How to Save 70%-90% on Kids Clothes

This post is sponsored by Kids on 45th, but all opinions are my own.


Best place to buy kids clothes

Can you believe it? It’s already time to start thinking about and shopping for back-to-school clothing for your kids!

I don’t know about you, but I feel that my children grow so fast. I’m constantly needing to purchase clothes for them as they outgrow their old clothes. But the cost to purchase a new wardrobe for my three children really adds up.

So I was happy to hear about Kids on 45th, an online children’s clothing site that sells nearly-new and used kids clothes online in sizes newborn to preteen/teen (14/16). This company definitely helps you save money on children’s clothing. And it’s one of the best kids secondhand clothing stores online.

Since it’s time to shop for back-to-school clothes, right now if you want to try out Kids on 45th, you can get $10 off your first order when you use the code SAVING at checkout.

Cheap Kids Clothes OnlineMy kids were all smiles opening the box from Kids on 45th and trying on the used kids clothes we purchased online.

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Dish Towel & Wash Cloth Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea

neighbor christmas gift inexpensive

Every year, we do small Christmas gifts for neighbors and friends who live close by. Last year, we saw this cute idea of a dish towel and wash cloth that made us smile and decided to do it as our neighbor Christmas gift. It’s simple to do,thoughtful, and doesn’t cost a lot of money. I picked up the items at a dollar store. Here’s what to do:


Holiday Dish Towel

Choose a regular or holiday dish towel from the dollar store.

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8 Ways to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day & What You Should Know

Amazon Prime Day Boxes Delivery

Amazon Prime Day starts Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12 a.m. PT and will continue through October 14, 2020. Amazon Prime Day is an annual event normally in July (however, it’s actually being hosted in October 2020 this year), and Amazon offers deals on thousands of items exclusively for Prime members.

Here is what you need to know about Amazon Prime Day and how to prepare for it:

1 – Amazon Prime

If you are not an Amazon Prime member already you should definitely sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime right now so you can take advantage of all of the upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals! Right now is the perfect time to try it out and enjoy the benefits.


2 – Amazon App

Download the Amazon App to make shopping on the go easy. You can also use your phone’s camera to locate items with a single tap, find items faster, and track orders in real time.


3 – Amazon Fresh

If you are an Amazon Prime member get $30 off your first order with Amazon Fresh when you use the code 30FRESH at checkout. This isn’t available in all areas yet, so head over here to see if Amazon Fresh is available in your area by using your address.

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4-Step Process How to Clean a Curling Iron

How to Clean a Curling IronI just absolutely love my Hot Tools Curling Iron! It keeps my hair curled all day. I’ve learned that if you want curls to last longer, then you should invest in a good curling iron. Good curling irons may be more expensive, but they damage your hair less, they heat up better so you apply heat for a shorter period of time, and they will last you a very long time. This Hot Tools Curling Iron works great and has been a good curling iron. Of course always remember that before you curl your hair be sure to apply heat protectant first.

Since I invested in a good curling iron, I want to keep it for a long time, and the way to make it last a long time is to clean it and take care of it. For a while now I’ve needed to clean my curling iron because it has hair product build up on it. Finally I’m now getting around to doing it. After researching how to clean a curling iron, I found an inexpensive way to clean the curling iron that is really effective. And now my curling iron looks like new again! Check out the photos below.

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11 Tips to Save Money on Amazon

11 tips to save money on amazon can be a great place to find good deals on products and to get fast shipping. But just because you love shopping on Amazon, it doesn’t mean you are always saving money on the product you are purchasing. Find out if Amazon has the best deal on the product you are purchasing by reading these 8 Ways to Save Money Shopping Online. If you do find that you are getting a good deal on an item you are buying from Amazon, there may be other ways you can still save money on Amazon when shopping online. Here are 11 tips to save money on Amazon.


