How to Use the Amazon Echo to Save Money on Your Utilities

Two months ago I bought an Amazon Echo Dot. I had put it off because I'm not real big on the idea of having something that could potentially record my conversations in my house. Given that we all have smartphones though; I finally gave in and bought one. I have to say; I'm thrilled that I did! What … [Read More...]

Mason Jar Crafts -Reindeer Noses Kids Craft Idea

When my daughter was little, her favorite Christmas song was always Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. What kid doesn't love Rudolph, right? That's when we began making these easy mason jar crafts. She loved making them and they make amazing DIY gift ideas for kids to give! Plus, these Reindeer Noses … [Read More...]

36 Best Gifts for Truck Drivers Wives

Buying a gift for someone can be stressful, can't it? It's especially stressful if you're trying to find a unique gift for someone.  These best gifts for truck driver wives are just those types of gifts.  They are the type of gifts that they will always remember. These truckers wife gift ideas are … [Read More...]

How to Start a Blog with Bluehost

In 2011, I was a single mom, fresh out of a homeless shelter with my daughter who was only six years old at the time. Out of desperation, I began using coupons again.  I had used them when she was born to save money on diapers but had walked away from it after I burned myself out. It wasn't long … [Read More...]

3-Step Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe

One of my favorite things to do each year during the holidays is to make my favorite Christmas candy recipes. Having yummy candy nearby is one of the hallmarks of Christmas for me. These 3-step Chocolate Peanut Clusters recipe is one of those candy recipes I make every single year at Christmas. … [Read More...]

Wedding on a Budget | How to Save Money on Your Wedding Dress

In March, Steve and I will be getting married. We chose the date of March 1 as a way to honor my parents. Having lost my mom in February 2018, I wanted a way to bring them into the ceremony without going overboard. My parents were married 37 years, so I consider the date to be a lucky one. While we … [Read More...]

39 Uses for Leftover Gift Wrapping Paper

With Christmas right around the corner, most of us will soon have rooms full of used wrapping paper and closets full of unused rolls. It seems such a shame to throw out the used stuff or to let the unused sit for another year. Throwing away the paper is a huge waste and one that my family just can't … [Read More...]

DIY Snowman Earrings – Super Simple Homemade Christmas Earrings

I love snowmen. In fact, I love them so much that I've had a snowman collection since 2008. I just find them super cute and can't resist a snowman figuring or other piece of home decor! One of the things that I didn't already own though was an adorable pair of snowman earrings! That's where these … [Read More...]

How to Live on a Fixed Income Successfully

One of the most common budget issues I hear from my readers is that they're trying to figure out how to live on a fixed income, but are having trouble. Let's face it; if you only have a specific amount of money each month, life can be downright hard. There are a few things you can do to help your … [Read More...]

11 Ways to Save Money on Christmas

As a mom, I always want to give my girls the best Christmas they've 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 depends on the year … [Read More...]