuries

Homemade Holiday Recipes:  80+ Recipes For Home Cooked Holiday Magic

 

Questions or have an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Surviving on Shoestrings: Learn Frugally Sustainable Skills at Firefly Gathering

Firefly2013May 12, 2014 – Today it is my privilege to introduce Frank, Class Coordinator for the Firefly Gathering, one of the largest Earth Skills Events in the nation.  He and I both share a similar hope to introduce people to a more REAL (vs. virtual) life connected with the creation around us and to experience the joy of learning frugally sustainable skills for life. It is a lifestyle that not only lightens the financial burden but the intrinsic value to it is priceless.

Frank is currently establishing a staple food crop chestnut-based forest garden in Sodom-Laurel, NC, where he homesteads and experiments with permaculture farming. He graduated with honors from Shepherd College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, after spending a year on the city council of Shepherdstown, WV, where he served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, Environmental Sustainability Committee, and Affordable Housing Committee. He is a member of the Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) and the North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX). His writing has been published in the  Permaculture Activist magazine and  Appalachian Voices.

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

And let’s connect on the SOS Facebook Page

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Surviving on Shoestrings: Kitchen Stretching Tips & The Pride of Poverty

Surviving on Shoestring: poverty by us countyFebruary 17, 2014:  In this episode of Surviving on Shoestrings, Donna goes through some ideas to help your budget by stretching things in the kitchen.  For more helpful tips in the kitchen, check out Donna’s Blog HERE.  If it’s not up there yet, it will be!  Sign up for the Newsletter while you’re there too!

Then the last half of the show, she’ll wax philosophical and talk about the Pride of Poverty.  It’s a two edged sword. No matter if you are the one dealing with poverty or you know someone who is, there are ways to deal with the pride that is perceived from both sides.

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com

Surviving on Shoestrings: Keeping your cool & your cash

heat-waves_02_milanJuly 29, 2013: In this episode Donna shares some ideas for those with and those without air conditioning to about when the temperatures start to soar!

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com