Preparedness Gift Ideas – 31 Gift Ideas for Preppers On Your List

Do you have a prepper on your shopping list this Christmas season? If so, you'll know just how hard it can be to come up with gift ideas for preppers. Most of us are extremely picky about our gear or preps and there is a reason for that. Preppers want gifts that they know are … [Read more...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, … [Read more...]

12 Essential Oil Gifts for the Essential Oil Lover on Your List

The holidays are right around the corner which means a lot of shopping for a lot of people. If your friends and family are anything like mine, they can be hard to shop for and essential oil users can be some of the worst! We're usually pretty stuck on which oils we like, we have … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Have you looked at the price of dishwasher tablets these days? Without a good deal or a coupon, they can be really expensive. Sometimes as high as $0.60 per load which is just insane in my book. That just seems far too expensive to me to wash a load of dishes. If you're already … [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...]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips – Last Minute Preparations for Hurricane Harvey

This isn't a post that I was planning on writing. In fact, today is Friday which means that there should be a new recipe here for you to try. Life however has a way of changing things like schedules and because of that, I felt it was important to change mine and instead of that … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness – How to Use Mylar Bags for Long Term Food Storage

If you have been working on building a stockpile for emergency preparedness (or to save money), you may be finding yourself faced with how to keep things such as rice and pasta for long term storage. The answer to your question is simple; mylar bags. When used properly, mylar … [Read more...]

Homeschool on a Budget – How to Homeschool Your Kids for Free

As a homeschooling Mom, I'm well aware of how much it can cost to homeschool you kids. I only have one child so I can't imagine how much money it costs to homeschool two, three or even four children. Finding ways to homeschool on a budget can be hard though; especially if you're … [Read more...]

Creepy Halloween Decorations – Serial Killer Bathroom Decor on a Budget

I know. "Stacy, it's August!" I realize that this is a few weeks early, but if you're anything like me, you like to start planning for the holidays early. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (second only to Christmas) which means that I love going all out with creepy … [Read more...]

Personal Budget Tips – How to Create a Crisis Budget

Whether we like it or not and whether we want to admit it or not, at some point in our lives, we all end up having a rough month or three. It is in those moments that we have to sit down and really get down to brass tacks about our personal budget. Those brass tacks budgets are … [Read more...]

Copycat Red Lobster Recipes – Copycat Red Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

I am not a huge seafood fan, but my family absolutely loves it. For me, it is usually a texture thing that stops me from indulging. There are, however, one or two recipes that I absolutely adore and could eat anytime! This one is one of those anytime recipes! Stuffed mushrooms! … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the … [Read more...]

Small Batch Canning Recipes – Homemade Orange Marmalade Recipe

I don't know about you, but there are two things that scream summer to me; ice cream and oranges. The sunny taste of oranges is one that I love to preserve so that I can eat it fresh all year long. Sure, I could buy frozen oranges or I could eat my favorite freeze dried citrus … [Read more...]

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...]