Homemaker’s Challenge: Staying Inside A Cash Budget At the Grocery Store

Do you use a cash system? We don’t have a cash budget for everything (maybe we should,) but I have been using a cash system to stay on budget at the grocery store. When the kids were much younger I was on a cash system also, and it was ROUGH. Super rough. My brain finds it difficult to multitask numbers and talking at the same time. Whether the kids were being good and just chattering or whining and asking for things, I would lose count in my head every single time. I finally developed a little trick that helped me

Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour

It’s no secret flour is a major staple in any kitchen. And yet for many years of our marriage I rarely had it on hand. As if you needed any further proof that you ought to keep plenty of flour on hand (or in case you do) here’s a list of some things you can do with all purpose flour. Thirteen Things You Can Make With Flour Look below to check out these five fun flour recipes: Natural and Safe Playing Dough Homemade Glue Paste Homemade Clay (Air Dry or Bake) DIY Flour Fingerpaint Simple and Safe Cloud Dough Then

I Wish I’d Seen This BEFORE the Summer!!

Have I mentioned that it’s been HOT this summer? No, not hot. SCORCHING. We haven’t seen temperatures under 90 since the first week of July. We haven’t seen temperatures under 100 Since the last week of July. Two days ago we broke a previous daily record as we hit ONE HUNDRED AND NINE DEGREES. Yowza. Yesterday was our first sign of relief as we only got up to 98 degrees. ONLY 98. There’s something wrong when you say, “Oh it’s only 98! Yay for 98!” Twisted weird. Wrong. Today is miraculously, wonderfully, amazingly only supposed to get up to 89.

Friday Freebies

I’ve mentioned that I’ve used the website www.MySavings.com for many years, and I like to go there to see what kind of free samples and other freebies I can get. I discovered my current favorite face wash that way, as well as several past favorite shampoos, razors, and plenty more. Here’s a list of current freebies available at MySavings: (you have to login but signing up is FREE!) ;0) Land O’Lakes with Olive Oil – Free with rebate Free Redbox Movie Rental at Kroger With Code Become a Fan for a free sample of M&Ms Pretzels Free Home Made Simple

Bringing Frugality Home – Homemade Yogurt

Originally published November 9, 2008. Making your own yogurt is really so easy! And frugal, too. ************ If you like yogurt, but you don’t like the price – have you ever considered making your own? Stephanie at a Year’s Worth of CrockPotting has a recipe for making homemade yogurt in your crockpot – and it’s really easy! REALLY. EASY. As she said, it came out a little on the thin side – but the Dannon fat free plain yogurt I buy is also a little thin, and I don’t mind it. Next time I think I’ll let it sit a

Free Christmas Music Downloads at Amazon

How is it that I am sitting here listening to a bunch of Christmas songs in iTunes when a few days ago, it only had a handful?? Amazon. Amazon regularly offers free downloads each day. But this time of year, they have a LOT of Christmas songs available for free download. So I did! They also offer a lot of songs for less than a dollar. Browse this list of free downloads and pick out a handful for yourself, too. Merry Christmas, and thank you Amazon! <a HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fbringinggoodh-20%2F8014%2Fbdef06a1-8e84-45b8-8c19-19f9f0067013&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fbringinggoodh-20%2F8014%2Fbdef06a1-8e84-45b8-8c19-19f9f0067013&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a>