Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are the favorite around here. Made with real chunks of maraschino cherries and cherry chip cake mix, your family will LOVE these! They are a Valentine's Day tradition, which is why I'm sharing them with you now. Actually, these cookies are a favorite of mine since … [Read more...]

20 Housecleaning Hacks For People Who Don’t Have Time To Clean

Cleaning is so hard for busy people. I know this first hand. With 10 people in my house I know how quickly things can get dirty, and every minute counts. Looking to get some serious cleaning done? Enter your email below to subscribe to my cleaning cheat sheet and get cleaning tips delivered … [Read more...]

10 Cleaning Hacks You Want to Know

With such a bustling family, I have had to learn countless cleaning tips and tricks over the years for who knows what reason. Just yesterday I was repeatedly having to wash the ceramic tile in my bathroom after my son left a bottle of shampoo tipped on its side. After a few hours, I'm sure you can … [Read more...]

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...]

10 Reasons You Might NOT Be Accomplishing Your Goals

Goals. While setting goals is generally a good thing, setting goals can also be a bad thing if we are doing things that set us up for failure. I don’t know about you, but when I set goals only to fall short nearly right out of the gate, it is so discouraging. Discouragement is just not something I … [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 to Make Simple Snow Ice Cream Using Real Snow!

Are you looking for a way to beat the wintertime blues? Do you live in an area where it snows- a lot? Then I have the solution for you! Even if you don’t live in an area where you get snowed on nine months of the year, there is a way for you to make this too!  Looking for more kid friendly … [Read more...]

You Can Have a Clutter Free Home! – Free Strategy Guide

Clutter. It can be everywhere, can’t it? I should know, I live in a home with 10 people! Even when our house is “clean” it still feels cluttered. The thing about clutter is this. Clutter makes us crazy. Clutter can make our minds tired. Being surrounded by clutter can make us … [Read more...]

Make This Your Best Year Yet (New Year’s Resolutions That Work!)

Now that we are in full holiday swing, it can be so easy to forget about what comes next. We can forget that there is actually life after December 25. And, there’s little time to catch your breath because the new year is right around the corner, literally. And then there are New Years' resolutions … [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...]

Overcome Your Overwhelm In Just Three Minutes a Day

I’m not sure why, but I have been talking to so many people and even receiving emails from several people who are just feeling overwhelmed or even like a failure lately. If this is you, I have something to say to you. Just stop it. Seriously, just stop it. In most cases, I can say that I … [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...]

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...]