Works for Me Wednesday

  • Smelly Washer? Affresh Can Fix That

      I LOVE my front loading washer and dryer. They hold more laundry in every load, use less water and are energy efficient. But one thing I don’t like is that the washer can start to smell “a little less than fresh”. If you think about it, we clean ... Read More
  • Make Your Own Facial Exfoliation

    Here’s a great Frugal tip that pampers as well as saves! It is super simple, too.  Exfoliating is a one of the best and easiest ways to keep your skin feeling soft and looking young, but you don’t have to spend a ton on exfoliating products. DIY Exfoliation ... Read More
  • Grocery Shopping Made Simple with Cozi

    Have you checked out yet? If not, I definitely recommend it since they offer many different ways to help organize family life, and the best part is that it is FREE! Some of the features at are: Family Calendar Family Journal Photo Screensaver ... Read More
  • Gift Idea: Make Your Own Picture Frames

    Who doesn’t like pictures, especially for special occasions like birthdays, Christmas or baby showers? Here’s a great gift idea:  a personalized picture frame, which is easy and inexpensive to make, too. I made this frame above for a family member, who is ... Read More
  • Storing Foods in the Freezer

    One way that I am able to save on my grocery bill is by stocking up when there is a good sale.  It is easy to stock up on items that don’t have expiration dates (toothbrushes, soap, feminine products), but stocking up on perishables is just as possible when you ... Read More
  • Why I Don’t Buy Generic

    I’d like to extinguish the myth that generic is always cheaper. No, I don’t buy generic. No, I’m not a name brand snob. Yes, I save more money. Yet, had you asked me this a year ago, I would have told you that all I bought was generic since I was trying to ... Read More
  • Cheap Summer Family Movies

    It’s summer and in Phoenix that means that it is HOT! So, movies are a great way to get out of the house, while staying cool. Here’s a list of some Cheap Movie Deals: AMC’s Summer Movie Camp starts June 17- August 5. Movies are only $1 and play every ... Read More
  • Saving Money on Haircuts

    There’s no denying that hair care can increase a families budget, especially with several family members. The average cost for a “cheap” haircut is still around $25-$30 after tip and even kids’ cuts can add up (last time we went it was $18). If you cut your ... Read More
  • Making Homemade Baby Food

    Although I did write a post a while back on this topic, I thought that I should revisit it and give a little more information on why I do it and how easy it is to make your own baby food. Not only does it save me money, but I also have the joy of […]