Advercar ~ My “coupon on wheels”

Okay, here’s my newest way to make extra money while doing nothing out of the ordinary 🙂  I didn’t say you would look ordinary LOL  This is what my truck looks like now. This is a really cool concept from Advercar! They pay you $100 per month to do what you normally do, just with advertising stickers on your car. Even better than that; you get a free car wash and the chance to earn bonuses up to $1500+. I thought this would be a fun experience and a great

Saving BIG on Fresh Produce

One question I get asked a LOT is how to save money on fresh produce.  Well, there is really only one good answer: buy them in-season.  The best way to save money on fresh fruits and veggies is to know when the harvest season is for that item and purchase it then.  Freezing fresh produce is a great way to lock in all of their great flavor and nutrients.  You can blanch them and seal them in freezer bags or flash freeze them (This is my favorite method.  You can

Making your own milk for as low as 10¢ per gallon!

As many of you already know, I bought a soy milk maker a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to eat healthier without breaking the bank.  Well, I’m happy to report that it was a HUGE success!  Since receiving my Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker, not only have I made soy and rice milk; I have discovered that I can also make almond milk with this amazing machine!  I was a little skeptical because my family is very particular about brands with soy milk.  We only drink Silk because


THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN – Family Recipes & Activities!!!

Are you ready for this great movie?  I can’t wait to take my kids to see The Odd Life of Timothy Green!  HERE is a great FREE summer activity kit to get you ready to see the movie!  HERE you will find great crafts, recipes and activities to share with your kids all while getting ready to see the movie!  ENJOY!  

Back-to-School Shopping Thrifty Mom Style

YES! It is that time already. Stores are starting their back-to-school sales earlier than ever this year. This is probably due to a slow July, but it will definitely work out to your advantage if you play it right. There are a few things to keep in mind when you back-to-school shopping this year. 1. Take inventory ~ This is a great time to clean out closets, pantries, and desks. See what you already have and make a list. I did this last week and discovered hundreds of pens and


Stop The Burn ~ Thrifty Mom Style

Photo Credit: Cancer For College Nothing ruins a great vacation more than a sunburn!  I have had more than my fair share of terrible sunburns.  These not only lead to pain, but can also lead to sun poisoning and skin cancer.  When you can, PLEASE use sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours or more if you’re in the water.  Here are some great ways to soothe the burn without breaking the bank or leaving your house for that matter: 1.  Vinegar ~ We used vinegar to soothe the itch of

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes Here in south Louisiana, there are few things that BUG us more than mosquitoes. We deal with them year-round, yes we even have them in January! I have compiled a list of easy, homemade ways to repel and treat mosquitoes. Wear light color clothing ~ Mosquitoes prefer darker colors. Long pants and long sleeves are not as uncomfortable as you may think in the middle of the summer. Catnip ~ Use catnip! Catnip is an herb that

Desserts, Recipes, Thrifty DIY,

Blueberry Cream Pie

Blueberry Cream Pie Yum, blueberries!  I love when they’re in season, but even when they’re not in season; I always have some in the freezer.  This recipe is so easy and, best of all, requires NO BAKING 🙂 I strive to NEVER turn my oven on in the summer, but sometimes I have to. You can substitute your favorite berry for the blueberries if you like. Gather your supplies: 8 oz cream cheese(room temperature) 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz) 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 graham cracker pie crust