Browsing Category : Spending Less

DIY Non-Toxic Hair Gel For Kids

Two of my kids were born with hair the grows straight down into their eyes (jury’s still out on the third!) When their hair gets too long, they look like cute little sheepdogs. When Miss H was a baby and in daycare, she wasn’t allowed to wear the frilly barrettes I bought for her. The poor girl’s hair fell straight…

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Making Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer

We are about to enter flower season: Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of year for florists, and we keep them busy with Mother’s Day gifts and spring weddings. Fresh cut flowers are a treat over here. This frugal mama loves having flowers in the house, but they are a luxury. Nate always remembers special occasions by bringing me a…

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#Cranberry sauce fruit leather is so easy to make! Use your #holiday leftovers.

Cranberry Sauce Fruit Leather With Holiday Leftovers

Two of my favorite ways to save money on groceries are to make things from scratch, and use up what you have. This cranberry fruit leather recipe does both! We had Thanksgiving with my sister-in-law’s family this year. Since we are both knee deep in baby-raising, we decided it would be best to order a meal from Whole Foods.  The…

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Elderberry Gummies for a Healthy Winter

We have been so blessed by friends and family since our little guy was born. They’ve provided some delicious meals for us, which means our afternoons are not so stressful, and I’m spending my time snuggling my little guy rather than putting meals together. This time is priceless! I also haven’t had to go to the grocery store in weeks–…

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These easy #DIY #Christmas #Ornaments can be made with things that you probably have on hand. So simple, and so adorable!

DIY Winter Hat Christmas Ornaments

My craft cupboard has several skeins of yarn sitting in it because I always think I’m going to knit something, and I never do. Sure, I’ve made a couple of scarves over the years, but this extra yarn either needed to be used up or thrown out.  My problem was solved when I came across this adorable winter hat ornament…

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This simple #DIY #haircut could save you lots of money...and time!

Are You Brave Enough for a DIY Haircut?

Back when we lived in the land of two incomes, I got haircuts. Sure, the space between cuts was stretched out about three times longer than the stylists recommended. But I made actual appointments, went to actual salons, and enjoyed a seriously relaxing time at the salon. Then I became a mom, and then a stay-at-home mom. Spending $45+ on…

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Becoming a minimalist #couponer makes sense if you don't like wasting time clipping tons of #coupons, stockpiling #deals, and collecting lots of paper clutter.

Becoming a Minimalist Couponer

Couponing can be like a second job. Clipping coupons, finding more coupons from different sources, organizing them, planning out the deals, matching up the coupons with different stores, buying way too many things you don’t actually need, and then having to figure out how to store all that extra stuff. Couponing helps us reach the goal of spending less, but…

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DIY Rustic Wood Drawer Pulls

*This post contains affiliate links.  Have you ever noticed how crazy expensive drawer pulls are? For a super-simple concept, they can get really pricey. Before E was born, I found a $40 dresser on a buy/sell/trade Facebook group. It definitely needed some updating! We decided on a coat of paint, and new drawer pulls. Nate went to some relatively inexpensive…

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