How to Build DIY Raised Bed Garden Beds

If you're looking to start a garden soon, you'll need to take the time to research the most common types of gardens and then you'll need to figure out which is right for you. For our family, building a raised bed garden made the most sense. I don't fancy digging up my backyard for several reasons, … [Read More...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 17 Ways to Make a Meal Seem Larger

Aside from your household expenses such as your rent/mortgage or utility costs, groceries are most often the single most expensive part of a family budget. There are quite a few different ways to save money on groceries, but eventually, you will hit a wall on the things you're doing to save money. … [Read More...]

How to Forage for Morel Mushrooms

Some of my best memories as a kid are going mushroom hunting with my Dad or a friend who knew more about foraging for food than I did. As a result, I have always loved mushrooms when added to my favorite recipes. Pizza, pasta, salads, deep fried, filled with yummy goodness, portobello, button, and … [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...]

DIY Bug Spray – Homemade All-Natural Bug Spray

Guess what? It's almost summer and you know what that means! Creepy crawly critters! - Side note: Try saying that three times fast! - Creepy crawly critters aren't high on my list of things to interact with this summer which means one thing; I need a high quality bug spray to keep them away. I could … [Read More...]

Free Homeschool Printables – 4th of July Activity Pack for Preschool and Kindergarten

It's no secret that I homeschool middle school currently so a lot of the secular homeschool curriculum that I provide is for that age group. But, we know that there are quite a few Six Dollar Family readers who are homeschooling younger ages too so today we wanted to take a moment to appreciate you! … [Read More...]

How Identity Theft Can Ruin Your Future {and How to Keep Your Finances Safe}

This post is brought to you by Transunion however all opinions are that of Six Dollar Family. For more information, please see our disclosure policy. We’ve all heard the term identity theft, but for a large majority, it is only a term that we use in passing. It is something that happens to “other … [Read More...]

Ways to Upcycle Sheets – 17 “New” Uses for Worn Out Sheets

Upcycling is a huge part of living a frugal lifestyle. Reusing an item as many times as you can before you replace it is one of the best money saving tips that exists. Aside from the fact that it really is common sense to know that it will help you save money, upcycling or reusing things is a great … [Read More...]

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Recipe with Avocado and Tomato

What was your favorite meal when you were a kid? One of mine was grilled cheese and tomato soup. Like with my macaroni and cheese soup recipe, I needed a change as I got older. I needed something more filling and something more "adult" to my plain old grilled cheese recipe. I wanted something that … [Read More...]

How to Make Easy Cash Selling Kids Clothes Online

Have you bought kids clothes recently? They're expensive!! Break my budget, my river of funds is dry, moths are living in my wallet kind of expensive. It's a very bad thing if you're a mom trying to clothe her kid, but if you're trying to make a few bucks? It's great! My Emma grows very very quickly … [Read More...]