The Nelsons


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Hi there. We’re so glad you’re here.

I’m Megan.

Wife to Alex. Mama to Hazel Ruth.

Our little family of three lives in a cute yellow house nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Alex is an engineer and eBay extraordinaire, I’m a writer and homemaker, and Hazey girl is a tiny tot along for the ride.


Here’s what you should know about the Nelsons:

A little bit thrifty.

We’re knee-deep in our journey to debt freedom where thrift shopping, scratch cooking, garden growing, and economical vehicles are often hot topics of conversation around our dinner table.

A little bit crunchy.

If you hang around for more than 15 minutes, you’re likely to hear me mention 1) essential oils, 2) natural remedies, 3) cloth diapering, 4) real food, and/or 5) green living.

A lot of loving Jesus.

We are sinners, living in a broken world, pursuing sainthood. I was raised Catholic. Alex was raised Southern Baptist. We’re figuring things out as we go, trusting in Him to lead us, knowing that He is the way, the truth, and the life.

A lot of loving each other.

We’ve been married since May of 2018, still newbies trying to make the “honeymoon phase” last for eternity. We added an extra bundle of love to the crew in September of 2019 and our hearts couldn’t be more full.

What You’ll Find Here

In our little corner of the internet, here’s what you can expect:

Lots of Homemaking Thoughts, Tips, & Ideas

Frugal Living Lessons & Tricks

Creating a Toxin-Free, Low-Waste Home (Slowly & Imperfectly)

Capsule Wardrobes, Curbing Shopping Addictions, & Letting Go of Clutter

Adventures, Big & Small (homebodies who like to travel sometimes?)

Pregnancy, Parenthood, & Our Adventures with Baby Hazel

Where to Find Us

Tour our lives in tiny squares over on Instagram

Take a look at our big dreams and ideas on Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t be a stranger!