DIY Personalized Glitter Ornaments

Make your own personalized DIY glitter ornaments in less than five minutes!

Handmade Christmas ornaments can be a great inexpensive holiday gift that your recipient will enjoy for years to come. I’m participating in a Secret Santa Blog Tour this year along with a few other bloggers, so I made these personalized DIY glitter ornaments for my friend Trisha of Black and White Obsession. Be sure to […]

Cable Alternative: Roku 2 Review

Frugal Cable Alternative: The good and the bad about the Roku.

I finally purchased that Roku I talked about in this post. Since we’ve owned it for a few weeks now, I figured it was time to do a Roku 2 review, to let fellow inquiring frugal minds know whether the Roku is a good option for those living cable-free. I’ll direct you to the Roku […]

25 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Frugal Living: These 25 homemade holiday gifts will allow you to create personalized gifts while saving money in the process. Everyone loves receiving a creative homemade gift!

I love homemade holiday gifts. I love giving them, I love getting them, and I just generally love the creativity and effort that goes into them. I’m sure I’m not the only one that smiles every time I use a homemade gift someone gave me. It makes me feel special to know that my loved […]

4 Healthy Food Swaps That Won’t Break the Bank

Frugal Living : 4 healthy food swaps that won't impact your grocery budget.

Lately, I’ve been trying to make healthier choices with the food I put on the table. Something that I know held me back for quite a while was assuming that making any healthy changes to my diet would result in a substantial increase in my grocery costs. While my grocery costs have increased overall, I’m […]


Free Printable holiday gift planner. Use this free holiday planner to organize your gift-giving and stay on budget this holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us and that means that our wallets will be losing a bit of weight. In the midst of planning elaborate holiday dinners, shopping for gifts, and all the other wallet-trimming activities that are brought about by the holidays, it can be difficult to keep track of just how much you’re […]

6 Frugal Things I Did Last Month – October

6 Frugal Things I Did Last Month - October Edition. Practical frugal ideas applied to real life.

Here are six frugal things I did in October. 1. We got a Roku. We finally bought ourselves a Roku 2. Way back in January, in my Save Money on TV post, I mentioned that I planned on reviewing the Roku. So, I will finally do it before year’s end. I won’t say too much […]

Going through Unemployment: 6 Changes we Made

6 changes we made while going through unemployment.

A few months ago I shared that my husband was suddenly laid off. Here are 6 changes we made while we were dealing with unemployment. We already lived frugally prior to the layoff, so I’ll warn you now – they’re not revolutionary concepts and they truly were small changes in the grand scheme of things. […]