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...]

Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo

I love making homemade beauty products, but it can be hard to find ones you love and will stick with. While most have come easy to me, finding a homemade herbal shampoo that I loved took some time. I have very long and very curly hair so I needed a DIY shampoo that wasn't going … [Read more...]

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Authentic Alfredo Sauce

If there is one thing I love, it is a plate of creamy chicken Alfredo made with an authentic Alfredo sauce recipe. No jarred sauce for this girl! Maybe it's just me but jarred Alfredo sauce tastes bland and often burnt no matter what you do to spice it up. Olive Garden is far too … [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...]

Our Personal Budget – January 2019 Budget Mid-Month Check In

Can you believe we're already half-way through January already? I swear the older I get, the faster time goes. When we first began the month, I shared our January 2019 personal budget with you. Now, half-way through the month, it is time to update you on how we're doing. My goal … [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...]

Budgeting House Expenses with Home Warranties in 2019

  You should only take one look at the average repair costs for home appliances and systems today to see why you should start researching the best home warranties in 2019. To make the most of this type of protection, you need to choose the right type of warranty and … [Read more...]