Sunday, November 14, 2010


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cash on Groceries

Here is a great article on how to keep junk out of your house. Spoke to my heart for sure!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Living Frugal

I have to admit things are tight at our house and am searching for more corners to cut. Would love to hear what others are doing nowadays.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thinking Christmas

Not sure about all of you but Christmas is on my mind. It will be a slim one for us this year for sure. I am thinking more practical and useful things than just junk.

Here is a good deal I think if you are thinking about getting a Wii for Christmas. Thanks Coupon Frugal Living

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Feeling Blessed

The last week and a half has been pretty hot for being so early in season. I can't help but feel blessed over the pool I snagged at the end of the season last year. I paid $9.99 for a pretty big pool with filter think it's 20x30.

Check anywhere and everywhere at the end of the season for pools, pool toys and chemicals. I usually pay 75% OFF every year. There is no way I could afford to just go buy it full price.

I suppose the clothing would have to get thrown into this post too. Since that really is the best way to shop. I try buying all the anticipated sizes of the boys winter needs for the next year at about 75% OFF too. I 3 in 1 winter coats for next winter for I think $15 each.

Not trying to brag but just bring to mind that a little planning can never hurt the budget. Especially in the times we are in now!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Just when I think I have read it all on being frugal, I came across a forum topic where the mom of 14 fed her family on $500 a month! I didn't have all the time to read the full details but some things that stood out.

1. Not much junk!
2. One meatless supper a week
3. Not much junk! lol

Not sure where you are on your food budget but I know mine HAS to be cut or there will be trouble soon :-) I have had good luck matching coupons against store coupons, Aldi's and stockpiling.

Would love to hear your ideas. But whatever you do...don't give up. All the little savings add up in the end.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day Extravaganza

Head over to The Thrifty Mama for a chance to win an Apple ipad. Good luck!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Taste of Home Magazine

I love looking and trying new recipes but not paying full price for the magazines! Here is a great deal on Taste of Home magazine. Would make a great gift for someone too.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Six Flags Coupon

Have a great coupon here if you are planning on attending Six Flags this summer. You get a childs price on an adult ticket with printed coupon and a pack of Stride.

I would double check your park to make sure they are accepting this offer to be on safe side.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

9 Set DVD giveaway

One of my favorite blogs Money Saving Mom is having a giveaway on a set of Homesteading DVD's.
Go hear and just leave a comment for a chance to win.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Homeschool Lounge

Not sure how many of you homeschool? and if you do, there is a wonderful community called The Homeschool Lounge that you may want to check out.

They have so many different groups in one community to join. I am moderating the Frugal Living forum and would love to see some of you join us. It's a great way to learn new tips on saving and also to meet others.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Woman's Day Magazine $3.65 for a year!

The deal is back again and it's so worth it for a penny a day. Just sign up for $4.29 a year and enter this code at check out : MOMMYSAV15

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free Pouch of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice

This is for a choice of Roasted Garlic or Chicken Medley.

Your sample will be mailed to you within 8 weeks.

Copy and paste this to your browser:

Enter to win Luv's Diapers

Enter to win a year's worth of Luv's Diapers. I don't know about you but that sure could come in handy!
Good luck :-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

$10 off at

Sign up as a new customer at and get $10 off a $50 purchase. I have never really taken the time to search this site until now and I am regretful that I didn't find it sooner!

They include manufacturer coupons off prices and always have FREE shipping. I figure why run around Walmart with my head cut off when I can have these household products that I have to buy anyways delivered to my doorstep. Works for me!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Homemade laundry detergent

I keep being reminded how much money is being spent on doing laundry. As if the detergent was pricey enough just throw in the softener and whew!

I have tried a few of these homemade laundry recipes with great success. I have not tried the vinegar yet in the rinse cycle. From what I have read it works really well.

I use Phel's Naptha for the bars and instead of hand grating mine I found an old manual flour grinder that does the trick. It really is an easy process and can save a ton of money. Not to mention, it's probably better on washer and clothing.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Giveaway Week

Homegrown Mom Is hosting a huge giveaway week. Head over and take a look!

Monday, March 29, 2010

8 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze - Photos -

Free Mozart Downloads

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Matchbox R/C Fire Truck

This is a great deal and i just bought 3 for Christmas. They have reduced the price to $6 and then give another 15% off when you enter code:EASTER15OFF
They are also offering FREE shipping! So my grand total was $15 for 3 trucks. Kind of made my day :-)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Free GeoTrax DVD

Here is a great deal if you have any little's that like trains. A free GeoTrax DVD with 4 episodes. You don't even have to pay shipping!
Just click on lower right hand where it says free DVD and will walk you through the checkout. Don't worry...won't ask for any information other than your address :-)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dave Ramsey BOGO Free!

