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 […]

Slow Cooker Tips That I Learned The Hard Way (+ 10 Recipes!)

I know pressure cookers are so hot right now, but I want to revisit an oldie, but goodie today – the slow cooker. In fact, if you get my weekly emails, you already know that I’m kicking myself for eating out three times this week. I could have saved myself so much money if I […]

Are You Making The #1 Meal Planning Mistake?

There are thousands (maybe millions) of articles published about meal planning. And for obvious reasons! It is the most important technique to cut back on your grocery bill. If you have a plan, you will spend less money on food. Period. The end. It’s just that simple. I will go as far to say that […]

Do You REALLY Know The Best Way To Make Shredded Chicken? (Plus The Recipe!)

Here’s my problem. I really dislike picking chicken off the bone. But I love the flavor of using rotisserie chicken in recipes that call for shredded chicken. The good news is that Pinterest has dozens (maybe even hundreds? or thousands?) of recipes about how to make “the best and easiest shredded chicken ever.” You can bake, pan fry, boil or slow cook. You can […]

The Secret To Perfect Pasta Salad Dressing

It’s the day before payday and you don’t have a plan for dinner. Plus, all you can find in your kitchen vegetables and a box of noodles. (And you are so tired of salad you could scream!) What do you do? I found making a big batch of pasta salad is a great solution. Plus, I […]

How To Drink Starbucks Coffee For Less Than .20 Cents A Cup!

I drink a tall Starbucks coffee every single morning. Sometimes I drink two.  And I don’t even feel bad about it. Do you want to know how I drink Starbucks for less?   Once upon a time (3 years ago), I worked at a desk all day and I spent way too much money at the Starbucks […]

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 […]

Easy Sausage Rolls

Happy Friday! Are you going to any brunches this weekend? If so, these easy sausage rolls are a fabulously frugal and easy dish to add a little savory to a traditional breakfast spread of sweet muffins, donuts, and danishes. I discovered these yummy sausage rolls (or pinwheels as called on some sites) when I was […]

{Fancy Frugal Food} Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Appetizer

Being on a budget does not mean you have to serve beans and rice at your next dinner party. Today, my fancy and frugal friend Olivia Polk from OliviaPolk.com is going to share an amazing appetizer recipe. She has introduced me to many delicious dishes over the years. But one of her appetizers – Roasted Tomatoes And Goat […]