Category Archives: frugal living

NEW Coupons at Coupons.com

Coupons.com is always coming out with new coupons, and I wanted to share some with you!  I’m definitely excited about the tuna coupon, as it’s one I’ll definitely be able to use. Here are the 6 new coupons: $1.00 off … Continue reading

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Special Diets on a Budget

As you have probably noticed, I am eating a “special” diet right now.  And by special, I mean that I’m NOT eating any of the following foods: Dairy (including butter, cheese, yogurt, shortening, etc) Eggs Gluten (including wheat, oats, rye … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Raise

How many moms do we have here?  (Raise your hand, moms.) I am a mom. I have two beautiful, healthy children.  When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I … Continue reading

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Save Money: Lower Your Food Budget

I think one of the easiest ways for us to lower our household/family expenses is through food.  I may not be able to change the monthly cost of my mortgage, but I can actively make changes to my lifestyle to … Continue reading

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Fast and Frugal: Buy Discounted Meat

I have a rule that I almost never break when it comes to meat:  Don’t spend more than $2/lb on meat.  The only exceptions are that I allow myself to buy tilapia, salmon and steak once a year or so. … Continue reading

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Frugal Tip: Use Your Library!!

Today’s Fast and Frugal tip is an obvious one, in my opinion:   USE YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.  DON’T PAY FOR MOVIES/BOOKS IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO.   I have only bought ONE book in my adult life without having read … Continue reading

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Frugal Tip: Warm/Cold Bags

Our house is not very well insulated.  I mean, we’ve added as much as possible, in the attic, in the walls, with calk and foam, and more.  The house itself, however, was just built kinda flimsy and thin.  All of … Continue reading

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Fast and Frugal Tip – Freeze Milk

Hopefully by now, after all these years of economic turndown, we as people have learned a few things about saving money.  I feel fairly confident that I have.     I feel even more confident that we’ve all probably learned … Continue reading

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Amazon Local

Have you tried out Amazon Local yet?   I absolutely love it.  For Christmas I bought my kids 2 passes each to a local pizza-activity place, and I also got myself a pass to go HANG GLIDING!!  I have a … Continue reading

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November Wellness Update

How y’all doing on your challenge?  I’ve loved, LOVED reading the many comments, and I’m impressed…maybe I should make my challenges more challenging to keep up with you.:-)   Anyway, quick update:   The day I was to tackle the … Continue reading

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