Emergency Preparedness Deals – Week of Oct 22, 2016

If you're into emergency preparedness, you know how hard it can be to find deals on emergency preparedness supplies. They're so very important to have, but sometimes? They're horribly expensive. Because of that cost and the fact that I want you to save as much money as possible … [Read more...]

Simple Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Years ago, my daughter loved, like all kids, ketchup. Seriously ya'll. I couldn't keep it in the house. Then we moved to Texas and apparently, ketchup became an abomination because I haven't had to buy it in four years. In its place, she now consumes BBQ sauce like she's never … [Read more...]

Essential Oil Gift Ideas – 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 … [Read more...]

Free Printables – Thanksgiving Menu Planner

I know. Halloween isn't even over and here I am offering you a Thanksgiving freebie. It's okay...really. Planning your Thanksgiving dinner early is one of the best ways to stay organized during the holidays and to stay within your budget which means that I want you to have this … [Read more...]

Home Organization – 21 Home Organization Tips to Help You Stay Organized This Holiday Season

The holiday season will be here before any of us know it and if you're like me? You already know that it is a fantastic time to find yourself and your household really unorganized. Usually that leads to me running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to manage … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – Upcycled Bottle Vase Fall Home Decor Idea

Fall home decor can be hit or miss if you're not careful. Usually you either end up paying loads of money for something that looks cheap or you end up paying a ton of money for something you could have made yourself for considerably less. That's why I favor upcycled home decor … [Read more...]

The One Thing No One Tells You About Childbirth…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Equate® and Assurance® and Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. My Emma was born when I was only 22 years old. I wasn't like most new moms and didn't really have anyone to turn to for the things about pregnancy and childbirth … [Read more...]

15 “New” Ways to Use Fabric Softener

Do you use dryer sheets in your home? Most of us do! They're really expensive though when you actually sit down and take a look. Yes, you can pick them up cheaply, as low as $0.01 per sheet, but the damage they do to your dryer will cost you far more in the long run. In our home, … [Read more...]

Personal Finance: Your Finances Are Always Black and White

Have you ever had one of those moments where things that have been murky are suddenly clear? I had one of those moments recently about our finances. While we do everything we can to save, sometimes I’m absolutely horrible at the rest of it. I am easily distracted and yes, that … [Read more...]

Family Budget – 31 Budget Tips for Budget Babies

Are you new to budgeting? If so, you might very well be thinking that it is all a cruel joke that someone is playing on you and in fact? They kind of are. Most people will tell you that having a family budget and sticking to it is easy. I won't. Creating a budget that works for … [Read more...]

Homemade Lip Balm – How to Make DIY Lip Balm {Pumpkin Spice Flavor}

Mmmmm....fall. If I didn't live in Central Texas (where fall is pretty well non-existent for me), it would be my absolute favorite time of the year. I miss the super cool temperatures and colors that we used to get when I lived up North. Since I don't get that stuff here, I have … [Read more...]

Business Finance – 10 Ways to Save Money in Your Business Budget

As a small business owner, I am perfectly okay confessing that I am sometimes horrible at business finance. It isn't that I don't know how to do my business budget or that I'm not good at doing it, I just hate it and as a result, I tend to procrastinate with it as long as … [Read more...]

Thrive Life – October 2016 Monthly Thrive Life Specials

One of the ways that we save money on groceries is by using my favorite freeze dried food company, Thrive Life. If you're not familiar, Thrive Life, is awesomely awesome freeze dried (and/or dehydrated) foods that are shelf stable. We have a small family so for us, waste was a … [Read more...]

Easy Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe {Crock Pot Recipes)

There's nothing that I like more than an easy recipe and most of the time when I'm looking for one, I head to my favorite crock pot recipes and usually it is a chicken or a pork recipe that I go to. Why? Because they are two of the cheapest meats that you can buy so I usually … [Read more...]

Family Budget: Why I Wait 3 Days Before Buying Anything

Alright kids, let's all get comfortable on the story rug because it's story time. Ready? Once upon a time there was a single Mom who worked very hard to provide a good life for her daughter. Each day, Mom would go to work then come home to her daughter then work more after her … [Read more...]

Essential Oils for Bedwetting – DIY Bedwetting Relief Cream

Bedwetting is one of those huge problems that no one talks about. For some kids, it's lack of correct potty training. For others it is a health issue and for some, its caused by a psychological issue. My Emma had the issue until she was five or so. For me, I tried everything that … [Read more...]