Frugal Living

Lots of ideas and tips for frugal living and saving money on everyday things.

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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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The Reason We Can Afford for Me to be a SAHM and live on one income comfortably

  When I tell others that I am a stay-at-home-mom, I often hear working moms say that I am “lucky to be able to stay home.” I always respond with a smile, and tell them that I am so thankful to stay home, but what I really want to say is, “Honey, luck ain’t got

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4 Ways to Save on Toddler Clothes

With the cooler months quickly approaching, I have been getting my son’s fall and winter wardrobe together. He had been given a few outfits and shirts already, but I needed to get some more clothes to fill in the gaps. If you would like to see a few more pieces that I found, check out

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10 Ways to Save Money on Baby Items

  Many couples believe that they have to wait to have children until they can afford them. But the truth is children don’t have to be expensive. This past year I have saved thousands of dollars on baby costs, and you can too! 1. Borrow Chances are you know someone who has recently had a