Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

Clean Cleaning: How To Make Your Own Homemade, Non-Toxic Cleaners

When creating my list of possible topics to include in my ABCs of Frugal Living Series, some letters were harder to fill than others. However, I knew what “C” would be immediately. I have been an enthusiastic user of natural cleaning products for years. Since seeing Chemerical many years ago on Netflix, and more recently, The Human Experiment, I rid my home of toxic chemicals. I  have been making my own homemade, non-toxic cleaners ever since.   … Read more…

How To Save Money On Baby Items {ABCs of Frugal Living}

Save Money On Baby Necessities

I recently read that the average American parent spends $12,000 on baby needs in the first year of life.  WHAT???? I’ve had six children and I guarantee you I haven’t spent anywhere near that on all of their first years combined. I admit that I haven’t always been as frugal as I am now, but wow, $12,000? That’s nuts. After reading that staggering statistic, I thought it necessary to show that it can be done … Read more…

Save Money On Family Vacations (And Everyday Purchases) With Groupon Coupons

Save big with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. As frugal as I am, in general, I’m not a coupon lady. Unfortunately, the foods that I regularly purchase (produce, grains, meat) just don’t have coupons. However, when we go on a family trip, like the upcoming homeschool convention in Ohio(woo-hoo!), my first stop is Groupon Coupons. Hotwire, Priceline, and Expedia are ready with coupon codes (up to 60% off!) to save some big bucks our … Read more…

Always Use What You Have On Hand First {ABCs Of Frugal Living}

The very first step toward living a life of frugality is learning to use what you have on hand- and quit buying so much. What do I mean? Well, living a life of frugality doesn’t just happen over night. We literally have to recondition ourselves. Somewhere along the way, we as humans decided we need a closet full of clothes and shoes, our children need rooms full of toys, and we have to eat a … Read more…

The Best DIY Play Dough Recipe

The Best and Easiest DIY Play Dough Recipe

For years I’ve made DIY play dough. The stuff you get in the store is just too chemical laden for my tastes. While I don’t always enjoy the acting of making the dough itself, knowing that my children are playing with a version that is much better is well worth it! This easy recipe whips up in no time at all and is always a kid pleaser. DIY Colored Play Dough What you need: 1 … Read more…

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