Olive Oil + Vinegar Homemade Wood Cleaner

This homemade wood cleaner was my first successful attempt at a DIY cleaning product. A little over two years ago, while my husband and I were trying to avoid the store like plague to pay off some major debt, I stumbled upon this quick and frugal solution out of sheer necessity. First, learning how to make things from […]

What Vegetable Should I Grow First To Save Money On Groceries?

Two years ago, I asked myself this same exact question. I was a few months into paying off a massive amount of debt, but I still wanted to be able to eat well. Gardening sounded like the best option, but I had no idea where to start. I knew nothing and I was drowning in […]

Will My House Look Cheap If I Buy Things Off Craigslist?! ( +5 Tips For Buying & Selling!)

If you’ve never bought or sold on Craigslist, this is probably what you’re thinking. Especially if you have only ever bought brand-new furniture, home decor, and appliances. Plus, the Craigslist website is not pretty or flashy. It doesn’t look like a place where you go to buy nice quality items. But the truth is, most of […]

How I Renovated My Bathroom For $100

My husband and I watched every single dollar of our shoe-string renovation budget when we bought our fixer-upper last summer. With very little money (as far as a home renovation goes!) and more than 2,700 square feet to fix, we picked several rooms to overhaul as frugally as possible. The cheapest room to update was […]

How To Turn A Fountain Into A Planter

When we bought our fixer upper, it featured a two-tiered water fountain in the middle of our interior courtyard. Unfortunately, the rusty 40-year-old pump did not work. After a few hard rain storms, the fountain turned from a unique conversation piece into a mosquito breeding ground. We knew we needed to come up with a […]

A Cheap And Effective Way To Wash Produce

Psst. I have a secret money-saving tip to share. You do not need to spend money on fancy vegetable washes and sprays to clean fresh produce. Everyone knows that you should clean produce from your garden, the store or farmer’s market. But you don’t need yet another product to get the job done. Some people […]

How To Prepare Your Garden Before You Sell Your Home

We sold two homes last year. And both of the homes had lovely gardens that I showcased to help sell the homes fast and for the right price. Do you want to know my favorite tips to prepare your garden before you sell your home? First, the more I write and talk about gardening, the more I […]

10 Cheap Or Free Home Staging Tips To Sell A Home FAST

    It’s home selling and buying season! Are you looking to move this summer? If so, I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines. I sold two homes last year so I I don’t have anything left to sell. (Right now, I’m looking to buy again!) Today, I’d love to share my top 10 cheap […]

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal raisin cookie got together, this would be their delicious baby. And it just so happens to be one of my FAVORITE cookie recipes.   It has everything I want out of a cookie – layers of flavors, oatmeal to make me feel healthy, chocolate to make me feel happy and an ultra-soft, […]

(2 Ingredient!) Cheap & Natural Insect Repellent

Summer is just around corner. That means picnics, park play dates, pool days…and bugs. I live in a house that backs up to wooded conservation land in Florida. For those from other parts of the country, “woods” in Florida means “swamp-like jungle.” Think dense vines, spiders, snakes, alligators and wild boars. Yes, REALLY scary pigs! And of course, bugs everywhere. Mosquitos […]