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DIY Sock Bun {Repurpose Old, Clean Black Socks}

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It’s getting WARM outside here in Phoenix and with that, comes putting up your hair so it’s more manageable. For some of us, that means cutting… But if you are my daughter with hair to your butt, you refuse to cut. So we manage, as best as we can. I wear a bun because it’s […]

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How to Freeze Eggs

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This week you can pick up Eggs for just $.74 – $.99 per Dozen at Albertsons - although they aren’t free, they are still a great price. When they aren’t on sale you can’t usually pick up that low… If you are looking to stock up this week but fear not being able to use them, […]


15 Ways to Use Too Much Vodka

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  Just a few months ago, we were fortunate enough to score some incredible deals on Vodka – at Bashas, and at CVS. Many of you have also picked up deals at Albertsons as well. Although it did require some out of pocket expense, the deals made for the best gift ideas – for less than […]

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Alternative Uses for Dawn Dish Soap


I am addicted to Dawn Dish Soap – I know that sounds like a crazy addiction but at least for me, I get more excited to coupon for Dawn, than I do for anything else. I use it for my shower cleaner and for weeds in the yard… and last night I actually used it […]

DIY Lice Prevention Spray


Hearing the word LICE makes me squirm… I’m sure I’m not alone.   When we were kids, I remember having it a few times… and that was torture for my parents. Whenever you hear that word, it makes you want to crawl in a hole – most parents panic, and if you’re me, then you […]

How to Make your Own Laundry Detergent


Have you ever thought of making your own laundry Soap?    We have been doing it for a few years – we actually posted about it on the blog several years ago. We have made both liquid and powder, but I actually think powder is much easier & better.  In all honestly I love Fels […]

How to Clean your Washing Machine {Drum, Seal & All}


(Before I even get started, It took A LOT for me to post this – that is MY washer, and it’s FILTHY!) Two nights ago I got this URGE to CLEAN – it does not happen that much. I mean my house is clean, I don’t go to bed with dishes in the sink and […]

Using Wool Dryer Balls to Save Money on Laundry + One Reader’s DIY


Just a few months ago we gave you a tip on using Wool Dryer Balls in your laundry to shorten drying time. You can pick the up on Amazon OR, opt to make them yourself. Amazon had a great deal to score 6 for just $16 (which is a GREAT price).  If you don’t currently use dryer balls […]

Epsom Salt | 15 Popular Household & Personal Uses

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Chances are, if you love taking baths, you have Epsom Salt at home. I just got a bag two nights ago at Walmart – 4 lbs was $2.50 … Costco is JUST as inexpensive. Epsom salt is made up of the compound magnesium sulfate. The earliest discovery of magnesium sulfate came about in Epsom, England.  […]

Smart Money Tour: Dave Ramsey DISCOUNT

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If you missed this last week… we are excited to tell you that Dave Ramsey is on his Smart Money Tour … and right now there are STILL some ticket availability! We are also just as excited that he is coming for the EntreLeadership tour too!  If you are in any of these areas, you will NOT want to […]

10 Alternative Household Uses for Alka Seltzer


Have an over abundance of Alka Seltzer? I found 6 boxes in the garage after we finished cleaning this past weekend. Just a few months ago it was a Gift Card offer at Target, I went crazy and bought a TON of boxes.  Here are some FUN ways to put it to use! UNCLOG your […]

De-Funk your Towels with Baking Soda & Vinegar

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Have some Bathroom towels that are a little stinky? It doesn’t take long for the smell to build up – and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has that problem. Over time your towels accumulate detergent build up.  AND if you use Fabric Softener, that softener actually absorbs into the towels & makes […]

20 Household Uses for Baking Soda

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  Most of us are familiar with Baking Soda – we cook with it. .. some of us use to scrub our bath tub – and, some of us (like my father in law) use it for indigestion (a spoon with some water is similar to using Tums Antacid)…. Some fun facts about Baking Soda […]

Easy 2-Ingredient Shower Cleaner {Dawn + Vinegar}


Use your BLUE Dawn Dish Soap ~ AND, then use that to make a really easy shower cleaner that works even better than the commercial cleaners in store. Grab Vinegar, and Blue Dawn Dish Soap, and give this a whirl: 10 oz. Blue Dawn Dish Soap (we use the Blue or Green) 12 oz. Vinegar – head in […]

Hydrogen Peroxide | 20 Popular Household Uses {with Printable}


Do you have a lot of Hydrogen Peroxide? If you shop at Walgreens you just might… this week it’s on sale at Walgreens 3/$1  – that’s a great deal! To encourage you to use up any bottles you might have, we wanted to remind you that just a few months ago we put together a fun and […]