Saving Money

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Meal Plan Calendar and free printables for meal list.

When we first transitioned into one income after having our son, I searched the internet for money saving tips. I tried so many different ways to save money based off of other people’s advice and experience. Some of it worked. Some of it didn’t. I made bread. My husband hated it. I made laundry detergent.

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20 Cheap and Easy Summer Activities for Toddlers plus a free printable!

Next month is June. June! Can you believe it? While I get my head around the fact that this year is almost half way over, I’ve been coming up with some free and inexpensive ways to keep my soon-to-be-3 year old entertained this summer. I have found that he and I need a flexible schedule,

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Use basic vegetables and fruit as side dishes to make meal planning simple.

Saving money on the grocery bill doesn’t just happen at the store. There are things that I do on a regular basis after I get home from the store that save us money. Each of these habits takes a little extra work, but they are all worth it to me.   1. Package meat in

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DIY Cowboy Costume for toddler boy

I had no idea how much money could be spent on fall activities until I became a parent! Costumes, candy, festivals, pumpkins, baking, parties, you name it! It all adds up pretty fast. I want to find ways to save because little savings here and there add up to big savings over all. Having fun

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Stop throwing your money away!

The other day, I returned some razors that I didn’t like. I could have throw them away instead of taking the time to get a refund. But I had paid $6 for those razors, and I certainly wouldn’t throw $6 in the trash! A couple of years ago, I wouldn’t have taken the time to

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Simple tips for using coupons. It doesn't have to be complicated!

Couponing became really popular shortly after I got married, and as a new wife I tried my best to become a successful couponer, but there was a problem. I spent MORE with coupons than before I used them! I was buying food that we didn’t need and often didn’t eat just because I had coupons