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How to Have a Debt-Free Christmas

How to Have a Debt-Free Christmas

No more debt in January – how we’ve had a debt-free Christmas for the past 7 years and you can too! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site […]

30 Thrifty Gallery Wall Ideas

30 Thrifty Gallery Wall Ideas

30 thrifty gallery wall ideas for when you’re ready to change up the look of your decor! I have a goal in the coming months to revamp the gallery wall in our den.  It’s a pretty small space, but I managed to combine some script […]

My Favorite Aldi Foods

My Favorite Aldi Foods

Save money and eat well – this week I’m sharing my favorite Aldi foods! While some are everyday finds and some are only available in limited seasons, here are 15 of the best finds that you should be buying from Aldi. This post contains affiliate links. If you […]

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

A quick list of my favorite thrift store finds for those who love to shop in second-hand stores as much as I do! This past September, my husband gifted me the one thing I that really wanted for my birthday. An entire day, alone, to […]

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

If you have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore in your area, you have to stop in before your next home improvement project. You never know what you’ll find! Right before my second child was born, I became obsessed with the idea of buying a gliding […]

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 […]