FREE $10.00 Gift Card of Your Choice! (No Strings Attached!)

  I don't post a lot of deals here anymore, but this one I had to. Right now you can score a totally FREE $10.00 gift card of your choice with NO strings attached. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, this could help you save a little bit of money and saving money is always a … [Read More...]

DIY Lavender Lip Scrub

So I have this addiction. It's not the type of addiction that most people would consider an actual addiction, but I am addicted none the less. It isn't an addiction that harms anyone at all although it can be harmful to my budget if I allow it to be. Hi. My name is Stacy and I'm addicted … [Read More...]

20 Things You Are Forgetting to Stockpile

When I first started doing a bit of emergency preparation, I made my first list of things that I wanted to keep in my stockpile. As I've expanded our preparing and homesteading supplies, I have come to understand that my first list was a bit off. Okay, it was actually a lot off. There were a lot of … [Read More...]

Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe

My Emma absolutely loves Red Lobster. I'm not big on seafood personally, but I can always dive right into a plate of their shrimp scampi. What I don't like though is the price tag! Oh my gosh! It's just kinda crazy! That's why I love this copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe though! It's a lot … [Read More...]

Defining Cheap: Cheap Vs. Frugal

I can remember a time in my life when I sought out the cheapest price on any product that I bought. I was under the impression, as I'm sure many of you are, that the cheaper product always equaled the better deal, that the more money I could save on something, the better it was.  What I didn't take … [Read More...]

Not Your Typical Family (and We’re Okay With That)

Sometimes it isn't easy to figure out exactly who your family is. If we were all honest with each other, we'd admit that some people we are related to by DNA aren't exactly what we'd call family while others who share no genetics in common are. For our family, this has been a hard lesson to learn … [Read More...]

Giving Back (Even When You Think You Can’t)

In 2010, my Emma and I spent 10 months in a homeless shelter. That is a position that I never thought I would find myself in, but needless to say, it is one that I needed. Growing up though I don't think any of us actually plan on losing our homes, but unfortunately, it happens more than most of us … [Read More...]

How to Freeze Pumpkin & Squash

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and for the majority of households across the US, that means pumpkin dishes and desserts. What do you do when you have leftover pumpkin though? Toss it? Why waste good food? Instead, freeze your pumpkin to preserve it! Freezing pumpkin is the one of the only safe … [Read More...]

Cherry Cordial Holiday Fudge Recipe

Every year since I was a little girl, I can remember our Christmas candies including various types of fudge that my uncle would make. He would make peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, vanilla and even a maple flavored fudge sometimes. As I've grown older and moved away, I no longer get to spend … [Read More...]

Can You Afford to Be a Stay At Home Mom? (Hint: YES! You can!)

I have been a work at home mom for almost 5 years now, but I remember what it was like discussing my budget with my husband (okay, now my ex-husband) when Emma was born. Could we afford for me to be a stay at home mom? We ended up deciding that yes, I could afford to stay at home, but it wasn't … [Read More...]