Ringing in the New Year with Market Street! #MarketStreetTX

  So last week I talked about how I am outsourcing this years Christmas dinner and letting Market Street cater it for us instead, but I wanted to mention too that if you're having a New Years party? Market Street has the items you need to have an awesome party with very … [Read more...]

Are You Really Frugal? The True Meaning of Living a Frugal Lifestyle

  The other day I was having a conversation with a close friend and she made some offhanded comment about thinking she was frugal and then realizing after talking to me that she really wasn't. So that got me thinking about what it really means to live a frugal lifestyle. … [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...]

Get Out of the Kitchen and On the Couch With The Family with Market Street! #MarketStreetTX

      How many of you will be cooking Christmas dinner this year? I'm not! I know that I should feel sorta bad for that, but let me be honest here; I don't. Not in one tiny, little bit. This year? Our Christmas dinner will be cooked and ready to go for me at … [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...]

Simple 3 Step Homemade Laundry Detergent – Easy to Make & Works Better Than Store Bought!

    Simple 3 Step Homemade Laundry Detergent   Have I mentioned lately that I am really, really cheap? No? Well now you know and knowing is half the battle. ;) I seriously don't like to pay for anything so I can make myself ? I will. However, with that … [Read more...]

What a $5.00 Cell Phone Taught My 9 Year Old

    My Emma...gotta love her. Somedays I would love to duck tape her to the wall, but hey, I still love her...lol. Anyhow, for the last year, she's been begging me for a phone. She doesn't really need one, she just wants one. All of her friends have them and of … [Read more...]

Merry Kissmas Simple Teacher Gift Idea

Merry Kiss-mas Simple Teacher Gift Idea A lot of the times, we can forget the very people who have almost (if not more) influence on our kids than we do when it comes time to give gifts and say thanks! I'm talking about our kids teachers of course! While I wouldn't recommend … [Read more...]

Why Paying Your Bills Late is Breaking Your Budget

    When is the last time you paid your bills late? Recently? For most people the answer to that question is recently. Did you realize that paying those bills late is busting your budget? How you ask? Late fees. Every single time you pay a bill late, you're costing … [Read more...]

10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash!

  10 Unique Ways to Earn Extra Cash Need to earn some extra cash? Who doesn't, right? I think that right now we all could use some pick me up in our budgets. I know I could!  I do surveys and things, but I do get tired of doing them sometimes. When that happens, I look for … [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...]

Creating a Thanksgiving to Remember on a Budget

When my Emma was little I was a single Mom for several years and in case you aren't already aware? Being a single mom is one of the hardest jobs out there. Sometimes money was tight and I don't mean in the "I'm low on funds" kind of way. I mean the super tight, couldn't pay the … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Soda Bottle Cloche

DIY Upcycled Soda Bottle Cloche   If you are not familiar with what a cloche is exactly, they are the lovely glass domes placed over special objects to make them look even more special! Cloches can be found in all sizes and made to fit a variety of items. They look … [Read more...]

15 Must Have Items for Your Winter Auto Kit

  Like it or not, colder weather is here for most of the country and you know what that means! No, I don't mean higher power bills (well okay it DOES mean that but not JUST that)...its time to check the emergency kits you have in your cars! For a lot of folks, your kits … [Read more...]

10 Sites for BIG Christmas Savings!

Christmas is my favorite time of year but at the same time? I almost hate it. I love to give my friends and family awesome gifts, but I really, REALLY hate all of the planning that requires in order to stay in my budget and afford those awesome gifts that they love so much. … [Read more...]