My Favorites at Costco

  When you have 4 hungry men in your family, Costco becomes your best friend!!  Even though some of those men have grown up and moved out of the house, I still like going to Costco! ( not on the weekends, though!!)  I really enjoy hearing what others like purchasing at Costco, so I thought […]

Jill’s Baking Tips: Frosting

I had quite the dilemma earlier this week.  A dilemma as in “first world problem” dilemma, but certainly a dilemma. Here goes…..I made a yellow cake (just a box mix) and I only had a little bit of chocolate frosting left because we had cracked open the frosting can the night before while making s’mores. […]

Saving Money: Buying Meat in Bulk

If you have a weekly grocery budget, meat is an item that can easily break that budget.  When I see a good deal on hamburger, I certainly want to take advantage of it! The intimidation factor is high because it’s usually in a 5 or 10 pound package.  I saw a 5 pound package the […]

Saving Money: Cereal

When I was a kiddo, I got so excited to buy cereal at the grocery store!  Maybe it was the colorful packaging, maybe it was the SUGAR, but I think it was really the PRIZE that was waiting inside the box!!  Who’s with me?? These days I haven’t seen any prizes being given away in […]

Tips for Selling on Facebook Buy & Sell Groups

Another great name for this post could be “Make money from things you already have!”  Because we are building a new house and I’m literally looking over all of the STUFF we will have to move, I am highly motivated to sift through drawers, closets and cabinets to get rid of unused items in our […]

Make Your Own Fire Starters

I thought it was really strange when a friend of mine started asking me to save my dryer lint for her.  As you well know, my washer and dryer run pretty much 24/7 so it wasn’t a problem for me to rack up a large mass of dryer lint to give to her. Delivering the […]

How to Freeze Corn

A few weeks ago we made a trip to Iowa to visit my in-laws.  There were so many things to look forward to…seeing Gma and Gpa, staying in a hotel, getting a break from cooking, bowling, etc! What I didn’t expect was to see that their garden was about 6 weeks ahead of ours!  They […]

Handy Dandy Tip of the Day- Hanging Laundry Outside

I like to hang clothes on the line outside as much as the next person- oh, that wonderful smell!  What I don’t like is using clothes pins to actually hang the clothing.  Why not just hang them on clothes hangers and save yourself a step?  When they’re dry, simply take them off the line and […]

Saving Money…Fabric Softener

This is my favorite fabric softener, and we really go through a lot of it!!  While I LOVE the smell, I don’t love the price of the big bottle.  When I get through half of the bottle, I just add water – all the way to the top (mix well.)  You still have the great […]

How I fed my family on $67 worth of groceries this week…without coupons!

While I love to grocery shop, I don’t love spending extra money at the grocery store.   Finally, after 20 something years of marriage, I found something that works for me, and I’m hoping it will help you too.  Too often I see blogs/videos that explain the meal planning process and things are way too organized…that’s […]