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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Make It Meaningful: Gift Ideas for the Groom on His Wedding Day

I love gift giving. But not just any gift giving. I like giving meaningful gifts that will be appreciated, even if it means sometimes costing a little more. Getting more value for your money can mean getting something that will last a long time and be exactly what the other person would enjoy, instead of a gift that is cheaper and won't be used or appreciated. Here are some ideas for meaningful gifts for a groom on his wedding day, that aren't too expensive and will hit the spot.


The wedding day has always been synonymous with the bride, but it is an equally big and special day for the groom. Most weddings include a gift-giving ceremony between the bride and the groom. The groom will also receive many gifts from those who attend the party.

Choosing gifts for the groom is quite a challenge, especially if you don't want to spend too much on gifts. The main thing should be to make the gift meaningful, not exuberant. Therefore, even a small gift can have plenty of sentimental value to the groom.

How to Manage Your Home Maintenance Budget

There are some nice things about being a renter. You aren't responsible for much of the maintenance in your home, because that is the landlord's responsibility. But if you're an owner these can be an expensive part of your budget, and even renters may need to spend money on some repairs such as appliances. Here are some tips from a reader on how to make sure that these expenses stay manageable and within your budget.


Home maintenance is an expected part of being a homeowner. You need to take care of your property to keep it in good condition and prevent it from deteriorating. To be prepared to take care of your home, you need to have a home maintenance budget to ensure you can afford it. You should expect various home maintenance expenses, so you can plan for anything that you might need to pay for. There are also many ways you could save money on home maintenance, making it easier for you to manage your budget. If you want to be prepared and make sure that you don't spend too much, here's how you can manage your budget more smartly.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Recent Frugal Accomplishments


Every time I start to think that I'm not accomplishing much frugally in the past while, I decide to make a list of frugal things I've done, thinking that, maybe, the three or four things on my list will make me feel better about myself, but then the list expands and expands until I get something like this and I realize I'm not giving myself the credit I deserve. So here are the recent frugal things I did -- maybe some of them can give you ideas, and maybe you can make yourself such a list and feel proud of yourself.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

How to Save Money Shaving

First off, I want to start off by saying that no one should ever tell you what to do with your body, including body hair. Even if something is a cultural norm, if you want to keep body hair somewhere, that is your choice. And you can change your choice at any time. I, personally, prefer to shave my underarm hair, and occasionally my legs, but it is fine to not do that either. My preferred tool is an epilator, but many people prefer to not use something that pulls out hairs, as that can be painful. If you're someone that shaves, here is how you can save money shaving, while helping the environment at the same time.


Since the early 1900s our grooming routines have changed dramatically, shifting from high-quality straight razors, balms and creams to disposable cartridge razors and shaving foam in a can! Razor companies such as Gillette would have us believe that using disposable razors not only provides a smoother shave, but it’s also cheaper. But is this actually true or can we save money and still keep our faces and legs hair-free using a more traditional method of shaving?

Monday, October 4, 2021

6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Child's Education

As parents, we can just hand our kids over to their teachers and let them do the work. But to have your child succeed there, your involvement helps. Do you want to be involved in your children's education to make sure that they have the best chance at being successful there? Here are some tips from a reader on how you can do that.


The best way to make sure that your child gets the most out of their education is to be involved. Parents play a huge role in making sure that children are challenged and encouraged, so they will want to learn more! It’s also important to set your child up with good routines which will help them to focus better and enjoy learning. These six tips for parents will help you get started:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo and Easy


Sometimes the simplest dishes are the tastiest. If you want a delicious and easy side dish recipe, these lemon garlic green beans are the perfect answer. The entire time from start to finish making them is 20 minutes.

This recipe is both vegan, gluten free, and paleo. It is free of the top 8 allergies. My kids loved this and asked me to make this repeatedly.

Lemon Garlic Green Beans Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo and Easy

Thursday, September 30, 2021

7 Things To Consider Before Setting Up Your New House

Moving into a new home, especially one you bought, is both exciting and difficult. There are some things you should do when moving in. Here's a to do list from a reader; most of this list is relevant to buying a home but some are also relevant to renters.


