It’s Prom Season Again

Prom can get expensive, but we have come up with a few ways to make it more affordable. I am bringing this post back from last year, How to Do Prom Affordable Yet Beautiful, because it was filled with money saving ideas. And I should say not just ideas, but things that we did that […]

8 Ways to Stay Within Your Budget

Always struggling?  Here are 8 quick basic reminders for you. Know what your budget is – don’t laugh, some people have no idea Write down every penny you spend. Even if you only do this for a month or so, it gives you an idea of where the money is going. I tell you this […]

That Works for Me Ebook

For the last few years I have participated in the Works for Me link carnival where many bloggers shared all kinds of tips and tricks for everything from saving money to cooking to decorating and beyond. If you have ever clicked over from my site to hers you will see nearly 200 people participating each […]

Losing the ‘Poo

UPDATE ::  Not all baking sodas are created equal. More info at the bottom. That’s right, I am no longer shampooing my hair.  I am sure you have heard about this since it seems to be all the rage. And I’m not gonna lie, I am LOVING it. I heard about this almost a year […]

How To Cut Over $100 Out of Your Monthly Budget

Photo credit Need some extra cash? No time to get another job? Sounds like it’s time to give up a few things. Some are realistic, some aren’t. Even choosing one or two things could save you $100 a month. Let’s start with the basics Stop getting your coffee at the local coffee shop Stop eating […]

It’s Time For “The Talk”

It’s that time of year again, so bringing back a post from last year. We are fully into November now and we are coming up on Christmas quicker than you can say “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” If you are one of those families that buys for everyone, why don’t you approach the […]

A Day of Savings

I really love eating out and good food. So I am always looking for ways to save money so I can keep enjoying those things. Today was that day, a day of coupons and savings. After a crazy week I love to get up on Saturday morning, with my husband and head somewhere and drink […]

How to Make $1000 At Your Next Garage Sale

  Signs to direct traffic in :: $5 Change in the money box before the day started :: $30 Sales made throughout the weekend :: over $1000 Looks on peoples faces when we told them we took credit cards at our garage sale :: PRICELESS I have a complete list of  How To Have A […]

Little Big Burger

Finding a great local place in your area is always nice. Great food, great price makes me a happy woman. Looking for a fun place to go eat that won’t break the bank in Portland?  Head on down to Little Big Burger, located in the Pearl. This is such a fun, new place in Portland. […]

Gardening in the NW in 2011

I just read the upcoming spring report and yes it did make me grumpy. I love gardening. Not so much the flowers, although I am getting better at that, but I love my edible garden. My tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, zucchini and squash. Just to name a few. Last year we had an awful spring and […]