9 Reasons for New Moms to Use Cloth Diapers

If you're a new or expecting Momma, you've very likely already got a plateful of decisions to make and one of them is whether or not to use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Having a baby is hard enough especially if you're trying to prepare your finances for a new baby before … [Read more...]

30 “New” Ways to Use WD40

As a child, I remember my Dad always had a can of WD-40 in the trunk of the car and in the house under the sink. It stayed right beside his rolls of duct tape. When I was little, I used to think that it could only be used to loosen a tight bolt or fix my bicycle chain when it … [Read more...]

14 New Uses for Old Bottles

It's really well known among my friends and family (and you guys too!) that I love to find ways to upcycle common items around my home. Seriously, I recycle everything from the list of 52 everyday items you can reuse, I upcycle milk jugs, I upcycle old sheets, I even find ways to … [Read more...]

10 “New” Uses for Newspaper

Do you get the Sunday paper or the daily delivery? If so, you might be dealing with a bunch of left over newspapers that are either sitting on your kitchen counters or stacked in a pile in the garage. Sure you could put them out to be picked up with the recycling, but you could … [Read more...]

DIY Vanilla Latte Lip Balm

Here in the dry air and heat of Texas, the sun can really wreak havoc on my lips. When I lived up North, I usually only had chapped lips during the cold winters, but here? They stay dry and almost chapped all year long. Using regular chapstick would be fine, except for the fact … [Read more...]

How to Save Money With a No-Waste Kitchen

In our home, I try to cut down on waste as much as possible. Honestly, I love the idea of having a no-waste kitchen and in 2015, we not only started making as much as we could at home, but we also made the move toward a no-waste kitchen. Not only is it extremely budget friendly, … [Read more...]

10 Money Saving Books Everyone Should Read

I love to read. Seriously. If you saw my Kindle, you'd think that I never gett anything done. I am never reading just one book either. Usually I've got 2 or 3 different books (on different topics) that I'm wading through at one time. I read one for a bit, lay it down, read the … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Buying Used Camping Gear

Are you planning on doing any camping this year? We are since camping is one of my favorite frugal activities for families. We need to replace a couple pieces of our camping gear first. While I love buying new goodies, I also know the value of a good, used product. Camping gear … [Read more...]

10 “New” Uses for Clean Kitty Litter

  One of the hallmarks of living a frugal life is the ability to find alternative uses for things that you commonly use. Reusing or finding a different use for something usually means that you don't have to buy another item to take care of your need. We reuse things in … [Read more...]

How to Haggle to Score the Best Bargain

I love a good deal. Seriously. There's a rush that comes with getting someone to lower their price and saving money on an item that my family needs. Haggling for a bargain is one of those skills that every frugal person should have, but surprisingly, most don't know how to and … [Read more...]