Donations & Other Helps

As of February 2, my husband joined the ranks of the unemployed.  He searched diligently for work, and we trusted God to provide all our needs, which He graciously did.  Sometime in March, my husband started working as a teacher’s aide in a special needs classroom at the high school.  This is approximately a 70% paycut.  He is also going back to school to get certification to teach full time.  We still trust God but some of our readers have asked if they can participate in God’s providence.

You can help us the most by:

Praying for us:
That we are wise with the resources we have; that my husband gets good counsel on the best way to achieve his certification quickly; that we are able to find good ‘bargains’; that he does well in school; that there is a good job for him when he finishes.
Prayer is not the ‘least’ you can do. It’s the most.

In addition to prayer, there are other ways you can help us without spending any money, and that’s important to us. We know we are not the only family with economic short falls right now-

You can send us blog traffic to help increase our blog income.  This is a HUGE help. Share links to our posts with your friends via emails, facebook messages or twitter. This is a fabulous, wonderful help. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. When you share posts that you find helpful, we get new readers, and more traffic. When we get more traffic, we get a few more pennies from our advertisements.  and maybe they will find the post you shared helpful enough to pass it on and share it with others as well.  And, of course, we did strive to write useful, helpful, content that will encourage, educate, or inform our readers and be a blessing to them rather than a waste of their time.

You can click on the advertisements to help increase that money.
You can sign up for ebates or swagbucks through our referral links,
And you can shop at Amazon using referral links here on the blog. Both of our married daughters also have Amazon affiliate links, and we’re all thrilled when anybody purchases something through any of us.

Here are some books that are particularly useful for those who are struggling to make ends meet, only if at all possible, you should check them out from the library or find them used. After all, we’re saving money, yes? Of course yes:

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World

More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook)

Simply in Season Expanded Edition (World Community Cookbook)

Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

If you click through an Amazon affiliate link, anything you buy is credited to our affiliate link, not just the specific things we linked to.

You can also donate through paypal by using the button above, if you desire, and we are grateful for that, too.




  1. Jim Johnson
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    My wife and I have 18 acres outside of Bentonville, Arkansas with two large homes which would be perfect for a mega family needing a home and business income. I was hoping to be able to tell anyone with a large family about this property. My wife and I have lived on the property for 18 years and raised our 4 children on this property. We have very much enjoyed raising our children here, but the properties are just too big for us now. The school district is Bentonville and is the best school district in the State.

    We have a 5,200 sq. ft. brick colonial style house with 5 master bedrooms, 9 beds, 8 baths, great hall, large dining room for up to 30 people and kitchen, paved parking lot, pattern concrete patio, and much more. Plus a 4,800 sq. ft. ranch style home with 5 to 6 bedrooms, 2 master bedrooms, 5 baths, giant formal living room, den, formal dining room, dine in kitchen, game room, and much more. A beautiful 1,200 sq. ft. building. Historic barn and white fencing are on the level 18 acres of property with pond and island which is great for fishing. Included in purchase price are inventory and furnishings which are valued at over $50,000. The County has the properties assessed at over a million dollars. I have a 2009 appraisal for the 4,800 sq. ft. ranch style home of $630,000.00. Both properties can be viewed on The addresses are 14355 Pautsky Lane and 14339 Pautsky Lane, Bentonville, Arkansas.

    Asking price for both is $699,900. Buyer will take over ongoing business. Owner will provide support and help for 6 months to teach the buyer the business. Further, the buyer will be introduced to a network of local experts and reputable vendors to help and assist in the business. In addition, the buyer will receive over $50,000 in furnishings and inventory.

    Visit the website at

    A large family would love beautiful Northwest Arkansas. This is the home of WalMart Stores, Inc. with its hundreds of vendors and its annual week long stock holders meeting. This is also the home of several other large corporations such Tysons and JB Hunt. NW Arkansas is the wealthiest part of the State of Arkansas. This wonderful property has it all… quiet and peaceful country setting while just 15 to 30 minutes to every major NW Arkansas city and just 5 minutes to NWA Regional Airport (XNA). NW Arkansas is ranked among one of the best places to live in the United States, and one of the fastest growing areas in the United States.

  2. Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully put! Thank you. By the way, I sent you an email. We share a fried in common.

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