Top 5 Things To Buy In July

One of my favorite (and the easiest!) ways to save money is by stocking up on foods when the prices are at their lowest. I can buy foods for 50-60% of their regular prices. The best part about stocking up when things are on sale is that it doesn’t take a lot of my time. Just stock up to really save money on your grocery bill. July is a great month to stock up on foods. Fruits and veggies are in full season and we will see some great prices. Check out the top 5 things to buy in July and save.Seasonal ProduceWe will see sales on blueberries, peaches, strawberries, corn, green beans and watermelon. Stock up on the foods while you can get them at low prices. I love stocking up on … [Read more...]

How To Make Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer

I love having fresh cut flowers in the house. It feels like such a luxury to have a big beautiful vase of flowers. During the winter, I often pick up flowers at Aldi. They sell bouquets for around $2.99. They come with the little packets of "flower food". I am not really sure what is in the packets, but I can often make my flowers last two weeks with the food.During the summer, I often cut my own flowers from my garden. The problem I had for such a long time is getting the flowers to really last. Without the flower food, my flowers were dying in just a couple of days. I tried a couple of old tricks my grandma had recommended. Sprite instead of water and aspirin in the water. No luck with … [Read more...]

How I Score Free Produce

Before I started couponing I didn't think anything was really free. Then I started and I couldn't believe all the free stuff I can get. People say that you don't see a lot of coupons for healthy things like produce. While I agree you don't see very many produce coupons, it doesn't mean you can get them for free. In fact, you don't even need to use coupons to get free produce. Check out how I score free produce all the time.My favorite way to get free produce is to combine a sale with a money saving rebates from Ibotta, Checkout 51, and Mobi. Before I go shopping I scan through my apps to see what offers I have. Then, I look for the sales while I am at the store. If I have a $.25 off … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

It has finally started to get hot here in Indiana. Last week it was in the 80's well into the evening. I flipped on the air conditioning a couple of hours before bed. I forgot all about turning the air conditioning on until I was ready for bed. Then, I realized after 3 hours it hadn't dropped a single degree in the house. Our air conditioning was broken again.The unit in our house is 21 years old, so it isn't always perfect. We have had a couple of summers where it is broken for a while before it gets fixed. I am one of those people who can only sleep if the temperature is just right. Over the years in this house, I have learned to love these 6 ways to stay cool without air conditioning. … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way To Keep Flies Away

It's summer, time for picnics and cookouts all day long. During the summer, we spend so many days eating lunches outside on our back porch. It would be wonderful if it weren't for the pesky flies.So when a few weeks ago a friend posted on Facebook a picture of his new way to keep flies away I was completely intrigued. It looked silly, but he swore it was scaring off the flies. Since we often eat outside during the summer I am always looking for ways to keep the bugs away. I love this simple bracelet that I make to keep the mosquitos gone, but I noticed it doesn't do a lot for the flies.I hate using the lawn sprays to keep the bugs away, but since we can't really have bugs constantly … [Read more...]

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Growing up my sister and I loved to make this marshmallow fruit dip. I remember during summer we would whip up a bowl with some strawberries. I think we would usually go through the whole bowl in a day. It quickly became an easy side dish for me to bring to barbeques and summer parties. It's so easy to make up a batch and people always love it. If you have 5 minutes, marshmallow cream, and cream cheese you can make it today.There are only two ingredients in the marshmallow fruit dip, so it is so simple to make it. You will need a 8 oz. container of cream cheese, softened. Put it in a bowl with a 7 oz. a container of marshmallow cream. Mix together until all of the lumps are gone from the … [Read more...]

The Best Things To Buy In Bulk

I remember soon after my husband and I got married we went to go grocery shopping together. We each had our own ideas of where we should go shopping and what we should buy. With just a small grocery store in town, we headed to the next town over and went to Sam's Club. I had only been to one once or twice and was amazed by what all they had. We bought all sorts of things including a 12 pack of Mac and Cheese and what must have been a lifetime supply of Kielbasi.After spending an insane amount of money and having a huge cart full of food I thought we would have enough food for weeks. Unfortunately, you don't always want to eat Mac and Cheese and Kielbasi night after night. I also found that … [Read more...]