How I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how … [Read more...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Crafts – Upcycled Mason Jar Succulent Vase

When I was younger, I used to daydream about having a nice home that was perfectly decorated with the styles that I love. Like you I'm sure, I wanted the perfect, magazine perfect home. Now at 35, I have the nice home and it's decorated but I don't know that I would say it is … [Read more...]

Landscaping Tips for Beginners – How to Take Your Yard from Trashy to Flashy on a Budget

Have you ever been driving and noticed a yard (or two) that looked absolutely amazing? If you've got landscaping envy, you might be tempted to run out and spend your entire paycheck on outdoor items to make your yard look the same. Doing so though is not only a bad idea for your … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pancake Muffins Recipe – Freezer Cooking Recipes

I am a busy mom which means there isn't much that I love more than an easy meal to feed my family. Breakfasts are especially troublesome since they usually require large amounts of coffee before I can feasibly get going on them. That's why breakfasts like my banana nut bread … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Fresh Corn for Longterm Storage

Summer garden season is here which means two things; if you took the time to build a garden on a budget, you may have an overabundance of fresh sweet corn or if you don't have your own garden, you'll be able to find amazing deals on fresh sweet corn at the stores and farmers … [Read more...]

Homemade Toothpaste – All Natural Toothpaste Recipe To Fit Your Budget!

Toothpaste is one of those items that you just can't live without, but for my family, the last thing I want them sticking in their mouth is a chemical cocktail with who knows what as an ingredient. Fortunately it is a fairly easy issue to solve since making my own homemade … [Read more...]

16 Canning Safety Tips You Should Know

Learning how to can food was something that had been on my bucket list for years before I actually did it. I'll be honest and tell you that the possibility of blowing up my kitchen was something that terrified me, but I wanted to be able to put up good quality, nutritious food … [Read more...]

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...]