DIY Frugal Wrapping

DIY Frugal Wrapping

I hate spending hard earned money on Christmas wrapping paper. Period. It’s bad enough that it’s expensive but it’s cheap. So cheap the corners of the boxes poke through and the slightest bump during delivery tears a huge hole in it. Yuck, I hate the...
The Challenge of Cutting Cable

The Challenge of Cutting Cable

When we moved to Tennessee this past summer, we made the decision to use the transition as a motivation for changing our spending habits. With cable cut-off in Colorado, we were faced with the idea of keeping it cut off as an aspect of cutting costs (after that first...
Five Unique Gifts in a Jar

Five Unique Gifts in a Jar

We’ve all made them or received them. Gifts in a jar. You know, the cookie mix, the hot chocolate concoction. Don’t get me wrong, I loved making and gifting them and I loved receiving them as gifts. Last year I even made Sugar Scrubs… in a jar! This...
Top Ten Crumbs: Saving Money On School

Top Ten Crumbs: Saving Money On School

Back to school time is right out the corner (quite literally for Tab), which means we are reaching into those pocketbooks and wallets for supplies, clothing, shoes, lunches, backpacks, and haircuts. And it doesn’t end there when you think of all the year-round...
Spring Cleaning the Front Door

Spring Cleaning the Front Door

Warm breezes and daffodils popping their heads through the ground bring thoughts of spring and then spring cleaning. One of the area’s that desperately needed some work was my much neglected front entry. We seldom use that door and since the Postman never...