Bird Feeder

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

Since we started trying to become minimalists in our home, we have started looking for ways to reuse everyday items.  This is one of my favorites so far because it’s a great kids craft, and it’s great for the environment.  Also, you probably have all of the supplies on hand.   Supplies: bird seed toilet […]

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DIY Paper Towel Roll Wall Art

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I have always wanted some kind of decoration in our bedroom, above the head board.  How about you? Those wrought iron art pieces look very classy, but tend to be pretty expensive. I had some left over paper towel and toilet paper rolls, so I decided to mess around and see if I could make […]

How to Cake Smash DIY Photos

How to Take Your Own Cake Smash Photos

How to Cake Smash DIY Photos

Our son recently turned one and after we started our photography business this summer, we decided to do a cake smash photo session with him for his first birthday. We shot our session with our Canon Rebel T3i DLSR Camera, which we highly recommend.  However, if you don’t have a professional grade digital camera, it […]

DIY Hair Detangler

Homemade Hair Detangler

DIY Hair Detangler

While I don’t have any little girls in the house, even at my age I still need to use detangler spray with my long hair. However, since I score so much free conditioner with my coupons, I decided to use it to make some detangler spray so I didn’t have to buy detangler anymore. Recipe […]

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How to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh Year Round #LoveAmericanHome #AD

Keep Car Fresh Yankee Candle American Home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAmericanHome #CollectiveBias When school starts our van becomes more like an extra room in the house versus a vehicle. We pretty much live in our car every day between school, home, soccer practice, and other family activities. It […]

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Free Bathtub Scoop

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We have a large collection of bathtub toys that seems to multiply quicker than I can keep track of. And, of course, the kid doesn’t usually do the best job cleaning up afterwards… Do you have this problem too? Here’s what we did: 1. I grabbed a few of our empty gallon milk jugs and […]

How to Start Using Cloth Diapers

How to Get Started With Cloth Diapers

How to Start Using Cloth Diapers

If you are looking for ultimate savings when your baby arrives, these tips for How To Get Started With Cloth Diapering will make a huge difference.  After having our son last year, the cost of baby supplies were staggering, especially since it had been ten years since we had a baby! Cloth diapering is an […]

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Toilet Bowl Bombs

Toilet Tablets Clogged Drains

If you’ve read our posts about DIY Flea & Tick Spray for Pets, DIY Ice Melt (safe for pets), or our DIY Baby Wipes you know we like to save money by making as much at home for the lowest cost as possible.  Since our son is the king of flushable wipes (He actually has a […]

Working out on a Budget

How to Exercise on a Budget

Working out on a Budget

This is me at Christmas with my son, who was six months at the time. The first year you have a baby, you don’t have a  lot of time, money, and sleep. Even though I could technically afford a gym membership (we have one in our area that is $10 per month), I truly did […]

Baby on a budget

Tips For Having a Baby on a Budget

Baby on a budget

After having our son last summer, I found many unconventional ways to save.  These tips for having a baby on a budget are going to get rid of the chronic excuse that you can’t afford to expand your family.  From savings on prenatal care, to being able to afford the basic baby supplies, these tips […]

How to Save on School Lunches

Ways To Save On School Lunches

How to Save on School Lunches

This year as your kids begin preparing for back to school, you can use these Ways To Save On School Lunches to help stretch your grocery budget.  When the school lunches provided for your kids are unsavory, packing their lunch is preferred.  These tips will help you save money and still provide your kids with […]

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Lime and Ginger Detox Soak

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DIY bath and beauty projects are not only a great way to save money but also keep harmful chemicals away from your skin. This soak has even more benefits… relaxation, aromatherapy, and detox-to remove unwanted and unhealthy substances in your skin (your largest organ). Lime and Ginger are perfect scents for summer, fresh and bright. […]

Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

Homemade Flea & Tick Spray for Pets

Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

With three dogs and a cat, we’re always looking for ways to save on pet products. Unfortunately, one of our dogs did contract Lyme disease several years ago in our back yard. Since the collars are so expensive ($15 per pet/per month), and we would be forking out $45 per month, we decided on an […]

Yard Sale

How to Have the Best Yard Sale Ever!

Yard Sale

It’s true, I LOVE yard sales!!! I wouldn’t call myself a yard sale addict, but I have the urge to stop at almost every yard sale I see along the road! I think it’s the fear that I’m missing out on some GREAT find if I don’t. I love the show American Pickers, only I love to find things other than anitques – […]

How to Save Money Organic Foods

How to Save Money on Organic Foods

How to Save Money Organic Foods

When you are working hard to eat healthy, it can be costly to afford organic foods.  Here are 5 Tips For Saving On Organic Foods for your family.  Not only can you feel good about what you are putting on the table, you can do so without breaking the bank in the process. 5 Tips […]

Thieves Cleaner

How to Make Your Own Thieves Cleaner

Thieves Cleaner

We have a You Tube video below to show you how to make your own Thieves cleaner! You will want a glass spray bottle (I buy mine at Abundant Health).  I purchase the 4oz. spray bottles, and to make the cleaner you use one drop of Thieves for every ounce of water! Thieves® was created […]

Sugar Foot Scrub

Super Easy Sugar Foot Scrub

Sugar Foot Scrub

Winter is winding down, and that means it will soon be time to trade the snow boots for sandals and flip-flops. I know that for many people, myself included this means I won’t be as concerned with keeping up with my pedicure.  But just because your feet won’t be out in open toed shoes doesn’t mean […]

Slash Clothing Budget

Ten Ways to Slash Your Clothing Budget

Slash Clothing Budget

  Clothing is one of the most fluctuating components of a budget. It’s also the part where we have the most control. Here are some full proof ways to slash your fashion budget and still look stylish! 1. Invest your clothing dollars wisely.  Always keep a staple of classics – a constructed blazer, a solid […]

Vinegar

When You SHOULDN’T Use Vinegar To Clean

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Nowadays the emphasis is on cleaning with common, natural and inexpensive household products.   If you clean with something that you can put in your food, it can’t harm your household surfaces, right? Make sure to check out our 50 Uses for Vinegar! WRONG! While vinegar has many helpful uses around the home, there are a […]