Simple Macaroni Salad Recipe { Picnic Recipe }

I have a serious love affair with summer aside from the Texas heat. That heat does make me want to hibernate inside with the a/c when temps reach three digits. Unfortunately, I have a life so that means things like family fishing trips, bbq's and more during those heats. When … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Amazon Prime Day & Amazon Prime Day Deals

Confession time; I love Amazon and do as much shopping as possible with them. It may be because I take the time to earn free Amazon gift cards which means that 99% of the time, I'm shopping for free. I do occasionally have to spend money over there so when I do, I want to make … [Read more...]

29 Must Buy Yard Sale Finds to Save {or Make!} Money

Yard sale season is in full swing and may of us are out scouring the sales each weekend trying to find the best yard sale deals. Steve and I love taking off on the weekends and looking for the latest and greatest deals to find. We actually consider it one of our favorite frugal … [Read more...]

Homemade Shave Cream {Shea Butter Shave Cream}

Once upon an evening, I walked into my bathroom, picked up the can of shaving cream and was appalled. If you've taken a look at the ingredients on the side of the can, you probably were too. It is amazing what some of those words are; words that I wouldn't even attempt to … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Selling Kids Clothes Online

As a Mom of two teenage girls, I can tell you that I am almost constantly having to buy clothes. If they're not outgrowing them, they're deciding that the styles aren't something they enjoy anymore. Needless to say, I often have several totes full of clothes that need to be sold … [Read more...]

Frugal Living Tips – 36 Things to Reuse to Save Money at Home

As I've gotten older, I've had to come to terms with something that I've put off admitting for years. I'm cheap. Some might consider it an insult, but the truth is that I take it as a compliment. To me, being cheap isn't anything to be ashamed of and instead, is something to be … [Read more...]

Homemade Deodorant Recipe – Lavender Scented Homemade Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those things that no one should be without. After all, no one wants to be the girl (or guy) no one wants to be around because of smelly pits, right? For me, deodorants are something I'm quite picky about. I don't like store bought deodorant because I hate not … [Read more...]

14 Reasons Your Household Budget is Failing {and How to Make Your Money Work for You}

I can't be the only one whose household budget takes a nosedive sometimes, can I? I didn't think so, but you never can know, so I figured I would ask. If you're over here in the "my budget fails sometimes" crowd with me, don't stress it too much. I am one-hundred percent positive … [Read more...]

Corn Cob Jelly Recipe – Simple Small Batch Canning Recipes

If you've been a Six Dollar Family reader for any length of time, you'll probably have already figured out that I hate waste; especially food waste. We are such as wasteful society that I feel like we would all have lives with a much higher quality of life and more money in our … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Christmas by Having a Free Christmas

I know. It's the middle of summer when this is being written. I get it. Yanno, those questions in your mind that go something like this; "what are you doing with your life, Stacy? It's the middle of summer and 100° F outside." Well, it's like this - I've got something to show you … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – United States Geography Unit Study

Do you plan your own homeschool curriculum? If so, you'll realize very quickly how useful having a unit study can be; especially for something like geography since learning the geography of the country that your kids live in is incredibly important. It not only sets the tone for … [Read more...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tablets

One of the biggest costs that a family can have is the cost of clothing and laundry and one of the best ways to save money on laundry is by making your own homemade laundry detergent. There are several different detergent recipes floating around including THIS homemade powdered … [Read more...]

75 Foods You Can Freeze to Save Time & Save Money on Food

When you go grocery shopping or plan your menu, do you limit yourself to the number of sale items you can purchase? A lot of people do simply because they think the food will go to waste. Believe it or not, there are so many foods you can freeze that will save you both time and … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak { Homemade Bath Salts }

It's no secret that I adore all things homemade. For me, it is a health issue that drives me to continue making what I can. In 2014, I discovered that most commercially made products were causing my body to react in ways that I never expected it to. What followed was a list of 30 … [Read more...]

How to Can Food {Home Canning Basics 101}

Back in 2012, I suddenly found myself with more than 70 lbs of chicken that I needed to find a way to preserve. I had gone looking for new ways to save money on food and boy, did I hit the jackpot! What I hadn't considered though was that we lived in a tiny apartment with only a … [Read more...]

How to Can Carrots for Long Term Storage

Do you can your own foods? Canning seems to be an art-form that died off for a while, but recently, it appears to be going through a resurgence. Learning how to can your own foods can be intimidating and frankly, down right scary when you first begin. There's a lot of reasons for … [Read more...]