60+ Uses for Vinegar

Put vinegar to use in your household! There are so many amazing uses for vinegar! It is a must-have in my pantry. Use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, in your beauty regimen, in your cleaning routine, and more! Vinegar is inexpensive, easily available, versatile, and useful. I haven't tried all of these many vinegar uses and recipes myself, but I sure want to! FYI: A lot of people (and animals) don't like the smell of vinegar, but the odor usually... …
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How I Saved $1,000 in 2 Hours

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best deal on your wireless, satellite or internet services? My friend Shelly did just that! Check out how easy it was to save big money! Let me start by saying, I consider myself a pretty frugal individual all around. I am drawn to those beautiful yellow clearance stickers, select date night based on what I have a coupon for, and purchase birthday presents months in advance because they are on... …
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Five Steps to Creating a Simple Budget & Sticking to It!

Trying to manage your finances without a budget is like trying to find directions in new city without a map, GPS, or smartphone! AKA: BASICALLY IMPOSSIBLE!  Creating a monthly budget is a necessary step in taking full control of your finances. It’s a quick and easy snapshot of where you stand financially. A budget will help you to successfully stay on track, pay off debt, protect your credit, effectively save, and achieve your financial... …
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75 Ideas for Spending Time Together Instead of Money

As Friday rolls around it can be so very tempting to make plans to go see a movie with my hubby or take the kids to a bowling alley to spend the evening together. Recently I was challenged to go a month without spending anything extra on entertainment with my family, in my marriage, or with friends. So, I put together a list of 75 Ways to Spend TIME together instead of MONEY in case you are pinching pennies like me. 20 Ideas for Family Time  ... …
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5 Tips to Help You Shop Smart at Costco

5 tips to help you shop smart at Costco
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 there have only been two occasions when I've actually gone inside Costco, stuck to my big list of 3 things (it's rare that I only have 3 things on my list by the way), and got out of there with out putting... …
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How to Make Your Mascara Last 3 Times Longer!

Get the most from your mascara! I have to wear mascara... All. The. Time. If I could only have one item of makeup for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. I usually don't use super expensive mascaras though because I use it so much that I don't want to go bankrupt. :)  I really love this Covergirl mascara and this new Maybelline mascara. However, they can dry up quickly. Especially if I am in a hurry and don't get the wand screwed back... …
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Store Lawn Tools With a Pallet!

Lawn tool storage using a pallet - step by step directions. Frugal, quick, and easy!
All the tools used through out the spring, summer, and fall can create quite a disorganized mess!  So when Amber told me about using a pallet to store her lawn tools, I was intrigued!  I asked her if she'd share exactly how she did it with me and I wanted to share it with you!  This lady is a master at pretty much everything.  She is creative and comes up with such nifty ideas!  So take a look at what she came up with... Organize your lawn... …
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Save Big at Restaurants for Valentine’s

Valentine Restaurant Specials Every year my parents give us a date night for Valentine's by taking all the kids overnight! It's a special time my hubby and I enjoy! The not cooking, the not telling kids to not color on the table, or taking them to the bathroom 15 times so they can see what it looks like?  AWESOME!  Our budget is pretty tight this year, so I'm excited to share some specials with you! Here are several Valentine Restaurant Specials... …
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How to Quickly Wash & Disinfect Toys with Vinegar!

Use your dishwasher and vinegar to disinfect toys! It's that time of year again! You know the time where the kids are back in school, it's cold and miserable outside, and the number one thing being shared is germs! Once the bug gets into my house, I go into full on cleaning mode. My house smells of bleach, vinegar, and disinfectant wipes. I got really tired of wiping each toy with disinfectant wipes. Then I saw on Facebook at one point that you... …
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A Valentine’s Day Gift That Will Cost you Pennies

Are you looking for some simple ideas to save money? We have simple solutions that you can easily apply to your lifestyle to save money! It's a paper mache candle holder made with things you can probably find in your house! I found this super cute and cheap Valentine's Day Craft from Homemade Serenity. It makes for a great gift for a friend or way to put some festivity into your celebration. Here's what you'll need: A recycled glass... …
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