May 28, 2016

Meal Plan Update and…


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Simply Frugal Mantel Decorations


Our mantel is the focal  point in our home. For me, that is not by choice, but it is what it is. When we first moved in, I really struggled with what looked “just right.” Often, we get so overwhelmed […]

Entertainment Book – 50% off plus free shipping


Every year our family saves hundreds of dollars by taking advantage of the great offers with our Entertainment book. Most people purchase them for the great buy one, get one free restaurant entree coupons, but we love the discounts at […]

I Take Things for Granted


Often, it only takes a minute to forget how much the amenities in life have revolutionized our lives. It wasn’t too long ago that women rose before dusk to get the fire started, the water drawn, the bread kneaded, the […]

Tasty Tuesday – fun, new twist


Today we’re putting a new twist on Tasty Tuesday, so read the WHOLE post before linking up. My sweet, IRL friend, Emily introduced me to this new image linky that I thought I would try for a fun, new twist. […]

Weekly Menu Plan Update


Filled with a sea of middle school students, we hosted a discipleship weekend for our church. There was plenty of great food, junk food and miscellaneous food still to be determined, but it was a blessing to share life with […]

Help Me, Help You…Frugal Fashionista


It’s hard for me to believe that I am coming up on the one year anniversary of my very first Frugal Fashionista post. So much has happened with my blog in just a year, yet a core topic remains the […]

St. Patrick’s Day Tradition Ideas


Working diligently to share tradition ideas for every holiday and special celebration, we are now into March, and the 17 marks the history behind an incredible servant – St. Patrick. Even though I don’t really believe in “luck,” so to […]

Grocery Shopping on a Budget


As we begin dissecting our personal finances, we’ve thought about our needs vs. wants, realized that tracking grocery expenses are the best way to understand where all the food money is disappearing, and now for what you’ve all asked – […]

Lower Your Grocery Budget by Tracking your Food Expenses


If there’s one way to begin decreasing your grocery budget, as well as being accountable to some kind of meal plan, it’s by agreeing to blog about your kitchen activity nearly every day for an entire month. (See below for […]