When You Can’t Afford to Take a Gift to a Party

*This is the 16th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Believe it or not, life goes on when you are doing a voluntary or involuntary spending freeze. Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, weddings, and more will happen and you have to be ready…. Keep reading →

Journal Day: Random Acts of Kindness

*This is the 11th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Remember in your elementary school days when you would receive RAKs from your teacher for doing kind things for others? RAKs, or Random Acts of Kindness, were something that our teachers obviously wanted… Keep reading →

Mix and Match Love Language Date {Completely FREE and At Home!}

*This is the 9th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Dating and spending freezes don’t mix, do they? Sure they do!! You can do a ton of stuff for completely FREE in the comfort of your own home. © Rido / Dollar Photo… Keep reading →

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Spending Money on Your Child

*This is the 8th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* My attempts at managing our money fairly well fell by the way side shortly after we started a family. For me this had nothing to do with spending money on my daughter…. Keep reading →

How to Celebrate Father’s Day without Spending Much Money

I have a father and a husband who are both very non-materialistic. Neither of them like receiving gifts, so it can be hard to know how to honor them for birthdays and Father’s Day. Although, I guess at a time when we can’t spend money, I’m very grateful that they are both like this! So… Keep reading →

Our Cheap, Cheap Wedding

We just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, and it got me thinking about our wedding. We may not have had the most fabulous of weddings, but we actually enjoyed ourselves. Before my own wedding, I had been to too many weddings where I could tell the bride and groom were less than excited; they had… Keep reading →

Create a Cheap Photo Gift in Less Than 20 Minutes with PicMonkey

Since my daughters are still so young, I have yet to receive a real gift from them for Mother’s Day. I truly don’t mind because most gifts just add clutter. So this year I’m in Grandmother’s Day thinking mode, and I wanted to come up with a really beautiful gift for both grandmas without spending… Keep reading →

Giving Assistant: Cash Back That Helps You Give Back

I was paid to review this website, but all opinions are my own. Whenever I think about giving back, I immediately think of Christmastime. Obviously, though, I know that you can give back year round. There are a ton of opportunities to serve and volunteer, you just need to do a little research. © momius… Keep reading →

Why You Should Consider Having a Secondhand Baby Shower

A baby shower is such a special event to share in the joy of the new baby to arrive. It’s also so necessary for first time parents. If you’ve never been into a baby store, you might be shocked at just how much everything costs and how quickly it all adds up when you are… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “A Bushel and a Peck”

One of my most favorite things about my 2 1/2 year old is that she sings full songs. Sometimes she even changes the lyrics just like her papi does! She sings the alphabet, “You Are My Sunshine”, “B-I-N-G-O”, and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” all without skipping a beat. I LOVE it! One of our… Keep reading →