When Matt and I got married, I was barely 20 years old, we were both in college, and living on love and pizza rolls. Growing together through those very lean years, we adopted, and still keep a relatively frugal lifestyle. It’s not always easy, but we do our best to live below our means, avoid… Read More 4 Hidden Costs You’re Probably Overpaying
We are making a large purchase this month and with medical bills from the latest events beginning to trickle in, I’m trying to stay simple and inexpensive while meal planning. So, nothing exciting this week – but cheap and easy, healthy, and easily made gluten free. [Simply Living Love uses affiliate links in blog posts.… Read More What’s cooking here this week! Easy Gluten Free Meal Plan
I go through spurts when lunch packing is a dreaded task. This usually happens when I haven’t prepped at the beginning of the week, or at the end of the school year when I’m just over it! Today I want to share with you my favorite lunch packing supplies and some basic tips to… Read More Get out of the lunch packing rut!
Do you know how much you spend on groceries each month? I’ve been keeping track for years. Back in 2009 when it was just 3 of us, and one of us was only 4 years old, our grocery budget was only $150 per month. I’m still not quite sure how we managed that. I… Read More Can you eat healthy food on a thrifty budget?
Confession: I am a very messy neat freak. Does that comfort you and give me credibility as I write an organizational post? Well, if it doesn’t, it should. If I can find ways to stay (mostly) organized in my super small kitchen when I spend a ton of time in there making a mess, so… Read More Inexpensive Ways To Maximize Space In a Small Kitchen
You’ve all heard it: “Stop drinking Starbucks and save the money you would have spent.” Well we never actually do that, do we? Somehow, we manage to eat out with the kids (even if it’s only fast food), put clothes on our bodies, gas in our car, and pay for our kids’ extracurriculars, but we… Read More 9 Ways To Save Money When There Is No Extra
I don’t love using tons of chemicals around our food. I’m kind of stuck on Soft Scrub for cleaning my sink, but other than that – I like to use more natural stuff. Plus, this stuff costs PENNIES! I’ve been using this home made spray for a while and I’m loving it. Using a spray… Read More Simply Safe Homemade All Purpose Cleaner (and one for granite too!)