Author Archives: Mouthy (The Alpha Nerdess)

About Mouthy (The Alpha Nerdess)

I live in a small home with a small yard. Despite this, I have the heart of a homesteader. We do what we can to grow, manage, and treat our food cycle with respect for the Earth and for ourselves.

Recipes and Lists

Yes, I will admit that I haven’t posted anything since the new year. I have been diligently working on my husband’s business and weighing the possibility of starting my own business, so I haven’t had time to update as I … Continue reading

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Are a Crock…

I will admit, my New Year’s Resolution of “save money” isn’t really a new one. If you’ve read about this site so far, you will see that. No, this resolution was thrust upon me back in…September, I believe. My husband … Continue reading

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Holidays on a Budget: Part 1

I’ll admit, I’m not an expert on this one…yet. This will be the first Christmas my husband and I have as a new family. Due to the fact that he and I do not communicate with his mother or grandmother … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chicken, Everywhere…and Way Too Much to Eat

I like chicken. From a money saving standpoint, chicken can be very economical. If you get it on sale, it can be a wonderful way to feed your family a nutritious meal without breaking any piggy banks. In my quest … Continue reading

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Mother in Law Hell

To all of you ladies (or gentlemen) out there offended by the title…eh…deal with it, I suppose. This is the name of my absolute favorite site on the entire web. Well, it used to be. Now, it is the DIL … Continue reading

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Presents…

A dear friend of ours is having a birthday party tomorrow. This party is for her 1 year old son. She has informed us that he does not need anything nor is there any need to bring a gift because … Continue reading

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A Treatise on Leftovers

If leftovers aren’t your friend, they should be. Cooking in bulk can be a little time consuming, what with the planning and making larger batches, but it is well worth it. However, if you’re like me and have the attention … Continue reading

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Homemade Laundry Soap

I have often heard many negatives regarding laundry detergent.  “Negatives?” you say,  “What the heck could be so negative about laundry detergent?  It makes your clothes clean, it smells nice, and we have to use it.” Well, maybe it’s not … Continue reading

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