Category: Saving

When Your Daughter Graduates To Serious Shampoo + How To Save A Ton Of $ On New Herbal Essences Bio:Renew

Herbal Essence Bio Renew Shampoo & Conditioner in shopping cart at Publix - When Your Daughter Graduates To Serious Shampoo + How To Save A Ton Of $ On Herbal Essence Bio Renew

As a mom, there are many small and sometimes major moments that signal to you that your kids are getting older and they’re no longer babies. Some of these moments cause a sigh of relief… like when they’re potty trained, when they can feed themselves and when they finally stop sticking everything in their mouths. But some are a little more bittersweet… like when they’re embarrassed to have you kiss them when you drop them off at school, or when your daughter starts to rebuff the pretty, fluffy bows you’ve been sticking in her hair for years. That last one especially stings me lately. (more…)

A Cheapskate’s Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

Cricut Explore Air 2 - A Cheapskate's Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

As a creative soul, I dreamed of getting a Cricut for a while. I pinned endless blog posts about amazing creations but figured it wouldn’t ever be for me. That is until I found a way to get it affordably and start creating without spending a ton of money.

Now I love my Cricut and can’t imagine not having it. I’ve made my family tons of cute things, I made nearly all of last year’s Christmas presents with it, and I’m even making a little money on custom shirts.

If you’re dreaming of getting a jump on your Cricut dream, try some of these ways to do it on a cheapskate’s budget. (more…)

Take Me Out To The Ballgame… But Don’t Take All My Money – 4 Savvy Tips For Saving Money At The Ballpark

Reflection of ballpark in sunglasses - Take Me Out To The Ballgame... But Don't Take All My Money

We’re a big baseball family primarily because of my husband. He’s a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan and we love going to games whenever we can.

We’re also lucky to live in Southwest Florida where lots of teams come for spring training.

But going to the ballpark can be a huge expense, especially with kids, and especially if you don’t plan ahead.

So check out this checklist before you go so you can save a ton of cash. (more…)

This Frugal Mom’s Favorite Subscription Box

Girl twirling in blue floral dress - This Frugal Mom's Favorite Subscription Box

There are a bajillion subscription boxes out there right now. The craze has caught on in every category including food, makeup, perfume, jewelry, and education. And it’s really big in clothes… for adults and kids. But I recently discovered my absolute favorite kids’ clothing subscription box, Echo Kids. Why is it the best? Well, read on my friend! (more…)

Super Easy Alternative To The Cash Envelope Budgeting System

Super Easy Alternative To The Cash Envelope Budget System With Free Printable Budget Tracker

I’m a really big fan of everything Dave Ramsey. Positive motivation, good values and smart ways to save money? Yes and yes, please. I’ve done his cash envelope budgeting system religiously in the past. And it’s one of the few ways I’ve actually been able to stick to a budget and save money.

But I’ve since switched to a cashless system. And it might be right for you too. That’s why I’ve created a free Cashless Budget Tracker that you can download and print for free. (more…)

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