30 Things to Buy at Aldi


I love shopping at Aldi because it’s one of the easiest ways to save money on groceries, so I thought I’d put together a list of 30 things to buy at Aldi. Well, technically, this list includes over 30 items – and I have a feeling it’ll keep growing over time as I discover new favorites and […]

25 Frugal Kitchen Staples

25 Kitchen and Pantry Staples to always have on hand. By keeping these frugal foods on hand, you'll be able to make a variety of frugal meals and always have an inexpensive base of ingredients to use when creating your meal plan!

Keeping your kitchen stocked with frugal staples is an easy way to help you save money on groceries. By having the following ingredients on hand, you’ll be able to make a variety of inexpensive meals and always have a frugal base of ingredients to use when creating your meal plan. © Comugnero Silvana / Dollar […]

Frugal Things I Did Last Month – Road Trip Edition

5 Frugal Things I Did Last Month - Road Trip Edition

I have some exciting news to share – we’re moving! Our four day trip to our soon-to-be new home (North Carolina) managed to take up most of our month! Tons of preparation went into it because this wasn’t exactly a vacation – we needed to see as many apartments as possible in a short period […]

Frugal Real Food Meal Plan

Frugal Living : Eating healthy foods on a budget using a frugal real food meal plan.

A couple of months back I tried the Frugal Real Food Meal Plan and I’m excited to tell you about how it went for us! If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a monthly meal plan geared towards eating healthy real food on a budget. Lots of from-scratch recipes, homemade staples and it includes […]

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Make your own homemade cleaner with ingredients you likely already have on hand!

I’ve made my own cleaners for quite a while now. But I didn’t totally love it until I started using essential oils. No matter what I tried, there was always a lingering vinegar scent that I just couldn’t kick! There is still a slight vinegar scent even with EOs, however, it’s faint and disappears quickly. As […]

5 Ideas for Using Your Kitchen Scraps

5 Frugal ways to use kitchen scraps. Ideas for getting a little more mileage out of our food before throwing it away!

We throw out so many things without squeezing out the maximum mileage for our money. It certainly isn’t necessary to use the scraps of every item that graces our kitchen. But when you can use kitchen scraps to make something useful, it’s rarely a bad idea! © ehaurylik / Dollar Photo Club Here are five ideas […]

Homemade Oatmeal Packets

Meal prep : Make your own homemade oatmeal packets for just $0.15 each! Knock out a month of breakfasts in minutes. Quick, easy and frugal!

Make-ahead breakfasts in our house typically require a bit of work. But today’s recipe, if you can even call it that, is super fast and easy. These homemade oatmeal packets are also very frugal. They’re way cheaper to make than store-bought and you can customize your own flavors to suit each family member’s tastes on a […]