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8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons.  One saying I’ve heard is, “When in doubt, use lavender.” The many primary uses for lavender essential oil make it a must-have for everyone, and I always keep it on hand.   We are very excited to announce a new section of Frugal Mom [...]

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

No need for blow torches or forging tools with this faux metal wall art project! Faux metal wall art? Talk about frugal crafts! I went over to my friend Carmela’s house to help her with preparations for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. (They are doing a lot of the decorations themselves. I can tell it is going to [...]

RV Living

RV Living: Meet a Family Who Sold Their Home and Are Living Their RV Dream!

Is RV Living for You? Have you ever dreamed of selling your home so you could travel the country with your family in an RV?  This idea of RV living has always appealed to me and it’s a hot topic on KOA’s Around the Campfire Community.  I love the idea of simplifying life, enjoying more [...]

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

Frugal Home Winterizing Tips

Guest post written by Jakob Barry Autumn is a special time of year when homeowners begin battening down the hatches to secure their properties for the eventual snow, ice, and blustery winds of winter. When a structure hasn’t been well prepped it translates into financial loss as these elements can do serious damage to a house or [...]

Are You Making These Three Common Mistakes While Grocery Shopping?

Are You Making These Three Common Mistakes While Grocery Shopping?

Who doesn’t need to save money while grocery shopping these days? If you want to save more at the grocery store, you don’t have to be an extreme couponer. You just need to save where you can and learn to shop smart. In reality, most moms are aware of what they need to do in [...]

How to Get Out of the Debt Cycle

How to Get Out of the Debt Cycle

It’s a scenario all too many of us are familiar with: getting into debt, and spending each month trying in vain to pay it off. And once you’re in that cycle, it can be very hard to get out. Some people end up in a debt cycle without even realizing. Do you nearly always end the [...]

 Feel Indulgent and Remain Penny-Wise: Decorate with Silk Flowers

Feel Indulgent and Remain Penny-Wise: Decorate with Silk Flowers

  The Frugal Florist Notes from the Field Picture this: you walk in the house and throw your purse on the couch, turning toward the dining table. Expecting to see the usual collection of school papers, empty glasses, bills due and maybe the errant sock or two, you’re pleasantly surprised by what you see, instead: [...]

Secrets of Extreme Couponing

Secrets of Extreme Couponing

Shows such as TLC’s Extreme Couponing have brought many insider shopping secrets out in the open.  Perhaps you’ve watched the show and have wondered how they do it?  How do they buy hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for next to nothing?  Here are some basic tips for getting the best deals: Get [...]

5 Easy Ways to Save at the Gas Pump

5 Easy Ways to Save at the Gas Pump

Unless you’ve been hiding away in some remote and exotic location, you are more than aware that gas prices are surging. Currently the average cost of gas per gallon is $4 nationwide, but experts suggest prices could continue to increase.  Here are some simple tips to help you save a bundle on gas. 1.  Go [...]

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