Making & Saving Money

Hello,

I hope this blog post finds you well this fine Thursday.

I wanted to let you guys in on my 6 ways I make a little moolah.

Like most stay at home moms I am always looking for ways to make and save money.

And since you are also like most people. You probably want to make and save money.

I am going to share with you little ways I have found to make this happen. These things are not scams, but they wont make you rich in a day either. Just keep the mind set that pennies add up to dollars.

1. My debit card.

I signed up with my bank to earn back 1% cash back everytime I swipe my card as credit instead of debit. Now..no I don’t do credit cards. I have that blocked on my account.

You can run credit and still it works like debit.

This is just what I recieved in the last six months. You can tell I don’t use my card often. Imagine if I did.

2. I am signed up for 2 affiliate programs.

The Pink Buffalo Boutique

I earn a bit of commission, but also can save you money on clothing.

Just use TASHANNA for 10% off at check out. Oh! and they have a payment option so you can purchase clothing, but pay a little chunk at a time monthly.

Amazon

you’ll notice little links to things that I actually do use leading to amazon. when you purchase that product I do get a kick back. Don’t worry though y’all I always go with the cheaper buyer option because I’m not out to put yall in th hole. I’d rather you save some money, but get a good product too. like the glass spice kit I linked here

If you do purchase something from one of these, thank you, I really do appreciate your support.

3. Grove Collaborative

If you haven’t heard of Grove, I am sorry..because you’re missing out.

I was spending up to $50 on my cleaing products, now I am only spending $20. AND they throw in free stuff if you sign up for their VIP membership. I like free stuff.

Beyond saving money I also like Grove because the products I get from them are products I dont have to worry about my baby breathing in when I’m cleaning with and she loves helping me.

4. Ruketen

When I shop online I use Rakuten and get cash back. My last purchase I gained $14.94 dollars back. I cashed in just to show you guys, you ACTUALLY get a check.

Use this when you pull up my affiliate links to amazon….you will save.

5. ThredUP

Y’all know kids grow fast right? So I can’t be the only one ending up with brand new clothes that haven’t been worn.

This is where ThredUP comes in. They have a bag they will send you free so you can purge your house hold of clothes to sell.

I do this twice a year.

Oh, and you can find cheap name brand like new items for yourself.

6. OnMyWay

This little app will pay you to not to text and drive. They are still working on the kinks to be able to pay you via Paypal, but for now they have some pretty awesome rewards and saving offers instead.

Like $100 dollars off invisaline, have a kid who needs braces?

So there you have it. Six legit ways I have found to save and make money. Besides you know, meal prep..shop sales..only buy what you need with an occasional what you want.

I hope you guys liked this. If you did subscribe and give me like.

Comment, let me know if you have any questions.

Peace Out Loves,

The Outdoor Redhead

P.S. I don’t know everything and never will. I’m a student of this life, just like you.

P.P.S

Not sponsered…

A Women who is “Old Fashion”

I just don’t understand, women are standing up for women’s rights, yet mocking a women for being modest and staying home.

I don’t wear revealing clothes, I never have. I remember in middle school some girls walking behind me making fun of how many undershirts I had on under a shirt, covering my cleavage.

I didn’t understand it. Why was it their problem? I never said a word about their clothes.

Now as an adult I see grown people doing the same thing those girls did in to me in school. On the news, for all to see.

Hasn’t the world become so revealing that it should be nice to keep somethings, special?

I’ve seen women showing off their beautiful skin because “it’s my body.”

Sweet, good for you. It’s your life.

I don’t wear revealing clothes, because it is MY body. It’s all mine.

I don’t want anyone else seeing it, besides my husband. It’s like a piece of candy that I kept secret from my sisters, just so I can enjoy it.

Why do I have to show off my body to stand up for women’s rights?

It’s mine.

It’s not a trap I’ve fallen into because my ancestors started something.

I have my own brain to think with, that’s what you preach right?

And I think this gift of a body God has given my soul while I’m here on earth is valued.

My body is a treasure that I don’t want anyone else seeing.

Yup, I’m a believer in modesty.

Secrets keep the mind intrigued and wanting after all right?

Why would I want to let you know all that there is.

Social media is already so revealing of my feelings, parties I attend, my family life, etc.

I don’t need to show off my body.

I also believe if I want to keep a house and have a meal on the table for my husband, who works SO hard for our family… that’s our business.

But since mocking families like ours is a thing too let me just tell you.

No it’s not the 1940’s, but there is still a such thing as showing someone you love them and their time they spend away working hard is valued.

Our marriage is a team effort. I handle some things , he handles others. He helps me and I help him.Together we make our house a home.

Yes I stay at home, because WE decided to have a child and she is OUR child to raise, not the responsibility of others.

Not the teacher, the day care worker, Grandma, Nanna, Auntie, Uncle. No it’s the parents job.

Not to mention, look at the wages offered and the cost of childcare. They put families in debt.

So, why is it the smart thing for both parents to go earn a paycheck only to give all of it to childcare, plus a percentage of the others check?

Hmmm, is a women like me really “old fashion” or is it just a bother that we don’t fit your mold.

Stop judging. Families/ other women do what they have to for THEIR family, and it’s none of your business, it really isn’t.

Cheer on decency, it’s a beautiful thing this world needs more of.

Cheer on working hard.

Cheer on working together.

Cheer them on.

My Grocery Shopping Process

I’m going to make this a quick and easy step by step without a long drawn out story or explanation…

Ain’t no body go time for THAT, so let’s get to the point here.

*Note I have our grocery budget of $150 in mind through out this whole process.

  • Step 1: I look and make two list. What meals I have and what we are out of. Oh! And this includes food + anything else we use for hygene, cleaning, etc.
  • Step 2: I use the flipp app and my stores online website/mailed adds and search for those things in my list that are on sale! I will then list the price and ideal adding as I go. Unless I know an iteam can be found cheaper else where. ( I know I can get bread at our local econo foods for 89 cents)
  • Step 3: I ask what foods my husband is craving and take into account what my toddler has been asking for or run some of her favorite meals by her. I’ll look at the sales ads. Then I will find what I need to make those meals and add them.
  • Step 4: I’ll look at meat and produce in adds and add only what’s on sale at the cheapest.
  • Step 5: I check and make sure my list adds up to only $100 or less.
  • Step 6: One store has a card I can clip digital coupon too, so I do that. The other has a “Super” coupon that is in their sales add I cut that out and put it in my wallet along with any other coupons and my list.
  • Step 7: I go grocery shopping

Here is explanations I was saving.

My list is in my phone with the flipp app and on paper, I take both and sometime forget one..you know which.

Where does the $50 go in my budget?

Well 3 things

Knowing exactly where the sales items are usually in my store I make a point to look. These iteams usually arent included in the add.

I also looking for stock up iteams that are on sale, especially if it’s canned goods.

And during summer/fall we go out to our camp a lot, spend a good bit of time getting wood, and hunting. So we need quick grab n go, grilling,or easy prepared food/drink. During the winter my husband and I have a “date” where we get our favorite foods and watch a movie on the weekend.

Do I store hop?

Sometimes, the stores in town are close enough that it doesn’t bother me too if something like meat is on sale cheaper.

Lastly the irrelevant, my grammar are good is. I have to remind y’all from time to time. 🙂

Comment and let me know what’s on your mind about this.