These  5 Simple Window Treatments will inspire you with ideas that won't break your budget

Five Ideas for Affordable Window Treatments (that Actually Look Nice)

Homeowners often think that they only have two choices when it comes to home décor—affordable or attractive. However, with a little creativity, you can achieve both. When it comes to window treatments, homeowners mistakenly think that they either have to splurge for fancy drapes and curtains, or stick with plain Jane styles that are more affordable. Luckily, it isn’t so black and white. Take a … [Read more...]

Minute it to win it

Top 30 Minute to Win It Games

Have you heard of 'Minute to Win It,' the NBC game show? If not, you're missing out on some ridiculous fun that you can play at home with your family. In the show, contestants have ten challenges utilizing everyday household items like rulers, stuffed animals, candy, etc. There are tons of Minute to Win It games and ideas that you can use to set up the ultimate game night at your house. Below you … [Read more...]

Soap Gift DIY

Tutorial: Wrapped Soap Gift Idea – Expensive-Looking but Super Cheap to Create

For those who are on a tight budget or trying to save every extra dollar they can, a gift-giving occasion can almost be painful. Sure, you want to give your loved one a fantastic gift that they will enjoy, but you also don't want to spend a fortune. Today's tutorial can help! Have you been inside a boutique or shop and seen those beautiful paper-wrapped soaps that sell for $7 a bar or more? Today … [Read more...]

how to make dried herbs

How to Make Dried Herbs

Do you plant an herb garden each spring, but by early summer your plants are happy, happy, happy and producing way more than you can possibly use?A frugal foodie will never let food go to waste especially those expensive herbs.So, what do you do when your garden is overrun with herbs?You could cut fresh herbs and give them to neighbors, friends and co-workers. You might earn some … [Read more...]

price of convenience foods

The Price of Convenience Foods

I can remember laughing when packaged salad first appeared on grocery store shelves years ago.It seemed crazy.Who would pay a premium price for chopped up lettuce in a bag?Apparently, almost everyone is willing to pay a premium price for chopped up lettuce in a bag. The packaged salad industry is booming judging by the amount of shelf space they're taking up in the grocery. … [Read more...]

uses for baking soda

22 Uses for Baking Soda

That humble yellow box of baking soda works magic on more than just chocolate chip cookies!Baking soda is an odor-neutralizer, a gentle abrasive and an amazing natural non-toxic cleanser. So...the next time you're at the grocery, grab a few boxes for less than $1 and get to work!Uses for Baking Soda1. Freshen Your Fridge - Simply open a box of baking soda, put it in your fridge and … [Read more...]


Let’s Do Lunch – The Frugal Alternative

"Let's get together for lunch and catch up.""Let's do lunch sometime.""Why don't we go out for lunch."Getting together with friends for lunch seems to be the default activity for many woman. Why is that?Could it be because we can't think of anything else to do?If lunch dates with your girlfriends are becoming a burden on your wallet, don't be a Debbie downer...just offer a … [Read more...]

how to get rid of your storage unit

Make Money – How to Get Rid of Your Storage Unit

To store or not to store...that is the question.Storage units make sense for short-term situations, but if you're using your storage unit to stash unwanted stuff...I have a must-read story that will make any frugal girl cringe!   Storage Unit Saga Note: Grab a tissue, it's a sad, sad story.My sister-in-law, who shall remain nameless, put all her furniture in storage after they sold … [Read more...]