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Frugal Living

“Date Night on a Dime”

If you’re in a stage in your life where you seem to be overwhelmed by kids, sleepless nights, spit up, homework, and just day-to-day duties that leave little time to spend with your spouse, you need a date night. I know what you’re thinking, “but money is tight. ” Yes, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a date night. I am super excited, honored, and still in disbelief to be featured on The Laundry…

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Frugal Living, Home Management Tips

15 Old Fashioned Ways to Save a Dollar

There seem to be many theories on how to best save a buck. And while many money fads may come and go, some of the oldest ideas are still the best and most effective. Take a look below at 15 old fashioned ways to save a dollar that you can try. These old fashioned ways are tried and true tips that people have been using for decades, and yet they still seem to get the job done. Take a peek…

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Frugal Living, Saving On. . .

7 Affordable Home Upgrade Projects

Seven creative ideas to give your house a facelift without shelling out the big bucks.

Full-on, down-to-the-studs home remodels can cost thousands of dollars, and if you’re anything like us, the thought of shelling out that much money makes you wince. The good news is that it’s still possible to give your abode a noticeable facelift without going broke-it just requires a little creativity. From adding plants to installing a basic shelf, add some of these affordable home upgrade projects to perk up your property. 7 Affordable Home Upgrade Projects:  1. Freshen Up the Kitchen.…

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Frugal Living

UPS #WishesDelivered

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but I love being able to help others this time of year; however, I don’t always have the means to help everyone I would like to help. This is why I’m really excited to share with you all the UPS #WishesDelivered Campaign! With the UPS #WishesDelivered Campaign, you can submit a wish for someone else on…

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DIY Projects, Frugal Living, Saving On. . .

Do-it-yourself Christmas Card Photos

Can you believe that today is already December 1st?! Just five days ago we were all turkeys and pumpkins and now we already feel behind for not having our perfectly candid Christmas cards in the mail. I have something to confess. I stink at sending out Christmas cards, so to many of my friends and family this will be a hilarious little post! I do however LOVE getting the fun little cards in the mail all month almost more than…

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Black Friday, Frugal Living

5 Tips for Saving Money on Black Friday Online Sales

If you like to save money, but don’t enjoy the Black Friday in-store crowds, don’t worry there are Black Friday online sales. In fact, most times you can save MORE online than you can in the store. 🙂 Here are some tips to help you get the most out of shopping online. 5 Tips to Save More Money on Black Friday Online Sales: 1. Stack coupon codes. Oftentimes, there are A LOT of coupon codes you can stack with each other…

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Christmas, Frugal Living

Saving On. . . :: How to Save Money on Christmas

According to Forbes.com, the average American spends more than $1,000 on Christmas each year {$2,000 if you travel}. That’s A LOT of money if you haven’t planned for it, and can cause you to go backwards in your financial goals. Well, I have a few tips and tricks to help you save money on Christmas so that you don’t have to spend $1,000 this year. 14 Ways to Save Money on Christmas: 1. Plan Ahead. Have money come out of your pay…

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Frugal Living

5 Tips to Stop Impulse Buying

If you struggle with impulse buying, you're not alone. Check out these tips to help you save more and spend less on those little impulse purchases.

I recently had a reader subscribe to my daily email, and email me back on one of her struggles in learning to save money. She told me one of her struggles was impulse buying. Unfortunately, I know this struggle all too well. If you struggle with this as well, here are some things I have learned to do to stop impulse buying.   5 Tips to Stop Impulse Buying: 1. Skip Purchases at the Register. These items are extremely overpriced. If you…

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Back to School, Frugal Living

7 Tips to Save More Money During Tax Free Weekend

If you want to save the most on back to school items, you can shop tax free weekend to save extra. Many stores will have major sales and deals on top of the tax free weekend. This is a great time to majorly stock up. 1. Know what is tax free in your state.  Each state has different items that are included for tax free weekend. Some states include computers and computer equipment, while other states exclude electronics altogether, but…

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Frugal Living, Home & Family

Time to Myself

My husband tells me quite often that I don’t take enough time for myself. Since he was off today and offered to stay home with the girls, I didn’t hesitate to leave the house by myself. 🙂 I needed to run a few errands, and enjoyed the quiet time. I was even able to send a text message (in the parking lot of course) without having to stop three times to say, “Quit talking to your sister like that!” or…

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