5 Simple Steps to Save $100’s on College Text Books

    Is your budget feeling a strain due to college tuition payments?  Now to make matters worse you realize you need to actually buy books. The days of getting to use the books free at high school is over.  Bummer Huh. It definitely hit me on the day I … [Read more...]

Mangoes in Season | Tips for Picking, Storing and Serving + Mango Salsa Recipe

  It’s July and that means prime season for Mangoes.  Actually I should say that it’s prime season for the Tommy Atkins, Keitt and Kent variety of mangoes since there are actually four different common varieties of mangoes.   Here’s a breakdown on mangoes. Mango … [Read more...]

7 Things Living Minimalistically Has Taught Us

  It's official.  We are now residents of Florida.  We have Florida license plates and driver licenses, the kids are enrolled in school, the moving truck has come and gone and today the last thing of our move went away...    the 16 foot Pod we had filled up before … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tip | Don’t be Afraid to Ask

      So our time in Pittsburgh is coming to an end and when a friend asked me out to lunch before we left, I immediately thought of Primanti Bros.  After all, what's more Pittsburgh then Primanti's.  Over our 11 years here,  it is one of the two … [Read more...]

4 Frugal Ways to Get Your House Ready to Sell **Update – It sold in 9 days**

    **Update** - Our house sold after only 9 days and I think these tips were a big reason why. It's official!  Our house is on the market!! Let's just say it's been a crazy busy couple months getting it ready.  My house is looking better than it has since we … [Read more...]