Meal Ideas Without an Oven

Looking for meal ideas that don’t require an oven? I certainly was this summer when my oven stopped working not once, not twice, but THREE times (seriously don’t ever buy Frigidaire products!!) Luckily my misfortune can be to your benefit as I’ve since compiled some of the best oven-free recipes I used when we had […]

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The #1 Way to Save Hundreds Every Christmas

Saving money during the holidays isn’t always easy, but with this little “trick” you can save your family hundreds of dollars (and no, it doesn’t involve buying gifts ahead of time or doing a savings plan all year long!) My Top Tip for Saving Money at Christmas This is actually something you can implement all […]

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Candy Free Trick-or-Treat Idea

Many children have food allergies so trick-or-treating can be…well, tricky. So this year why not skip the candy altogether and make something super fun for the kiddos? This is also a great project if you have children in school who need to bring in goodies for their class. Last year we made these for my […]

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Emergency Fund – How to Start from Nothing

How much do you have in your emergency fund? $100? $500? Or are you reading this thinking “Emergency fund? Yeah right!” Finding ways to create a savings account shouldn’t be overwhelming. I’ve got some tips and tricks to putting a little bit of cash aside so you can begin developing the emergency savings you need. […]

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35 Uses for Vinegar

When not turning into wine, vinegar is my second favorite use for grapes (and getting that nasty gunk off ’em!) Vinegar also makes for a fantastic part of a salad dressing and it’s a nice way to marinate some meat, but it’s a high-performer elsewhere in the house as well. That said, please note that […]

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15 Seemingly Weird Ways to Save Time & Money!

When it comes to saving time and money, everyone has their own little rituals and tricks that work for them. Whether you clip coupons to save money or pre-pack your gym bag and keep it by the door to save time, you’ve surely got a couple of these rituals yourself. Surely everyone shares some of […]

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Five Essential Tips for Back-to-School Savings

Back-to-school season is one of several times during the year when you’ll find many people heading out to the mall or online to do some major shopping. Getting your kids prepped for another school year can seem like an expensive and overwhelming endeavor. Here are five tips we’ve put together to maximize the occasion while […]

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How to Turn $5 Into an Hour of Peace & Quiet

With the school year drawing to a close, it also means my children will be home with me more…a lot more. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my little ones (97% of the time), but I’m a work-at-home mom with no nanny, no daycare, and no family help. To be frank – it […]