DIY Granite/ Multi-Surface Cleaner Recipe

When we moved to a home with granite countertops, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a cleaner for them. I also wanted one cleaner that would work for many surfaces that I could just grab and feel confident it was safe enough for the kids to use, smelled good, and really…

DIY Recipe for Neil Medi/ Neti Pot Rinse

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to save money! (If you’re new here, welcome!) I hope to save you lots in the time we’re acquainted…more money-saving DIYs planned for the future, so stick around! Perhaps you ended up with a sinus infection and in your desperation to shake it,…

DIY Rust Removal without Harmful Chemicals!

I am SO glad my mom showed me how to remove rust this way.  I use this method several times a year, and I never need to go out to buy any supplies because they’re right in my KITCHEN so I know they’re safe around kids! All you need are two common household ingredients…watch how…

The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …

End of Week 3 No-Credit Challenge

Yesterday I found myself pacing in the kitchen and looking in the fridge.  Spring salad mix got used up after week one, baby carrots after week two, apples after week three.  Just a few avocados and radishes left in the produce bin.  Oh yeah, and the inner part of a head of lettuce left.  (Iceberg…

I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…

Summary of No Shopping November Challenge, wk 1

Sometimes when inconvenient things like these happen, it can be easier to say “Let’s go to Starbucks and treat ourselves!  We’ve been through a lot!” But nope, sticking to the challenge despite the unexpected things. 

Two words I’m going to keep repeating this November no matter the challenges that may keep coming: Thankfulness and Intentionality.  (And thank YOU for intentionally spending time reading this!)    

Gluten-Free DIY Panko Replacement

Guys, this may be one of the few times you can be truly glad you’re gluten-free…because homemade panko got way easier than the Pioneer woman’s bread-drying and hand-grating method (love her…just not that much work.) All you need is a few cups of plain rice cereal like Chex (Great Value works just fine) and a…

Easy, Cheap Meal: Sheet Potato Wedges and Green Beans plus Protein

Meals during my No Shopping Challenge: Day 1 Lunch:  Ham and Bean soup! Supper: Sheet pan Oven Potato Fries and Green Bean meal Method: Preheat oven 425* while you slice the fries. (I won’t bother talking about the steaks marinading since I am the world’s worst steak preparer, but half our crew appreciated the effort….