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Lilo Costume : Easy NO SEW Halloween DIY

DIY Lilo Costume

DIY Lilo costume! Our kids love Disney costumes and we are really into dressing up for Mickey’s Halloween Party!  While we would love to buy outfits from The Disney Store,…

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Summer Movie Express – $1 movies all Summer long!

Dollar summer movie schedule

The Regal Cinema Summer Movie Schedule is something I typically post on San Diego Deals and Steals.  This is the first year I will be sharing the Regal Summer Movie…

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How to get FREE coffee and treats at Disney!

downtonw disney starbucks coffee

Everyone knows our family loves Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  We are experts in saving money and stretching a budget at Disney. How about free coffee at Disney? I have…

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How to have a DEBT FREE Christmas in 2017, but you gotta start today!

use these tools for a debt free Christmas

So did you go a little crazy on Christmas 2016? Did you spend more than you had available, and now you have Christmas debt following you into the new year? …

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Vacation Fund Jar for kids

vacation fund jar for kids

Our vacation fund jar is mostly symbolism, but we love it.  We decided years ago that debt free was the way to be. We plan out everything. Our goal is…

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Get a FREE Month of Amazon Prime!

We signed up for a free month of Amazon Prime thinking we would ditch it after that month. While it was a super easy process to unsubscribe we decided it…

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Our FREEBIE backyard play structure makeover!

We moved into our new little fixer upper house about a year an a half ago.  Our new house is a bit smaller than our last and full of projects. …

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Garage Sale Lamp Makeover!

If you have been here for any amount of time you know I am a little bit into garage sales.  Garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales, and Craigslist are almost…

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My Summer Garage Sale List

So last year I shared my Garage Sale List and as you can see from my update we got quite a few of the items on our list!  Not only…

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Thrifted Honey Lemon Costume – DIY

Our kids are obsessed with Big Hero 6 and I love it.  I love the messages of this film, especially that smart and quirky is cool and that girls are…

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10 tips for Thrift Store Shopping from the expert!

As you may have noticed, I enjoy thrift store shopping and garage sale shopping.  Spring Cleaning time is here which means thrift stores are going to be full of gently…

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Thrift Store Haul Videos

I have noticed quite a few searches for Thrift Store Haul Videos recently and I thought you just might like all of our Thrift Store Hauls all in the same…

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Potty Training, it will happen when it’s gonna happen : Parent’s Choice Diapers for now!

Parents Choice Diapers sold exclusively at Walmart

So, our littlest recently turned three.  We had hoped we would be out of diapers by this point.  We knew we might not be completely potty trained, but we were…

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Energy Management Tips for Families this Summer

energy saving tactics for families

Summertime in California is when we tend to see our energy bills rise.  There are easy ways to manage our energy so we can keep California golden AND have more…

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Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Adoption Fundraising ideas

How to Afford Adoption was nearly a year in the making so I decided I should probably break it up a bit!  In the first Affording Adoption Article I shared…

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Garage Sale List 2014

Garage Sale

It is no secret that I love garage sales and second hand shops.  Our new little fixer upper is a different layout than our last house and while some things…

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Trader Joe’s Face Serum ….. money saving beauty secret!

Money saving beauty secrets

So I am super excited to introduce you to one of my favorite money saving beauty secrets that you can find at Trader Joe’s!  Here’s the thing, I’m not exactly…

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DIY Elsa Frozen Dress : Thrift Store Make over – NO SEW

diy-frozen-elsa-dress

I am not sure if you know this, but there is a bit of Disney Frozen obsession going on in our house.  Big time.  Of course we wanted an Elsa…

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Goodwill and Thrift Store Haul

thrifting

I have always loved thrift stores and garage sales.  Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy shopping at the mall or online for something shiny and new, but I can…

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Reclaimed Wood Sign : DIY Decor

reclaimed-wood-sign

We are having so much fun decorating our new fixer upper on a shoe string budget.  I love thrifting, garage sailing, and re-purposing hand me downs and what others might…

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