Frugal Friday: Budget Check-Up

Frugal Friday budget checkup

It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  As we head into March, it's as good a time as any to take a look at how your budget is working for you.  A budget isn't a once-and-done kind of thing.  It's something you need to revisit an … [Read more...]

DIY Dishwasher Detergent: Easy to make and super frugal!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

 DIY Dishwasher Detergent This DIY dishwasher detergent recipe was tested in my home for over a year, and I can recommend it: for cost, convenience, and effectiveness.  I love how, when I have this on hand, dishwasher soap is off my list of things I need to deal-hunt for! Most other recipes out … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Poor Man’s Lasagna Recipe

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe In our family, we have two different lasagna recipes.  Grandma's lasagna (my mom's) is a delicious traditional one, but with all the meat, cheese, and other ingredients, the cost can add up.  Nana's (my mother-in-law's) recipe is equally delicious and gets just as many … [Read more...]

Frugal Friday: Frugal Beauty

Frugal Friday Frugal Beauty

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle! Sometimes we frugal gals are willing to make sacrifices on non-essential items to help make ends meet in the budget.  But I'll let you in on a little secret...using coupons and … [Read more...]

Frugal Friday: Frugal Fashion

Frugal Friday Frugal Fashion

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle! When a newly-Frugal girl thinks about fashion, her thoughts often fall into two categories: 1. Sigh, I wish I could have that, but it's too expensive...  and 2. I can't afford … [Read more...]