Month: June 2018

55 Summer Activities for Kids that are Frugal or Free

55 Summer Activities for Kids that are Frugal or Free!

55 Summer Activities for Kids That are Frugal or Free - popsicle- green and pink letters
55 Summer Activities for Kids That are Frugal or Free

Did your kids get out of school this week? My kids were out last week and unless you go year-round, your kids are ready to let loose and enjoy their summer.

Let me just say, I LOVE it when my kids are home. Although they can drive me nuts by yelling the word MOM 50 times in an hour period, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Don’t get me wrong, I like my free time when they are at school and in fact, this is my only blogging time, but since they are home I am going to make the best of it and work on this blog while they are having their short amount of screen time. (hee hee)


Thinking of Taking Surveys for Money? Ask These 5 Questions First

Do you want to take surveys for money? A little extra cash would be nice!

Online survey sites for money - 5 question to ask
Online survey sites for money

Some people make it sound so easy to sign up for a few sites and make a pile of money! Just sign up, take the survey, and get paid! If only earning money online were that easy!

Yet, in my experience, there are some survey sites that are worth your time and ARE helpful if you are looking for an easy way to earn extra spending money.

Related: 21 Stay-at-Home Mom Jobs so You Can Stay With Your Kids


Super Easy Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe

Super Easy Pasta Chicken Cucumber Salad
Super Easy Pasta Chicken Cucumber Salad

Are you looking for some frugal and easy recipes to serve your family this summer? This Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe will not disappoint.

Summer is a time to relax and spend with your family, so cooking five-courses meals may not be on your agenda. (Or mine!)

If you are like me, you want something quick and easy that won’t heat up the entire house by using the oven.

I make this salad for parties, lunch, and as a full meal with chicken added. The best part is, it is SO easy to make and only takes a few minutes to whip up.

If you are able to boil pasta and cut up vegetables, then you can make this!

Are you headed to a party for the fourth? I made this for my son’s birthday party last summer and the bowl was empty when the party was over. I like to make dishes for holiday parties that incorporate fruits or vegetables so my kids aren’t eating junk food all day. This includes tomatoes and cucumbers as part of the salad so yay for nutrition!

Let’s Talk Price For Your Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe

Not to mention, I LOVE saving money and this salad will not break the bank with only five ingredients (well, add a bit of salt and pepper on top of the five) and you have a great meal for around $6-7 depending on where and how much you spend on your chicken.

I bought mine at Target and got six pieces of fresh chicken for $5.79. That is under $1 per piece, so my salad priced out around $6!

Don’t forget you can make it veggie style if you are on a tight budget. I usually don’t add chicken if I am making it for a side dish for a party. So that’s around $4 for a hearty side dish.


75 Frugal Living Tips That are Surprisingly Easy

Are you looking for the best frugal living tips to help you save money? I’ve got you covered.

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75 Best Frugal Living Tips to Save Money
75 Best Frugal Living Tips to Save Money

What Is Frugal Living?

Frugal living is often thought of as being synonymous with the word cheap! However, there are some HUGE differences between being cheap and being frugal.

In fact, you don’t need to be an extreme cheapskate to live a frugal life.

According to Google Dictionary frugal by definition means: “sparing or economical with regards to money or food.” But to many people, frugal living means much more.

Related: 21 Things to Stop Buying to Save More Money