frugal tips

Make Your Own Mouthwash

Have you ever wondered why a company would add sweetener to mouthwash? I mean really? We’re trying to clean and freshen our mouths here not have candy and sugar before going […]

Warm and Cozy Window Coverings for Winter

Today’s post is sponsored by IKEA. Thank you for supporting the occasional sponsored post that helps support this site and all of the gingham-ness you see here. Keeping our home […]

Liquid Dish Soap to Use and Why

Remember when we began switching our cleaning and laundry detergents? We’ve gone from all of our cleaning and laundry supplies from the standard cleaning aisle, advertised on TV, and least […]

Frugal Travel San Francisco

With the spring and summer travel season fast approaching, it’s time to think about booking airline tickets. Air travel is expensive – especially for families when you have to purchase […]

How to Green Up Your Entertaining

Throw fabulous dinner parties without throwing anything away with these 6 tips for greening up your entertaining. They’re easy to implement and the result will leave you ready to entertain […]

Go Gingham Stylishly Frugal Living Approved

Have you ever bought anything on eBay? I have – lots of used items – jeans, artwork, rugs, and many more! I’ve also sold lots of items on eBay. What […]

Smart and Simple Back to School

According to The Wall Street Journal, parents can plan to spend around $700 on back to school costs this year. Ouch! To make matters worse, evidently kids are “demanding” cell […]

Spend less and enjoy more from Go Gingham

After one of our meetings to review our household spending over the previous months, Brad and I always end the discussion with this burning question, “How can we reduce our […]

Kick the Can and Cook the Beans

Each week, I usually cook about 2-3 pounds of dried beans. This is the equivalent to about 15 cans of beans a week – keep in mind – we’re a […]

Holiday dinner group from Go Gingham

Here’s an easy formula for frugal living and entertaining – dinner group. Good food + good friends = dinner group. It’s always good fun – and doesn’t break any budgets! […]