4th of July Crafts – Easy Kids Button Flag

Here at our home, the 4th of July is a special time of year that we love celebrating. Our family has a rich military history going back hundreds of years so celebrating the independence that our ancestors fought for is something that is close to our hearts. One of our favorite … [Read more...]

How to Build DIY Raised Bed Garden Beds

If you're looking to start a garden soon, you'll need to take the time to research the most common types of gardens and then you'll need to figure out which is right for you. For our family, building a raised bed garden made the most sense. I don't fancy digging up my backyard … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Groceries – 17 Ways to Make a Meal Seem Larger

Aside from your household expenses such as your rent/mortgage or utility costs, groceries are most often the single most expensive part of a family budget. There are quite a few different ways to save money on groceries, but eventually, you will hit a wall on the things you're … [Read more...]

How to Forage for Morel Mushrooms

Some of my best memories as a kid are going mushroom hunting with my Dad or a friend who knew more about foraging for food than I did. As a result, I have always loved mushrooms when added to my favorite recipes. Pizza, pasta, salads, deep fried, filled with yummy goodness, … [Read more...]

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna + Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Mmmmm, hot and gooey cheese, mind-blowingly amazing Alfredo sauce, yummy lasagna noodles with a salad and garlic bread on the side. Sounds amazing, right? Yeah..admit it. You know that it does. I love lasagna. It's my absolute, all time favorite food. A good lasagna recipe can be … [Read more...]

DIY Bug Spray – Homemade All-Natural Bug Spray

Guess what? It's almost summer and you know what that means! Creepy crawly critters! - Side note: Try saying that three times fast! - Creepy crawly critters aren't high on my list of things to interact with this summer which means one thing; I need a high quality bug spray to … [Read more...]

Free Homeschool Printables – 4th of July Activity Pack for Preschool and Kindergarten

It's no secret that I homeschool middle school currently so a lot of the secular homeschool curriculum that I provide is for that age group. But, we know that there are quite a few Six Dollar Family readers who are homeschooling younger ages too so today we wanted to take a … [Read more...]

How Identity Theft Can Ruin Your Future {and How to Keep Your Finances Safe}

This post is brought to you by Transunion however all opinions are that of Six Dollar Family. For more information, please see our disclosure policy. We’ve all heard the term identity theft, but for a large majority, it is only a term that we use in passing. It is something … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle Sheets – 17 “New” Uses for Worn Out Sheets

Upcycling is a huge part of living a frugal lifestyle. Reusing an item as many times as you can before you replace it is one of the best money saving tips that exists. Aside from the fact that it really is common sense to know that it will help you save money, upcycling or … [Read more...]

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Recipe with Avocado and Tomato

What was your favorite meal when you were a kid? One of mine was grilled cheese and tomato soup. Like with my macaroni and cheese soup recipe, I needed a change as I got older. I needed something more filling and something more "adult" to my plain old grilled cheese recipe. I … [Read more...]

How to Make Easy Cash Selling Kids Clothes Online

Have you bought kids clothes recently? They're expensive!! Break my budget, my river of funds is dry, moths are living in my wallet kind of expensive. It's a very bad thing if you're a mom trying to clothe her kid, but if you're trying to make a few bucks? It's great! My Emma … [Read more...]

45 Places to Buy Homeschool Curriculum and School Supplies Without Going Broke

As a homeschool mom, you want your children to be using the absolute best homeschool curriculum that you can find for them. For me, this meant hours and weeks of searching and I'm sure that you're no different. Not only that, but we tried and tested a lot of different things. … [Read more...]

20 Tried & True Ways to Earn Free Gift Cards

For years I have been buying Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and more totally free. Sometimes I pay a little bit out of pocket, but most of the time, I have no need to do so. Not only am I able to buy gifts for free but I am also able to buy free groceries each month, watch tv … [Read more...]

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...]

Shine Boosting Homemade Shampoo

Around 2 years ago, we stopped buying and started making as much as we could homemade. One of the first commercial items we ditched was shampoo. Originally, I started with just a basic homemade coconut shampoo recipe, but since then, I've moved onto making homemade shampoo to … [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...]