Starting a Vegetable Garden

This week on Making Dollars Out of Change, I want to talk about making a vegetable garden. With all of the snow on the ground here in Central Virginia, I know it is hard to imagine a garden! However, it is time to start planning for spring. Planting a vegetable garden is one way to [...]

Holiday on a Budget: Valentine's Day

This week for Making Dollars Out of Change I want to focus on celebrating holidays on a budget. Planning and being creative goes a long way. Shopping year round has really cut my gift budget. This summer I picked up Valentine’s Day crafts at a yard sale for .50¢. Although I did not need the craft [...]

Stretching Your Meat Budget

Last week I covered replacing paper napkins with cloth napkins. One of my favorite links last week was from Sharon and her recipe for homemade laundry soap. Although I am not that ambitious, I love the idea! This week I wanted to focus on meat. One of the most expensive items for a meal is [...]