How to Score the Best Deals on Craigslist

I love Craigslist. Seriously. I have furnished more than one home, bought cars, clothed my child and even found houses to rent through CL and I may or may not have developed a habit. Unfortunately, Craigslist is the internet and not everyone on the internet is honest. If you're … [Read more...]

Strawberry Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

So in case you didn't know? It is HOT here in Texas. Like boil my blood, really cook an egg on the hood, step outside and your body steams kind of hot. When it gets this hot? There is nothing better than a meal that I can make without having to heat up the kitchen. This … [Read more...]

Easy Peach Scone Recipe

I absolutely love having fruit (or some form of) for breakfast or dessert. I seriously live for summer when I can buy fresh peaches, strawberries, blueberries and other yummy varieties. This peach scone recipe is one of my absolute favorites and I can tell you that when I made … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry Dessert Bars

I don't know about you, but there is nothing that screams summer to me more than strawberries. They are my favorite fruit by far and by the time that the season ends, I'm ready for it to begin again. Needless to say? I LOVE a good strawberry recipe and these Simple Strawberry … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not Super Mom (and Why I’m Okay With That)

I was on the phone the other day with a good friend and mid-conversation I was struck by the thought compared to me? "This chick is Super Mom!" Full on loving the laundry, finds joy in the dishes, never misses a dinner, perfect hair and makeup, PTA president Super Mom. It was … [Read more...]

7 Things to Avoid at a Homeschool Convention

Going to your first anything can be scary, but in my opinion, it's especially scary if what you're doing can affect your kids. This is the case with homeschool conventions. While they're fun, they can also be nerve wracking and stressful and no one wants to deal with that when … [Read more...]

Why You Should Focus on Building Wealth…Instead of Just Saving Money

Stop the presses! I know. I'm late on this post today. It happens. :D Why am I late? Because I was doing some work for a few other bloggers. That's okay. Like I said. It happens. Next time, I'll plan my schedule better. Aside from the fact that I'm late, maybe you're wondering … [Read more...]

6 Reasons to Attend Your First Homeschool Convention

Homeschooling can be a mystery sometimes. There's a ton that comes along with it and it can truly be overwhelming for even veteran homeschoolers. That's why I love homeschool conventions. They can help take the mystery out of everything. Yes, they sometimes cost money, but … [Read more...]

7 Chores You Should Pay Your Kids to Do

As parents, it's our jobs to teach our kids to be responsible adults in everything they do. Unfortunately, that isn't always the easiest thing to do. I believe that one of the best ways to help teach those lessons that they need to learn is by chores. Now granted, I don't think … [Read more...]

Debt Be Gone! Creative Ways to Pay Down Debt

If you're drowning in debt, it can be extremely easy to get caught up in negative feelings and a "woe is me" thought process. Debt seems like it can be forever, but really, it's not. It can be paid off, all at once or in slow increments if you stay on top of things. If you're … [Read more...]

Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing…and Why You Should Too

I began using coupons in November, 2004. I was seven months pregnant with my Emma when I did my first coupon transaction at Walmart. My first coupon deal was buying Huggies diapers for 75% off and I thought it was the greatest thing on the face of the planet. It wasn't long … [Read more...]

How Combining Your Finances Can Improve Your Marriage

My Tom and I have one bank account. One account to rule them all so to speak. I suppose since we both work that we could have separate accounts, but that never occurred to us. I know though that a lot of couple do keep separate accounts and I think it's time for them to be … [Read more...]

How to Live on Last Month’s Income & Why You Should

One of the best ways to make sure that your budget is totally set is to live off of the income that you had come in last month. It's a sure fire way to make sure that you have cash in the bank and that your bills are totally covered. To live on last month's income can be sort of … [Read more...]

7 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

  Of the many things that Dad taught you, hopefully thriftiness was one of them. Show Dad that his lessons stuck when you celebrate him with these 7 fun and frugal ideas this Father's Day. Below you will find 7 frugal ways to celebrate Father's Day and show Dad that he is … [Read more...]

Easy No Fail Strawberry Butter Spread Recipe

I LOVE a bagel with a strawberry spread for lunch, but I hate paying crazy money for strawberry spreads that are full of preservatives and who knows what else at the store. There's no reason for me to now that I have this AWESOME Strawberry Butter Spread Recipe! It's great for … [Read more...]

Kick Pre-Prom Acne to the Curb with Oxy! #DreamProm

Once upon a time, I was a 16 year old girl getting ready for prom. I had on a royal purple, off the shoulder gown and my hair in a french twist. As I did one final check of my hair, I noticed something that for a 16 year old girl can ruin her night. What you ask? A SERIOUS … [Read more...]