Back To Basics


Home made food in abundance - life is good


OK folks

So yesterday's post will be the very last investing post you will see here on Mr Home Maker - it is back to basics for this blog now.  We'll be back with a vengeance on frugality, gardening, saving, cooking, sharing, living simpler, being newsy .... just like it used to be. The whole investing thing, whilst I see its utter importance, is not engaging the majority of folk who are part of our Mr HM community here. So, for the handful of you that are interested on what to do with all the savings that frugality creates, then head over to Papa's Pennies - it'll all be there.  If I ever need to mention about investing here at Hr HM then I'll simply link the comment to a relevant post over at Papa's Pennies.  I hope this works well for everyone.


Favourite books next to the bed.


So, back to basics it is.

Since we have moved house for the last time (and for a long time yet), there is SO much to do around here. There is an old tired garden to revitalise (there's 10 years of posts right there!), cooking from scratch to do, soap to be made, frugal tips to try out and experiment with, saving methods to chat about, a house with seven people living in it to keep organised and homely, 40 year old carpet to be 'dealt' with,  a tired old kitchen to spruce up, there's gossip about the daughters, our retirement plans and our frugal trips away.  I'm rubbing my hands in glee at the prospect of writing about it all and getting my trusty iphone camera clicking away too.




Oh, and I must hurry up and post the next Kate chapter too (I have several chapters still in draft).


Have a happy Sunday folks

Take care  - and stay nice.

Mr HM

Comments

  1. The platters of food look delicious. I just recently found this blog, so I am anxious to read it.

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    1. Welcome Linda. Its great to have you here. There is lots to read in previous posts and you can also use the search function to for particular topics.

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  2. Sounds like more than enough activities to keep your time full with the MR HM blog! Looks like I'll be spending some time over at Papa's pennies though... good idea refining the content with the two sites.

    Cheers, Frankie

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    1. Thanks Frankie - better worn out than rusted they say!

      Papa's Pennies will hopefully encourage and empower more women to believe in themselves as investors - I'm on a bit of a mission actually.

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  3. Looking forward to following your new adventure, in your new home. Have you already mentioned it in a blog post, but is it your home or a new rental? I remember you saying you were moving to a new rental, and then you started remodeling another house, and then you were moving into it. Or were you remodeling the rental, lol? I'm sure you've mentioned the specific details somewhere, and I've just missed it.

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    1. This house is Mrs HM's house. We have only very recently moved into it.
      I think the first thing will be to divest of all our superfluous stuff (when did I last use this?!) and then make some long term plans for the place.

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  4. I enjoy all your posts Phil, you write so well and its always interesting, but I must admit frugal and simple living and moneys saving posts are my favourites.

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  5. All sounds wonderful. Looking forward to your next posts.

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  6. I love your new blog Phil, but I also never tire of reading self-reliance type posts so looking forward to it.

    Madeleine

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  7. Just yesterday we signed a contract for our very first (and last) home! We have spent the past four years eliminating all our debts and saving a good deposit for our first home purchase...not easy in your 50's because the banks don't like late bloomers with short mortgage years. LOL! But the Lord has been faithful and once the bank approves this loan we shall indeed rejoice and put roots down at long last - after 22 rentals, across 5 states and 11 towns over the past 27 years of marriage.
    I'm thrilled to read you have your own home too!! Looking forward to following along with Mrs HM and yourself as we all make houses a real home.

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  8. Oooohhhhh, this all sounds very interesting and enticing. Looking forward to it. I love reading about all frugality ideas and, of course,the food.

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  9. Looking forward to all your frugal tips and tricks and seeing how your 'new' house evolves over time. Meg:)

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  10. I always love to see what you and the girls have been cooking up, Phil.

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  11. We have the best of both worlds in your blogs now Phil. I'll still be just as eager to be heading over to Papa's Pennies, as well as reading all about your home ownership adventures. Congratulations to you and Mrs HM.

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  12. I'll be reading both blogs! Looking forward to learning more about investing :)

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