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...]

21 Easy Ways to Live a Zero Waste Lifestyle | Zero Waste Tips

Over the past year or so, I've done a lot of learning and researching into the amount of waste we - as a society - put out each day. The numbers are staggering to be honest. One any given day, the United States alone, throws away 300,000,000 pounds of food each day. That number … [Read more...]

10 Budget Friendly Things to Do in Dallas, Texas

I grew up in a small town of around 11,000 people at the time. Moving to Texas was a bit of culture shock for me. The cities here are so much larger than anything Ohio has so I was more than a bit out of my element. Over the years, I have learned to love living in a larger area. … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Candles

When I was a teenager, my uncle had his own candle making business. His candles were amazing. Strong scented without being over powering and they burned forever.  One fall when I was around 14, I spent some time at their house where I got to see them make their homemade candles. … [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...]

Wedding on a Budget | How to Save Money on Your Wedding Dress

In March, Steve and I will be getting married. We chose the date of March 1 as a way to honor my parents. Having lost my mom in February 2018, I wanted a way to bring them into the ceremony without going overboard. My parents were married 37 years, so I consider the date to be a … [Read more...]