Garage Sale Tips – How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Warmer weather is here to stay for a while and you know what that means, right? Yard sale season! I adore yard sale shopping almost as much as I love thrift store shopping! In fact, Steve and I often make yard sale shopping into entire days for a frugal date! The chance to get a … [Read more...]

30 Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Stop Buying and Make Too!)

A few years ago, I found myself in a financial crisis. I had lost over 70% of my income and things weren't just tight; they were rope around your neck tight. That year, I almost lost everything, and if I hadn't done some fancy footwork, I would have. I started with finding new … [Read more...]

16 Real Ways to Save Money on Groceries {That No One Talks About}

How many times have you looked at your grocery budget and realized that it was still higher than you would like it to be? If you're like most of us, it has probably happened more times than you care to admit. You have that realization and you hop online to find out new ways to … [Read more...]

How to Score $1,091 in FREE Baby Samples

Know what? Babies are expensive! If you've got a new tiny one, I'm more than sure I don't have to tell you that though! From the time we get pregnant, we spend money that we sometimes don't have on them and it only gets worse as they get older. By the time that they're in … [Read more...]

Watch TV Free Online – How to Get Netflix Free

TV costs can be outrageous if you're still paying for cable. Luckily for our budgets, there are cheaper ways to see your favorite television shows without doing something illegal like tapping into the neighbors cable. Yes, I mean finding ways to watch tv online for free; legal … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Upcycle – How to Reupholster a Chair

Do you love to go thrift store shopping? I do and can do some real damage to my budget in a thrift store if I don't watch myself. One of my favorite things to grab at thrift stores is chairs and other furniture that simply need reupholstered. Learning how to reupholster a chair … [Read more...]

16 Frugal Living Books to Read This Year

I love to read. I've always been a reader. As a child, I spent my evenings after homework curled up on my bed with a book. To this day, I still read on long car rides or whenever I have a bit of time where I don't have to be doing anything specific. One of my favorite quotes is … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Amazon – 14 Ways You’re Shopping Amazon Wrong

I have a confession to make; I love Amazon. No really, I do around 60% of my shopping with Amazon. Why? Because it is one of my favorite ways to save money! Confused? Don't be. There are so many ways to save money with Amazon that it really isn't funny, but the problem is that … [Read more...]

19 “New” Uses for Apple Peels

I love finding ways to reuse household waste and ways to upcycle. It is one of the simplest ways to save money without really trying. Household waste is a huge culprit of wasted money so when you find a new way to use something, you're keeping yourself from having to spend money … [Read more...]

Why We Moved to Live in a Hotel

Three weeks ago, my daughter and I did something that I had never planned on doing and we didn't do it for the reasons that you might believe. We moved and started living in an extended stay hotel. I have always been one who was looking for ways to live a simple life. I hate … [Read more...]