Frugal Living

How I’m Saving Money on Groceries in 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you can’t always lower your mortgage or your car payment, but you can do something about how much you spend on groceries! Last year I saved over $1,500 on groceries and I plan to keep that trend going for 2017. We live in a constantly… Continue reading How I’m Saving Money on Groceries in 2017

Frugal Living · Holidays

$10 at Target: Pre-K Christmas Gift Idea

It’s always my goal to have my in-store Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. I like to shop TJ Maxx, Walmart and Target for Christmas gifts – but this year Target was my favorite. They have such a great selection of affordable yet “giftable” items in the dollar section! I love being able to purchase multiple… Continue reading $10 at Target: Pre-K Christmas Gift Idea

Friday Favorites · Frugal Living

My Top 5 Favorite Household Cleaning Products

I’m mixing up my usual Five on Friday routine with another list of 5 things! Today I’m sharing my top five favorite household cleaning products – I sat down in front of the camera and talked about all five of them, how I like to use them and of course a tip or two about saving… Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Household Cleaning Products

Decor · Frugal Living

Living Room Refresh {On A Budget}

This year I really wanted to replace our living room furniture. We currently have a worn (but still pretty comfy) hand-me-down leather sectional, a matching recliner and a very old love seat that Paul brought from his bachelor days. It has a slip cover that is really showing wear (thanks mostly to Thelma Lou). Several months… Continue reading Living Room Refresh {On A Budget}

Frugal Living

Three Things I Do Because I’m Frugal

One of my biggest pet peeves is waste. I hate to see anything wasted – money, food, energy or time. Because of that, I have developed frugal habits during my adult life. I’m not saying everyone should adopt these practices – this is more of a “confessions” type post than anything. However, if you are looking… Continue reading Three Things I Do Because I’m Frugal