So after hearing all the hoopla about this show, I finally sat down and watched it the other night. Although at first I was almost sucked in by the whole thing, by the end of the show I almost felt disgusted.
When I started blogging back in October of 2007, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I barely knew what a domain was, let alone how to purchase one and hosting was absolute greek to me. The first time I took a look at cPanel, I seriously almost cried because it was so overwhelming.
Our family has seen some difficult financial times and that is the biggest reason why we live frugally. I never dreamed that I would be able to stay at home with our children and that our family could survive on one income, but we’ve been doing so for over a year now! The adjustments are always difficult at first, but these books on saving money have been an absolute lifesaver for me! Read more »
It’s been a little scary lately with all of these large earthquakes happening all over the world. It’s times like these that I think about what it will be like if the “big one” strikes here. It also helps me to realize that I need to look at earthquake emergency kits and either buy one or make one for our family.
While it’s always great to save money by cutting back on purchases, sometimes there are products that will save you money in the long term. I talked about my favorite kitchen gadgets that help me save money, but there are also some other household items that are money saving products as well. Read more »
Beans are another yet another versatile addition to any meal that will help you save money. I tend to not use them as often as I should for two reasons – 1. They take forever to cook and 2. They tend to get boring after awhile.
Rice is a versatile food and a very economical way to beef up any meal. Some people won’t serve it because it takes so long to cook and others won’t make it because it can be difficult to get just right. Whatever your excuse for not using rice to save money, here is a solution – super simple, make ahead rice.
There’s nothing like starting to prepare dinner only to realize that the chicken you need is still in the freezer! Not only will it take a couple of days to defrost, but you’d also need at least an hour to cook it. When you cook your chicken ahead of time and freeze it, you’ll have a meal starter that can be used for any number of dishes.
I’m not the kind of person who is good at making meals and freezing them, although I will do it if I know ahead of time that I will need the meals (like before I have a baby). And once a month cooking is just WAY too exhausting for me – as if I have that many free hours in one day to cook anyhow.