42 Homemade Items You’ll Never Buy Again!

      When I'm looking to cut expenses, one of the things that I love to do is to take a look at what I can stop buying and make myself. It's actually dual purpose since homemade products typically taste better or work better than most of the commercial products … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to My Daughter on her 10th Birthday

  Oh little girl...I remember the first time I saw you. After a pregnancy filled with more stress than I needed and a couple of scares as well, you came into this world screaming your tiny little head off, tied to a cord with a pretzel knot in it. A knot that by all rights, … [Read more...]

How To Dehydrate & Preserve Fresh Mushrooms

  So the other day when I did my January grocery trip, I managed to find a really decent deal on fresh button mushrooms. They were marked down to just .99¢ each which in my experience, is a fairly decent deal. Enough of a deal for me to grab them.     As you … [Read more...]

Baby Freebies!! 9 MUST HAVE Baby Freebies For Baby & New Moms! Great for Yourself or as Gifts!

  Having a baby? Just had a baby? Heading to a baby shower? Check out these 7 must have baby freebies!! You just pay shipping! You can get all 7 shipped for less then the price of a diaper cake and gift basket! These would also be FANTASTIC Christmas gifts for the new … [Read more...]

10 Things Thrifty People Never Buy New

  We often talk about saving money, but a lot of the time it can really come down to how we're feeling that day. We head out to the store and we're just not feeling well so we just grab whatever happens to be on the shelf. Unfortunately, thoughtless shopping is a great … [Read more...]

Cheesy-Peasy Breakfast Pizza Recipe!

When I lived in Iowa for a time, we had a frozen pizza brand available to us that had an awesome breakfast pizza option. Now, I'm not one for frozen pizzas most of the time since I prefer my own, however this one? Holy smokes it was good! So over the years since I moved from … [Read more...]

10 Things Thrifty People Reuse To Save Money

The other day, I'm in the kitchen and I happened to be rinsing out a peanut butter jar. Que the 9 year old who already thinks that Mom has lost most of her mind (yes child, YOU are the reason for that...lol). When she walked in, I swear, the look she gave me could not have been … [Read more...]

2 Ingredient Heavy Cream Substitute Recipe

  Picture this. I'm standing in my kitchen, about to make my Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo for dinner. I reach into my fridge to grab the heavy cream needed and much to my un-surprise I find that I'm out of heavy cream. That shouldn't surprise me though since I rarely … [Read more...]

Simple No Touch Silver Cleaning – How to Clean Your Silver with Simple Household Items!

    Simple No Touch Silver Cleaning - How to Clean Your Silver with Simple Household Items!   So I love silver. I love how it looks sitting in my kitchen curio, but yes, I'm cheap so I refuse to ever pay for it new. As a result, I end up with a lot of silver … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak

I've admitted many times that one of my favorite things to do is to relax in a warm bath with a good soak and good book. One of my favorite bath soaks to use is this Green Tea & Peppermint bath soak. It's so quick to mix up that I really can't see a need to buy anything close … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Rio Review – Kia Rio vs. Public Transportation Bus

2012 Kia Rio Review   So that ^^^ up there is what the 2012 Kia Rio looks like. We had the opportunity to drive one for a week and I have to say, it's a sharp piece of machinery. She's slick, smooth and rides well. She can also absorb an impact better than anything I've … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Sorento Review

    2012 Kia Sorento Review   Kia gave us the opportunity to once again, test out and review one of the autos. This time, we had the pleasure of driving the 2012 Kia Sorento. That's it ^^^ up there, after I decided last week that I needed to go camping. So off we … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

      2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review     There she is...sitting in the parking lot of our complex, waiting for the Kia guy to take her far, far away. I seriously wanted to cry. Why? Because I ADORE the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid! Yes. Adore. I adore the blasted … [Read more...]