Why Every Child Should Go Camping on the Beach

Have you ever been camping on the beach? I don't mean renting a cabin near the beach either. I mean taking your tent and parking that bad boy right near the water, in the sand, with no one but you and God's creation around. If not, you should. Recently, Emma and I, together with … [Read more...]

What Do You Need for a Baby? A Realistic Look at Must Have Baby Items

Take a look at any infant themed commercial or internet ad and you'll find that every single one of them has something in common. "What," you ask? They're all trying to sell you something and 90% of them are trying to sell you something that you won't necessarily need. Knowing … [Read more...]

5 Landscaping Tips for Beginners

I don't know about you, but I adore my back yard. I have a nice sized covered patio that I love to enjoy in the early mornings or late evenings when it's cool. I'd enjoy it during the day, but I live in Texas. It's hot ya'll. When I moved into this house, the yard was part of the … [Read more...]

How to Build a Stockpile on a Budget

Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their "stockpile".  They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible.  A lot of work goes … [Read more...]

How I Use My Phone to Teach My Daughter…for Free!

As a homeschooling parent, costs can sometimes get out of hand if I let them. Between curriculum, supplements, supplies and more, it can really be expensive. To help keep those costs down, I have to find what I can for free or super cheap. Enter Amazon Underground. The … [Read more...]

Your Messy Kitchen and How It’s Costing You Money

We just completed a huge move and since then? My kitchen has been a crazy mess. Between packing and cleaning and everything else involved? It looks kind of like a war zone in there (okay, it's not quite that bad). On one hand, that's okay. We just moved, right? Things are … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one? It usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Buying Used Camping Gear

Are you planning on doing any camping this year? We are since camping is one of my favorite frugal activities for families. We need to replace a couple pieces of our camping gear first. While I love buying new goodies, I also know the value of a good, used product. Camping gear … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Longterm Storage

With gardening season in full swing, it won't be too long before we're all looking for canning recipes. If you've canned foods before, you've probably got a good idea of how to can carrots, but if not, you might be lost. I remember the first year that I canned my own foods and … [Read more...]

How to Have the Best Garden on a Budget

We all know that gardening is a great way to save money on groceries, but let's be real. If you're not careful? It can be kind of expensive to get your garden started. From starting seeds to table, you'll have multiple expenses that you'll have to pay for like potting soil, seed … [Read more...]