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...]

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...]