How to Vacuum Seal Food Without Losing the Seal

Steve and I love to fish together. In fact, if you ask him; he will tell you I am his best fishing buddy. Not many couples can say that about each other, but for us we feel closest when we are sitting on a lake together. It works well for us since it both allows us to spend … [Read more...]

How to Get Free Samples for Baby – Huge List of Free Baby Samples

Having a new baby is so expensive which is why most new parents are usually looking for ways to save money on a baby. It may sound far fetched, but one of the best ways to do that is by learning how to get free samples for babies. Free baby samples are a fantastic way to not only … [Read more...]

Free Wedding Samples – *HUGE* List of Free Samples for Weddings

Steve and I are getting married March 15, 2019 which means two things; I am super excited and I really didn't want to spend a ton of money and preferred to get married on a budget. One of the simplest ways to do this is by ordering as many free wedding samples as I could. Free … [Read more...]

18 Frugal Living Myths and Money Myths That Will Destroy Your Finances

Every single day of my life I have at least one conversation with someone who has a preconceived notion about what frugal living means. It seems there are an endless number of frugal living myths that are keeping folks from even attempting to learn how to save money. Believing … [Read more...]

How to Live in a Hotel {and Why You Should Try Full-Time Hotel Living}

At the end of 2017,  I made the hard decision to pack up my daughter and dog and leave everything I had worked to build, downsize and try full-time hotel living for a while. It may seem to be an odd decision, but for those who are asking "can you live in a hotel" the answer is a … [Read more...]

How We Are Living Frugal in 2019 – Week 3 & 4 Update

Yikes! I missed last weeks post! Steve was home for a week on home time and I don't do much work when he's home. As an OTR trucker, we see him so little - he is gone 2-3 weeks at a time - the least I can do to be present when he is home instead of tied to a computer. Since I … [Read more...]

How to Build a Stockpile on a Budget

Groceries and other household items we use are expensive. We all know that. We can do all we can to save money on food, but I am certain we all know that there are times in our lives where we may have trouble paying for those things as well even though we know they are necessary … [Read more...]

33 Simple Skills that Will Save You Money Everyone Should Learn

The other day I was having a conversation with a good friend about how my daughters want everything done for them. I don't blame them and I don't blame myself. They are a product of a generation that has pretty much had everything handed to them from their birth. Smartphones, … [Read more...]

How We Are Living Frugally in 2019 – Week 2 – What We Ate and How We Saved

Oh ya'll. Last week was one heck of a week around our house! So much so that I am actually a few days late getting this post up! I spent the majority of this past week asleep or in bed with a virus or something. I'm not quite sure what I had going on, but I do know that I felt … [Read more...]

21 Easy Ways to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle | Zero Waste Tips

Over the past year or so, I've done a lot of learning and researching into the amount of waste we - as a society - put out each day. The numbers are staggering to be honest. One any given day, the United States alone, throws away 300,000,000 pounds of food each day. That number … [Read more...]