Homemade Gift Idea – DIY Snowman Candle

I absolutely adore snowmen. So much so that during the holiday season, my home usually becomes covered in snowmen. I have candles, wall decor, wreaths and more. They are adorable to me and I can't seem to get enough of them. Since we have downsized to live in a hotel, I can't … [Read more...]

Why We Moved to Live in a Hotel

Three weeks ago, my daughter and I did something that I had never planned on doing and we didn't do it for the reasons that you might believe. We moved and started living in an extended stay hotel. I have always been one who was looking for ways to live a simple life. I hate … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Fall is here in Texas and while I'm loving the cooler temperatures, I could do without cold and flu season being just over the horizon. Unless you plan on spending the colder months locked in your home, there isn’t always a way to avoid cold and flu season. There are, however, … [Read more...]

Home Business Ideas to Help You Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Money was tight when my daughter was born. We lived paycheck to paycheck most of the time. Sometimes, we lived on far less than paycheck to paycheck. It is such a struggle to spend your life robbing Peter to pay Paul, worrying over how you're going to pay your bills each month … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Your First Grocery Shopping Trip with a Toddler Easier

We all love our kids, but let's face it. Grocery shopping with them isn't always fun; especially if they're the toddler age. It can be stressful to help keep them where they should be, you might accidentally spend more if they toss something in the cart that you didn't see and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides – Homemade Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving is coming and for me, Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without my homemade dinner rolls. It has always been one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving sides. Actually it is one of their favorite side dishes period since they're so good! They're soft, fluffy and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Ohio State Gift Ideas Perfect for Any Fan

Growing up in Ohio in a family that pays attention to college football, you're taught one of two things; either you bleed scarlet and grey or you end up in a family that follows blue and gold. Luckily, my family bleeds scarlet and grey so I didn't have to worry about disowning … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

Do you enjoy cleaning? Most of us don't, but unfortunately, it is a necessary evil in our lives. Here's a better question; do you enjoy paying up to $10.00 each for cleaning supplies? I know I certainly don't. Finding ways to save money on cleaning supplies isn't something that … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – 150+ Beauty and the Beast Gift Ideas

"Tale as old as time..." The first time I saw Disney's Beauty and the Beast, I was around nine. Even at nine, I recognized that the story told in the Disney version was the love story of a lifetime. Most Disney stories tell the story of a love that blossoms out of nowhere and … [Read more...]

Ways to Work from Home – How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

As a single Mom, I adore the fact that I am able to work from home. If it hadn't been for the fact that I started a blog in 2011, I never would have been able to be a full-time mother and pay my bills. Frankly, when I started what would eventually become the blog that you see … [Read more...]

Learn How to Start a Blog (and How to Make Money Blogging) with My Free Email Course!

When I started my first professional blog in 2011, I had no idea that it would take me to where it has taken me or that it would change my life the way that it did. Adventures in Coupons grew beyond anything I ever expected and over time because the blog that you see now, Six … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – 75+ Handpicked Mason Jar Gift Ideas

I am absolutely in love with mason jars. Before Emma and I downsized into our apartment, my kitchen was decorated in mason jars. I had mason jar everything! Now, I keep a couple of things in our downsized kitchen and the rest are packed up in a box until I decide whether I want … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Crafts – Upcycled Wine Bottle Centerpiece {Upcycled Craft Ideas}

It's no secret here at SDF that I adore pretty much anything that is upcycled. Upcycling is such an amazing way to save money that I simply can't avoid reusing something if I can find a great way to do so. Wine bottles are one of my favorite things to upcycle. Wine bottle crafts … [Read more...]

How to Have a Memorable Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Between trying to plan your Thanksgiving dinner, relatives that may drive you three steps from insane and trying to stay on budget, it can quickly become a complicated holiday. It becomes … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Ridiculously Expensive Gift Ideas

Have you ever wondered what the elite buy for Christmas? I was curious too, so my Emma and I spent a bit of time today having some fun looking up ridiculously expensive gifts. It was super fun to spend some time together not only dreaming, but honestly? Laughing at some of these … [Read more...]