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...]

500+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $25 for Teen Girls

Christmas is coming and if you're shopping for a teen girl, you may be stumped as to what you can put in their Christmas stocking. This is my first year shopping for a teen girl and trust me when I say that I do believe shopping for her gets more confusing the older she gets. One … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Easy Cranberry Relish Recipe

Growing up and even to this day, Thanksgiving meant time with my family and of course, amazing Thanksgiving recipes! To this day, I still look forward to my aunt's chicken and noodles and her absolutely amazing peanut butter meringue pie recipe that she has made every year for as … [Read more...]

21 Home Organization Tips to Help You Stay Organized This Holiday Season

The holiday season will be here before any of us know it and if you're like me? You already know that it is a fantastic time to find yourself and your household really unorganized. Usually that leads to me running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to manage … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is not only terrifying, but it be incredibly expensive. For some families, it will set their personal budget on end for years to come. For others that are in a better financial position, it may not cause as many financial issues, but they may still be looking for … [Read more...]

Upcycled Bottle Vase Fall Home Decor Idea

Fall home decor can be hit or miss if you're not careful. Usually you either end up paying loads of money for something that looks cheap or you end up paying a ton of money for something you could have made yourself for considerably less. That's why I favor upcycled home decor … [Read more...]

How to Start a Blog a Blog with Bluehost

Blogging has opened so many doors for me including a few that I had never thought would be possible.  It has allowed me to be at home with my daughter to homeschool her. It has allowed me to provide a very comfortable life for my family. It has taught me things about myself and … [Read more...]

Kids Crafts – Homemade Halloween Slime

Halloween is right around the corner which means that a lot of you Momma's (or Daddy's) are looking for spooky or gross kids crafts to scare up some fun with your little ghouls and goblins. After all, as parents we want them to have as much fun as possible while they're still … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Costume – Homemade Zombie Costume (DIY Zombie Bride Costume)

Halloween is coming and if you've been a part of our little community for long, you'll know that it is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking the opportunity to scare the pants off of my family as is evidenced by my DIY Serial Killer Bathroom Decor. My daughter is the same … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaner Recipes – Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

Have I mentioned lately that I am really, really cheap? No? Well now you know and knowing is half the battle. ;) Okay, maybe I'm not cheap, but I really don't like paying for something that I can make myself. That would be how I ended up with a list of over 200 things you can … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money – 23 Ways to Live Simply to Save Money

We live in a world that is full of "buy this now," and "spend your money here" and of course "you absolutely must have this item." It is also full of processed everything, high stress days and families struggling just to make ends meet. Luckily, how we live is the one area of our … [Read more...]

Tex-Mex Recipes – Homemade Beef Taquitos Recipe

Here at our house, we eat a lot of Tex-Mex recipes or variations of them. Taco Casserole, Baked Enchiladas, Mexican Rice and so many more fill our menu month after month. One of my favorite recipes though is my homemade beef taquitos recipe. Why is it my favorite? Aside from the … [Read more...]

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...]