All Natural Homemade Shave Cream

Once upon an evening, I walked into my bathroom, picked up the can of shaving cream and was appalled. Seriously. Have you ever looked at the stuff that is in that can? Some of it, most of it, I wouldn't even attempt to pronounce and honestly? My way of thinking these days is that if I can't … [Read More...]

3 Ways to Save Big on Glasses

I've worn glasses since I was 9 years old and in case you haven't noticed? Glasses can be super expensive and contact lenses? Totally worse. Growing up pretty much dirt poor, there were times where my parents struggled just to keep those glasses on my face and as I've grown older I've had to find … [Read More...]

Homemade Salsa Recipes Plus Canning Tips!

One of my favorite snacks to munch on when I'm working is chips and salsa, but I have to confess. I'm so picky about the kind of salsa I'll eat. To me, there is no better tasting salsa than a homemade salsa. Store bought versions always taste just a bit off to me and I really just prefer not to even … [Read More...]

Why I Never Throw a Broken Phone Away

Once upon a time, in a land far away, I had a cell phone. Okay, I still do, but the point of that sentence was supposed to be that I have several old and sometimes the occasionally broke phone lying around my house. Add to that the two or three broken tablets  (or tablets that have been replaced), … [Read More...]

Spooky Spider Cookies

While Halloween is about spooky, that doesn't necessarily mean that every trick or treat you do has to be gory and creepy. In fact? They can be rather cute if you get creative enough! Take these "Spooky" Spider cookies for instance! They're just creepy enough to be cute, but they're perfect for any … [Read More...]

Creepy Candy Eyeballs

Halloween is great and while it's one of my favorite holidays, I honestly don't see a need for a whole ton of gore. A little bit of creepy gore though is perfectly fine with me. Take these creepy eyeball cookies for example. They're creepy without being too creepy for little ones and well? Look at … [Read More...]

How I Saved $1140 Each Year on My Cell Phone

How much are you paying for cell phone service? $100 each month? More? For us, we were spending $122.70 every single month. $1320.00 per year. Is it just me or does anyone else think that is absolutely INSANE?! Seriously! We were paying for data that I don't use and it isn't because I have a huge … [Read More...]

How to Can Whole Tomatoes

Do you make your own pasta sauce? We do and it tastes so much better than the store bought stuff. In fact, I won't make a pizza at home unless it uses my own sauce. Needless to say, that means we go through a ton of tomatoes. Between the sauces alone, we would spend several hundreds each year just … [Read More...]

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

I love apple pie. Warm with a buttery crust and a scoop of ice cream on top. What I don't like is the runny, expensive pie fillings that you have to buy when apples are not in season just to enjoy a good piece of pie. Lucky for all of us though, apples are in season and fairly cheap so guess what … [Read More...]

Easy Mason Jar Halloween Scene

I love crafts, but to be honest? I hate overly complicated ones that my Emma can't do with me. She loves to do crafts so when I'm looking for crafts for us to do together, I tend to look for easier ones that she can do as well. This Easy Mason Jar Halloween Scene was one of those crafts. It's super … [Read More...]