Make a Paper Garland to Track Your Payment Progress

How Do You Track Your Debt? Some people use budget binders, others may use graphs and charts, and many more just try to keep all of their debt loosely sorted in their heads. Here’s a tip for all of the visual people out there. Make a pretty paper garland that represents your debt. Each circle […]

My Monthly Grocery Shopping List

This week I shared my experience in frugal living with a post on how to save money by grocery shopping once a month. That post had a link to the meal planner form that I use each month. To follow up on the planning I do, I thought it might be helpful to link to […]

Here’s How a Monthly Meal Plan Could Save You Thousands of Dollars Each Year

Seriously, I Am Saving $2,400 a Year on Groceries. I used to go to the grocery store once a week like clockwork. I had a general list but I did not have a meal plan. I just bought groceries (food, a few toiletries, paper goods, cat food and pet supplies) in a random fashion. I’d […]

Cooking with a Camera: Fish Tacos with White Sauce, Mango Salsa and Black Beans

Last night I decided to try homemade fish tacos. I made everything fresh except for the tortillas and beans. Those I bought pre-made. If, like Robert Rodriguez, you think that tortillas should never be store bought and you want to make your own, check out his recipe here. Mango Salsa Ingredients: 1 mango, 1/4 of […]

All Natural Room Deoderizer

This do-it-yourself recipe will make your entire house smell great. And best of all, it is non-toxic, and inexpensive. Cut up a lemon and use about a quarter of the lemon slices in a small pot, with water, vanilla extract, and a sprig of rosemary. Turn the heat on as low as possible and let […]