Buying a new house can be exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. A lifetime of planning and preparation can still make you feel like you are behind. From furniture to kitchenware, the list goes on and on. Therefore, before moving to a new place, you must take care of certain things that require immediate attention before setting everything up. Now let us get your checklist in place:

Monday, September 27, 2021

Tips to Keep Your Food Items Fresher for Longer

I have to admit, I have a hard time making sure to use up all my food in the fridge before it spoils, and it is a sore spot with me. If this is something you struggle with as well, here are some tips from a reader on how to keep your food fresh longer so it doesn't spoil on you.


It's discouraging to dig through your fridge and discover that the "fresh" produce you bought earlier in the week has gone rotten. Fortunately, there are hacks you may employ to get fresher, longer-lasting goods. Here are some of the greatest methods for preserving the freshness of your food.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Recent Frugal Shopping Deals


Yesterday my kids pointed out that we were missing a lot of necessary foods in my house, so I went to the store and did a big shopping trip. I had thought at first to share all my grocery shop and what I bought and why (like I used to do in the past) but my shop was so big that it was pretty much impossible to get it all in one picture and it would take me ages to write it up, so I decided to stick to sharing just the stuff I got for frugal reasons, that were a good deal.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do While Driving

Driving can be useful but it can be risky as well. There are things you can do to mitigate the risk and there are things you can do to endanger yourself as well. Here are some important things to keep in mind so that you can drive safely and get home in one piece.


When it comes to how safe your car is, several variables come to mind. The number of airbags in your vehicle, what the body is made out of, and many others. These are all vehicle-related factors that can be crucial to saving lives. The vehicles of today have benefited from robotics and techniques such as plastic molding. They are built with durability and safety in mind. Many government laws forbid vehicles without safety features to be driven. That means all that is left now to worry about is the human factor.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Vitamin D for Brain & Nervous System Health

I, as well as many other people, are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is imperative in so many ways, and lacking it can contribute to so many different health issues. Here's more from a reader on the importance of vitamin D, especially when it comes to young children.


Very young children do not always get all the nutrients they need to grow and develop. You may need to supplement with pediatrician recommended vitamins. Vitamin D is an important nutrient to receive at any age, but especially so for children.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

I Broke My Frugal Shopping Rule


I've written quite a few times on how to save money on groceries, its almost like the main part of my blog, other than recipes, and one of the money-saving grocery shopping tips that is pretty much the most basic one is stay out of the grocery store. Grocery stores legitimately learn the best tricks to get you to spend as much money as possible, using psychology, etc... (watch this awesomely fun and hilarious Food Theory video that talks about these tricks) and therefore, the more times you enter the grocery store the more money you'll spend. Almost no one ever manages to leave the store with just that one thing because the stores are designed to make you spend money. Better get your shopping done all at once and then just leave! And if you want to go to more than one store because each store has better prices for specific things, then rotate- going one week to one store, one week to another, and buy things at each store for more than one week, because the more times you enter a grocery store, the more money you'll spend, even with a list.

But I broke that rule of mine recently. But only because I trusted myself, and knew I could trust myself in this manner...

Basically, the story is like this.

Tips For Weaning Your Baby On A Vegan Diet

Some people choose to be on a vegan diet, whether for moral, health, environmental reasons, or a combination of the above. Some also choose to do it for financial reasons. But while veganism is a choice that many people make, there are some factors to consider when weaning your child if you are intending to raise them on a vegan diet. Here are some tips regarding that.


Introducing your baby to solids for the first time is exciting yet confusing; it can be a challenge, especially if you are a first-time mom. If you are a vegan and want to start your baby on a vegan diet, it is possible despite what you may have heard.

The key is to choose the right vegan food to provide your growing baby with the necessary nutrients they need. You may be excluding some foods by taking a vegan diet, so you must take care to ensure you also don’t exclude the nutrients those foods provide from your baby’s diet. Vegan diets can lack Calcium, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D because the primary source of these nutrients is animal food.

However, you can supplement these nutrients by feeding the baby supplements, especially Vitamin B12, only found in animal foods.

With that said, it's the same as with any other diet plan to start weaning your baby. It takes a lot of patience and consistency to get it right. Here are some tips if you want to start your baby on a vegan diet.

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