11 Must Have Ways to Save Money on Christmas That Anyone Can Do

As a mom, I always want to give my daughter the best Christmas she's ever had. It's a desire that never goes away and each year I can't stop myself from trying to out do the year before. Sometimes I take it too far while other years I am able to keep myself under control. It all … [Read more...]

Why We Moved to Live in a Hotel

Three weeks ago, my daughter and I did something that I had never planned on doing and we didn't do it for the reasons that you might believe. We moved and started living in an extended stay hotel. I have always been one who was looking for ways to live a simple life. I hate … [Read more...]

Home Business Ideas to Help You Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Money was tight when my daughter was born. We lived paycheck to paycheck most of the time. Sometimes, we lived on far less than paycheck to paycheck. It is such a struggle to spend your life robbing Peter to pay Paul, worrying over how you're going to pay your bills each month … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

11 Ways to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

Do you enjoy cleaning? Most of us don't, but unfortunately, it is a necessary evil in our lives. Here's a better question; do you enjoy paying up to $10.00 each for cleaning supplies? I know I certainly don't. Finding ways to save money on cleaning supplies isn't something that … [Read more...]

How to Have a Memorable Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Between trying to plan your Thanksgiving dinner, relatives that may drive you three steps from insane and trying to stay on budget, it can quickly become a complicated holiday. It becomes … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Baby on a Budget

Having a baby is not only terrifying, but it be incredibly expensive. For some families, it will set their personal budget on end for years to come. For others that are in a better financial position, it may not cause as many financial issues, but they may still be looking for … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaner Recipes – Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent

Have I mentioned lately that I am really, really cheap? No? Well now you know and knowing is half the battle. ;) Okay, maybe I'm not cheap, but I really don't like paying for something that I can make myself. That would be how I ended up with a list of over 200 things you can … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money – 23 Ways to Live Simply to Save Money

We live in a world that is full of "buy this now," and "spend your money here" and of course "you absolutely must have this item." It is also full of processed everything, high stress days and families struggling just to make ends meet. Luckily, how we live is the one area of our … [Read more...]

How to Live a Frugal Life Without Feeling Miserable

Have you ever scrolled your Facebook feed and watched as your friends and family post photo after photos and status after status of their grand vacations, new cars and outlandish whatevers? If so, you might have felt a small pang of jealousy. It can be hard not to. There you are, … [Read more...]