My $50 Menu Plan and 6 Ways I Kept My Costs Down

My $50 Menu Plan and 6 Ways I Keep Costs Down

I love seeing examples of other bloggers’ menu planning efforts. So, I thought it’d be helpful to share an example of my own $50 menu plan this week so you can see how someone who doesn’t coupon or buy in bulk sticks to a meal plan on a budget. I placed an emphasis on easy dinners that wouldn’t require [...]

Foil Baked Salmon Recipe with Asparagus

Baked Salmon Recipe

If you’re tired of kitchen cleanup this tasty foil baked salmon recipe is for you. Cooking salmon in the oven is already easy enough. But with this method, you’ll completely eliminate the need for cleanup and the time to cook a side for your salmon. This foil baked salmon recipe takes care of everything in one [...]

How to Regrow Green Onions from Scraps

Never buy green onions again! Create an endless supply of green onions by regrowing them from scraps. Buy once, enjoy indefinitely.

I don’t have a green thumb, so being able to regrow green onions from scraps is about as grow-your-own as I get. I’ve always admired those that have the talent to grow their own food. It’s such an important frugal skill, that unfortunately, I’m incapable of mastering. So having an ever-growing supply of green onions that [...]

Blog Changes And Why The Site Looks Different


These last few weeks have been full of changes for the blog! For starters, I made the move from Blogger to WordPress. Here’s what’s been going on with the blog since then. New Site Design I did the site redesign myself, but the Blogger to WordPress transfer was done by (the amazing) Katie of Clarks [...]

Frugal Things I Did Last Month – June Edition


Since June was a scorching month, we took life a little slower. I did still manage to get a few frugal things done. For the first month ever my list of frugal things reached 10 items! Click there to check out other posts in this series —> Frugal Things I Did last Month Series Here are [...]

Don’t be an Eye-Level Shopper

Use this simple shopping trick to outsmart grocery stores and keep more money in your pockets.

While I’m no expert on grocery store layouts, I’d venture to say that careful attention is paid to each detail involved in product placement. Any grocery store’s objective is to increase their revenue; two ways they can accomplished that is by drawing in more shoppers and encouraging their current customers to spend more money. It costs [...]

Our Job Layoff Story

Dealing with a job layoff. Our job layoff story. |

I’ve debated writing this post for a while. I thought writing about our financial struggle would make me some kind of failure as a frugal blogger. But, a job loss can happen to any one of us, even though most of us think it won’t. We didn’t think it’d happen to us either. So, I’m [...]

15 Frugal Crockpot Recipes

15 Frugal Crockpot Recipes

Having a stockpile of go-to frugal crockpot recipes simplifies the process of getting dinner (and more) on the table on those days you just know you won’t have time to make a proper meal. My Crockpot has become one of my most-used kitchen tools, which means I’m always on the hunt for tasty and inexpensive [...]