5 Magic & Money Saving Cleaning Hacks Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Usually when we hear of baking soda or vinegar, we think of cooking and the various recipes we can make that contain one or both of those ingredients. But did you know that there are many ways to use these two household items for cleaning frugally? That’s right! There are so many things you can do … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Want a Meal Plan

If meal planning takes extra work, why would you want a meal plan? I feed my family for pennies on the dollar, and meal planning is one of the major ways that I use to do that. Even with a family of nine, I am still able to feed my family for $250 a month. I have learned so many tricks on … [Read more...]

5 Simple Truths to Smart Money Management

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. As someone who has lived a money saving lifestyle and now lives debt-free, I have learned a lot about money management. Not all of it has been easy, but the things I’ve learned have brought me to where I am now. Using … [Read more...]

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup – Perfect For the Crock Pot & Instant Pot

What is better when the cold weather sets in than a nice bowl of hot soup - and it’s even better when it’s healthy! Packed with protein and fiber, this chicken tortilla soup is perfect made on the stove, in the crock pot, or in your Instant Pot And, did you know that soups are a super healthy and … [Read more...]

How We Gave Up Cable and How You Can, Too

My husband and I debated about giving up cable long before we ever did. We were so tired of paying for it, And, since we don't watch much television anyway, it was an expense that really wasn't worth it. It got to the point where the stress and time involved in paying attention to the rates all the … [Read more...]

18 Things We Did to Become Completely Debt Free (Before Age 42!)

Are you drowning in debt? Are you skeptical to believe that it really is possible to become debt free while in your early forties? I will show you exactly how we did it, and you can, too. I will also tell you that we did it with a growing family that now includes eight children. Furthermore, for … [Read more...]

Your Holiday Game Plan For Less Stress

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays every year? If you are like me, you might tell yourself that this is the last time you will greet the holidays as a disorganized mess. You probably find yourself vowing that next year will be different every.single.year. The thing is, if … [Read more...]

15 More Frugal Tips for Feeding Your Family

I have a family of 10 to feed and not a huge amount of money coming in. This means I have to make every penny count. How do I do this? All kinds of ways, and I love sharing my frugal tips with you so you can get the most of your money when it comes to feeding your family. Believe me, I understand … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

8 Must Know Tips For Creating a Budget That Works!

Creating a budget is a necessary part of maintaining a frugal lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. However, a budget does need to be accurate. Without an accurate budget, your budget simple won't work. Before you get scared off by the word "budget," it is important to just think of a … [Read more...]

The Trick You Need to Know to Buy Chicken on the Cheap!

As someone who has a family of 10 to feed, I can say that I have had to come up with every strategy possible when it comes to making the budget work - including how I buy my chicken. Smart grocery shopping is one of the keys to keeping the budget in check. In fact, did you know that many … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Holidays a Bit More Merry This Year

As fall is in the air here in Michigan, I can’t help but realize how close we really are to turning the corner in the holiday season. If your life is anything like mine there are extra demands placed on your time, placed on your budget, and placed on your patience. For this reason, now is an … [Read more...]

Refresh & Restore Your Mom Heart

You guys! I have what might me the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a very long time. Like maybe all year. I know you are going to find it exciting, too. There is a conference coming up in just over a week and it’s just for us moms…and it’s FREE. That’s right, you can attend this … [Read more...]

Why Amazon Prime Could Be Killing Your Budget

I love all things Amazon, I really do. And, I love Amazon Prime even more. I’ve even written about Amazon before a few times. For instance, I wrote about why I always make room for Amazon Prime HERE, and I also compared Amazon with Costco in this post HERE. Today, however, I want to share about a … [Read more...]

Tailgate Foods Made Easy! {+ a Giveaway!}

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Save-A-Lot. All opinions are my own. Making awesome food when it comes time to cheer on your favorite team doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, when it comes to hosting a tailgating party, there are some things you can do to make the … [Read more...]