Keep The Memories, Recycle The Paper

As a mom, I want to encourage my kids to be artistic, think outside the box and dream big dreams. And when they express those dreams on paper I love it and I want to keep every piece of it. Forever. But I can’t take the 10 pounds of clutter that has created over the past 8 years.

Thank goodness for technology. I recently started using the Keepy app, where you can capture and store your kids’ artwork, share it with family and friends and turn it into long lasting memories. (more…)

5 Frugal Kitchen Gadgets For Cooking Healthy

I went on a bit of a shopping spree at the grocery store recently. I was standing there looking at all the kitchen utensils and gadgets and thinking, “Wow, those are cool.” So I grabbed a few (several) of them.

But I’m not one to buy gadgets that sit in the drawer and don’t get used and therefore waste money. So what I got was super affordable and they make a big impact on cooking healthier meals for my family. (more…)

Frugal Fitness Gear

If you follow me you know I’m a runner and I’m a big fan of free and frugal fitness tools. You can check out my other post on: Frugal Fitness- How To Get Fit For A Few Dollars Or Free for some suggestions on apps, videos and resources.

And while working to get fit, you need the proper workout gear so you can be comfortable and motivated. I don’t know about you, but when I have a new workout outfit it helps to motivate me to get my butt out the door and run. Because I look good. Who wants to keep that a secret. 😉

But workout clothes have to be affordable. I’m sure Lululemon workout gear is probably the best ever. I mean, for those prices, it must automatically burn calories right? If I need a second mortgage to afford it, automatic calorie burning or not, I’m going to have to pass unless I can find it super cheap at a thrift or consignment store.

So here’s a breakdown of some frugal workout gear to get you started. (more…)

10 Spring Crafts

Spring is such a happy time, it’s like a breath of fresh air after a long, cold winter. At least it was cold if you live North of me. 🙂  That’s why spring cleaning is a thing. It’s a time for people to declutter, redecorate and start fresh.

Here are some ideas to brighten up your home for spring. And each one cost just a few dollars with this pile of adorable supplies I got at the Target Dollar Spot, a few more supplies from Dollar General and Walmart and items I already had around the house. (more…)

Thrift Smarter – Get Great Clothes & Make Money For Schools

As hard as I try, I can’t get my kids to stop growing. I tried to get them both to stay around 3 years old (what a great age) but I couldn’t. They’re growing at such a rapid pace, my son grew from a child size 12 shoe to a big kid size 3 shoe overnight. Literally overnight. Keeping them in clothes that fit is a near constant struggle. So I often turn to thrift and consignment for good quality clothes that I can afford. And if I find a gem or two for me along the way.. yay!

And my new favorite way to shop gently loved clothes at a great price is a website called Schoola. Because I get great clothes AND make money for local schools!

It’s the ultimate win-win.

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A Frugal Mom’s Guide To Disney

I know, I know.. every mom blogger posts about their trip to DisneyWorld or DisneyLand right? Well never fear, for mine will be the best one ever! No, probably not. But what I can offer you is a cheapskates guide to surviving Disney without needing a second mortgage on your house. (more…)

Cheap Date Night

I know it seems like it may never happen. But sooner or later the stars will align long enough for you to get a babysitter and escape your house with only adults.

Don’t let money hold you back. Date night doesn’t need to be expensive. Here’s how.. (more…)

Celebrate Seuss

Dr. Seuss is my absolute favorite children’s book author. A good friend of mine gifted me two Dr. Seuss books when I was pregnant with my first child and he has been a favorite in our house ever since. My kids’ book shelves are full of Seuss classics and one of our favorite books and movies is The Lorax. So in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America week I made the kids two shirts to wear to school to celebrate Seuss. (more…)