How To Grow Tomatoes For Cheap Or Free

Growing food is one of the most rewarding hobbies I dabbled in while paying off $81,400 worth of debt. I say dabble because I’m far from an expert. The only thing I have going for me is that I successfully grew (and ate!) my own food. My own delicious, organic food. My own FREE FOOD. […]

We Bought A Fixer Upper

My husband and I did something CRAZY. We bought a fixer upper! That’s right, we bought the EXACT opposite of everything that I ever thought I wanted. I’m from Connecticut, so deep down I’m a traditional, red brick, colonial-style-lovin’, New-Englander. This fixer upper is a Spanish mission style house. More accurately, it’s a Spanish fort with […]

$5 DIY Hair bow & Headband Holder

This isn’t the first DIY headband and hairbow holder frame on the internet (and it won’t be the last), but the holder I made above was so ridiculously easy and affordable to make. If you have a girl, know a girl, are a girl, or know anyone with bows, barrettes, clips or headbands – you have to […]

Review Of My First Garden Ever

I did it! My first garden season was a wild success. If you’re new to JaneSaves.com, I’ll let you in on a secret. (Lean in closer to the screen. A little closer. Okay, that’s good.) Before July  2015, I had never grown a plant from a seed. That’s right. I’ve been gardening a whopping six months. I remember sitting on my […]

10 Things To FREEZE To Save Money On Groceries

Do you want to know my secret weapon in fighting the good fight against food waste? My freezer. With the exception of iceberg lettuce, you can freeze almost anything. It’s life – and budget – changing to know that you don’t have to use up every smidgen of produce, dairy, bread and meat within the […]

How To Freeze Bananas & Use Them Later

Even with a successful garden, I don’t grow all the produce my family eats. (Or at least, not yet!) So I still go to the grocery store and look for fresh food deals. One item I often come across is one of my family’s favorite fruits – BANANAS. Bananas are not very expensive, but you’d have to […]