Frugal Living

10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

10 Cheap Kids Birthday Celebration Ideas (Without the Big Party)

With our first child, we had a birthday party every year. We held birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese, Trampoline Parks, and at our home with all of my daughter’s friends. Every year was different and special. Then my second child came along, and twice […]

How to Avoid Identity Theft

How to Avoid Identity Theft

I remember my heart pounding as I looked at the return address on the envelope: Internal Revenue Service. It was June, and we did our taxes on time, they were approved, and our return wasn’t anything to write home about. In fact, it was barely […]

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

How to Plan a Cheap Family Vacation

Brace yourselves, Moms… Summer is coming! We’re looking forward to all the summer fun and excitedly planning our vacation over here. The problem is that we are on a serious budget this year and want to make sure that we make the most of what […]

Make Money From Home with Online Surveys

Make Money From Home with Online Surveys

Whether you’re looking for ways to make money from home, or need a side hustle to earn some extra cash, online surveys are a great option because you can make money from anywhere, at any time. Businesses pay for the information obtained in online surveys to […]

Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

Saving Money with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.  Getting more for your money isn’t as difficult as it used to be. We have the powerful internet and our wonderful smartphones to thank for that. But with all the sites out there, how do […]

Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

Let’s talk about Student Loan Debt. It’s out of control, people. It’s a hot topic in the US right now- and for good reason: Students are coming out of college with an enormous amount of debt that not only affects their professional decisions, but their personal […]

10 Ways to Save Money Now

10 Ways to Save Money Now

Being a stay at home mom has truly been a blessing for our family… but it has not come without sacrifice. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to save us money to supplement the income we could have if I worked. Through much trial and error, […]

How Buying Antiques Saves You Money

How Buying Antiques Saves You Money

When people hear the word “antique” the first thing that comes to mind is dollar signs. But stick with me for the next 500 or so words, and I’ll show you the value behind purchasing antiques or how buying antiques saves you money. Finding Quality […]

How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

Kids aren’t cheap. I’m guessing that you already know this since you chose to read this post, right? Between clothes, diapers, wipes, bottles, food -and a million other things that are required to raise a child- some serious money management skills are necessary. So let’s […]

Goodbye Cable, Hello Fire!

Goodbye Cable, Hello Fire!

This post contains affiliate links which means that when you make a purchase through one of these links, you are supporting Wine and Lavender- at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much! My opinions are my own, and I do not recommend […]

3 Reasons to Cut Cable

3 Reasons to Cut Cable

Walking Dead, Vikings, Real Housewives and Spurs games. All very good reasons to want to keep your overpriced cable provider, but is the cost really worth it? About a year ago, we reevaluated our finances and realized that we would need to make some significant […]

Online Buy Sell Trade Basics

Online Buy Sell Trade Basics

Buying, selling, and/or trading online is a great way to make some money on the items you no longer need and a thrifty way to get the things you want. I started doing this seven years ago and absolutely love it because it has helped […]



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