I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
Many of us like to have beautiful garden areas around our homes. Here's some ideas on how to make this happen when on a tight budget:
1. Ask friends, family and neighbors if you can have perennials from their gardens when and if they divide them up after the perennials get too big. Offer the same in return.
I am happy because I have no debt. I have no debt because I am frugal and I only purchase things that I need. I am not Cheap. I am Frugal. I am still able to have a nice home (according to MY standards), nice clothes, go on vacations, drive a nice and well-maintained vehicle and most importantly have good, solid and honest friendships. We should all try to pursue greater happiness; not necessarily greater wealth. Sometimes, we have no choice as to where we stand financially, due to outside influences. Thus, go for the happiness....whatever that means to you.