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10 Ways to Improve Your Budget This New Year

As this New Year approaches, it’s time to get out that handy dandy budget. Man, budgeting isn’t always fun because you have all of those lovely numbers to deal with. If you need some help improving your budget this year, here are some great tips to keep in mind. Increase your income- Most budgeting issues occur when there is not enough money to cover all of the budgeting needs. You can fix this by finding a way to increase your income. If there is a will, there is a way! Lessen the … [Read more...]

Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your Fruits and Veggies

It’s that time of year again. You have a bumper crop of certain fruits and vegetables in your garden, someone has shared their bumper crop or you’ve made a trip to the local farmer’s market or fruit stand. The question becomes what do you do with all of it? Here are some ideas for storing the harvest. Consider these ways you can preserve your fruits and veggies for use later in the year. Storing the Harvest: Ways You Can Preserve Your Fruits and Veggies Dehydrating This is probably … [Read more...]

5 Clever Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills

Do your utility bills often cost more than you expect? The good news is there are many ways that savvy homeowners can reduce their bills. Here are five clever ways you can lower your utility bills and reduce your household expenses. Lower the Thermostat on Your Water Heater Water heaters are generally set to 140 degrees, but you can save money by lowering the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees. It will still be warm enough to take a hot shower and to discourage bacterial growth … [Read more...]

10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money

The New Year is quickly approaching, isn’t it? It’s as if the New Year just happened. One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. 10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money Making a List for Groceries- Before you head into that grocery store for groceries, make a list of what you need. If you go in there without a list, you’re bound to spend money that goes beyond your … [Read more...]

Food For A Crowd On A Budget

Having people over to my house is one of my most favorite thing. I LOVE to feed a large crowd and there is no doubt about that. However, one downside to feeding a lot of people is the cost associated with it. Check out these food for a crowd on a budget tips. Food For A Crowd On A Budget Buy Meat in Bulk A lifesaver for feeding a large crowd is to buy your meat in bulk. Hamburger, hotdogs, and chicken can all be purchased in large quantities. I love buying meat like … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget

Christmas is right around the corner and sometimes it can feel like a stretch to buy everything you want and need. If you’re on a budget, there are things you can do to make gift giving a little easier. Here is how to plan Christmas gift giving while on a budget. Planning Christmas Gift Giving On A Budget Make a List Don’t lists always make you feel incredibly prepared? If you’re going to plan Christmas gift giving on a budget, you’ll need to make a list. Lists can help … [Read more...]

16 Ways To Save Like Super Mom

Looking for ways to save money?  Check out the 16 tips below that will help you save money and keep your finances within your budget.  Apply anything that fits your family and lifestyle.  16 Ways To Save Like Super Mom Utilize free days to organize a family day out of home. You can benefit from visiting the National Gallery or the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History to make the most out of a day off. For other hot spots to consider, visit … [Read more...]

Family Activities for Fall That Won’t Break the Bank

Fall is almost here, the weather is cooling off and the days are getting shorter. This means that you are probably looking for some fun weekend family activities to do. Here are some family activities for fall that won’t break the bank. Pick some berries Many cities and towns have local berry farms. Take the family to check out the one in your area. It is inexpensive as you are only charged for whatever berries you and your family pick.  Berries are great not only … [Read more...]

Mommy’s Survival Kit for Prepping a Diaper Bag

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club, however, the text and opinions are all my own. When you have a newborn on the way, there’s no way around a preparing a diaper bag. Most new moms have no idea what to put in a diaper bag because it can be so overwhelming. Where does a mom get all of these items to put in their diaper bag? Sam’s Club® of course! It’s the perfect place to buy everything you need for the diaper bag. Here are somethings I’ve found at Sam’s Club that make … [Read more...]

Avoid Holiday Stress With These Tips & Marie Callender’s Pot Pies

This post on Avoid Holiday Stress With These Tips & Marie Callender's Pot Pies and #PotPiePlease shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Holidays. Are. Stressful.   Really there is just no way to avoid holiday stress and everything that the holiday season can bring.  With Christmas concerts, Christmas parties at school and various organizations we belong to, Christmas shopping, baking, decorating and not to … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Encourage Kids to Save Money

Children need to learn how to save at an early age. It might seem like teaching then this process will take forever, but it is possible. Take a look at these 10 ways to encourage your child to save money. 8 Ways to Encourage Kids to Save Money #1. Visual Find a video that your child will watch and show them this way. Some children will never "get it" until you find a way to reach them. There are some incredible videos out there. For starters, see what YouTube has to offer. #2. … [Read more...]

Free Wish List Printables ~ 5 Designs To Pick From

When it comes time for Christmas or birthday gifts we as moms are asked constantly what does he like, want or need.  In the past I have always been put on the spot...uhhh well he likes trucks or anything would be fine.  Even for our own household when gift giving time comes sometimes we are left at a loss, which is bad because when they ask for something we tell them to put it on their list.  The problem with this?  The list stayed in my head and I can admit that I am … [Read more...]

Don’t Let The Dress Blow Your Wedding Budget

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.  Don't Let The Dress Blow Your Wedding Budget Getting married isn't cheap and I quickly found that out when it was time to get tie the knot with my husband. If you watch television these days, you see women spending thousands of dollars on their wedding dresses. When I was getting married, I wanted to keep … [Read more...]

10 Little Known Uses For Vinegar

Are you tired of spending a ton of money on cleaning supplies and stain remover? Vinegar is one of those items you can buy and keep on your pantry shelf for a long time. It's also great because it's affordable and can be used for multiple purposes.  10 Little Known Uses For Vinegar #1. Clean off Your Blinds Yes, you can use vinegar to remove yuckiness from your blinds. You can even use this technique if you need to use an old blind, but clean it first.  #2. Bad … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways To Save On House Bills

5 Easy Ways To Save On House Bills Heat, water, electric, phone, cable. The list of household bills needing pay each month seems endless, especially when costs keep rising but income stays the same. Fortunately, reducing the costs of house bills is entirely doable by simply changing some habits or switching the type of equipment used when accessing certain utilities. Here are 5 quick and easy ways to save on house bills: Reducing water use. Take timed showers with low-flow shower-heads, … [Read more...]