Tag Archives : frugal living

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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Save money on coffee

Save Money on Coffee: 10 Realistic Ways


The older I get, the more I appreciate that first cup of morning coffee. The comforting drink that’s rich and delicious, AND gives me energy. When we went from two incomes to one, I realized that coffee was a BIG expense in our monthly budget. Between our daily brews that we made at home, and our weekly coffee shop visit,…

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DIY Pallet Shelves Wall Organizer


If there’s one quality I never knew I needed in a husband, it’s handiness. I am blessed with an extremely handy husband. Not only can he fix stuff, but he can create stuff. Really amazing, creative, custom-designed pieces for our home. He grew up on a farm, so repurposing old materials was important when he learned his handy skills. When…

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