My name is Margarite, and I've lived in the Ozarks my entire life. During regular business hours, I work for a community action agency where I help people make their homes more energy efficient. The rest of the time, I'm a nana, wife and step-mom, country cook, preserver of nature's bounty, savvy shopper, and author. When I'm not working at my day job or taking care of my family, I spend most of my time writing.
I'm writing this blog to share my knowledge, thoughts, and musings with anyone who is interested. I will share recipes, tips to make life a little easier, money saving hacks, my thoughts about the world, and some of my stories. I write from personal experience and the depths of my heart.
I have two beautiful grandbabies, two step-kids, a husband, a dog, two cats, and a gold fish. I currently have a household of five people including a newborn baby girl who is my precisous princess.
"Waste not, want not" is my philosphy. Now that my family has expanded, it is more important that ever to use my resources wisely. I strive to live well, enjoy life, preserve what nature gives me, waste nothing, shop smart, and write about it all.