Category: Frugal Living

Essential Safety Tips for DIY Projects

Becoming a Do it Yourselfer is a great way to save money. Working on your own house, cars and gadgets can save you a lot over time. The downside is that some of these DIY projects can be really dangerous, so I wanted to go over some essential safety tips that every DIY enthusiast needs to …

100 Simple Ways to Save Money

Jon and I started blogging in July, and we’ve written about a host of different topics. When I looked through the other day, I realized there were a lot of little nuggets of wisdom and simple ways to save money. I went through and collected the best tips from our articles and then we added a …

Shaking Up Our Grocery Routine

A few weeks ago a friend asked me about how Jon and I did our grocery shopping. Did we use coupons or did we shop sales? I admitted that we are both some of both, and some of neither. We aren’t big couponers, though we use Ibotta and at least flip through the coupon insert on those weeks that …

Sometimes Frugality is Hard

I’ve been trying to live more frugally for the last 7 months or so, but sometimes frugality is hard. A few weeks ago I signed my daughter up for a parent’s night out at church for this weekend. Yay! $10 for three hours worth of babysitting and an opportunity for Little Bit to hang out with other kids …

Build-a-Bear and the Frugal Fail

One thing I know about my child is that she is reward-driven….sometimes. Once she sets her mind on something she really wants she can be inspired to change. And, clever mom that I am, I can use that to my advantage to get her behavior to change. My daughter had finally stopped needing GoodNights to sleep …