Frugal Living

must-have outdoor toys

7 Must-Have Outdoor Toys That Won’t Break the Bank

I was so excited when we moved into our house almost 3 years ago. We actually had our own yard! Our kids could play in the backyard, which is so much easier than a park(I’m a bit of a homebody, haha). But, since I had not previously had a yard, I realized I had no outdoor toys. How boring! Over the years we have built up our collection of outdoor toys. Some have been gifts, …

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7 Tips to Help You Save Money and Live More Frugally

I am not an expert in the area of budgeting and saving money. But I am someone who lives frugally and manages to save money despite a fairly meager¬†income. I offer the following tips as strategies that have worked for me. I will also link to other sources that agree with these strategies, and who may be considered “experts”. 1. Set up a monthly budget I’m sure many of you already keep a monthly budget. …

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Easter

How to Celebrate Easter on a Budget

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Spring has always been my favorite season too. I don’t think that you need to spend a lot of money in order to have a fun Easter. In this post, I will share everything from crafts to easter egg hunts and other fun Easter activities for kids. Most of which can be purchased at the dollar store! Easter/Spring Crafts These 2 crafts I am going to share are …

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meal planning

How I Finally Started Meal Planning and Quit Buying Fast Food(Mostly)

Before I started meal planning, we spent $100 dollars a month or more on fast food. We still spent quite a bit on regular groceries too. Since we are trying hard to pay off our student loan debt we needed to stick to a better food budget. I knew that the best way to do this was to start meal planning better. Here are some steps I took to get motivated and organized for meal …

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