It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? Well… except for maybe the cold weather and unpredictable temperatures. I hate when I leave in the morning in my big puffy winter jacket and by the time I get on the train, I’m so hot and miserable from being squished between two strangers and from sitting in a subway car that hasn’t figured out how to actually be set to a comfortable degree. Then I have to sit there, hoping that I don’t start sweating too much, and trying to make a game plan for how to take off my scarf and bajillion other layers without elbowing the face of the person next to me.
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At the end of June, Ty and I packed up our entire Chicago apartment and set off on a whirlwind adventure. With just a carry on each of clothes, we boarded the plane to Africa. We strategically packed, making sure that everything we brought was absolutely necessary. [Read more…] about Frugal Fashion: Business Casual on a Budget
To all my Crafty Coin followers, friends, and family –
I want to say thank you for your love and support over these past 4 months as Ty and I have transitioned from Chicagoans to New Yorkers and all the adventures in between. It’s been fun, it’s been exhausting, and it’s been expensive. But I wouldn’t change any of it for the world! I wanted to share with you where life has taken us since we left Chicago at the end of June. [Read more…] about Life Update
This is a guest post from Jen Hayes of Frugal Millennial. As someone who lives with 2 cats and 2 dogs, she’s an expert when it comes to raising pets without breaking the bank! My husband is dying for us to get a dog, so I’m excited to learn a thing or two from Jen.
Owning a pet can have a positive impact on your mental health, but it can be detrimental to your wallet. Puppies have unique needs that can make the pet ownership experience even more expensive. If you’re interested in adopting a puppy, it’s wise to consider the numerous costs associated with puppies. Follow these tips to keep the costs reasonable. [Read more…] about 7 Ways to Save Money as a Puppy Parent
This is a guest post from Mara of the food blog Put on Your Cake Pants. She’s all about eating well while spending less. Check out this delicious recipe – perfect for fall weather!
I spent a fair amount of time watching my parents cook when I was growing up, and one of the things I learned from them was the importance of resourcefulness. Nearly anyone can look at a recipe and put together a shopping list, but making do with what you already have on hand takes flexibility and creativity. Stopping by the store for a couple of ingredients can be tempting, but I find that when I do that, I end up buying things I don’t really need just because I’m already there (and probably hungry, too!). [Read more…] about Easy One-Pot Jambalaya
This is a guest post from Brittany of Bits of Bri. She’s a world traveler who has found bike riding to be the most cost-efficient and fun way to get around! Read on to find out more about her cycling experiences.
Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle that benefits both you and the planet while having tons of fun and saving even more tons of money? If so, then I have the perfect simple solution for you: ride a bike!
My favorite way to travel from one place to another is by bike. But this wasn’t always the case, especially when I lived in the United States where getting from one place to another can take hours, even by car! [Read more…] about 3 Reasons You Should Ride a Bike
This is a guest post from Elizabeth Landrum. She’s got great ideas for enjoying summer fun without spending a ton of money!
Let’s face it – vacations are expensive and stressful. You pack everything you can into a few short days and come home with new memories and experiences but you’re also exhausted, short on cash and probably sunburnt.
The most important thing to me on our wedding day were the details – the things other people might not have even noticed, but were special to me. Since we were planning our big day on an $8,000 budget, 1/3 of the cost of most American weddings, we had to be crafty in keeping costs low (quite literally). One of the biggest ways we saved money was by putting in a lot of time ourselves. [Read more…] about My Dream Wedding – For Under $8K! // The Details
One of my biggest tips for saving money on groceries is to buy what’s on sale. Instead of grocery shopping based off of a recipe, I buy groceries based off of sale prices and find recipes later. This means that I eat seasonally for the most part since fresh produce that’s in season is typically the best price. Not only do I save money this way, I also am eating more nutrient dense foods since these fruits and vegetables have been picked when they’re ripe. It’s a win-win! [Read more…] about One Month of Budget Grocery Hauls & Meals Plans – May 2016
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When I downsized my closet earlier this year, I really took the time to decide what pieces made me feel great and got rid of the ones I was keeping around “just because”. It was a very freeing experience and I ended up with a wardrobe I love, but is minimal. That means that I really try to maximize what I do have by creating multiple outfits out of each article of clothing. Case and point: my favorite olive green tank. [Read more…] about Frugal Fashion: One Tank, Two Ways