Archive for the 'Living on a Shoe-string' Category

Swim Diapers~Money Saving Tip!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

You may already know that you can wash and reuse disposable swim diapers. In case you didn’t know this, check out this article. However, I have a better tip that is cheaper than rewashing swim diapers and cheaper than buying a special swim diaper from a cloth diaper company. Use a pocket diaper without an […]

Fabric Shower Curtain Liner~Money Saving Tip

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Several years ago, I got tired of vinyl shower curtain liners. They are cold and gross when you’re in the shower and then I’m sorry but I do not scrub those things—into the trash they go! They are really inexpensive to buy but I just got tired of it. I purchased a white fabric shower […]

Why I Stock Up On Groceries

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

For quite awhile, I’ve been a stock up grocery shopper. You won’t see me on preppers or any of those crazy shows. There is no bunker anywhere near us and we don’t have years of food stored up, but yes, I do stock up. I stock up for a couple reasons. 1. I don’t want […]

5 Days Of Single Parent Homeschooling~Take Time For Frugal Fun

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

**I posted this several years ago, but it’s a great topic to revisit for this blog hop. Single moms–you NEED to take some time to relax and have fun. Hopefully you can get some ideas from my list. Frugality is a fact of life for us. My family never had much money when I was […]


Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Guess who was featured on Money Saving Mom’s “We Paid Cash” today? Me! Go take a peek—

Coupon Chief

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I love finding deals and coupons online. Other than the support I’ve found through sharing our story online, coupons are the best thing about the internet! Whenever I want to buy something online, I search for a shopping code. If there’s one out there I’m going to use it. I’ve tried lots of coupon sites […]

Bargain Shopping

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I enjoy finding bargains online. Thanks to Crystal and a couple other blogs, I find great coupons, freebies, and deals. Last week, a great deal on an Amazon gift card blazed across the internet. I really wanted to get one, but we just don’t have money for extras right now. YES! it was a super […]

Fighting the Temptation to Spend

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

For the past several years, I’ve lived on a very limited income. Very limited. I mean limited. (Get the picture?) God has been so good to provide for us in multiple ways. The provision seems to come right at the exact moment. Whether it’s a part time job, a gift, a need found at the […]

THIS is why I read Money Saving Mom

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Well, lots of reasons. I read her blogs before she started Money Saving Mom so I just followed her. She’s been a behind the scenes encourager to me for a long time and I just appreciate how sweet she is. I totally love all the deals and coupons she posts and here’s the purpose of […]

25 Ideas for Frugal Fun

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Frugality is a fact of life for us. My family never had much money when I was growing up, but I never really knew it. My Mom made being frugal fun. We love a good thrift store trip and rummage sales are fun too. We learned to create our own fun and use what we […]