Side Dish Recipes – Bacon and Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs Recipe

I love deviled eggs. They're a fantastic side dish for just about any family gathering or holiday meal. For our family, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners just aren't complete without our favorite recipes and that, for the most part, means including our favorite side dish … [Read more...]

Candy Recipes – Double Chocolate Candy Bark Recipe {Free Printable Gift Tag}

I love the holidays for more than one reason, but especially the food. No, I don't sit and eat it all myself, but I adore being able to share yummy goodies with friends and family as gifts. One of my favorite edible gifts also happens to be one of my favorite candy recipes. … [Read more...]

Family Budget – Huge List of Ways to Save Money

Back in 2014, my family had a very large drop in our income. We were okay for a while as we lived on our savings, but sooner than we expected, that money was gone. We almost lost our home. We had our power shut off not once, but twice. We had to live off of our grocery stockpile … [Read more...]

12 Must Have Blogging Tools for Bloggers

Blogging professionally is one of those things that can be hit or miss. Some bloggers struggle for years to make a dime while others seem to come out of nowhere instantly making six figures a year. Personally, I earned very well pretty much from the jump, but it still took almost … [Read more...]

4 Amazing Baby Shower Gifts

  Baby’s on its way, and it’s time to celebrate. Whether it’s a family member, friend or coworker, getting closer to the due date always means one thing: a rush of baby showers. All new and expectant moms know that a baby brings with it a lot of responsibilities, and the … [Read more...]

Cranberry Recipes – Easy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Growing up and even to this day, Thanksgiving meant time with my family and of course, amazing foods. To this day, I still look forward to my aunt's chicken and noodles and her absolutely amazing peanut butter meringue pie that she has made every year for as long as I can … [Read more...]

How to Make Holiday Travel with Kids Easier with the Graco Extend 2 Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat

This was a paid program and I was given the Graco Extend 2 Fit 3-in-1 Car Seat in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Traveling around the holidays can be stressful. Packing, loading, and traveling can all be exhausting. It’s time to make holiday travel not … [Read more...]

DIY Finger Paint – Budget Friendly, Non-Toxic Kids Craft Idea

  Kids are great, but a bored kid? Not so much. A bored child can get whiny or worse simply because they aren't sure what to do with themselves. That's why it is important for parents to find frugal family activities that you can do with your kids. One of my favorites is … [Read more...]

200+ Things You Can Stop Buying and Make Homemade

As we rapidly head into the end of a one year and welcome a new year, a lot of us are going to be looking for new ways to save money in our family budgets. One of the best ways to save money is to stop buying and start making what you can. Back in 2014, when my family got into … [Read more...]

Thrive Life Freeze Dried Foods Monthly Specials for November 2016

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 Freeze Dried Foods, are awesomely awesome freeze dried (and/or dehydrated) foods that are shelf stable. We have a small family so … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Planner – Free Printables

Staying organized during the holiday season is one of those things that I struggle with every year. If I don't start early then I end up not only spending too much, but I have also totally forgotten people in the past. Never my immediate family, but friends and extended family. … [Read more...]

Enter to Win $200 in Free Groceries!

Groceries are expensive these days which means that most of us are doing everything that we possibly can to save money on groceries. In just the last year alone, the cost of milk has jumped around $0.60 per gallon. While that might not seem like much, it could easily add up to … [Read more...]

Get $5 When You Sign Up For Swagbucks!

  We've reached the Holiday season - can you believe it? People are already preparing for Thanksgiving and getting ready to start shopping for the Holidays (if they haven't already begun)! Since this time of year in particular is a good one for having some extra money, … [Read more...]

Family Budget – How to Safeguard Your Finances Against a Financial Crisis

Financial emergencies seem to be the "stuff of legends" for the majority of people. We seem to think that a financial crisis can't happen to "us" and that they always happen to "everyone else," but the truth of it is that they do happen and yes, they can happen to you as quickly … [Read more...]

Homemade Hair Detangler – All Natural & Chemical Free

My Emma and I both have very thick hair which means one thing; lots of tangles when we first wake up in the morning. For me, my hair will tangle so much that I would usually end up having to rip out my hair to get it tangle free. For Emma, it usually involved lots of tears. I'm a … [Read more...]

Family Budget – How to Clean Your Home for Less than $10.00/Week

Do you know what doesn't make much sense to me? How much money we spend out of our family budget simply to clean our homes. It isn't that I think that you shouldn't clean. Please clean your home.  It's more that I can't believe that we have all (myself included) been duped … [Read more...]