• Tips

    10 Free Things To Do This Summer

    It’s summer and everyone is ready to get out of the house and have some fun. Today’s post is 10 ways to have a great time without spending a penny, a win win. Story time at Barnes and Noble– Sit and listen to a story this summer. We love to go to Barnes and Noble and listen to stories once a week, and afterward we work on a craft or coloring. It’s totally free, unless Mom or Dad takes a trip to the in store Starbucks. Check out the library – Following up on story time, libraries offer story times, movies, and other great programs or activities during the week.…

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    12 Secrets to Save Money when Holiday Shopping Online

    It’s that time of year! I love the Christmas lights, holiday movies, homemade treats, and even the music. One thing I do not love is holiday shopping at the mall. It is chaos. You will not find me out at 3 am wrestling other customers for a TV or toaster. My ideal shopping situation is sitting in my PJ’s drinking a mug of tea and buying gifts online as the snow falls. I avoid all of the stress of shopping and still get what I want and save money while doing so. By this point shopping online is my thing, I try to save money however I can when online…

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    Grow Your Own Flowers Without Spending A Penny

    I found myself singing “You gotta reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was starting flowers for my garden. I love doing things myself, saving money, and waste. So here’s how to start flowers for your garden for free. Of course you can also use this to start herbs or vegetables. It takes a little time to save up all of your supplies but it’s something we all have on hand. If you need to, you can purchase the seeds at your local nursery or store but I saved mine from last year’s flowers. Impatiens are especially fun to collect, you have to get the seeds in the bag before it explodes!…

  • Recipe

    How to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker

      Cooking dried beans is an easy way to save money. All it takes is a little prep time and a day of crock pot cooking. Supplies: 16 oz dried beans 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes. Whatever spices you like. Use a teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of each of your favorites. Crock pot Method: Rinse and soak dried beans in a large pot over night.

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    10 Links for Saving Money

    A top New Year’s resolution is saving money. We all want to save money, to use for a trip, a new fun purchase, to save for college or a new home. This is a list of 10 links that can help you save money.  10 Ways to Save Money in the New Year Create a Monthly Menu – Plan meals to save money Keep Your House Warm – Don’t pay for heat that leaves your home Pack Your Lunch – This really adds up, learn how to pack healthy lunches Read Price Per Pound – Paying attention to price per pound really adds up when you are shopping.

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