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Brittany Cooper


How to Choose a Quality Mattress on a Small Budget

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Remember when you were a kid and the biggest purchase you had to worry about was which candy bar you were going to invest your dollar in? That one decision could take you a long time! The same thing happens as adults. We can end up being stuck on deciding between different brands but the purchase price is a tad bit higher!

There are a few big purchase items that are necessities when it comes to furnishing your home. You can’t really live without a fridge, you could possibly make due without a washing machine or dishwasher, and a mattress is probably one of those items you can’t live without.  

This family has found the best mattress of 2017 that happens to be one of the cheapest mattress options and it’s delivered to your front door! The family needed to find the best mattress for back pain but on a small budget. Plus she shares tips on how to choose a mattress for anyone in the family. Continue Reading →


A Frugal Girls Review of HelloFresh

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Who wants a giant package full of healthy and delicious food delivered right to your front door?

Who doesn’t want to think about what to make for dinner?

Who is ready to have someone do all the hard work for you

Wrap all those things up into one cute white and green box and you have successfully described my experience with my first try of HelloFresh!

Coming from a woman who doesn’t spend more than $5 PER MEAL, this is my opinion if a meal delivery service offers any savings. Here are 3 surprising ways they save you money! Continue Reading →


Simple Office Makeover on a Budget – Cost Breakdown

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Living in a digital world full of Instagram worthy pics everywhere you turn, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when decorating your home. Especially if you don’t have a big budget to get the job done. That is exactly what I was tackling in this office makeover on a budget!

These office makeover ideas will leave you with inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and tips on how to create an elegant office makeover on a budget. You can create a drastic office makeover of your own in just one weekend! Don’t wait any longer to get started on your office makeover on a budget! Continue Reading →


August 2017 Real Life Budget Update – $2,182 Saved!

It’s that time of the month again where we vulnerably open up our bank account and share with you in our budget update everything that went in and out of our real life budget over the last 30 days.

With hubby’s schedule changing it is leaving even less time for date nights or family time where all five of us can be together at the same time. It’s things like this that have always caused speed bumps in our budget in unexpected ways.

How a simple one REAL LIFE family budget helped pay off almost $20,000 in debt in less than one year and now puts over $2,000 into savings each month! If you are overwhelmed by debt and are trying to live on one income, learn from this family how to pay off debt quick and start working towards your savings goals! Learn how to save money on a small budget! Continue Reading →


September 2017 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul – 19 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

When life gets busy, the last thing on your mind is what you’re cooking for dinner! 5pm very rudely sneaks up on us moms! Which is why in this month’s meal plan I have rounded up 19 quick and easy dinner recipes on a budget!

School is back in session! How do you feel about that? I’m the mom that feels completely torn, a mess of emotions!

Happy to be back to a schedule. Happy for a few less hours a day of the kids bugging each other. But man! I do miss those guys when they are away all day!

19 quick and easy dinner recipes helping make back to school season less stressful! A FREE PRINTABLE monthly meal plan full of quick and easy dinner ideas that even your picky eater will love! Plus, every easy dinner recipe in this meal plan on a budget will help you save money! Continue Reading →


4 Steps on How to Plan a Vacation on a Budget | Real Life Costa Rica Vacation Budget Breakdown

Hubby and I just went on the most amazing Costa Rica vacation! Eight days of pure heaven on earth. The rain forest, wild monkeys, quiet beaches, exotic wildlife, peaceful hot springs, and views that never get old.

That all sounds like an expensive vacation but we were able to make our 10 year wedding anniversary unforgettable on a limited budget. I want to show you how we did it so you can do the same thing too!

Follow these four SIMPLE STEPS on how to plan a vacation on a budget and start planning your vacation today! Your dream vacation is 100% doable when you learn how to travel on a budget. This girl shares real life numbers of exactly what her family spent on their Costa Rica dream vacation!

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5 Tips to Save on Back to School Shopping

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Do you want to know a hack to never pay full price on anything ever again when back to school shopping (or any time)? A secret that will allow you to stop scanning page after page of weekly ads!

This year our family was able to save over $100 on our back to school shopping. I didn’t pay full price on a single item and I didn’t spend a single second scanning the back to school sales!

5 Hacks to never pay full price on anything ever again when it comes time for back to school shopping. My new favorite app that does all the sale searching for you. Tips on the best ways to use the app to save the very most money possible. How to set a budget for back to school shopping. How to know what prices are “good” prices. When’s the best time to jump on a hot sale! Continue Reading →


August 2017 Monthly Meal Plan & Grocery Haul – 20 Easy Grilling Recipes

Dang! When it’s cookin’ outside there is no way I want to be cooking inside! Which is why in this month’s recipe roundup I am featuring as many easy grilling recipes as I can that can be cooked outside.

The house we are currently renting (read about our journey to buying our first house here) has no AC, which leaves the inside temp usually hovering around 90 degrees.

Hence, all the grilling recipes I have rounded up for you this month!

Finding cheap dinner recipes that your entire family will love doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here is a FREE PRINTABLE MEAL PLAN full of 20 cheap easy grilling recipes for picky eaters! Plus, each of these easy grilling recipes can be prepped and served in 30 minutes or less! Continue Reading →