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 […]

Portland Monthly Subscription

I was excited today to see that Portland Monthly is on Living Social today. You get a 2 year subscription for just $15. Here is why I love this magazine :: It always has great food articles.  The most recent was the Best Restaurants of 2012. They highlight everything from the best breakfast spots to […]

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 […]

School Supplies – How to Get the Best Prices

It’s true, those back to school supplies are already out.  How is that even possible?  Here in the Pacific NW summer is just getting under way, or so it seems. But they are there and they are ready for the picking.  Some people will see them and jump right in and get it done and […]

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 […]

Do Your Towels Stink? Mine Don’t

Nearly 2 years ago I bought towels on clearance at Target. Here’ s part of the post here :: So now my rant for why I am willing to buy cheap towels.  My towels always end up stinking.  Before when I had a top load washer I would add vinegar to take out that sour […]

Menu Plan January 15-21

I am trying to keep up with my menu plans because:: 1. It gives me future ideas 2. We all know it saves money 3. You can think through how to buy a special ingredient and use it up before it’s spoils and has to be thrown out. For instance Basil or last week I […]

Menu Plan Monday November 14-19

It’s been a while since I have put up a menu plan, but the truth is I do them all the time. Even if you have no desire to coupon to save money, you can still save a ton of money by meal planning. I have ruined my family. I love to cook and the […]

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 […]