Post surgery update – 4 Teeth and Two Plastic Drains

Surgery is done so after taking the day to rest and recover a bit, I just wanted to pop on and let you all know that I'm okay. So many have reached out through the Six Dollar Family Facebook group, messages, and emails that I felt I needed to do an update.   What started out as having … [Read More...]

We will be back after this brief surgery…

Sometimes life gets in the way of even the best laid plans as was the case in our home this week. I write this from a hospital room in the cardiac unit of a hospital in Ft. Worth. Tomorrow morning, I will head into the operating room and since recovery time is likely to be a couple of weeks, I … [Read More...]

16 Expensive Energy Leaks to Plug Before Winter That Will Save Money

Have I ever told you how much I hate the cold? No? Well I do and I'm not talking a dislike. I absolutely despise being cold. I moved to Texas to get away from the cold, but even though this is Texas, it still gets cold! Sure, we don't have temps anywhere near what they get up north, but we do fall … [Read More...]

DIY Halloween Costume – Homemade Zombie Costume (DIY Zombie Bride Costume)

Halloween is coming and if you've been a part of our little community for long, you'll know that it is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking the opportunity to scare the pants off of my family as is evidenced by my DIY Serial Killer Bathroom Decor. Both of my daughters are the same way.  At 13, … [Read More...]

How Grocery Delivery and Grocery Pick Up Can Save You Money

Grocery shopping sucks sometimes. Admit it; you feel the same way. For me, it often takes days to get my grocery list exactly where I want it so I can save as much money as possible. I often shop multiple stores - Kroger, Aldi, Albertsons, Dollar General, Walmart and our local Spring Market - in … [Read More...]

Easy Mason Jar Halloween Decor

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays each year. I just love the idea of dressing up as something you've always dreamed of being. I also love the creep factor that comes with spooky Halloween decor! That should be evident by the fact that my own child has worn a DIY Zombie Bride costume several … [Read More...]

How to Find Free Cleaning Supplies to Save Money

I hate cleaning. Okay, I don't hate cleaning, but I hate how much it can cost if you're not paying attention to what you're paying for cleaning supplies. It's especially costly if you use natural cleaning products like I do. Let me tell you, I could easily spend a good portion of my grocery budget … [Read More...]

40 Home and Family Printables You Need in Your Life

I am such a sucker for a good planner. I love the feeling of being uber organized and home and family printables that I can make into a binder or a planner, help me do that. So when I recently went looking for a moving planner so I can plan a move out of state for our family next year, I came across … [Read More...]

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck {and the Real Reason You Are}

Am I the only one who goes through periods in my life where it seems as if there just isn't enough money to my month? I know I can't be and in fact, one of the most common things that I hear from Six Dollar Family readers is that they are looking for ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck and ways … [Read More...]

54 Best Gifts for Truck Drivers

Ya'll, I'm currently in amjor learning phase of my life. How so? Steve is getting ready to go back on the road as an OTR truck driver and let me tell you, that is a whole 'nother world to a girl who has never so much as given much thought to what the families of those drivers go through. Trust me … [Read More...]