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...]

5 Painless Ways we’re Chopping Our Expenses

  5 Painless Ways we're Chopping Our Expenses   A few times a year, I like to take a second (or third) look at our finances. There is always room for saving money and frankly? I'm cheap and I don't like to pay more than I absolutely have to for our expenses. You might … [Read more...]

Time to Come Clean by Trying Cottonelle! #LetsTalkBums

 This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their fresh care flushable cleansing cloths is all my own!   I get it. Talking about your bums or anything to do with the bathroom? Uncouth right? Well its time to get over it and time to come clean! How? By trying … [Read more...]

15 Websites Frugal People Love to Visit

  15 Websites Frugal People Love to Visit   Let's face it...today's times? They're rough. We have families that are struggling to feed their kids, homelessness running rampant because folks can't pay their rent, people spending months or years looking for a job and … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies Recipe

Growing up where I did, we all learned early on to love anything that was pumpkin related. From pumpkin burgers to pumpkin chili and of course, the annual festival known as The Circleville Pumpkin Show. Needless to say, we all LOVE just about anything pumpkin flavored. My … [Read more...]

8 Frugal Ways to Prepare for Baby

Children are some of the greatest blessings you will ever receive but more than one parent has watched the months and weeks pass by with one worry on their mind. Their budget. Babies are expensive! Seriously! Diapers, wipes, clothing, gear and more can drain a family's budget if … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage…BEFORE it Happens!

     10 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage When is the last time your power went out? Did it stay out for a few hours?  A day? A week? While it can seem rare, extended power outages actually happen a lot more than you think. Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding … [Read more...]