November 25, 2015

Starbucks Free Pastry Day


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Steals and Deals


There are lots of wonderful steals and deals around the web this week.  Here are just a few that I have to highlight. If you see some more, leave a comment and I’ll add to the list as I have […]

Business Casual – Dress for Less


Frugal Fashionista (No camera lenses were shattered in the taking of these photographs. If it appears blurry, it’s not your eyes. It’s called forgetting to take pictures of my outfits before midnight and then relying on hotel room lighting.) When […]

Free Pancakes at IHop -National Pancake Day


My family has never taken part in IHOP’s National Pancake Day. But we sure can eat a lot of pancakes, and the thought of starting a new family tradition that doesn’t include me standing over the griddle sounds fabulous. Since […]

Free Subscription to Family Circle Magazine


Edited to add:  WOW…this deal went fast!! Sorry for those getting this through email. It’s gone. You know that I take my job as a Family Manager. That’s why when I see an amazing offer for a free magazine subscription […]

Baby Traditions, Tradition Ideas for Baby Shower


Traditions are an integral part of weaving a beautiful family tapestry, yet I realized that I have not included any for welcoming a new blessing into the world. After five of my own, I have many tradition ideas for new […]

Free Magazine Subscription to Martha Stewart Living- act fast


Sorry  – this offer was gone within four hours. I have been enjoying a FREE one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living all year long! It was offered last year and before I could write the post and share one of […]

Coupons and Cooking- What Brings You Joy?


I started to title this post “Cooking with Coupons”, but I don’t really cook with my coupons. Yet I think I make  nearly every meal where a coupon has been used to buy at least one ingredient. Now, this isn’t […]

Setting Financial Goals: For What Dream are You Saving?


(Edited to add: We are Celebrating!! The porch that took 17 years to build has finally been completed.) When we built our house thirteen years ago, we purposely designed a colonial style because our dream style for our home was to […]

Expensive Investments – the Frugal Reality of Braces


As much as I love the thrill of free things, some things in life are not free. In fact, some things in life are not even frugal. More importantly, some things in life are just down right expensive. So where […]

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