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13 Spectacular Ways to Save Money on Gas


13 Spectacular Ways to Save Money On Gas
13 Spectacular Ways to Save Money On Gas

Are you sick of paying high gas prices? Me too! In fact, I was so relieved when gas prices started dropping – well, a little bit anyway. I was ready to start saving money on gas! Yet, the prices keep creeping back up which makes it hard if you are driving far to work or traveling.

I’m showing my age here, but I remember filling up at college one day for $.99 per gallon and at the time, I remember being disappointed that gas prices were going up. What I wouldn’t give now for $.99 per gallon.

Unfortunately, those “low price” days are long gone. We are left footing the bill if we want to get anywhere, especially during the holidays!

Seriously, are you thinking of traveling during the Fourth of July or Christmas or any other Holiday when family time is key? Good old supply and demand.

Luckily there are some pretty simple ways to save money on gas and if you are fresh out of ideas, you have come to the right place.

I LOVE helping people save money and I am getting creative with some of my tips, but I truly hope this helps you save and adds money back to your monthly budget!

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15 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts She Will Love – Under $20

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts Under $20
Unique Mother’s Day Gifts Under $20

Are you looking for something unique to give Mom this year?

I think we all have the best intention when Mother’s Day rolls around each year, but if you are on a budget buying gifts is difficult. Some months, I have three or four gifts to buy and I feel like my budget tanks! However, with some careful, thoughtful planning your budget doesn’t have to suffer this Mother’s Day.

The best part of gift giving, in my opinion, is that you are treating someone to a novelty they would not have bought for themselves!

And let’s face it, Mom is the one person that truly deserves to be spoiled.

However, if you are on a budget, it is difficult to find a unique gift that is fit for a queen. So I’ve done some searching and found some amazing gifts, all for under $20. If you are on a budget, no need to fret. I’ve got you – and your momma – covered!

These gifts are unique ideas that Mom won’t find anywhere else!

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Some of these gifts are found on Amazon and if you aren’t familiar with Amazon Prime, you will certainly want to check it out. They offer a 30-day free trial which includes free two-day shipping. You can sign up for the free trial here: Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial and then go ahead and check out the gifts below!Amazon Prime (One Year Membership)

With free shipping and gifts under $20, your budget will thank you! All gifts have a four-star or above rating.


How to Save on Girl’s Night Out: 10 Fun Tips

How to save money when going out with the girls!

How to Save on Girl’s Night Out
How to Save on Girl’s Night Out

Are you in need of a girls night? I know I am!

After picking up toys, doing loads of laundry, and scrubbing the bathroom floor I’m exhausted!

Not to mention wiping butts, calming tantrums, refereeing fights, and spending one-on-one time with both of my boys – Whoa!!, momma needs a break!

I know self-care is a big buzz word today, but there is nothing better than venting with a bunch of gal pals, to release pent-up tension!

Although I don’t have as much “girl time” as I know I should and when I do it is usually in the form of a play date, I think it is essential to get out with your friends at least once a month to talk about life and possibly non-kid related subjects! This is a time you can be yourself again – Like your pre-kid self again. Come on, I know she’s hiding in there somewhere!

We all had our own lives before we had kids and having kids is a wonderful journey I will cherish always, but it is good for your entire family if you leave the nest every once in a while.

Suggested Reading: 55 Summer Activities for Kids That are Frugal or Free


How to Surprise Mom This Year: Free Printable Chore Coupons

Free Mother's Day Printable Coupon Book
Free Mother’s Day Printable Coupon Book

What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day? Most moms just want to feel loved and appreciated.

One way you can make her feel special is to show her you know how much hard work and effort goes into being an amazing mom.

My gang usually takes me out to dinner so I don’t have to cook and the kids’ make little homemade gifts, which I love. Yet, one other thing I know all moms would appreciate is a clean house, including me!

But guess what? Mama doesn’t want to be the one cleaning on her big day! Nope, she wants to relax, have some brunch with mimosa, and did I mention relax!

I know because I AM a mom of two boys and it IS a lot of work keeping our house clean and organized. Also, it stresses me out when our house is cluttered and dirty.

Stress is the last thing you want mom to feel on her big day.

So today I’m going to offer you a free chore printable Mom will LOVE!

All you need to do is download and print it out and you will have a thoughtful gift, whether it be from the hubby, kids, or all the above!


3 Spring Cleaning Tips That Will Make You Money

Spring Cleaning Tips to Earn Extra Money
Spring Cleaning Tips to Earn Extra Money

Is your house full of clutter? Could you use some spring cleaning tips but are also looking to make some extra money? Then this is the post for you!

Spring is a wonderful time to start purging all of your unwanted and unnecessary belongings! During winter we tend to hoard things and build up piles of unwanted “stuff!” I mean, what else is there to do in winter but shop online? No one wants to leave the house to go out on the snow-covered messes of slush we call roads here in Michigan.

Subsequently, there is NO motivation to clean because – SERIOUSLY – when we are done what will we do with all of this “stuff?”

Due to the weather, porch pick-up from Facebook groups is not an option because no one wants to truck through mounds of snow to pick up a toy. And dragging bags of clothing and trinkets to the goodwill seems like such a chore in the winter! You have to bundle up the kids with snow gear to do something you don’t necessarily want to do in the first place. So the “stuff” sits and accumulates all winter long.

In fact, after having several days of below-freezing weather here in Michigan, I don’t want to go outside to do anything let alone carry a bunch of bags to my car to drop off at an outside location.

Sorry for the rant, but thank the dear Lord spring is finally here and I can start my spring cleaning!


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