When you downsize from a two-story house to a ranch without a guest room, you need to come up with new ways to create functional spaces.
The problem – I had no place to work, print coupons or keep important papers.
The solution – turn a corner of our ridiculously big master closet into a makeshift office. (more…)
Food is a huge part of a family’s budget. And the choices we make impact our budget and our children’s health. I use a combination of (1) planning, (2) printing coupons and (3) cashing in on rebates and rewards to save what I can without compromising smart food choices or over-buying. (more…)
My little girl loves going to the salon to get manicures and pedicures. It’s completely my fault for getting her hooked on it. I mean, what’s not to love? A warm bath, a massage, pretty polish. Feet never had it so good!
But alas, when we downsized to one family income, some luxuries had to go. But worry not! My baby girl can still get pampered… at home.
I created my own home nail spa for very little money. She still feels like she’s getting the four star princess treatment, and it’s a good bonding opportunity for us as well. (more…)
I think public libraries are hidden gems in every community that people often overlook. It’s an easy and FREE way to entertain kids and adults and save a ton of cash on books, movies, tv shows and magazines. Here’s 6 ways your local library might surprise you. (more…)