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12 Tips for Shopping at a Kid’s Consignment Sale

12 Tips for Shopping at a Kid’s Consignment Sale

Children’s clothes and equipment resales or consignment sales can be an incredible way to save some money as your kids grow. Here are my top 12 tips for shopping at a kid’s consignment sale! I’ve been shopping for my children at consignment sales since before […]

How to Save Money on Craft Supplies

How to Save Money on Craft Supplies

Search online for a minute and you’ll come up with thousands of ways to save money on food, clothing, or items around your home. But what about saving money on craft supplies? This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a […]

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

This past September, my husband gifted me the one thing I that really wanted for my birthday. An entire day, alone, to wander through as many second-hand stores, antique stands, and resale shops that I could find. Whaaaaaat?!?! It was glorious. Thrift shopping fills up […]

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Right before my second child was born, I became obsessed with the idea of buying a gliding rocking chair. We didn’t have one with our son, and I couldn’t get the thought that I really needed one out of my mind. But, of course, I […]

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

I wrote recently about how much hot water with lemon that I’ve been drinking lately. It’s been doing wonders for my health and it relaxes me after a long day. But I’m going through tons of lemons. But the question is – What to do […]

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

This past February, I decided to attempt my first ever no-spend month. This idea came partly from the interest in seeing if I could do it. But, also by necessity. Shortly after we planned our new month’s budget, my husband and I realized that there […]

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

When I finished culinary school at 19 years old, I landed an entry-level job with a large catering company in my area. I was thrown head-first into the crazy world of outlandish weddings, July 4th barbeques, and corporate Christmas parties. We even feed a breakfast […]

My Favorite Survey Sites

My Favorite Survey Sites

When my son was born in 2011, my husband and I decided I would leave my job working at our local children’s museum and stay home. I was thrilled to be able to spend all day with our new little nugget, mooning over his teeny […]