Affording Cloth Diapers on a Low Income

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Guest Post Written by Erin Odom After Keeper of the Home’s recent series on cloth diapers, you may finally be thinking: Hey, I CAN do this! She makes cloth diapering seem so EASY! But have the upfront costs of modern cloth diapers frustrated you? I’ve been there. And I found a solution. Image by chahad My Story It wasn’t long after the birth of my second daughter when I realized my family would barely be able to afford diapers for both our children, since our […]

15 Fun & Frugal Memories To Make With Your Kids This Summer

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Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer I want to take you back for a moment… What are your favorite summertime memories from when you were growing up? What were you doing?  Where were you?  Who were you with? Some of my favorite summertime memories from growing up were running through the sprinklers, sleeping out on the tramp, watching the Fourth of July fireworks and having bonfires at the ranch with my family. My favorite memories were very simple activities but there is two common threads […]

My Frugal Beauty Routine

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A stylin’ self-portrait of me in my bathroom seemed right for a post that takes you through a day-in-the-life of my frugal beauty routine. Beauty and skin care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive (or toxic, for that matter). I’m choosy about the few things I use and I like to keep things simple when it comes to the time I spend in front of the mirror. Ever wondered what products grace my bathroom counter? Wonder no more. 7:07 am – I take a […]

How to Save Money and Score Big At Garage Sales

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I love garage sales and our house is full of garage sale finds, bought for a song (sorry, no dance). Frugality is the topic of the month, and I happen to think that buying used is one of the most important strategies for saving money on a regular basis. Not only that, but you can’t get much greener than reusing something, saving it from the dump, and not needing to purchase a new item made with valuable resources (and complete with excess packaging). These are […]

Frugal and Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Mothers work hard for many, many years. Because of how hard our mothers work, it is natural to want to break the budget and spend a small fortune, just to show we care. Thankfully, most mama’s don’t want that. In fact, a simple gift that expresses your love and gratitude, is usually more than enough. So how can we honor Mom on a budget? Here are a few ideas: Write a heart-felt note Mothers are often unappreciated and their […]

Using Four Frugal Foods from the Produce Section Creatively

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer As we have been focusing on eating grain free meals to help with some health issues, I’ve had to learn how to shop for other foods besides grains that are filling, healthy, and easy on the budget! Since we aren’t using bread or rice as a ‘filler’ for meals, we’ve started using a lot more veggies. I think we all know that produce can really add up- I know I could easily spend hundred of dollars on fresh produce at […]