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...]

10 Budget Friendly Things to Do in Dallas, Texas

I grew up in a small town of around 11,000 people at the time. Moving to Texas was a bit of culture shock for me. The cities here are so much larger than anything Ohio has so I was more than a bit out of my element. Over the years, I have learned to love living in a larger area. … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Wipes

I confess that I love having something quick to grab when I need to clean up messes, but since we stopped buying paper towels, it has been rather hard to find something that works well but is reusable. We initially moved to only using unpaper towels like THESE. While we still use … [Read more...]

52 Things to Reuse to Save Money in the New Year

One of the biggest ways to save money in your budget is by reusing items that you might normally throw away. A lot and I do mean a lot of the items that we throw away on a daily basis can be reused at least one time. in fact, many of them can be reused several times saving you … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]