How to Start Homeschooling Your Kids

When I first started homeschooling my Emma, I was lucky enough to have good friends to help along the way. God love them, they endured hours of questions, my constant curriculum switching at first and more. Frankly, learning how to start homeschooling your kids can be a frighting … [Read more...]

4th of July Recipes – Red White & Blue Rice Krispie Treat Cheesecake Recipe

If there are two things that I adore it's a Rice Krispie treat and a slice of good cheesecake. There's just something about the treats that send me back to my childhood and cheesecake? Well I think most women would agree with that one (or at least most of the ones that I know … [Read more...]

Thrifty Living Tips – 34 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap {Besides Dishes!}

Look under the kitchen sink in any home - even my own -  and you will almost always find one common thing among them. Chances are each home has at least one bottle of blue Dawn under the sink, on a shelf or even on the sink. There is a good reason for that though; not only is … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe

It's no secret around here that I adore bacon. Honestly I'm good to eat it anytime of the day, but the family; not so much. They prefer it at breakfast. They're heathens I tell you. Heathens! Not really, but if I want bacon, I have to come up with tasty goodies that are good for … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

Garage Sale Tips – How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Warmer weather is here to stay for a while and you know what that means, right? Yard sale season! I adore yard sale shopping almost as much as I love thrift store shopping! In fact, Steve and I often make yard sale shopping into entire days for a frugal date! The chance to get a … [Read more...]

Casserole Recipes – Grown Up Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

Does anyone else remember the days of tuna noodle casserole being served for dinner? It was that famous blue box, a can of peas and a can of tuna. I don't know about you, but these days, my tastes are a bit more complicated. Aside from that, when I found out that I am sensitive … [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...]

30 Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Stop Buying and Make Too!)

A few years ago, I found myself in a financial crisis. I had lost over 70% of my income and things weren't just tight; they were rope around your neck tight. That year, I almost lost everything, and if I hadn't done some fancy footwork, I would have. I started with finding new … [Read more...]

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

If you asked me what my favorite restaurant is, I'd tell you Olive Garden and that I absolutely adore a plate of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo served up. What I don't love is the cost that eating out, especially at Olive Garden costs. So what is a frugal person to do? I could spend … [Read more...]

16 Real Ways to Save Money on Groceries {That No One Talks About}

How many times have you looked at your grocery budget and realized that it was still higher than you would like it to be? If you're like most of us, it has probably happened more times than you care to admit. You have that realization and you hop online to find out new ways to … [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...]

Homemade Dog Treats – Homemade Chicken & Parsley Dog Treats

It can be quite scary to me the number of pet owners who pay no attention to what they are feeding their pets; dogs especially. There can be so many fillers and Lord knows what else in dog foods or dog treats. It wasn't too long ago that a particular dog food company had to pull … [Read more...]

Watch TV Free Online – How to Get Netflix Free

TV costs can be outrageous if you're still paying for cable. Luckily for our budgets, there are cheaper ways to see your favorite television shows without doing something illegal like tapping into the neighbors cable. Yes, I mean finding ways to watch tv online for free; legal … [Read more...]

Get Paid to Shop Online – What is Ebates & How Does Ebates Work?

I love to shop online, but doing so isn't always the cheapest option. Between high shipping costs and sometimes higher prices for what I'm looking for, a girl can often find herself paying more if she isn't careful to do what she can to save money. One of my favorite ways to save … [Read more...]