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What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Giversby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn't pinch pennies, we couldn't survive -- or at least not without racking up a serious amount of... Read More

10+ Homemade Gifts for {Almost} Everyone on Your Listby  

By Erin, Contributing Writer With just a few weeks until Christmas, the shopping season is in full swing, and the stores are jam-packed with people vying for the latest gadget for their loved ones. But what if you're like me--and... Read More

The 3-Gift Christmasby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When our first daughter was born, we gave great thought to how we would celebrate Christmas. It was our desire to make sure she knew the REASON for the Christmas season. We didn’t want her growing... Read More

DIY Hall Treeby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When we bought our new home, it didn’t come with a coat closet. Bummer. We did have the Jesus closet, but alas, He’s gone somewhere else (thank you, yard sale!). But a girl just has... Read More

Homemade Cocoa Body Scrub and Body Butterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's getting to be that time of year again when I sometimes like to smell a little bit festive.  Ya know...aside from the ordinary scent of oatmeal, honey, and whatever my toddler ate for lunch.... Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Stock Up on Chemical Free Fruits and Vegetables to Preserveby  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer Just like clockwork, late summer comes knocking with an explosion of fresh vegetables. This is a typical late summer harvest at my urban homestead.  I do my best to use as much as I can... Read More

The Benefits of Eating Down the Pantryby  

Written by guest writer Jessica Fisher of Life as Mom and Good, Cheap Eats. When I was a young newlywed, I cooked almost every day.  I planned meals once a week. I shopped regularly, if not daily. I also spent... Read More

Eating From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge: Week 4by  

To those who've been doing this challenge all along, way to go! You've reached week 4 and your family hasn't starved yet. Your creativity has been stretched to the max, no doubt, but I hope that you have some excellent... Read More

How to Take Advantage of Clearance Produceby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Since this season is all about incorporating more veggies into our diets and eating from our pantries and freezers, I thought it would be a prime time to share one of my favorite frugal grocery... Read More

Eating From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge: Week 3by  

Welcome to the third week of the Eat From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge! Find out what it's all about or read my post from Week 2. My update as I head into week three: This afternoon, we went to Costco with... Read More

Eating From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge: Week 2by  

Welcome to the second week of the Eat From the Pantry and Freezer Challenge! Find out what it's all about or read my post from Week 1. My update as I head into week two: The first week of these challenges are... Read More

Eating From the Freezer and Pantry Challenge: Week 1by  

That's it. No more shopping for you. Or me, for that matter. It's time to begin our "Eating from the Pantry and Freezer Challenge"! What I've spent so far I had about $230 remaining for the rest of May out... Read More

Let’s Save Some Money: The Eat from the Pantry and Freezer Challenge!by  

Would you like to join me in saving literally hundreds of dollars on your grocery bill over the next month? It's time to eat from our freezers and pantries! The impetus for this challenge was the fact that each summer... Read More

31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchenby  

I have a bit of a love affair with mason jars. They are sturdy, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, they can often be found inexpensively, and best of all? They are a completely non-toxic way... Read More

My Mama Cloth Adventures and Review of Four Sourcesby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer What in the World is Mama Cloth? Eighteen years ago I cloth diapered my first two babies in white cotton pre-folds coupled with Gerber's hard, crinkly plastic pants.  Not because it was fun and... Read More

Moving to a More Natural Lifestyle: Ramblings of a Former Coupon Queenby  

Guest Post written by Stacy Myers. Hello – My name is Stacy and I used to be a coupon addict. No…really. I would take my coupon binder camping – in the woods – with all of nature – and no electricity.... Read More

Using Beans to Keep the Food Budget in Checkby  

I recently shared a very popular $250 sample grocery budget, and mentioned that one of the ways that I would stretch things out was with the use of vegetarian meals, most of which feature beans and legumes. Katie has written... Read More

How I Would Improve my $250 Grocery Budget Even Moreby  

If you haven't yet read my initial post, What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250, I would suggest going there first, and then coming back to this post. First, Some Answers to Your Questions 1.... Read More

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget (5 Copies to Win!)by  

If you want to learn something, one of the best ways is to learn from someone who has actually done it. Do you want to learn to get your budget under control, cut your expenses drastically, simplify your life, and live both... Read More

11 Ways to Use Stale Breadby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. If there... Read More

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