5 Simple Ways to Care for Your Cat

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I don't know about you, but for our family, our pets are very much a part of the family. They're like an extension of our immediate family and as such, I want to make certain that … [Read more...]

The Most Beautiful Woman I Never Saw

I sat in a place yesterday that I wasn’t ready to sit in. It is a place of darkness without being dark; of sorrow and sadness; where tears are the norm and the sound of hearts breaking echo from the halls long after everyone has gone home. I sat in the front row yesterday; tears … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Bubble Bath

Sometimes there is nothing more calming and soothing than a warm bubble bath. I love to take my Kindle in, light a few candles, put my favorite music on through my bluetooth speaker and soak for a bit while reading a good book to relax. Having that alone time is super important … [Read more...]

Free Printable Savings Tracker

Learning how to save money can be hard if you're used to spending more than you save. I'm certain you've heard bloggers like myself tell you that tracking your spending is the simplest way to save more. There is a reason for that; when you know how much you're spending, you know … [Read more...]

23 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage…BEFORE it Happens!

When was the last time that your power went out? How long was it out for? Did the outage last a day or a week? I read a news article the other day that said months later, almost half of Puerto Rico, is still without power from the hurricanes of 2017 even though it is months … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cough Drops

Have you been sick this winter? Cold and flu season has hit my little family hard this year. In fact, I actually spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sick in bed for the most part. Thankfully, I knew a few home remedies for the flu that shortened my downtime, but it still put a … [Read more...]

16 Frugal Living Books to Read This Year

I love to read. I've always been a reader. As a child, I spent my evenings after homework curled up on my bed with a book. To this day, I still read on long car rides or whenever I have a bit of time where I don't have to be doing anything specific. One of my favorite quotes is … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cookies – Heart Shaped Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so you're probably looking for a few sweet treats to celebrate with. For me, my go to is Valentine's Day cookies! Cookies are usually super simple to make and if they're decorated correctly, they look amazing enough to present as a cute, … [Read more...]

FREE Printable Pink and Purple Valentine’s Day Party Set

Are you hosting a Valentine's Day party this year? If so, why spend big bucks on party invitations, decorations and more? Parties can be super expensive to host, but I have a freebie for you that I think will help cut your costs a little. What, you ask? Two different printable … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Amazon – 14 Ways You’re Shopping Amazon Wrong

I have a confession to make; I love Amazon. No really, I do around 60% of my shopping with Amazon. Why? Because it is one of my favorite ways to save money! Confused? Don't be. There are so many ways to save money with Amazon that it really isn't funny, but the problem is that … [Read more...]

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Mini Cards

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it which means most parents will be searching for Valentine's Day cards for their kids to exchange with their friends or even a cute card to give to a special someone. They're all cute, but can be expensive to buy if you have to buy … [Read more...]

Genealogy for Beginners – 9 Tips for Researching Your Family Genealogy

Several years ago, I began researching my family genealogy. I have always had questions about my family; in fact, I have never met anyone on my Mother's side. Since I love history anyhow, there seemed to be no better way to get the answers to the questions I've had than to begin … [Read more...]

Appetizer Recipes – Bacon Wrapped Lil’ Smokies with Brown Sugar

I love football. Growing up in a family that gathered around the t.v. every Saturday to watch Ohio State football, it has always been a big part of my life. Now that I live in Texas, it can be hard to watch OSU ball, but that doesn't mean that I don't still follow online and … [Read more...]

Personal Budget – How to Avoid Living Like the Joneses

Have you ever heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses?” Do you know what it means? If not, it means to be in competition with the people around you as far as your home, car, clothes and other material possessions. While competition is sometimes a healthy thing, the one you … [Read more...]

19 “Strange” Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Does your personal budget need help? Let’s face it; it happens to all of us at some point or another. We all find ourselves in situations sometimes where we need to earn extra cash, but may not know how to. There are quite a few home based business ideas that you could do to earn … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bouquet

When Valentine's Day rolls around, the general thought process that takes us all over goes something like this: "if he/she/they didn't spend tons of money on me, they don't really love me." Hopefully though, most of us know that isn't the case and in fact; I would much rather … [Read more...]