Pantry Cooking Day 3 PB Toast, More Beans, and Chicken Alfredo

We made it through Day 3 of pantry cooking week!

  Just finding my pantry cooking week? Don’t miss Day 1 and Day 2! Today started off a bit rough. I planned on just doing blueberry oats again, but that wasn’t happening. The children nearly started a coup, but after some negotiations, we settled on peanut butter toast. Win-win. They didn’t have to eat oats again (not their favorite thing) and we managed to have a somewhat nutritious breakfast. For lunch, we were able to do … Read more…

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…