This DIY Mouthwash Will Make Your Mouth Sing!

Have you looked at the back of a bottle of commercial mouthwash lately? In case you haven't, the simple answer is that what you're putting into your mouth is chock full of chemicals that I personally don't want to be putting anywhere near my mouth. The chemicals in traditional … [Read more...]

This Girl Scout Cookies Recipe for Thin Mint Truffles is a Tried and True Favorite!

It's that time of the year when Girl Scouts everywhere take to the streets to deliver those boxes of temptation to those who simply can't resist. For me, I absolutely adore both Tagalongs and Thin Mints, but eating the same old cookie can get a bit boring at times. That's why I … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Unthinkable Catch You Off Guard with these Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents!

Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]

This is for the Birds! DIY Upcycled Terra Cotta Bird Bath

In case you haven't noticed, I am a big fan of upcycling anything that I possibly can. They can save so much money in your personal budget, plus, I get a kick out of finding a new use for something that someone else might simply see as trash. For me, upcycling has become a game. … [Read more...]

The Homemade Ketchup Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For!

They say that good things come to those who wait and this homemade ketchup recipe is no different. We're not a huge ketchup loving family, but there are simply some foods, like your favorite meatloaf recipe or your favorite cheeseburger recipes that require ketchup. I'm not a big … [Read more...]

How to Score $1,091 in FREE Baby Samples

Know what? Babies are expensive! If you've got a new tiny one, I'm more than sure I don't have to tell you that though! From the time we get pregnant, we spend money that we sometimes don't have on them and it only gets worse as they get older. By the time that they're in … [Read more...]

Newsflash! Your Thoughts Are Keeping You Poor

A while back, I had a conversation with a very good friend of mine on Facebook. She had shared a status that I wholeheartedly disagreed with and a short, but respectful debate followed. The status that she had shared - while I'm sure was well intended by the original poster- had … [Read more...]

My #1 Tool for Making Budgeting Easier

*This post has been brought to you by EveryDollar, however all opinions, including budget photos are my own and are honest and truthful. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.  Can we be real with each other for a moment? Budgeting is hard. Remembering to keep … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Prescriptions

This post has been brought to you by SearchRx.com however all opinions and advice are my own. For more information, check out my disclosure policy. One of the biggest expenses plaguing American families are prescription medicines. With raising kids and being an adult, there is … [Read more...]

6 Financial Career Options for the Money Minded

  The field of finance is constantly changing and growing, and rife with advancement opportunity. Finance professionals must handle high-stress situations and have the foresight and analytical skills required to make significant decisions regarding money for individuals, … [Read more...]

The Secret to Scoring Cheap Cell Phone Plans

How much are you currently paying for your cell phone? $100 each month? $150? More that that? If you're like we were, you fall into the $100 or more category. At $110.00 per month, that left me paying $1320 each year out of my personal budget just for cell service. While my cell … [Read more...]

How to Save Time & Money When You Stay at a Hotel

As a traveling family, I discovered long ago that if I don't look for ways to save time and money when traveling, that I not only over shoot my budget but that I also end up going half mad from stress. This means that over the years, I have gotten quite good at both. Frankly, … [Read more...]

Easy Fruit and Yogurt Bites Recipe

I work at a desk all day which means that most of the time I have a snack in front of me. It also means that if I'm not careful with what I'm snacking on, I could balloon to a much higher weight than I currently am so I have to watch to make sure that I'm only snacking on healthy … [Read more...]

Personal Budget – How to Save on Medical Bills with Telehealth

I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it right. This was the case over Christmas when we traveled home to Ohio to spend the holiday with my family. Christmas Eve I started to feel unwell and it only continued as the holiday went on. Christmas stretched into New Year's and New … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Blogging with the Blog of Your Dreams

Blogging has opened so many doors for me including a few that I had never thought would be possible.  It has allowed me to be at home with my daughter to homeschool her. It has allowed me to provide a very comfortable life for my family. It has taught me things about myself and … [Read more...]

Easy Shabby Chic Upcycled Photo Frame

I love thrift store shopping. I've never seen a need to pay retail for something that I could get a good deal on by purchasing secondhand. Home decor is one of those things I've never seen the need to pay retail for. After all, there isn't much reason to since the second hand … [Read more...]