This is a great deal that Dave Ramsey site is offering. Free shipping on orders of $65 or more. Would make a great wedding gift or just to have for yourself!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

$10 off Kmart Coupon

Head over to Discount Queens to get $10 off a $20 purchase good 3/5-5/22 at Kmart. Purchase must be $20 or more before taxes but does include clearance merchandise. There are a few limitations but still a great deal.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shutterfly $10 with order

Saw this in the new Target sale ad. Must be done in-store but make any new order with Shutterfly and get $10 to use towards another Shutterfly purchase.

** Terms**
Create a Shutterfly account and get $10 to use towards any Shutterfly product Choose from photo books, calendars, posters and more. Get started at

Valid for new customers only on one order with merchandise total of $10 or more. Taxes, shipping & handling charges will apply. Not valid for in-store pick up. Offer ends 3/22/2010.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Leelou Free Blog Layouts

Leelou Free Blog Layouts
Some pretty nice layouts for free.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Baby Step 2

Dave Ramsey advocates using a debt snowball to pay off debts. Some people refer to this as “snowflaking,” which refers to taking small amounts of money (snowflakes) and combining them into a larger amount (snowball). Those small amounts of money can add up quickly, and a snowball is much more effective than a small snowflake. Ramsey advocates taking every small amount you can save and applying it toward your debt – instead of spending it on frivolous items. This concept has really taken off in the personal finance blogosphere, and has even spawned a Snowflake Revolution website and a network where members share how they have applied the snowflaking principle to debt reduction, investing, or any other financial goal.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Redbox Code

Here is a code for a free Redbox rental that expires tonight. Head over to Freebies 4 Mom to view other great deals!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Homepreschool and Beyond

Homepreschool and Beyond is giving away a book on her blog. Stop by for a visit if you have young ones that you are schooling. There is a wealth of information there.

JCPenny $10 Coupon

Head over to Freebies for Mom to view the JcPenny $10 off coupon that expires today. You must purchase at least $20 and if you use Ebates then you will earn another $5 for your account. Pretty good deal I think.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dave Ramsey Baby Step 1

So, I am going to try to turn a leaf this year and go with Dave's plan. We all know that the future is uncertain for many including my family. I will be posting the steps in Dave Ramsey's plan that really are not hard to understand and make complete sense.

I have a long way to go in my learning and applying!

Step 1 – $1,000 to start an Emergency Fund.

Emergency funds are quite possibly one of the most important things you can do for yourself financially. You never know when you will need quick access to several hundred, or even a couple thousand dollars to deal with a car repair or a quick plane ride to visit family who live far away. An emergency fund will give you the funds to take care of these expenses as they arrive, and help you stay out of debt.

I am finding this first step not only the hardest but key. If you don't have the money set aside for emergencies (which will happen) then it either puts financial strain at an all time high or starts the snowball rolling of more debt.

More to come tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

$300 Apple Card Giveaway

Head over to Freebies4Mom and sign up for $300 Apple card giveaway. You must sign up for Ebates online but get an instant $5 to your account.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Busy Mom's Bible

This is only for the first 5,000. I did this a few weeks ago and just received mine today! So worth the effort of filling out form.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kamikaze Cleaning

Not familiar with this site but it looks interesting. Just sign up for newsletter and get free Ebook.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FREE Thriving Family Magazine 6- month

Here is a great deal from Focus on the Family. Visit their website and scroll to the bottom of page. You will then see the add for the free Thriving Family magazine subscription.

Looks like a good one to me!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Smooth and Easy Days (free e-book) - Simply Charlotte Mason

Well, today must be my freebie day. Here is another great resource for anyone homeschooling or interested in starting.

Smooth and Easy Days (free e-book) - Simply Charlotte Mason

AcquaEssentials Free Sample Pack - AcquaEssentials

Here is a great chance to try a great product for free!

AcquaEssentials Free Sample Pack - AcquaEssentials

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Memo Cube

So I am starting to get into freebies. I guess the question would be "Why not?"
Here is my latest find.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Visit Money Saving Methods blog for a chance to enter 5 times for under eye wrinkle cream (something I need!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

slowly I inch

So, like I said I am new to this and obviously not posting often. I belong to a group called Just Frugal that I love
This is a very informative board and the people are nice too.

I am also going to follow Dave Ramsey's way this year. In the past I jumped all over the place but he seems to really break things down in a simple manner.

All for now, but I want to get in the habit of posting!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Start

I don't know about you but I love new beginnings. This is going to be just one of those! A little about me...I am a Christian mom of 4, that homeschools and is trying to adjust to a new income after DH got a lay off last year.
There have been many trials for sure. But, we have been blessed by God in so many ways. This new beginning is going to be my attempt to be a wise steward to all that God has given us.
I have done well in the past with living frugally only to fall back into old habits. This year I would love to make it a way of life. I hope you will enjoy the journey with me. As I not only learn to blog but learn to live on the lowest possible dime!