Orange Peel Fire Starters – Easy DIY Camping Project!

I love social media but at the same time? I hate it too. As a business owner, it seems that I simply can't get away from it. That's all fine and dandy most of the time, but there are moments where I want to just put the phone down and walk away. Enter camping. Our family loves to … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Save Big When Eating Out

I love eating out. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook, but sometimes it's really nice to just let someone else do the work. Dining out can take a huge bite out of my food budget if I'm not careful though and I'm sure you feel the same. I know that I personally budget my groceries … [Read more...]

25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Rainy Day Boredom Busters

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

10 New Ways to Use Old Towels

I love towels. I know, it's strange, but a warm and fluffy towel after getting out of the bath is pretty close to perfection in my mind. I absolutely adore the big bath sheets that I pick up whenever they're on sale. They're huge and fluffy and...sorry, I got lost for a second in … [Read more...]

Baby on a Budget – The Only 10 Items You Really Need for Baby

Having a new baby can be a super exciting moment for parents, but as I'm sure you know? It can also be a terrifying time as well. The preparations that new parents have to make are stressful, worrisome and expensive things that you will ever make in your entire life. When my Emma … [Read more...]

Why I Stopped Buying New Clothes

When is the last time you bought new clothes? Was it yesterday? Last month? For me it has been even longer...probably close to three years. Its not that I can't afford to go buy new clothes. I can. It's just that I don't see a real need to. Please don't misunderstand me. I don't … [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...]

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...]