Make Your Own Spice Mixes

How much do you really spend on little jars and packets of spice mixes at the grocery store? Let me show YOU how to make your own spice mixes and save you a few bucks while we are at it! Being a frugal person all of my life, I choose to make as many things … Continue Reading

DIY Infused Vinegars

Did you know you can make your own homemade vinegar with fruit and herbs? It is easier than you think and way more delicious, not to mention economical, than what you can purchase in the store. Just think of all the amazing combinations you could try! Fig + Vanilla, Raspberry + Mint, Greens Galore, Herbs … Continue Reading

DIY Homemade Mixes -Ditch the Boxed Mix

How would you like to make almost everything yourself? Well let us start with homemade food mixes and ditch those over processed box mixes from the store! Would you like to make some of your own food mixes such as spice blends, hot chocolate, cake mixes? You will save a bunch of cash doing this … Continue Reading

DIY Everything – Yes you can do IT!

January is the month for new starts. New diets, new goals, new ideas and the one thing every person in the world wants – to save more money!!! This week I joined in on the Frugal Challenge from Little House Living through the Facebook group – Simple & Frugal Living. The challenge is ” Eating … Continue Reading

Eating Local Takes On New Meaning

January, the time for reeling in the spending, figuring new ways to save money and cleaning out the house AND freezer! When you hear “Eat Local”, what do you think? Local beef, local produce from farms near you or the farmer’s market? This month eating local to me means eating out of the freezer and foraging … Continue Reading

Frugal January Ideas

January, the month of making promises, goals, thinking of new ideas, planning for the future…whatever you call it. January is THE biggest month of the year to change what you have been doing all along and do something ELSE that is productive for you and your family. About a year and a half ago I … Continue Reading

Can Shopping At TJ Maxx Save Money?

Do you shop at TJ Maxx for anything? Every so often I go in there to look for some clothing or towels or something cause it is a fast in and out. Well most of the time. Yesterday I was on the hunt for a rain jacket for my son. Why the heck don’t stores … Continue Reading

Out With The Old and In With The New

You know the old saying…Out With The Old and In With The New. BUT mine is just plain OUT WITH THE OLD!!! Not getting any new here right now however I am cleaning out all the crappity crap that seems to get stuffed here and there throughout the year. A friend of mine has posted … Continue Reading

Day 23: Finding Freedom in Frugality

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”~Vicki Robins With all that we have learned this past month, how do you feel? Hopefully quite a bit better than when we started the challenge. There is so much community within this Frugal Living Challenge group even though we don’t know every person, although there are many from … Continue Reading

Day 22: Tips That Are Guaranteed To Save You Money!

                                                                                  “You cannot bring about prosperity                     … Continue Reading