Hello there! Welcome! I’m Manuela, a frugal homemaking blogger living outside of Atlanta.
Do you have a “someday” home? Mine would be a sprawling farmhouse on two acres, filled with vintage/cottage style treasures, a pantry filled with food I’ve grown and canned, a picket fence all around the farmhouse with a huge cottage style border in front of it, a big vegetable garden out back, an orchard, berry bushes and a cute chicken coop too! And lots of dogs (love dogs).
But the reality is that we just downsized and now live in a house that shall we say….is a “fixer upper” and nothing like a farmhouse or even close to the acreage we used to have in our old house! I don’t know if living on a farmhouse on lots of acres is going to ever happen for me.
So I’m cultivating what I have the best way I can on a one income budget, trying to live with a grateful heart and embracing the now!
In trying to make the most of what I’ve got, I’m always scouring the internet for great ideas that will help me and I really love sharing those ideas.
About A Cultivated Nest
I’m a big believer in taking my job as a home manager seriously. We live on one income so I’m always looking for ways to make the most of that money. Whether it’s painting something I found in the trash or thrift store, finding a great clearance sale, to making my own seasoning mixes instead of buying them, growing some vegetables, or just looking for new ways to save.
I enjoy writing about ways you can save money, managing/organizing your home, how to decorate and garden on a dime, how to make items that look like a million bucks but don’t cost it, and also sharing recipes that are easy and budget friendly. I also have a great team of contributors that write on these same subjects but since we’re in different places in life they are coming from a different perspective (which I hope you find helpful). Please check out the categories at the top of the blog for lots of great frugal living ideas.
My passion and goal is to show you how to live a beautiful life right where you are now and do it without breaking the bank (and maybe even saving some money too)!
I’d love to help you, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while! So glad that you’re here!
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