5 Must Have Life Skills for Living a Frugal Life

I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Frugal Living doesn't come naturally to everyone. In fact, some of us actually take quite a while to put ourselves in the right mindset to live frugally. I talk a bit in my book about how I grew up dirt poor with a Father who … [Read more...]

7 Thrifty Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is one of those days that I love, but honestly? I really hate at the same time. I know that I personally feel like I have to buy my Tom a gift and he feels the same. The funny thing is that these days I would be just as happy with a hug and an "I love you....oh … [Read more...]

How I’m Getting Paid to Buy Groceries

One of the biggest costs that most of us have is our grocery bill and unfortunately, it's not one of those expenses that we can really get rid of. Sure, we can work at cutting our grocery costs, but ditching it like we can cable? Not happening. I'm not sure about you, but while I … [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...]

7 Budget Friendly Things to Do in Dallas

Growing up in a small town of only 11,000 people, moving to Texas was HUGE for me. I seriously think there were more people on the block we lived on in Austin than there were in my entire hometown. Since then I've decided that I really am a small town girl at heart when it comes … [Read more...]

How to Preserve Eggs for Longterm Storage

  Last week or so, I happened upon a local woman selling fresh, organic eggs for a great price. $2.00/dozen and since I pay $1.79/dzn normally? I jumped on it and brought home a few dozen. Once I got home, I was thrilled! They're big, beautiful, brown eggs! These eggs are … [Read more...]

15 Days to Earning Online – Day 2: Shopkick

    Hey! Glad you could join me again for 15 Days to Earning Online! Since we're doing 15 topics in 15 days, be sure you take a look at the previous days so that you don't miss out on an awesome chance to earn! You can find Day 1 HERE. Today, I want to tell you about … [Read more...]

15 Days To Earning Online – Perk

    If you've read the first post for my 2015 Budget Challenge, you'll know that right now, I'm looking to create a little breathing room in my budget. I'm not too concerned with being able to do that, but I realized that I may not be the only one in that situation. … [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...]

6 Things You Need To Do Before The End Of The Year

  6 Things You Need To Do Before The End Of The Year With the end of the year fast approaching, we're all going to be busy here shortly preparing for the new year. There are several things that you can do to make the new year start smoothly and easily and none of them … [Read more...]