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...]

Easy DIY Halloween Slime!

   Easy DIY Halloween Slime Take a walk down memory lane with me...   There you are 6 or 7 years old, walking through the store with someone and suddenly you see it. Call it whatever you will, but you may know it as Gak, Slime or even..Fart Puddy. You look up at your … [Read more...]

Time to Come Clean by Giving Cottonelle a Try! #LetsTalkBums

    Okay ya'll, lets talk. Right now, we're about to get down to the nitty gritty...about bums. Our family loves to go camping and when I say camping? I mean rural, out in the woods, no bathroom or showers nearby, no power, etc. If we could? We would spend most of … [Read more...]

Easy One Pot Pizza Pasta – Quick Budget Dinner Idea!

  As a working mom, I am always on the hunt for quick and easy recipes that 1. don't cost half of my grocery budget to make 2. that everyone in the house will eat and 3. that won't make a huge mess for me or whoever is doing dishes that night to clean up. That's why I love … [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...]

Birthday Cake Dip Recipe – So Easy and So Good!

    Birthday Cake Dip Recipe   There are just some things in life that have the ability to make us all turn into little kids again. Fireworks for instance. For the vast majority of us, the sparkling and colors way up in the sky has the ability to turn us all into oohing … [Read more...]