How to Clean a Freezer When Your Husband Explodes a Coke

I love my husband. My husband is amazing. I love my husband.  Some days that seems to be the only mantra I have to get me through the day, lol. Steve is an amazing man; one of the best I've ever known, but he's also super forgetful some days. Every relationship is full of those tiny little quirks … [Read More...]

What to Do When You Have Fire Ants in Your Compost Pile

Not too long ago, I sent Laura out to turn the compost pile. If you've never grown a compost pile, keeping it turned is important to helping it build heat and decompose into that rich soil you're aiming for. Unfortunately for my compost pile, life gets in the way sometimes so it had been a few days … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

I love banana bread. So much so that there is almost always a loaf of both banana bread and zucchini bread in my freezer waiting for when the craving hits.  When my doctor told me to start eating a gluten free diet a few weeks ago, I instantly thought of all the banana bread I was going to miss. It … [Read More...]

50 Best Things to Buy at Aldi

Aldi is one of my favorite places to buy groceries. Not only are the prices great but the quality of food is just as good if not better than most high dollar brand names. If you've never shopped at Aldi and you're looking for how to save money on groceries, you may want to make it a priority to … [Read More...]

Homemade Sunscreen Bars That Protects & Moisturizes Skin

The other day the FDA came out and admitted that the chemicals in commercial sunscreen seep into your blood stream within 24 hours. Now I don't know about you, but I'm not too keen on things such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule running around for up to a week in my blood stream. … [Read More...]

How to Start a Gluten Free Diet

It was bound to happen at some point in my life. That doesn't mean I was ready for it, but I can see that it was absolutely bound to happen. I'm talking about my doctor putting me on a special diet. It happened a month ago; "I want you to go gluten free." Yikes! I am a HUGE pasta fan and am such a … [Read More...]

How to Make DIY Hairspray

"Don't use so much hairspray! Your hair will turn to wood!" It may not have been true, but to 11-year-old me, it was enough to scare me straight. It was years before I used hairspray again and let me tell you; I was the hairspray queen so that was quite a feat. I mean queen - my hair did not move! … [Read More...]

33 Extreme Frugal Living Tips For When You Really Need to Save

Once upon a time, I was called an extreme cheapskate. I took offense when it was said to me because frankly, I'm cheap sometimes but I've never been quite that cheap unless it was out of necessity. Those whole conversation got me thinking about which frugal living tips I would consider to be extreme … [Read More...]

Winning the Credit Card Rewards Game

They sound like amazing opportunities at face value. Spend money you’d spend anyway and get all sorts of perks like cash back, luxury products or free travel in return. And, truth be told, these can be splendid prospects — if you know the hustle and work it to your advantage. If you don’t though — … [Read More...]

70 Best Gift Ideas for a Newborn Baby

Having a baby is such an exciting time! It isn't only the new parents that get to enjoy the countdown to the new baby; the entire family - grandparents and all get to enjoy it as well! Buying the best baby gifts for a newborn baby is just one way that you can enjoy it even if you're not the one … [Read More...]