1. Amazon Warehouse Deals

Amazon Warehouse Deals is where you will find discounts on open-box and pre-owned products such as computers, laptops, tablets, televisions, cell phones, power tools, grocery, toys, games, kitchen and dining and so much more. These items have been returned, used, damaged in a warehouse or refurbished. Items are sorted by condition, so you’ll know if the item you purchased is in good condition. This is a place to find quality used products that you won’t pay as much for the product.

Within the Amazon Warehouse Deals is a Bargain Bin where everything is 50% off or more. It has overstocks, closeouts, markdowns, and last years models on products that are still new and ready to purchase.  If Amazon needs to get rid of inventory, it goes into this section.


2. Amazon Gold Box

To find great deals, keep an eye on Amazon’s Gold Box page, which features “Today’s Deals” and includes a “Deal of the Day” and “Lightning Deals”, which are hour-long lightning sales, price-reduced items and limited-time offers from around the site.


3. Amazon Coupons

Before you purchase products on Amazon such as household products, personal care or groceries, check out Amazon’s coupons here to see if there is a coupon that you can use to get a discount on the item.


4. Amazon Subscribe and Save

When you sign up for Amazon’s “Subscribe and Save”, you’ll get discounts on thousands of everyday items such as baby and laundry products. All you need to do is choose the option Subscribe & Save, which will be located to the right of the product, and you can save up to 15% on your entire order. Plus, it includes free shipping. The product will then be shipped to you every month or every other month. However, you can change how often a product is shipped to you or skip an order.  After you receive a product, you can also cancel Subscribe & Save at any time.

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Inexpensive Dishwashing Liquid Christmas Gift Idea

Dishwashing Liquid Christmas Gift Idea Our family enjoys giving gifts to friends and neighbors each year, and we try to do gifts that are thoughtful. However, the cost of giving gifts can add up quickly.

It’s so easy to overspend during the holiday season because you want to give presents to so many people, but doing so can drain the holiday budget. Each year we do a gift for friends and co-workers that is nice but isn’t too expensive. Here is an inexpensive Christmas gift idea:


Dishwashing Liquid Holiday Inexpensive Christmas Gift Idea

Last year, we put together these Dishwashing Liquid Soap Christmas Gifts. We purchased the dishwashing liquid from the dollar store. We’ve also seen them for less than $1 at Walmart and WinCo. Really, any brand of dishwashing soap will work. Then we printed the saying, “We ‘Wash’ You a Merry Christmas!” on red paper and used ribbon to tie it to the dishwashing soap.

If you do purchase the Joy Dishwashing Liquid Soap, you could use the saying, “May JOY be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through.” This is a simple gift idea and easy to put together, especially if you need a last minute gift for someone.

What is an inexpensive Christmas gift idea you’ve done for family or friends?


You might also like these other frugal Christmas gift ideas:

25 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas


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15 Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas


Tips How to Give Holiday Gifts without Spending Too Much

6 Tips How to Give Holiday Gifts Without Spending Too Much


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Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub

If you are looking for a gift to give friends or neighbors this holiday season, this Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub is an easy and simple gift idea. It is a thoughtful and nice gift, and it is also less expensive than if you purchased a sugar scrub from the store. I also love that the peppermint and vanilla fragrance complement each other and smell good together.

The Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub is only 4 ingredients. Before I made it, I went through my pantry and found that I already had all of the ingredients to make the sugar scrub. And since I do canning every fall, I even had small 8-oz jars, lids and bands downstairs in my basement. It made it nice that I already had everything needed to make a handful of sugar scrubs that I could give to neighbors.

Here is how to make homemade Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

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Stock Up Prices for 17 School Supplies

Stock up Prices for School Supplies

As you shop for school supplies for your kids this year, here are the price points of how much to pay for school supplies.


Backpacks – Watch for backpacks to be under $10




Crayons, 24 ct. – $0.25 stock up price

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7 Make Ahead Freezer Meals

Make Ahead Freezer MealsEasy, homemade make ahead freezer meals that you can make ahead for the crockpot or casseroles to freeze.


