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 Save Money on Camping Gear

My family loves to camp and be outdoors. So much so that my husband and I honeymooned at the lake we frequently have date nights at and we are planning our first family vacation/camping trip for later this year.  It will be our first family camping trip and we are super excited! … [Read more...]

How to Vacuum Seal Food Without Losing the Seal

Steve and I love to fish together. In fact, if you ask him; he will tell you I am his best fishing buddy. Not many couples can say that about each other, but for us we feel closest when we are sitting on a lake together. It works well for us since it both allows us to spend … [Read more...]

Free Wedding Samples – *HUGE* List of Free Samples for Weddings

Steve and I are getting married March 15, 2019 which means two things; I am super excited and I really didn't want to spend a ton of money and preferred to get married on a budget. One of the simplest ways to do this is by ordering as many free wedding samples as I could. Free … [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...]

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...]

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...]

35+ Must-Have Organizing Supplies for Any Budget

Finding amazing home organization solutions is one of those things that almost everyone says their going to do every time we roll around to a new year. Some of us actually pull it off while others end year after year still drowning in clutter. For me, getting organized meant (at … [Read more...]

Living Frugally in 2019 – Week 1 – What We Ate and How We Saved

Living frugally can be hard sometimes. It's super easy to feel as if you're the only one in the world who is living a frugal lifestyle. It can be easy to feel miserable while trying to live a frugal life. Whether you realize it or not, thoughts such as those can really hinder … [Read more...]