Become an Amazon Product Reviewer: The Basics

Become an Amazon Product Reviewer: The Basics

Writing reviews on Amazon is a great way to earn free or nearly free products.  Wait, earn?  Yep, you read right.  Before you jump right into reviewing Amazon products, please educate yourself on the process and what an Amazon review should contain. Let’s be real here for just a minute.  If you’re thinking you’re going to get thousands of dollars of products for free with no effort and minimal time, you’re sadly mistaken.  This isn’t one of those “too good to be true” scenarios, but an honest way to work and earn free…Read more …
Become an Amazon Product Reviewer with Tomoson

Become an Amazon Product Reviewer with Tomoson

I recently shared with a group of frugal friends that I am an Amazon product reviewer and they wanted the inside scoop.  Last year when we bought our house, I started contacting companies directly on Amazon.  I offered to write a review of their product on Amazon and on my blog… in exchange, they would provide me with the item free of charge.  Several companies wanted me to review their products {you can read my surprised post on that here}.  Sometime last fall, I figured there had to be a better way for Amazon…Read more …
Tips for Planning a Frugal Wedding

Tips for Planning a Frugal Wedding

Last July, Hubby and I got married.  Our wedding was fantastic and romantic... and cheap!  I've been talking to a few ladies who are planning their weddings lately.  I thought this would be a great time to share some of the ways we managed such a shoestring budget frugal wedding {and, of course, take a little walk down memory lane}! My tips for planning a frugal wedding: 1. Be prepared to think outside the box! Get creative with your ideas.  You’ll save lots of money by NOT buying things labeled “wedding”.  This includes everything…Read more …
Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Earlier I shared my best yard sale tips for success.  I promised to share the custom yard sale price tags I made with you.  When we're tagging, we usually keep all the tags for each size sorted in small ziploc bags.  I have also used a small tackle/organizing box {as pictured}.  This worked really well for me! I am so excited to share these free printable price tags with you!  They're super simple - you can use with any paper you want.  I usually use colored copy or cardstock paper.  You can cut…Read more …
Keys to Yard Sale Success

Keys to Yard Sale Success

Every year at church we have the Parkview Annual{ish} Mega Sale... well, almost every year {hence the "ish" in the sale name}.  I've organized the sale for several years and I have many, many years under my belt as a seasoned yard sale shopper.  As Michael and I are preparing for our move, we're trying to pare down our unnecessary "stuff" as much as possible.  I am a big believer that physical messes create mental messes, and vice versa... but I'm a horrible homemaker.  I think it's easier for me to keep my…Read more …
Our $2,500 Budget Wedding

Our $2,500 Budget Wedding

Hubby and I have been married just over a year now… we got married on July 4, 2014.  We joked that we picked a holiday so neither of us could forget the anniversary… but seriously.  Also – how fun is it to have an extra day off work and fireworks every single anniversary?! Score! From the day we got engaged to the day of the wedding was 2 months and 3 days {yes, we are certifiably insane, thanks}.  We dated for about 4 months before getting engaged… I would not normally suggest that…Read more …