Having make ahead freezer meals on busy days when I don’t have much time to make dinner helps out so much.

If I have easy dinner ideas I can pull out of the freezer, this saves me from running to the store at the last minute or going to the drive-thru to purchase fast food.

It takes time to plan and make freezer meals, but in the long run it saves you time and money. These seven recipes are easy freezer meals that you can make ahead in the crock pot or as casseroles and are beef and chicken freezer meals.

I’ll admit that when I was planning out a week of freezer meals, I thought I would have time on one day to get all these freezer meals completed. Well, guess what? Life happened. Every day when I was trying to do the freezer meals, I would make one freezer meal and then that’s all the time I had.

So I’ve learned that for me and my crazy schedule, I can only plan to make one or two freezer meals a day. And since most of the freezer meals make a double batch, I usually used one of the freezer meals for dinner that night and then I froze the other one. So for those of you busy moms like me, try only doing a few at a time like I did.

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Here are some questions people ask about freezer meals or freezing food:


What Can You Meal Prep and Freeze?

There are many foods you can meal prep and freeze. I’ve compiled a list of 70 foods you can freeze or that don’t freeze well that will help you when you meal prep.

Most of the time if you see that a certain food is in the frozen section of the grocery store, then you can most likely prepare and freeze it at home too. There are certain ways to prepare foods for freezing. Click here see the full list of foods.

And these seven make ahead freezer meals right here can be prepared in advance and frozen. Then when you are ready to use them, pull them out of the freezer and allow them to thaw in the refrigerator for a day or two.

PRO TIP: If you don’t have time to thaw the crock pot make ahead freezer meals, you can place the entire frozen meal into the crock pot and cook on low 8-10 hours. The meal turns out great and the meat easily shreds.

If you don’t have time to thaw the make ahead freezer casseroles in the refrigerator, you can still bake them frozen in the oven. However, you’ll need to add 1-3 hours additional cooking time in the oven depending on the size of the casserole.


What Cooked Foods Freeze Well?

I like to cook food in advance and freeze it. Some foods that I cook in advance and freeze for later is shredded chicken and ground beef, breads and muffins, rolls and biscuits, pancakes and waffles, cookies and cake (if we don’t eat them all first), and soups and casseroles. See how to freeze all of these foods and more by clicking here.

After cooking food, it’s important to cool the food before freezing it.  Allow the hot food to cool down to almost room temperature, and then freeze the food within 1-2 hours. Food shouldn’t be left out more than two hours because bacteria grow rapidly and the food can become unsafe to eat.

When you are ready to use your freezer meals, thaw food in the refrigerator or microwave and cook it. You can then refreeze it if you have leftovers. By cooking and then freezing food, you are killing the bacteria and bringing the food to a level that is safe to eat.

However, never eat or freeze food that has been left out of refrigeration too long. Many bacteria produce heat-resistant toxins that cannot be destroyed by reheating food at a high temperature. And freezing food will not kill the bacteria of food that is spoiling or already spoiled.


What Meals Can Be Frozen and Reheated? Or What Meals Can I Freeze for Later?

If you have ever wondered what meals can be frozen and reheated or what meals you can freeze for later, then below are seven make ahead freezer meals to prepare and put in your freezer. If you like new freezer meal ideas, you’ll also want to check out these 12 favorite freezer meals here.


favorite freezer mealsIf you like freezer meal recipes, CLICK HERE to see 12 more Favorite Freezer Meals.


Below are 7 make ahead freezer meals that my family enjoys eating.

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My After School Started Back to School Video Shopping Trip

Even though school has started where I live, I went back to school shopping with my kids to find some deals on clothes. It was a great way for me to teach my oldest daughter that you can find cute clothes that don’t cost tons of money. I also share in the video 7 ways to save money on children’s clothing. There are great deals on clothes right now as the stores are trying to close our their fall inventory to make room for their winter inventory. If you can’t play the video above, head over to my YouTube channel here to watch it.

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