Saving Money

With a family of four living on one income, creating a budget is a necessity. Our family budget allows us to save thousands of dollars each year through couponing and more strategic money saving ideas like sharing a car, cutting my husband’s hair, and more. Below are all of my posts to help you save money for your family!

Toddler Tea Parties are easy with Finish dishwasher cleaner! #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias “Mommy, let’s play tea pot!” That is C’s way of requesting a tea party. He enjoys pretending to pour tea for Baby Jo and me, serve us cookies or scones, and take turns using the tea pot. […]

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Homemade Baby Wipes

I am a Simply Aroma Independent Consultant. This post contains links to my business page. Paying full price for baby wipes? No, thank you. I don’t even like buying baby wipes on sale. They’re expensive! I started making homemade baby wipes about a year ago, and I’ve since perfected our “recipe.” With the exception of […]

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Clip coupons at the speed of life! #WalgreensPaperless #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I am wholeheartedly in denial that summer is almost over, older kids are going back to school, and Hubster will soon be welcoming a bunch of new students to campus! It was great that our summer was filled […]

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Grab your Huggies Costco Promotional Coupon! #MC #SnugandDryPlus

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Buying diapers and wipes can put stress on the budget, but it’s not like you can go without them either. Babies are expensive! I’m always looking […]

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3 Do’s & Don’ts of Consignment Events

Go ahead and call me crazy, but there are few things that get me more excited than saving loads of money. Children take up very little space themselves but they require an enormous amount of stuff. It’s disproportionate, really. All that stuff costs a small fortune. At first, it was tempting to buy everything brand […]

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We’re a TOMS Family Now!

Thanks to the recent Zulily sale, each member of our family now owns a pair of TOMS!  They’re actually more comfortable than I expected, although I won’t be wearing them regularly until after I have Baby Deuce.  My swollen pregnant feet barely fit in them. Baby Deuce has these red ones to grow into, and […]

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Back Into Couponing!

While I was super sick in the fall and early winter, I decided not to coupon.  I just didn’t have time or energy.  That’s what is nice about having a stockpile of necessities – we only had to buy one or two necessities during those months without coupons! Now I’m back in action, rebuilding our […]

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Shopping For Your Kids on a Budget

This post is featured on behalf of Polarn O. Pyret.  Buying clothes for your kids can be expensive, what with them growing all the time and changing their tastes in fashion as they get older. However, shopping on a budget is possible by knowing where to go for discounts, which outlets sell the cheapest clothes […]

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7 Tips to Save Your Family More Than $4,000/Year

We all like to save money.  What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me.  How much money can I save during this shopping trip?  How can we save an extra $20 this month?  Can we get by on $25 worth of groceries this week (without going […]

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Define Necessity

I saw this image going around Facebook the entire week of Thanksgiving, and it struck a chord with me. I’ve been trying to live by this philosophy for quite a while.  When Hubster was in grad school and I got pregnant with C/lost my job/dropped out of grad school, we ended up living below the […]

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