One trip to the thrift store plus one evening at the sewing machine equals one adorable diaper cover!
It’s easy (and fun!) to focus on kid’s toys and present ideas, but today I appeared on KXII to share some of my favorite tips for buying gifts for grown-ups when you are on a budget.
I’m sharing some of my insider tips. I hope that people will start traveling again and make the most of every family vacation, girls’ weekend, and other opportunities to hit the road (or sky or rail).
Healthy snacks can be a mom’s best friend, and these high-protein cookie dough bars will help energize your kids through their busy days. Adapted from this recipe for peanut butter cookie dough bites, these bars are nothing more than dates, nuts, and a little chocolate. They’re perfectly healthy, but they taste like dessert. When my […]
True Shepherd’s Pie is simple stuff. This faux Shepherd’s Pie, the way mom used to make it, is even simpler. Better still: it’s inexpensive and delicious. I didn’t learn what Shepherd’s Pie was until I was 19 or 20 years old. I was disappointed. You see, when I was a kid, one of my […]
Whether you’re homeschooling or prepping a child to head off to school outside the home, school can be a pricey proposition. And it’s not just in August or September – the supplies inevitably have to be restocked throughout the year. That’s why I love the Office Depot Loyalty Program. My mom used the Loyalty Program […]
Picking up snacks and drinks at typical gas stops during your family road trip is what those convenient marts are counting on. However, you can still stay on budget and enjoy your trip with just a bit of extra planning. Here are my best tips for overcoming budget pitfalls in the area of food costs. […]
In today’s economy, it can be very difficult to make ends meet financially. If you feel like you could fall off a cliff with your family’s finances at any point, there are some steps that you can take to improve your situation. Here are a few backup resources to consider when you want to avoid […]
With energy prices increasing and finances still tight, finding ways to save on heating have been at the top of my list lately. While I have to turn the heating on every now and then, mainly to make sure my daughter’s room doesn’t get too cold, I don’t want it on all the time. Here […]
Choosing new kitchen cabinets for your home is the priciest part of the typical kitchen remodel. If you’re on a tight budget, it can be tough to figure out where to cut corners. You don’t want to go with appliances that simply don’t suit your needs or flooring that will be worn and old-looking within […]
One way to cut your grocery budget is to use coupons. By my own estimation, I save hundreds of dollars a year by shopping with coupons. Here are some tips on saving money by wisely using coupons to your advantage. Use Coupons Only for Food You Will Eat Plenty of coupons out there are for […]
Babies are a bundle of joy. However, it can also cost quite a bundle to raise one as well. When you consider the cost of clothes, food, toys, cribs and baby gear, diapers and miscellaneous items, the numbers quickly add up. Fortunately, there are several smart ways of saving money with a new baby and […]