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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10 Things People Waste Money On

Do you have a goal to spend less money or to increase your savings? I do! My goal for this year is to build my savings up to cover 6 months worth of living expenses. In order to do that, I will need to pay more attention to how I'm spending my money. Are you wasting your money? DaveRamsey.com posted an interesting article about the 10 things that Americans waste money on. Here's my take on it... 1. Credit card interest - Don't buy what you can't... …
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Save Money at Disney

How to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation... Who loves Disney? Who wants a family vacation? Who is ready to make memories to last a lifetime? As you know, Disney isn’t cheap, but it can be one of the happiest places on earth with your family! Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next adventure! And if you're looking for a deal on your Disney Vacation, I highly recommend checking out this company (they offer layaway plans too!). If... …
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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 can... …
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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 in... …
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Easy Fly Trap!

Get rid of fruit flies in the house.
**Update November 2016**  We had a long beautiful fall! Man I sure enjoyed it! BUT the flys have NOT gone away! I still have some floating around in my house, even though it is now freezing outside! Here's a great little way to take care of those pesky little flys!   How to get rid of fruit flies and house flies! The summer brings a lot of great things like fresh garden food, pool parties, and all those awesome BBQs. It also brings flies. I... …
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