Thrift Store Shopping Tips: How to Shop at Thrift Stores {Without Blowing Your Budget}

One of my favorite ways to save money is by shopping thrift stores. Okay, I'm not telling the whole truth. Thrift store shopping and bargain hunting is actually one of my favorite things to do period. There's just something about being able to go out and find a great deal on an … [Read more...]

Free Things to Do in San Antonio – Mission San José

I have always been a student of History. I feel like there is so much to learn from what our ancestors did, how they lived and what their culture was like. My daughter will tell you that I can spend hours reading a historical biography or other historical books and one the rare … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – Ancient Egypt Homeschool Unit Study

I am a huge history buff and one of my favorite periods in history is Ancient Egypt. That's why when I planned our homeschooling curriculum a few years ago,  I wanted my daughter to get the full experience so that she could fall in love with it too. To do that, I needed to … [Read more...]

Lotion Bar Recipe with Earl Grey Scent

As a diabetic, I have extremely dry skin. If I allow it to, my skin peels and cracks because I just can't seem to keep it hydrated enough. Over the years, I've learned to make homemade beauty products that help with it in ways commercial products just don't. I started with … [Read more...]

How to Grow Tomatoes { How to Grow Tomato Plants }

One of the first things I ever grew in my garden was tomato plants. When I was first learning how to start a garden, they were the very first plant I went with partially because they're so easy to grow and partially because there are so many varieties of tomato plants. For our … [Read more...]

Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe { Picnic Recipe }

I have a serious love affair with summer aside from the Texas heat. That heat does make me want to hibernate inside with the a/c when temps reach three digits. Unfortunately, I have a life so that means things like family fishing trips, bbq's and more during those heats. When … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Amazon Prime Day & Amazon Prime Day Deals

Confession time; I love Amazon and do as much shopping as possible with them. It may be because I take the time to earn free Amazon gift cards which means that 99% of the time, I'm shopping for free. I do occasionally have to spend money over there so when I do, I want to make … [Read more...]

29 Must Buy Yard Sale Finds to Save {or Make!} Money

Yard sale season is in full swing and may of us are out scouring the sales each weekend trying to find the best yard sale deals. Steve and I love taking off on the weekends and looking for the latest and greatest deals to find. We actually consider it one of our favorite frugal … [Read more...]

Homemade Shave Cream {Shea Butter Shave Cream}

Once upon an evening, I walked into my bathroom, picked up the can of shaving cream and was appalled. If you've taken a look at the ingredients on the side of the can, you probably were too. It is amazing what some of those words are; words that I wouldn't even attempt to … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Selling Kids Clothes Online

As a Mom of two teenage girls, I can tell you that I am almost constantly having to buy clothes. If they're not outgrowing them, they're deciding that the styles aren't something they enjoy anymore. Needless to say, I often have several totes full of clothes that need to be sold … [Read more...]

Frugal Living Tips – 36 Things to Reuse to Save Money at Home

As I've gotten older, I've had to come to terms with something that I've put off admitting for years. I'm cheap. Some might consider it an insult, but the truth is that I take it as a compliment. To me, being cheap isn't anything to be ashamed of and instead, is something to be … [Read more...]

Homemade Deodorant Recipe – Lavender Scented Homemade Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those things that no one should be without. After all, no one wants to be the girl (or guy) no one wants to be around because of smelly pits, right? For me, deodorants are something I'm quite picky about. I don't like store bought deodorant because I hate not … [Read more...]

14 Reasons Your Household Budget is Failing {and How to Make Your Money Work for You}

I can't be the only one whose household budget takes a nosedive sometimes, can I? I didn't think so, but you never can know, so I figured I would ask. If you're over here in the "my budget fails sometimes" crowd with me, don't stress it too much. I am one-hundred percent positive … [Read more...]

Corn Cob Jelly Recipe – Simple Small Batch Canning Recipes

If you've been a Six Dollar Family reader for any length of time, you'll probably have already figured out that I hate waste; especially food waste. We are such as wasteful society that I feel like we would all have lives with a much higher quality of life and more money in our … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Christmas by Having a Free Christmas

I know. It's the middle of summer when this is being written. I get it. Yanno, those questions in your mind that go something like this; "what are you doing with your life, Stacy? It's the middle of summer and 100° F outside." Well, it's like this - I've got something to show you … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – United States Geography Unit Study

Do you plan your own homeschool curriculum? If so, you'll realize very quickly how useful having a unit study can be; especially for something like geography since learning the geography of the country that your kids live in is incredibly important. It not only sets the tone for … [Read more...]