Life {Hacks}

A few of my favorites…

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 Mommy Friendly Budgeting Tips  While clipping coupons has saved our family tremendous amounts of money through the years I do have to say that there is something else that has been our #1 money saver. Budgeting. (Read more…)
JuiceBeauty.com Friends and Family Sale
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Seven Simple Steps to Saving Money with Coupons
 
Here are some simple principles my family and I try to live by to save money with coupons. I am just a Mommy trying to live healthy on a single income. 😉 (Read more…)

Frugal Basics Well here it is, if ever you wanted to pick my brain on what I think is important to start couponing, saving money, and living on less… below is my two cents. I hope it helps! (Read More…)

Dining on a Dime Simple tips and tricks to making the most with what you have at mealtime. From keeping your vegetables tasting fresher longer, to cleaning substitutes found around your house. (Read more…)

Baby Deals

 

 

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Party Planning

 


Summer Savings for Kids

 

 


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Remedies for Sick kids
Kid-safe and kid-approved DIYs for little ones feeling under the weather. From the DIY medicine cabinet of my family to yours! :)(Read more…)

 

  • Freezer Cooking Some of my favorite simple FREEZER meal sites.
  • Ingredient Substitutions – More than I want to admit- I begin to cook a meal and then realize that I am one (or two) ingredients short. It is SO frustrating! Check out these sites for great cooking substitutes. HERE or HERE. They have saved me a last minute trip to the store many times. One of my favorite books on this Dining On a Dime

 

My thumb may be more 50 shades of green-ish. I am constantly trying to grow a garden.  There are some pictures to prove I have had a garden. 🙂 I only love my garden because I love to can what I can. Here are a few of my favorite canning recipes.

Check out my Salad Jar VLOG and tips.

  • DIY Pumpkin Puree: I LOVE making this w/ our Fall pumpkin and then freezing it so we can make delicious goodies like pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread all year long.

 

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DIY Recovering Chairs  Save your family some money. Instead of buying new furniture try recovering what you have with new fabric. Here is my step by step tutorial

Recaulking Bathroom showers… I have had to do this so many times now. Here is how.

 

deodorant

  • 3T coconut oil
  • 1-2 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 1/2 – 2T baking soda
  • 1-2 drops scented oil (optional): Tea tree oil gives it a good scent but I just love the smell of lavender so I add a few drops of that too

Simply melt the coconut oil and add the remaining ingredients.
I buy all the ingredients from Vitacost. I have found the best prices there. Click here to get $10 off your first order.

There are a bunch of recipes out there to make homemade deoderant. I will be quite honest, I have found that the best recipe for this is going to come from you playing around with the ratios. Some people are more sensitive to scented oils while others are more sensitive to the baking soda. If you have an old deodorant container, I suggest multiplying your mixture  and then pouring it into the container to sit over night and harden. Or if you don’t mind just carrying around a small tupperware of deodorant (like me- lol) you can simply just do so.
  • IMG_2077.JPGDIY homemade laundry soap
    Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
    Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

 

 

 

 


REFFERAL LINKS

$10 off your next order at VitacostWith all of the DIYs I have been trying I have found that this site has the best prices. This is the site I go to for great deals on what I need to make everything! Visit Vitacost to get $10 off of your first order of $30.

Ibotta is one of my favorite apps! I have saved so much money on items I already buy for my family. New users can get $10 just for trying ibotta. (This is redeemed from their first 5 deals.) Try it out for FREE today! Click Here.

SAVE $20 off your first clothing purchase at THRED UP (It can also be used towards the shipping.)

I love shopping this gently used consignment shop for clothing for the entire family. They often have promotional codes for free shipping just search the web! This is another site where you will get a referral code when you open your own account and share it with friends. You can also send them your gently used kids clothes and earn more credit. Click HERE to begin saving.. Happy Shopping!

Coastal.com has a great selection of glasses that are FREE for first time customers. They have a number of incredible promotions year round too!

Sign uo to join FAB.com. FAB offers trendy products that are great for any number of buyers. My latest purchase was a cheese making kit! 🙂

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