Free Online Summer Camp (Or Inexpensive)

Free (Or Inexpensive) Online Summer Camp

I have begun thinking about summer activity options for my girls. This is NEVER an easy feat. I feel like I start early and then summer is on top of me and I am scrambling. This year we actually have a great option for them for a 1/2 day camp at a local children’s museum. I love that it is educational and not too crazy (and the price is good, too). They probably will end up going to that for {Read More}

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When the School Days are Done.. Kids, They Want to Have Fun..


Dying to have fun this summer, but strapped for cash? Here are some ideas for help you have some inexpensive fun all summer long. Read Something. Story Time isn’t just for toddlers, some libraries and book stores have programs for kids of all ages – and even adults. Many libraries have Summer Reading Programs for the younger kids and will offer incentives, like Chuck E Cheese, for reading a certain number of books. Some libraries also have knitting, computer, and {Read More}

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Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

Looking for summer salad?

It’s SUMMER time and aren’t we all looking for unique dishes for pool parties, picnic and get togethers?? Well, this is a GREAT unique spin on an old favorite of potato salad. Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad I came up with it because I was recently making a super yummy Spicy Chipotle mayo/dip and thought it might make a great new mix in for potato salad.   I have found that the flavors of Chipotle and sweet potato are a great {Read More}

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Make Money by Keeping an Organizing Home

Make Money By Keeping an Organized Home

When you plan on organizing your home, you’re likely thinking about how much better your home will look. However, did you know that you can actually save money by keeping your home organized? People spend, on average, 10 minutes per day looking for lost items. Those 10 minutes can mean missed appointments, annoyed friends, or forgotten obligations. Learn about how your organized home can make you money, and then get to organizing. Find Lost Things Think about how many lost {Read More}

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Homemade Window Cleaner


Ever been out of cleaning supplies just when you need them?  Or maybe you simple want to cut down on chemicals in your home. How about trying out some Homemade Window Cleaner?  I really like my homemade cleaners.. I think they work great.  Try one of these recipes out and then leave a comment. 1. Vinegar Vinegar is germ killer and grease cutter.  But make sure to use white vinegar It’s cheapest, anyway).  With it you can get streak-free windows {Read More}

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Making Family Outings Frugal and Fun


The time we spend with our families is priceless. But many popular family activities are quite expensive. Even a simple night at the movies can put a serious dent in the budget by the time you buy tickets, popcorn and drinks for everyone. But there are cheaper alternatives to expensive family outings. They provide the chance to have just as much fun at a fraction of the cost, some are even free. Movies and Music Kids are often jumping to {Read More}

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15 Easy Tips to Extend the Life of Your Produce


As we are approaching spring and more fruits and veggies are going to be in season I thought I would talk about making them last longer in your fridge. I hate it when I get all excited about buying a bunch of fresh produce (or growing it) and then I forget about them for a few days- and they ends up being less that appetizing. So let’s talk about keeping our produce in tip top shape for longer!! 1. For {Read More}

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The Secrets to Organizing on a Budget


With the dreary days of winter hanging over our heads, lots of people are looking forward to spring and spring cleaning. We accumulate lots of stuff we don’t need over the holidays, especially if there are children involved! However, lots of organization advice seems to be aimed at those who have a huge budget for expensive boxes, totes, and organizational systems. Our tips can help you organize on a budget. Purge First It’s easy to look at a cluttered room {Read More}

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Spring Cleaning Checklist (Free Printable)


Who’s ready to do some Spring Cleaning?? If it were up to me.. I would rather someone ELSE might do mine.  But that’s not going to happen, so how about a Spring Cleaning Checklist to help out? Better than nothin’ (as a note this is from my site when we used to be Thrifty Wifey, so it still has that logo on it.) Don’t forget you can also print out our Monthly Cleaning Schedule, too. There are also some interesting {Read More}

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Don’t Get Ripped Off at Costco! 4 Things NOT to do at Membership Stores


Walking into Costco for the first time can be super exciting! You are surrounded by tons and tons of products at prices that seem too good to be true. Before you know it, you are at home, wondering why you have $25 worth of ramen noodles, enough toilet paper to get you through the zombie apocalypse, and no food that your family actually eats. Use these steps to shop smart at Costco and avoid getting ripped off. Have a Good {Read More}

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