Post surgery update – 4 Teeth and Two Plastic Drains

Surgery is done so after taking the day to rest and recover a bit, I just wanted to pop on and let you all know that I'm okay. So many have reached out through the Six Dollar Family Facebook group, messages, and emails that I felt I needed to do an update.   What … [Read more...]

We will be back after this brief surgery…

Sometimes life gets in the way of even the best laid plans as was the case in our home this week. I write this from a hospital room in the cardiac unit of a hospital in Ft. Worth. Tomorrow morning, I will head into the operating room and since recovery time is likely to be a … [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...]

DIY Halloween Costume – Homemade Zombie Costume (DIY Zombie Bride Costume)

Halloween is coming and if you've been a part of our little community for long, you'll know that it is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking the opportunity to scare the pants off of my family as is evidenced by my DIY Serial Killer Bathroom Decor. Both of my daughters are … [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...]

Easy Mason Jar Halloween Decor

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays each year. I just love the idea of dressing up as something you've always dreamed of being. I also love the creep factor that comes with spooky Halloween decor! That should be evident by the fact that my own child has worn a DIY Zombie … [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...]

40 Home and Family Printables You Need in Your Life

I am such a sucker for a good planner. I love the feeling of being uber organized and home and family printables that I can make into a binder or a planner, help me do that. So when I recently went looking for a moving planner so I can plan a move out of state for our family next … [Read more...]

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck {and the Real Reason You Are}

Am I the only one who goes through periods in my life where it seems as if there just isn't enough money to my month? I know I can't be and in fact, one of the most common things that I hear from Six Dollar Family readers is that they are looking for ways to stop living paycheck … [Read more...]

54 Best Gifts for Truck Drivers

Ya'll, I'm currently in amjor learning phase of my life. How so? Steve is getting ready to go back on the road as an OTR truck driver and let me tell you, that is a whole 'nother world to a girl who has never so much as given much thought to what the families of those drivers go … [Read more...]

Frankenstein Mason Jar Kids Craft { Easy Kids Halloween Crafts }

Every year when Halloween rolls around, we gather our friends kids and look for a few easy kids Halloween crafts to help them make. Sometimes, we get lucky and stumble across a couple of super cute and spooky mason jar kids crafts that they can make mostly on their own and that … [Read more...]

40+ Tried & True Ways to Earn Free Amazon Gift Cards Online

I absolutely love to shop for free ya'll. Seriously; getting what I need without paying for it  - yes,  legally - has become something of a habit for me. The second part of this habit is that I really like to shop Amazon. Yes, it could be considered a borderline addiction but … [Read more...]

70+ Best Subscription Box Gift Ideas

Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes? I do and I love them! I only get 2 each month, but they're like a little treat to myself each month. Actually, one was a gift that I received at Christmas this past year which makes it even better for me! I get to receive my Christmas … [Read more...]

43 Best Disney Kids Halloween Costumes and Accessories

Halloween is coming! Yay! For people like me, Halloween is a fun and magical time of year. It isn't the same kind of magic as Christmas, but for me, it is the start of that special time of year that most of us love. Halloween can definitely be a super scary time, but it can also … [Read more...]

15 Best Kitchen Items for Freezer Cooking

If you're new to trying to find new ways to save money on groceries,  you're probably new to learning how to freezer cook as well. It isn't hard to do, but if you don't have the right supplies to get you started, you'll very likely want to give up since it will seem much harder … [Read more...]

16 Menu Planning Mistakes You’re Making Each Month

Do you plan a menu? If so, has your grocery budget dropped or are you still looking for ways to save money on groceries? You might be surprised at the number of people who are actually still struggling with high food costs despite the fact that they're planning a menu each month. … [Read more...]