Emergency Preparedness – How to Use Mylar Bags for Long Term Food Storage

If you have been working on building a stockpile for emergency preparedness (or to save money), you may be finding yourself faced with how to keep things such as rice and pasta for long term storage. The answer to your question is simple; mylar bags. When used properly, mylar bags can help you keep … [Read More...]

Homeschool on a Budget – How to Homeschool Your Kids for Free

As a homeschooling Mom, I'm well aware of how much it can cost to homeschool you kids. I only have one child so I can't imagine how much money it costs to homeschool two, three or even four children. Finding ways to homeschool on a budget can be hard though; especially if you're new to … [Read More...]

Creepy Halloween Decorations – Serial Killer Bathroom Decor on a Budget

I know. "Stacy, it's August!" I realize that this is a few weeks early, but if you're anything like me, you like to start planning for the holidays early. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (second only to Christmas) which means that I love going all out with creepy Halloween decorations and … [Read More...]

Personal Budget Tips – How to Create a Crisis Budget

Whether we like it or not and whether we want to admit it or not, at some point in our lives, we all end up having a rough month or three. It is in those moments that we have to sit down and really get down to brass tacks about our personal budget. Those brass tacks budgets are commonly called … [Read More...]

Copycat Red Lobster Recipes – Copycat Red Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

I am not a huge seafood fan, but my family absolutely loves it. For me, it is usually a texture thing that stops me from indulging. There are, however, one or two recipes that I absolutely adore and could eat anytime! This one is one of those anytime recipes! Stuffed mushrooms! Since we try to save … [Read More...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the year and then? You … [Read More...]

Small Batch Canning Recipes – Homemade Orange Marmalade Recipe

I don't know about you, but there are two things that scream summer to me; ice cream and oranges. The sunny taste of oranges is one that I love to preserve so that I can eat it fresh all year long. Sure, I could buy frozen oranges or I could eat my favorite freeze dried citrus fruits, but there is … [Read More...]

How I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how hard it can be to … [Read More...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage diabetes naturally, apple … [Read More...]

Mason Jar Crafts – Upcycled Mason Jar Succulent Vase

When I was younger, I used to daydream about having a nice home that was perfectly decorated with the styles that I love. Like you I'm sure, I wanted the perfect, magazine perfect home. Now at 35, I have the nice home and it's decorated but I don't know that I would say it is perfectly decorated. … [Read More...]