I am known for my super shopping skills. People often ask me about how they can be money savvy too and how on earth I get stuff so discounted or even free. I taught myself how to live frugally out of dire necessity and hard times several years ago. I’ve always been resourceful and able to make my money stretch to provide for myself or my family no matter the size of my budget. I really enjoy helping people and decided to create a space where I can share these skills online. Make sure to check out these archives for great tips on how YOU can make your budget stretch by getting things for less or Free!
It’s time for a Tip of the Week! If you are new to “We Live Inspired”, I sometimes share random tips to help make life easier for you. One of my favorite tips to share are money saving tips (Click HERE for the awesome archives where you can find out how I get freebies, discounts, and even make checks when I shop online!). I am the queen of discounts, deals , & freebies and started doing this about 10 years ago when times got tough financially (but that is a story for a different day). Today I am sharing a money saving tip with you on where I got my brand new name brand mattress (A Simmons Beautyrest) for over 60% off!! If you are stressed out over mattress shopping … Continue Reading →
I love holidays and I love making my loved ones feel special! This week I’m sharing some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all budgets and all people on your list (even treats for those who can’t have sugar). Valentine’s Day gift ideas for women, men and kids! Are you ready to spread a little love around with me? I won’t separate these gift ideas in categories, because usually the gifts I give for Valentine’s could work for several people on my list. I will put some suggestions with each item for who the recipients could be and I will make it easy for you by providing costs and links to everything. This post also includes some of my savvy shopper money saving tips- so don’t miss those! … Continue Reading →
It’s time to come on in to the cozy cottage and see some Christmas decor! Last year was my first Christmas as a home owner with my very own “grown up” tree. We live near the woods and I wanted to create an Enchanted Woodland Christmas theme in the upstairs living room. I saw these cool white snowy owl tree toppers at the Pottery Barn but they were out of my budget. As luck would have it, I was able to find the same owl for a WAY cheaper price at another store!! AND, even luckier yet I was able to get my owl tree topper FREE. I will explain how you can get a faux Pottery Barn snowy owl tree topper for next to nothing (or free depending on … Continue Reading →
Have you ever been frustrated trying to find an affordable, yet high quality patio dining set? If you have priced quality patio furniture- you know how expensive it can be!! When Matt and I were looking for a set to go with the new home, I was stunned at the costs (if you want something other than plastic). You don’t have to waste hours of your time scouring the net or the stores like I did, just read below and I will tell you how we got an AMAZING set for a great price. I wanted to share this tip to help anyone looking for patio furniture on a budget, but also I thought you guys may enjoy seeing part of our new and patio and the dining set we … Continue Reading →
Today I am sharing a money saving tip of the week with you on how you can not only save money on some monthly bills , but also get a pretty sweet Free gift doing it! I was able to help my parents get a Free Kindle Fire (but you could choose a different device instead) by switching over to AT&T U-verse. Let me explain how… So a few months ago, I was helping my parents (who are cutting back on expenses these days) figure out a way to lower some of their monthly bills. I came across a really great deal for switching over from regular AT&T service to the AT&T U-Verse service. They could bundle their TV, internet, and phone all together for less … Continue Reading →
This week’s topic is on how I get things Free or heavily discounted during the month of my birthday. Yesterday I shared the top 8 stores online that give me Free gift cards, Gifts, and more, along with a website I use for great coupons to save even more money. If you missed that article you can click HERE to learn more. Today’s focus is on FREE food! Some places will give you completely Free meals (and more than one too 🙂 ) Let’s get started! Tip #1: You will need to sign up to be on the mailing lists of the companies I mention. For most companies this is the only way you will be able to get these deals and it also ensures that you won’t … Continue Reading →
If you are new to We Live Inspired, one of the things I do here is share tips on how I save money and also get FREE stuff. Today’s topic is on how I get things Free or heavily discounted during the month of my birthday. We will focus on Free gifts from stores & online retailers today (plus a site where you can get awesome coupons like I do). Tomorrow’s focus will be Free meals & Food items. This article is chock full of tips from top to bottom, so for best results make sure not to miss anything! Tip #1: You will need to sign up to be on the mailing lists of these companies. This is the only way you will be able to get … Continue Reading →
Today my friend Kendra has asked me to write a guest post over on her site on how her and I shop Green on a budget and get Free green products. We basically shop with a healthy “Green” wholesale store (much like a Sam’s Club or Costco) and that is actually how Kendra ( who blogs over at A Proverbs 31 Wife) and I know each other outside of blogging! Most of the helpful info I am sharing today will be over at her site, but here are a few quick perks that we and our families get every month when we shop (I am also doing a giveaway of free stuff for you guys, so keep reading for more on that) : Wholesale prices of up to 40% off … Continue Reading →
For this week’s tip, I thought I would talk about what on earth to do with all of those Christmas cards you received over the holidays. Don’t throw them out! You can recycle & re-purpose them like I do and save some money in the process. In an earlier post I talked about how framing beautiful ( I like to use vintage looking ones personally) cards makes an inexpensive and nice gift. If you haven’t seen that post and want to know how I do that on a budget, you can click HERE. So that is one thing you could do with any particular cards you received that are especially pretty. Either frame them for some inexpensive holiday decor for yourself next year, or frame several of them for gifts … Continue Reading →
I love Vintage things and Shabby Chic or Cottage Decor, so I decided to “Make” a few Vintage looking Christmas gifts this year for some of the people on my list. It was so simple and so inexpensive to do, yet makes an impressive gift that looks like you spent much more. There are only 2 things you need to do: Hunt for 5×7 Antique picture frames Hunt for Vintage Christmas Cards In my case, I didn’t have to do much hunting, because the things I found are not real antiques, just brand new vintage looking items. It literally took me all of about 5 minutes to find and put together my gifts. However, if you are a person who enjoys garage sale hunting, or antique mall … Continue Reading →
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