50 Best Things to Buy at Aldi

Aldi is one of my favorite places to buy groceries. Not only are the prices great but the quality of food is just as good if not better than most high dollar brand names. If you've never shopped at Aldi and you're looking for how to save money on groceries, you may want to make … [Read more...]

32 Frugal Living Books Everyone Should Read

I have always been an avid reader. As a child, I spent most evenings curled up on my bed with a book after I had done my homework. To this day, I still read on long car rides or whenever I have a bit of time where I don't have to be doing anything specific. Although these days I … [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 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...]