12 Wedding Gifts under $25


It’s time to kick off a busy wedding season. Are you planning on attending these happy events for special friends and relatives? Don’t let summer weddings drain your budget with these 12 wedding gifts that cost less than $25 each! We’re not talking boring gifts that the couple will have to return or donate to […]

How to Create Personalized Cups

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Do you have any parties or family gatherings planned this summer? Are any of your guests coffee or tea drinkers? Why not create a personalized cup for each of your guests! This is a frugal, simple idea that is much for fun than just writing the names of your guests on a plastic water bottle. […]

John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography


I love taking my Canon T5 DSLR out into my backyard and taking pictures of my flowers, trees and creek. There’s just nothing quite as rewarding as snapping a shot that captures the beauty of a fresh flower or drop of dew. But I am quickly discovering that there is an art and a science […]

Enter to Win a Piece of Walker Edison Furniture

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Who wants the opportunity to win a piece of Walker Edison Furniture in a giveaway hosted by Cheap Is The New Classy. The winner will get to choose between 3 pieces of furniture from Walker Edison {including 2 TV consoles and one L-shaped desk}. Come back and grab the daily freebie entry. This giveaway is […]

Summer Salad Gets a New Crunch


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Our family has been eating a lot of salads, but sometimes we all agree that our traditional salads are a little boring. This weekend, I decided to take our salads up a notch and add something […]

How to Identify Flowers from your phone

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Have you ever walked through your yard and wondered what the flower or tree is? Some people just seem to know everything about trees, leaves, flowers and plants, but for the rest of us, we need a little help. Last weekend the kids were playing in the yard and discovered a bloom on one of […]

5 Places to Find Used Books

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Do you love to read but hate paying full price for new books? Here are my 5 favorite ways to find used books without costing a lot of money. 5 Places to Find Used Books Local Library: Of course the most frugal place to find books for free is the local library. There are literally […]