DIY Halloween Costume – Homemade Zombie Costume (DIY Zombie Bride Costume)

Halloween is coming and if you've been a part of our little community for long, you'll know that it is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking the opportunity to scare the pants off of my family as is evidenced by my DIY Serial Killer Bathroom Decor. My daughter is the same way. At 12, she loves … [Read More...]

Homemade Cleaner Recipes – Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

Have I mentioned lately that I am really, really cheap? No? Well now you know and knowing is half the battle. ;) Okay, maybe I'm not cheap, but I really don't like paying for something that I can make myself. That would be how I ended up with a list of over 200 things you can stop buying and start … [Read More...]

Ways to Save Money – 23 Ways to Live Simply to Save Money

We live in a world that is full of "buy this now," and "spend your money here" and of course "you absolutely must have this item." It is also full of processed everything, high stress days and families struggling just to make ends meet. Luckily, how we live is the one area of our lives where we have … [Read More...]

Tex-Mex Recipes – Homemade Beef Taquitos Recipe

Here at our house, we eat a lot of Tex-Mex recipes or variations of them. Taco Casserole, Baked Enchiladas, Mexican Rice and so many more fill our menu month after month. One of my favorite recipes though is my homemade beef taquitos recipe. Why is it my favorite? Aside from the taste, I often use … [Read More...]

Preparedness Gift Ideas – 31 Gift Ideas for Preppers On Your List

Do you have a prepper on your shopping list this Christmas season? If so, you'll know just how hard it can be to come up with gift ideas for preppers. Most of us are extremely picky about our gear or preps and there is a reason for that. Preppers want gifts that they know are going to hold up and … [Read More...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, sticking to your … [Read More...]

12 Essential Oil Gifts for the Essential Oil Lover on Your List

The holidays are right around the corner which means a lot of shopping for a lot of people. If your friends and family are anything like mine, they can be hard to shop for and essential oil users can be some of the worst! We're usually pretty stuck on which oils we like, we have certain products we … [Read More...]

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. That just seems far too expensive to me to wash a load of dishes. If you're already having problems with … [Read More...]

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna + Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Mmmmm, hot and gooey cheese, mind-blowingly amazing Alfredo sauce, yummy lasagna noodles with a salad and garlic bread on the side. Sounds amazing, right? Yeah..admit it. You know that it does. I love lasagna. It's my absolute, all time favorite food. A good lasagna recipe can be updated and … [Read More...]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips – Last Minute Preparations for Hurricane Harvey

This isn't a post that I was planning on writing. In fact, today is Friday which means that there should be a new recipe here for you to try. Life however has a way of changing things like schedules and because of that, I felt it was important to change mine and instead of that new recipe, I wanted … [Read More...]