My Super Secret Way to Save Money on Groceries

Groceries are super expensive and if you're paying attention, you know that they're only going up in cost. That's why one of my priorities is to find ways to save money on groceries that don't affect the quality of what we're eating or our health. Around our house, it isn't … [Read more...]

How to Figure Out Your Plant Hardiness Zone

If you've been learning how to plan a garden, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Planning a garden for the first time can be a daunting task and most people don't realize just how much work it actually can be. There is a lot of information that you need to gather before you even … [Read more...]

What is Zaycon Foods and How Can They Help Me Save Money on Groceries?

I'm sure that you love to save money as much as I do. After all, you're reading a frugal blog which leads me to believe that you not only love to save money but that you're actively looking for ways to save money. After 6 years of running a frugal blog, it seems to me that one of … [Read more...]

How to Clean Outdoor Furniture {Without Going Broke}

I love spending time in my backyard. Whether I'm simply sitting on the patio waking up, whether the grill is going with a yummy dinner, or having a fire in the fire pit with friends, you can usually find me out back when I'm not working or helping my daughter with school. Over … [Read more...]

How to Read Food Expiration Dates to Save Money {The Difference Between Use By and Best By Dates}

Anyone who has ever shopped for groceries knows that until recently it could be incredibly confusing to figure out when a product expired. You had to deal with "expires," "best by," "sell by", "use by" and more. In February, the grocery industry came out and recommended that all … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]

18 Frugal Food Staples Every Pantry Should Have

Back in 2015, we were trying to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and recover from the loss of around 90% of our income in late 2014. When we sat down to update our personal budget, we realized that we really need to find a few ways to save money on groceries without … [Read more...]

How to Get Eyeglasses for Free

Recently we discovered that my Emma needs glasses. Now don't get me wrong, I will buy what my daughter needs, but I will also do what I can to save money while doing so. Sometimes I'm able to save and others not so much. It really depends on what particular need I'm trying to … [Read more...]

27 Amazon Prime Secrets You Might Be Missing Out On

One of my biggest ways to save money is by using Amazon Prime. Why? Because there are so many Amazon Prime benefits that I really do get to save a proverbial boat load of money. The thing is though that a lot of people don't realize exactly how many benefits Prime has. A lot of … [Read more...]

21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Filters

One of my favorite ways to save money is by finding things to reuse to save money. We spend so much money out of our budgets buying new items when in reality, we could reuse a whole lot more to spend a whole lot less. Finding new uses for something is another great way to save. … [Read more...]