4th of July Craft – DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too which means I love a good 4th of July craft. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate … [Read more...]

Why We Spent 10 Days Fishing for Food {Cost Breakdown Per Meal}

As a child, I loved to go fishing with my Dad. He had friends who owned a small, creek-fed pond so once or twice a month, we would head out to that pond and toss our lines in the water. I can still remember how as a child, the ditch that we had to cross to get to the pond seemed … [Read more...]

How to Start Homeschooling Your Kids

When I first started homeschooling my Emma, I was lucky enough to have good friends to help along the way. God love them, they endured hours of questions, my constant curriculum switching at first and more. Frankly, learning how to start homeschooling your kids can be a frighting … [Read more...]

Thrifty Living Tips – 34 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap {Besides Dishes!}

Look under the kitchen sink in any home - even my own -  and you will almost always find one common thing among them. Chances are each home has at least one bottle of blue Dawn under the sink, on a shelf or even on the sink. There is a good reason for that though; not only is … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

Garage Sale Tips – How to Have a Successful Garage Sale

Warmer weather is here to stay for a while and you know what that means, right? Yard sale season! I adore yard sale shopping almost as much as I love thrift store shopping! In fact, Steve and I often make yard sale shopping into entire days for a frugal date! The chance to get a … [Read more...]

30 Things I Simply Stopped Buying (and Why You Should Stop Buying and Make Too!)

A few years ago, I found myself in a financial crisis. I had lost over 70% of my income and things weren't just tight; they were rope around your neck tight. That year, I almost lost everything, and if I hadn't done some fancy footwork, I would have. I started with finding new … [Read more...]

16 Real Ways to Save Money on Groceries {That No One Talks About}

How many times have you looked at your grocery budget and realized that it was still higher than you would like it to be? If you're like most of us, it has probably happened more times than you care to admit. You have that realization and you hop online to find out new ways to … [Read more...]

How to Score $1,091 in FREE Baby Samples

Know what? Babies are expensive! If you've got a new tiny one, I'm more than sure I don't have to tell you that though! From the time we get pregnant, we spend money that we sometimes don't have on them and it only gets worse as they get older. By the time that they're in … [Read more...]