Popular Series

Here’s a list of our most popular posts and series:


The Ultimate Guide to Couponing in the Northwest

Making Couponing Work for You

How to fit couponing into your week

Save money on printing coupons

How to organize your coupons

How to organize your coupons

Stockpiling on a budget

Couponing on a special diet

How to Make Couponing Work with Small Children


Frugal Living 101

Making vs. Buying

5 Simple Tips for Frugal Living

Homemaking Your Way

3 Things to Remember When Being Frugal Isn’t Easy

5 steps to tightening your budget belt

Tips on saving money at the dentist

Is your umbrella big enough? Why budgeting is so important

5 Steps to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping

6 Reasons I’ve Ditched Garage Sale for Consignment Sales

7 Items you Might Not Expect to Find at a Consignment Sale


Upcoming Pacific Northwest Children’s Consignment Sales

Why I Give Birth At Home

5 Summer Watering Tips

What to Buy at Trader Joe’s

For the love of Costco

Is Costco really worth it?

Canned Goods You Should Buy at Costco

5 Steps to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping

How much should you be paying for diapers?


Local Resources for an Energy Efficient Home

10 Ways to Reuse Newspaper

Easy Ways to Reduce and Organize Household Paper

Cleaning & Organizing: Do Just One Thing Principle

Organize your own freezer swap

Make Your Own Household Cleaners


Gift Guides

Top 10 Cookbooks

Top Kitchen items for Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Kitchen Appliances

American Girl Gift Guide

Best LEGO Deals


50+ Birthday Freebies

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun

Local & National Reading Programs

Valentine’s Day Freebies & Deals

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas for Kids

Tax Day Freebies & Deals

Mother’s Day Freebies & Deals

Halloween Freebies & Deals

Veterans Day Freebies & Deals

Christmas baking to do with your kids

How to make a candy train

Indoor gardening for your kids

Are We There Yet Travel Bags?

How to survive a road trip with kids

What I Learned from my Kids About Family Fun

5 Family Traditions to Start Today

Easy Family Advent Activities

How to take the vacation you didn’t think you could afford


The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun

Portland Staycation Guide

Pacific Northwest Fall Family Fun Guide

Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals

Pacific Northwest Christmas Family Fun Guide

Portland Parks & Rec FREE Activities

Portland Metro FREE & Cheap Summer Movies

Pacific Northwest Summer Reading Programs

Bauman’s Farm & Garden Review

5 Inexpensive Outings in the Portland Metro Area

Food Cart Friday Reviews (Portland area)

A Day Trip to Vancouver, Washington

Portland Metro Area Orchards


How to Build Your Own Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Gardening

Raised garden beds: Planting tips for vegetable seeds & starts

Compost Made Simple

Get Rid of Slugs with a Non-toxic Barrier

5 Summer Watering Tips


Vitamix or Blentec?

Butter: Salted vs. Unsalted

How to decode egg carton labels

How to Clean Cast Iron

Top 10 Cookbooks

Top Kitchen items for Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Kitchen Appliances

Less Meat, More Vegetables

How to Can: Step-By-Step Guides

Juicing on a Budget

Saving Money on Real Food

All About Beans

All About Rice

Frugal Homemaking

5 Easy Meals to Make With Your Kids


Tips on Freezing Fruit

How to Can: Step-By-Step Guides

U-Pick Produce: 9 Tips for a Successful Trip

U-Pick Produce: Ideas for using Summer Produce

Canning for Beginners: FAQ’s

Water Bath Canning: Collecting the Right Equipment

Water Bath Canning — A Step-by-Step Guide

Price Comparison for Canning Supplies

Different ways to preserve tomatoes

Where to pick peaches in the Portland Metro area

HOMEMAKING {Month-by-Month}

Frugal Homemaking for November

Frugal Homemaking for March

Frugal Homemaking for June

Frugal Homemaking for July


Juicing on a Budget

Saving Money on Real Food

The Truth About CSA’s 

DIY Detox: 10 easy steps to cleansing on the cheap

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