Tag Archives : saving money

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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Homemade Ranch Dip and Dressing Mix Plus How to Use It


Who wants to give me a dollar? If you’re buying certain things in the store instead of making them on your own, you’re basically giving your money away. We love ranch dressing and dip, and go through tons of it. Is there a better way to eat a carrot than dipped into creamy ranch? But those little packets are expensive,…

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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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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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When Quality is More Important Than Saving Money


When Miss H was three, she started taking swim lessons at a local rec center. The lessons were cheap, maybe not the best quality, but we thought it would be okay. She took these lessons off and on for a year and a half. Last May, she took two lessons a week. At the end of the month, she was…

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Mango fruit leather

Two-Ingredient Mango Fruit Leather


If it has been awhile since we’ve been to the grocery store, our snack options start running low. My kids LOVE snacks! When our food options are limited, I make them healthy snacks with what we have on hand. One of our favorites is this two ingredient mango fruit leather. We don’t have dehydrator, so we just make it in…

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