How to throw a BBQ on the cheap

      Hosting a BBQ is a great way to celebrate...

30th Aug

Napa earthquake 2014: Be prepared for the next one!

We were shaken awake this morning by a pretty scary earthquake.  It was...

24th Aug
Earthquake damage

Cut the cable! Save money by streaming your favorite shows and movies

The average cable TV subscription costs around $75 per month.  That’s $900...

23rd Aug

Snack time! Healthy snack ideas

My kids start school next week, and I’m thinking about healthy snack...

09th Aug
Granola bars

Fast food! Make homemade snacks more convenient!

 My family is lazy.  Packages make things easier.  Snacks that require two...

07th Aug
Healthy Snacks

Why I spent $60 on a lunchbox

PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox – Pink Carry Bag with Retro Kitty Magnets I...

07th Aug
Lunch box

I love trash!

When we moved across the country last year we couldn’t afford a...

29th Jul

Too much zucchini? It’s time to get creative!

Too much zucchini?  There’s no such thing!  All you need is some...

24th Jul

Stir crazy this summer? Get out the house with these free and cheap summer activities for kids!

There are no summer camps or family vacations in our budget this...

21st Jul

GO OUTSIDE! 25 Outdoor Kids Activities

  There are SO many hours in the day during summer vacation....

21st Jul
Play outside