How to Clean Outdoor Furniture {Without Going Broke}

I love spending time in my backyard. Whether I'm simply sitting on the patio waking up, whether the grill is going with a yummy dinner, or having a fire in the fire pit with friends, you can usually find me out back when I'm not working or helping my daughter with school. Over … [Read more...]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

When my Emma was an infant she had GERD something fierce. It still bothers her occasionally to this day, but back then it was an everyday, all day fight for us. Needless to say, we had issues with her getting a diaper rash if we didn't immediately get her dirty diaper changed and … [Read more...]

How to Read Food Expiration Dates to Save Money {The Difference Between Use By and Best By Dates}

Anyone who has ever shopped for groceries knows that until recently it could be incredibly confusing to figure out when a product expired. You had to deal with "expires," "best by," "sell by", "use by" and more. In February, the grocery industry came out and recommended that all … [Read more...]

DIY Sunscreen Bars – Simple to Make with Only 4 Steps!

Summer is coming which means that soon the sun will be blazing down, frying eggs on sidewalks everywhere. Oh wait, you may not be in Texas or Arizona where it actually does get that hot. No worries if not because no matter where you live, you still need an amazing sunscreen … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Shopping Bag Holder

Do you reuse shopping bags? You know, those little plastic ones that are perfect for your bathroom or bedroom trash cans? If so, where do you store them? When I was growing up, my mother had those silly things everywhere. You could find them under the kitchen sink, under the … [Read more...]

18 Frugal Food Staples Every Pantry Should Have

Back in 2015, we were trying to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and recover from the loss of around 90% of our income in late 2014. When we sat down to update our personal budget, we realized that we really need to find a few ways to save money on groceries without … [Read more...]

How to Get Eyeglasses for Free

Recently we discovered that my Emma needs glasses. Now don't get me wrong, I will buy what my daughter needs, but I will also do what I can to save money while doing so. Sometimes I'm able to save and others not so much. It really depends on what particular need I'm trying to … [Read more...]

16 Ways to Homeschool on a Budget

In my opinion, homeschooling is one of the most rewarding things that you can do for your child if you're able. Not everyone can and I count myself as lucky that I am able to. Homeschooling supplies can get expensive pretty quickly if you aren't paying attention which means that … [Read more...]

How I Add $225 (or More!) Extra Income EVERY Month!

Know what? Budgets are hard! I'm sure I didn't have to tell you that though. We go through the same process of creating a personal budget that works for our family and then we update our personal budgets time and time again each month hoping that it will work. We all know how … [Read more...]