Adventures in Saving on Insurance

I really do actually do all the stuff I talk about.  Every couple of years we look at our expenses and think about how we can get those down.  I always check insurance policies on a regular basis but with the whole hip surgeries fiasco, I hadn’t paid attention in recent years.  I have to…

Upcycled Toy Box

I love upcycling things I already have to use for something else.  This little toy box is doing double duty at our house.  It still is going to be holding all the grand children’s toys AND will be our coffee table too.  The canvas like outdoor fabric I purchased at JoAnn’s for 50% off and…

Lack of Planning on my Part for Amazon Prime Day

Here we are on Amazon Prime Day and I have not planned at all. For that reason I will probably not be purchasing much but instead will do some research and start planning for next year. 1.First of all I have not budgeted for this expense.  We have some specific goals for our money this…

Top Fifty Tips for Saving Money from The Yankee Frugalist

Direct Deposit with $5 going to savings (slowly increase this over time), you’ll never miss it Meal Planning Cut Coupons (but only for the things you normally buy) Free Museum Days Utilize your Library for movies, books and museum passes. Limit Eating Out Choose frugal hobbies, my favorite is crochet and you get hats! Game…

What have you repaired lately?

I noticed that my towels are looking a bit tattered around the edges yesterday and after they get washed again I’m going to zigzag all around the edges with my sewing machine.  They are in great condition other than few slightly frayed parts so I thought I might as well just fix them now!  This…

The Best Advice about Money I have ever received

Don’ t let anyone borrow money unless you can afford to NOT get it back. People really do have good intentions but things happen that are out of their control or perhaps they just don’t make wise decisions.  The point is if you need to have that money back by a certain time for a…

Yummy Cornbread! I had to share.

If you want an incredible, moist, fluffy cornbread, you’ve got to try Famous Dave Anderson’s recipe. He claims it’s even better than his corn muffins that are served at his Famous Dave’s restaurants. I agree! via Famous Dave’s Cornbread — Frugal Hausfrau

Baby Pajama’s to Sleeping Bag for American Girl Doll.

One of my favorite activities in the world is to take something I already have and re purpose it for something else.  My granddaughter got an American Girl doll for Christmas and now she is complete obsessed with having all the accessories for the doll. That can get pretty expensive fast so I decided to…

16 Frugal Habits That Work For ME

My husband and I have been through some very tough times with little or no money in our pockets and made it work.  I have seen many lists on what to do to be frugal, what things to adapt and I just wanted to share some things that have worked for US.  They may not…

Simple Moo Shu Chicken

Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
I live in a very rural area. I was reminded how rural this area is when I went to the grocery store and saw these two sauntering across the parking lot. I am used to seeing wild turkeys outside the school and near the church where I…