Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Mr. CBB Personal Finance Blogger at Canadian Budget

Lil' Suburban Hometead with Karen LynnJune 12, 2014:  Are you struggling with balancing your budget?  Do you have financial obstacles to hurdle?  Would you like to learn more about saving money?  Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she interviews Mr. CBB “Personal Finance” blogger at Canadian Budget  This show is packed with resources and free tools to save you money and stick with a budget.  In this show you will learn how Mr. CBB has helped many of his readers to start changing the way they think about money and better yet put it to good use for themselves.

You will also learn about Karen Lynn’s favorite features on the blog and what drove Mr. CBB an “Anonymous” blogger decide to help others on their financial journey!

This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Canadian Budget

Follow Mr. CBB on Twitter

Like Mr. CBB on Facebook

Join Mr. CBB on Google +

Follow Mr. CBB on Pinterest

Canadian Budget Binder Links:

Grocery Game Challenge Rules

Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide

Free Money Saving Tools with budget and other printable forms

Free Recipe Index

Questions feel free to email Karen Lynn at [email protected]


Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Table Scraps or Future Meals?

table scraps or future meals? LSH  June 5, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn is going to share with all of you how table scraps or food you might  otherwise put in the compost or send out to your chickens can become delicious future meals for you and   your family.    She shares with you how she makes vegetable stock, summer camp memories, and even  recently saving some vegetables from the crisper.

With Karen Lynn’s strategies you can keep more food on the table for you and your family and more  money back in your wallet to  help you combat the rising meat and shrimp prices as well as other expenses that continue to rise.    Whether you are new to “Frugality” or old hat this show has something for everyone!

Show Resources:

Dehydration In The Pantry – An Ancient Method Of Food Preservation

Don’t Throw That Pumpkin Out!

Stop Looking For Fast Food and Start Looking For Long Food

Information about the Program my friend Katherine participated in is called “Below The Line”.

Questions or Ideas?  Email Karen Lynn at [email protected].

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Homemade Cleaning Products

homemade cleanersMay 29, 2014:   Homemade Cleaning Products:

There are tons of products that can be made at home that are not only natural, but are very effective as well. They do not contain toxic chemicals or dangerous fumes and are completely safe. If you have children, pets, or someone in your home that might has allergies or is sensitive to perfumes; these products are the way to go. Join Sharon as she discusses the different  types of cleaning products you can actually make yourself at home. She also talks about the staple items that are most commonly used in making homemade cleaning products and shares information regarding their effectiveness. As a bonus, Sharon shares two of her favorite recipes that she uses in her own home as well.


Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.


Find More Recipes Here: Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes

TTPH Tutorial: D.I.Y “Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce” 



Sharon Pannell, The Trailer Park Homesteader

Surviving on Shoestrings: Holiday Preparedness Panel Discussion

HOLIDAY SPECIALNovember 25, 2013:  Lisa Bedford,  The Survival Mom, hosts a lively panel discussion that includes Donna Miller of “Surviving on Shoestrings.”  The panel discusses favorite family holiday traditions, ways to prepare for a busy holiday season, and more. Listen for a special savings code along with the usual 5% savings code for SOS listeners!

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Email Donna if you have a show suggestion! [email protected]


Surving on Shoestrings: Prepare for the winter

prepare for winterOctober 14, 2013: Winter is right around the corner and in this episode, Donna discusses ways to prepare for the winter, on a budget.  With a little elbow grease and ingenuity – you can save your self a bundle and have a snug little bug-in for the winter.

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House

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Next week – Emergency Replacement Ingredients when there’s no grocery store!

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  [email protected]


Surviving on Shoestrings: Gasoline savings tips


June 10, 2013: You may not be able to buy a new fuel efficient vehicle but you can change your driving and car care habits for free and keep the gas guzzling at bay.  Listen to this episode and learn a few tips.  Donna shares some ideas and tips (and admits some bad habits that she needs to change.) By just employing 3 or 4 of these tips and strategies, you’ll save about 50% on a typical gas expense.  Employ them all and really see that expense slashed!

For show topic suggestions and questions feel free to email Donna at: [email protected]