Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Have you looked at the price of dishwasher tablets these days? Without a good deal or a coupon, they can be really expensive. Sometimes as high as $0.60 per load which is just insane in my book. Its much too expensive in my book. If you're already having budget issues, the super expensive prices for … [Read More...]

5 Easy Ways to Use Excess Garden Crops

One of our favorite ways to save money in our food budget is to grow our garden. There's just something about having fresh produce right in my own backyard that I adore. I know what went into growing it, what was used to help it grow and somehow, that makes it taste even better. Some plants though … [Read More...]

Cherry Kool-Aid Pie Recipe

I don't know about you, but there's nothing that screams summer to me than koolaid. That's why I love this cherry koolaid pie. Its so easy to make and it screams warm weather. Summer might be almost officially over, but that doesn't mean that the treats do. This easy pie is 4 ingredients and perfect … [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Your Budget Fails

I have a confession to make. Okay well it isn't the first time that I've admitted it, but it never hurts to have a reminder. I am kick butt at creating our budget. I can squeeze every single penny out of everything when I want to. I am not quite so good at sticking to that budget. In fact, sticking … [Read More...]

5 Frugal Ways to Use Food Scraps

No matter who you are or how green you try to live, all of us have some waste in our lives. Our kitchens can be especially bad if you don't watch what you're doing. Luckily, there are quite a few different ways that you can cut down on waste or even turn it into something else. I love taking scraps … [Read More...]

7 Steps to Improving Your Resume

When was the last time you updated your resume? In today's job market and economy, it's so important to have up to date skills listed on your resume. We all know that finding a job is hard enough, but add an out of date skill list and it becomes near impossible. Employers are looking for those job … [Read More...]

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I don't know about your family, but here? I have trouble keeping ranch dressing on hand. The Monkey Child and Mr. Six Dollar eat it with everything from carrots to pizza and even fries. When I realized that it was costing me probably close to $20.00 a month (i,e 5-6 bottles a month...I told you, … [Read More...]

United States Homeschool Unit Study

What better way to kick off a school year that starts in July (ours kinda sorta did) with a unit study on the United States? My Emma already knew most of it, but she was still iffy on a few things so I wanted to go over them with her again and really cement it for her so that she doesn't have issues … [Read More...]

How I Vacationed in NYC for Under $500

Last month I took a much needed working vacation to New York City for Blogger Bash 2015 and BlogHer 2015. Yes...this Momma went by herself and holy cow did I need the break! What I didn't need though was a HUGE travel bill. Our budget is still very, very tight from the trouble that we had last year, … [Read More...]

When Kid Friendships Go Bad

Like it or not, as parents sometimes we have to do things that we don't like in order to do what's best for our kids. One of those things can be stopping them from staying in an unhealthy friendship. It isn't something that any parent likes to do, but depending on the situation, you could very … [Read More...]