No Spend Month – Week 1

Whew! We made it past the first week! Week one for us was adjusting to not buying the “extras”.  It was hard not to buy a soda along with my coupons this past Sunday – I had gotten into such a habit. It was hard to not buy a snack at work when I had … Read moreNo Spend Month – Week 1

No Spend Month

A no spend month – sounds a little daunting doesn’t it? We thought so too. But then, we started to think…. what if we really cut out the unnecessary things in life like, alcohol, shopping, craft store purchases, eating out, and so on? How much money would that really save us? To have “no spend month” … Read moreNo Spend Month

Making Your Food Dollars Stretch

  I felt like we were falling into a money hole when we first got married. Suddenly everything seemed so expensive ALL THE TIME. We couldn’t get out of the grocery store for less than $80 and for the two of us to eat out was at least $40. That $80 was at Wal-Mart and that $40 … Read moreMaking Your Food Dollars Stretch

7 Apps to Save You Money

Really, who doesn’t like savings money?!? If you don’t, we need to have a little chat. I have been couponing to saving money over the past two years, and in those TWO years so many rebate apps have popped up! It’s crazy what you can earn in rebates by just submitting your receipts. These are … Read more7 Apps to Save You Money

8 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

Our grocery budget seemed like it was getting out of control when we went vegan. It spiked from just $200 to almost $400. That’s when I pulled a couple of tricks I learned from my mother out of our money saving bag. Here are 8 tips to help save you money! Check your pantry. This should always … Read more8 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

How We Began to Slash Our Budget

I am very lucky to have married a frugal man. We met in 2010 when we were just 19 years old and no clue on how to budget! We went through college together and he got to see all my bad spending habits!! Which, I am very glad that he did because I had a BIG … Read moreHow We Began to Slash Our Budget

Saving Money on Spices

It’s that time of year again – start cracking open those cookbooks and dusting off those pans! This is the one time of the year that I cook twice as much as I normally do. This is also the first year that we are hosting Thanksgiving at our new(ish) house. I am very excited to … Read moreSaving Money on Spices

On the Cheap: Single Serve Oatmeal Packets

This post title might sound a little strange but for real. This might change the way you buy your oatmeal. Like stated previously, I’m very frugal. My husband and I don’t necessarily have to be either. For a newly married couple who graduated from their undergrad only a year and a half ago, we make a pretty … Read moreOn the Cheap: Single Serve Oatmeal Packets

On the Cheap: DIY Foaming Handsoap

I’m so spoiled. I try to ONLY buy the foaming hand soaps. Once upon a time I worked at Ulta and got to use my discount to buy it. Now, I’m VERY frugal and have to improvise every once in a while. My mother actually taught me this trick. Take your soap dispenser that makes … Read moreOn the Cheap: DIY Foaming Handsoap

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