How to Make Liquid Castile Soap from a Bar

I truly adore Castile soap. I use it everyday of my life in some way, shape or form. Almost every one of my homemade cleaning products or homemade beauty products uses it. It is one of the most versatile soaps out available. As much as I love Castile soap, the cost can be … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Reduce Food Waste to Save Money on Food

Of all the ways that I find money can be wasted in my home, food waste would have to be one of the biggest culprits. Not only is it just a general waste of money, but food waste can actually double your grocery bill if you aren't careful. If you've realized that your family is … [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...]

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 to Use the Amazon Echo to Save Money on Your Utilities

Two months ago I bought an Amazon Echo Dot. I had put it off because I'm not real big on the idea of having something that could potentially record my conversations in my house. Given that we all have smartphones though; I finally gave in and bought one. I have to say; I'm … [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...]

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...]

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...]

51 Ways My Family Went Zero Waste to Save Money

Have you ever stopped to think about how much waste your family puts out each day? If not, take a quick look around because I'm certain that like I was; you will be very unpleasantly surprised. It doesn't matter what area of your life the waste is in; waste in your home and life … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Shopping Tips: How to Shop at Thrift Stores {Without Blowing Your Budget}

One of my favorite ways to save money is by shopping thrift stores. Okay, I'm not telling the whole truth. Thrift store shopping and bargain hunting is actually one of my favorite things to do period. There's just something about being able to go out and find a great deal on an … [Read more...]