Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake – Side Hustle Hobbies?

Hi all, and happy Friday! This post comes specifically at the request of a number of my Twitter followers, who asked me to write all about this awesome cake I made for my now-10 year old sons birthday party. I've written before about some tips for having frugal, fun kids parties, and I put several of … Continue reading Minecraft TNT Birthday Cake – Side Hustle Hobbies?

Making The Ordinary A Bit Extraordinary

Any parent knows the struggle. You want to do something fun together as a family, something everyone will enjoy. The kids are "bored" of the same old thing. The easy answer would be to just go spend a lot of money doing some kind of fun and new activity - a visit to an amusement … Continue reading Making The Ordinary A Bit Extraordinary

Ode to Ooma – Why I Still Have A Home Phone

I have been the proud owner of an Ooma Telo for the past four years now. Before getting the Ooma, we had our home phone first through the actual telephone company with a real phone line (I'm old, I know), and then through a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol, or internet phone) setup with the … Continue reading Ode to Ooma – Why I Still Have A Home Phone

Nine Ideas for Fantastic Frugal Family Fourth Fun!

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone in the US is looking forward to a fun fourth of July tomorrow. One good thing about Fourth of July celebrations is that they don't have to be expensive. Sure, you could head out on a big trip or go down to the store and buy a ton of … Continue reading Nine Ideas for Fantastic Frugal Family Fourth Fun!

Amazing Coffee – On The Cheap

Coffee. Coffee and I are friends. Best friends since I was a teenager, in fact. I drink my coffee black - no cream and no sugar. The stronger the better. Drinking coffee black means that you really taste it, and that you really, really hate bad coffee. Bad coffee tastes bitter - like dirty water. … Continue reading Amazing Coffee – On The Cheap