20 years of marriage and 8 kids later... here's my top tip for a successful marriage... date nights are a must! Here's a list of more than 100 ideas. Time to make date night a priority!

105 Cheap Date Night Ideas for Couples

Frugal Living|Wise|Family
I've been married for 20 22 years now, and I'll be the first to say that having a successful and loving marriage takes work! If you don't take the time to nourish it, your marriage relationship can evolve from a relationship of loving adoration into one that feels like you're nothing but business partners managing home, work, and family schedules together. One thing my husband and I have always tried to do is to make Friday night date night a priority each week (thank... Read this post

25 Uses for Dryer Sheets That Will Blow Your Mind

Frugal Living|Wise
I love it when you can use common household items for more than one use! These days so many things are expensive and if you can find more than one way to use something, it makes it a bit more valuable! Dryer sheets aren't just for laundry anymore,... Read this post

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe Tutorial

Frugal Living
  I am always trying to find things (other than TV & video games) for my kids to do. They all love play dough so I decided to make the BEST homemade playdough recipe with them. It is my mother-in-law’s recipe and always turns out perfectly. Homemade... Read this post

Fun and Free Things to Do in the Treasure Valley

Frugal Living|Travel|Family
I've lived in Boise most of my life, and needless to say it is a wonderful place! From riding the green belt along the river to skiing the slopes in Bogus Basin, there are so many different fun activities that Treasure Valley residents can enjoy all... Read this post
37 ways to bust summer boredom - fun balloon and bubble activities

Summer Fun with Balloons and Bubbles

Frugal Living|Family
Banish Summertime Boredom with Balloons and Bubbles! Summer is here and these activities will come in handy! We've put together a list of 37 of our favorite balloon and bubble activities. We know  you'll find just the right one for a hot afternoon... Read this post

How to Freeze Pineapple

Frugal Living
Did you score some cheap pineapple? I took advantage of a sale and picked up 6 fresh pineapples! Now, my family is big on fresh fruit (it's probably more than 50% of our grocery budget), but still, 6 pineapple is a lot of paradise to consume in just... Read this post
5 tips to help you shop smart at Costco

5 Tips to Help You Shop Smart at Costco

Frugal Living|Wise
Shopping at Costco: When & What to Buy Who doesn't love shopping at Costco?  Go ahead... raise your hand.  I don't see any hands.  Why?  Because everyone loves hanging out at Costco!  That is, until you check out and pay.  :)  I believe... Read this post
25 ideas to throw a fun, yet frugal, themed birthday party

25 Frugal and Cheap Birthday Party Theme Ideas

Frugal Living|Family
It’s time to throw a birthday party that your child will never forget. However, you don’t want your wallet to suffer long after the presents are unwrapped and dishes are done. Check out these 25 cheap birthday party theme ideas, and bookmark several... Read this post

Save Money at Disney

Frugal Living|Travel|Disney
How to Save Money at Disney Who loves Disney? Who wants a family vacation? Who is ready to make memories to last a lifetime? Now here's the question that really matters, Who wants to Save Money at Disney? As you know, Disney isn’t cheap, but it can... Read this post

Frugal Girls’ Night Ideas

Frugal Living
A happy mom is a better mom! So, I recently decided that I need to start planning to have a girls' night once a month. The idea is to create a reason to get together and provide opportunity to relax, interact, and connect. It is therapeutic and fun! Everyone... Read this post

3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Frugal Living|Wealthy
Originally posted April 2013... I'm happy to report that by the time our house was finished (man, that took forever), and our financing went through, my score was high enough to qualify us for a great interest rate!  It was nice having Credit Sesame... Read this post
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