Fourth of July Almond Cookies with Cake Mix


Snag those 50¢ boxes of Cake Mix (details HERE) ! You and your family will love these super simple and creative Fourth of July Almond Cookies with Cake Mix Super easy and look impressive to bake and take! Save Print Patriotic Fourth of July Almond Cookies from Cake Mix … [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 with Garden Veggies Cheesy Broccoli Bake


Cheesy Broccoli Bake Recipe One of my absolute favorite challenges to take on was getting my girls to eat try new veggies. Starting when they were babies, I'd make their baby food with fresh veggies from the garden. As they got a tad older, I'd "hide" it and dress it up with cheese.   Now Meghan … [Read more...]

Frugal Friday: Contentment

Frugal Friday Contentment

It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living. We've mentioned before how your grocery budget is one of the most variable parts of your monthly expenses, and the part where you can have some major control over how much you spend, through … [Read more...]

Tuesday Tip: Make a written budget

budgeting plan

  I bet lots of us made a New Year's Resolution to be more on top of our finances.  The year is almost half how ya doin'?  :)  I've mentioned before in our Frugal Friday series the importance of having a written budget.  If you don't tell your money where to go, you'll find … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch (or *almost* from scratch with shortcuts)

Chicken Pot Pie

I love being able to cook homemade comfort food from scratch.  I love eating it even more. ;)  (Cleaning up after using every pan, bowl, and utensil in my kitchen, not so much!) Chicken Pot Pie is one recipe that's great when I can make all the parts of it from scratch, but I also love that I can … [Read more...]

DIY Cleaning Supplies: Versatile Vinegar! Orange-infused vinegar plus tons of uses

Orange Infused vinegar and many uses for vinegar

Many of you already know that I have a bit of a crush on vinegar, especially when paired with its good buddy Dawn dish soap to make these fabulous DIY cleaners.  If you missed that post, go check it out now...we'll wait for you right here! :) Upon further research, I found tons of things that good … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

old fashioned strawberry

Strawberry season is right around the corner, and I can't wait to make this recipe again!  I love that you can make a big ol' pan of the old fashioned strawberry shortcake. The texture of the shortcake is just perfect, and with a little (or a lot!) of whipped cream on top it makes the perfect summer … [Read more...]

Frugal Friday: Frugal Fitness

Frugal Friday fitness

It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living. When it comes to excuses about staying physically fit, time and money are two that tend to top the list.  You'll have to work out the time part of it, but I have some suggestions to help keep … [Read more...]