May 25, 2017

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 – […]

Feeding a Large Family for $500 a Month


I get so many questions on how I can possibly feed our family of seven (with three teen age boys) and still stay under $500/month. Well, it’s here! 31 days of sharing how meals work (and don’t work) in our […]

Accessorize with Sunglasses for any Wardrobe


Just yesterday some of my friends said they had ordered these inexpensive sunglasses last month and love them. I can’t believe they are offering them again, but for those of you who missed out this great deal, here are the […]

Sharing Cookie Memories (and some free coupons from Nabisco)


I close my eyes, relax my memories, and instantly, I am transported to my childhood kitchen table. It’s 3:30pm and a toe headed eight year old perches next to her mom ready to ramble through the details of a long […]

(in)courage and Coupon Preview


Have you stopped by (in)courage lately? As much as I enjoy sharing my frugal living life, I enjoy connecting with the heart of women even more, and (in)courage is all about doing just that. It’s about relationships. It’s about taking […]

Tips for Using Swagbucks


Last month, I shared details about earning free gifts with Swagbucks, and if you missed that post, check out the details. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I am loving this program. I have earned enough SBs […]

Ben and Jerry’s Free Ice Cream Day


More than three decades ago, a mom and pop ice cream stand started in Vermont. Now, in order to say thanks, Ben & Jerry’s is having their free cone day 3/23 from 12-8pm.

Starbucks Free Pastry Day


Get a free pastry on the morning of March 23 with the purchase of a handcrafted beverage. Come to participating Starbucks on Free Pastry Day, March 23. Choose a delicious pastry to pair with your beverage and that tasty item […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kelloggs’s Free All Bran Pack


Right now you can register for a free All-Bran Promise Pack from Kellogg’s to receive a pack of samples and coupons. My computer went very slow while requesting. I am sure that many are taking advantage of this great offer. […]

Free Gift Idea – Free Photo Dog Leash


Edited to add: SOLD OUT QUICKLY…sorry. You all know that we have three dogs…yes, I know (bedlam). So when I saw this adorable dog leash, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Now through February 19th you  receive free shipping […]