• How to get name brand clothing for super cheap by shopping at thredup

    Save Money on Name Brand Clothing by Shopping At ThredUP

    This is a sponsored post written by me for ThredUP.  All Opinions are my own.  I may be compensated for purchases made through links in this post. One of my absolute favorite ways to save money is to buy used.  Used clothing, used furniture, used sports equipment, etc.  There is nothing better than finding that perfect used item at a fraction of the cost of buying new.  This is one of the reasons that I love shopping at thredUP. ThredUP is an online thrift store featuring over 35,000 (yes, I wrote that right!) different name brand used clothing for women and children. They offer literally thousands of high quality gently…

  • 10 Secrets to Spend Less at Target

    10 Secrets to Spending Less at Target

    Is there really a secret to spending less at Target???   The clothes are darling; the jewelry is affordable; the home decor is always on point.  Oh, and don’t even get me started on the dollar section!  No matter how hard I try to avoid that dollar section, there’s no going to Target without a stop at the dollar section (amiright?!?).  There is only one downside to Target……I always leave spending to much money!  So today, I want to share with you my 10 Secrets to Spend Less at Target. This article contains affiliate links.  I may receive compensation for purchases made through links in this post. Secret #1:  Just Stay…

  • How to begin saving today for your future

    3 Steps to a Long Term Savings Goal

    Did you know that half of all Americans do not have any money saved for retirement?  I read this statistic the other day and it made me so sad.  Long term savings is so important, but also one of those things that is easy to put off until “next year.”  The future often looks so far away, it’s hard to remember to plan for it immediately. The truth is though, that the earlier you you begin to save for the long term, the more money you will have and the less stress you will feel.  If this is something you haven’t been making a priority yet, I encourage you to…

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    8 Ways to Save Money on Utilities This Winter

    It’s time to prepare for the cold winter months (I’m seriously not excited about this!).  This is a time when sadly many households see a rise in utility costs.  Fortunately, There are ways to save money on utilities during these harsh winter months. I live in a cold cold place and it is common for the temperature to dip below zero and the highs during winter are rarely over 30.  It’s cold and it’s cold for a long time!  I am determined to not allow these freezing temperatures to put a strain on our finances. 1.  Wear Layers Stay comfortable in a cooler home by bundling up and wearing layers. …

  • 25 Items You Must Have In A Frugal Pantry

    A well stocked Frugal Pantry will help you keep your grocery expenses down.  When you have a pantry stocked with Frugal Foods you will have the needs and means to “shop your pantry first” instead of heading to the grocery store or out to a restaurant. Today, I’m sharing the absolute best staples you need stocked in your own Frugal Pantry. This article contain affiliate links.  I will be compensated for purchases made through links in this post. For Baking Watch the grocery stores for sales on baking items.  These usually come in October/November.  Stock up on baking supplies so they will last you until the next sale. 1. Flour…

  • How To Freeze Fresh Corn

    Disclosure:  “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Is there really anything better than fresh sweet corn?  I highly doubt it!  Every year I plant a large corn patch in my garden and wait in anticipation as the stalks grow and the cobs begin to develop.  Corn on the cob is probably one of my favorite foods, but garden freezer corn might be a close second.  It’s easy to freeze corn and having a freezer full of corn…

  • How To Cure And Store Your Garden Onions

    It’s officially harvest time at my house.  I love this time of year.  When the fields turn golden, the garden is producing, and I can finally enjoy the fruits of our labor.  I have been curing my onions the past couple of weeks and am excited to have them saved in my home to enjoy throughout the winter months. Onions are one of the easiest garden crops to grow.  They are very low maintenance and easy to harvest and store. Harvesting Onions You know your onions will be ready to harvest when the green stems begin falling over.  The onions should be large and sticking out of the ground. Pull…

  • The Ultimate Fall Frugal Bucket List for Families

    “Sweet Frugal Life is an Amazon Associate.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” Ahhhh fall!  My favorite time of year.  A fresh start as school begins again, the crisp fall air, and a bountiful garden harvest.  There are so many fall activities making the season perfect in every way!  With fall just around the corner, we decided to make your fall bucket list of everything we wanted to do this season.  Here is what we came up with!  As always, everything is either free or frugal! 1.  Have a Bonfire Invite some friends over, or head up to the mountains, and have a bonfire.  Roast marshmallows, snuggle…

  • How to Organically Grow Your Instagram Following

    About a year and half ago, completely on a whim, I decided to start this blog and my instagram, Sweet Frugal Life.  I wanted to share my frugal life, but honestly didn’t know if anyone would even care and I had no idea how to organically grow an instagram account, but I wanted to try! Surprisngly, people did care, and my account grew quickly.  In fact it grew from 0-50K in one years time.  I was probably more shocked than anyone.  This was something I never expected to happen. I get messages weekly asking me what my “secrets” are for growing my account The fact is there is no secret. …

  • Overcoming the Fear of Starting a Blog

    Truthfully, I use to be terrified of starting a blog.  Here’s my story of how I came from terrified to confident within a matter of minutes. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 14 years.  This is my dream job and I wouldn’t trade this time with my kids for anything. But, the past few years I’ve been getting this itch.  An itch telling me that maybe it’s time to start spreading my wings a little. I thought about many different options; I knew I wanted to continue being home with my kids, but I also wanted to start contributing to the finances and pursuing a…