Frugal Living · Frugal Meals

Easiest Homemade Yogurt Ever!

Making our own homemade yogurt is definitely one of our favorite ways we save money! It is so incredibly easy and saves a ton of money over store bought! You’ll have an entire gallon of yogurt for the price of your gallon of milk. As if the price savings wasn’t enough reason to make it… Continue reading Easiest Homemade Yogurt Ever!

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Homemade Orange Vinegar All-Purpose Cleaner

Incase you’re not familiar with our debt journey yet we started off with $245,000 worth of mostly student loan debt. We’ve paid off $139,000 so far in 3.5 years which means we have had to cut back on almost EVERYTHING in our budget. We do everything we can, including washing our own ziploc bags, to avoid going to… Continue reading Homemade Orange Vinegar All-Purpose Cleaner

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

You want to save money but you are always lacking time. You can only invest the time to make products that are going to save you the absolute most money. I completely get it. Making our homemade laundry detergent is absolutely one of the largest ways we save money. It’s about 85-95% cheaper than store bought and… Continue reading Homemade Laundry Detergent

Frugal Living · With Kids

How to Save THOUSANDS of Dollars on Childrens’ Clothes Per Year

Currently I have three children, all under the age of 6 and I don’t think I’ve spent more than a few hundred dollars TOTAL on all 3 kids’ clothing their entire lives. Most of that cost was for our first daughter before we were very frugal and didn’t live close to friends or family for… Continue reading How to Save THOUSANDS of Dollars on Childrens’ Clothes Per Year

Finances · Frugal Living

Top 20 CRAZY things we’ve done to get out of debt!

Dave Ramsey talks a lot about being gazelle intense while getting out of debt. Have you ever wondered what that really means on a day to day basis? Do you ever wonder what some actual examples are of what we have sacrificed on our debt journey? These are the top 20 craziest, most gazelle intense,… Continue reading Top 20 CRAZY things we’ve done to get out of debt!

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Gleaning…in today’s world

According to Wikipedia Gleaning is ‘the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest’. This may seem like an outdated practice, and something that doesn’t actually happen today. While the practice of going onto farmer’s fields may not… Continue reading Gleaning…in today’s world

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Getting out of debt one ziploc bag at a time

I wash and reuse my Ziploc bags. Wow  – it feels good to get that confession out there. When I was a little girl my dad would want me to bring home my brown paper lunch bag and I was so embarrassed. Seriously? Reusing an item that is designed to throw away? I refused to do it.… Continue reading Getting out of debt one ziploc bag at a time