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Being Frugal By Choice

  • Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls With Buffalo Ranch {Vegetarian}
    Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls are an absolutely delicious appetizer or snack! Baked, not fried, this easy mac and cheese bites recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 8 minutes. Paired with a zesty homemade buffalo ranch dip, this easy appetizer will d…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • How to Bake Bacon in the Oven
    Learn how to bake bacon in the oven in this easy tutorial. Stop standing over a hot stove dodging hot oil and covering your kitchen in grease. Make perfectly crispy bacon each and every time with this easy kitchen hack. As an Amazon Associate, I ear…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • Scattered Sundays
    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Troy and I finished season two of Killing Eve this week. Man. It.got.weird. We decided that we needed something a bit lighter after that and I had heard good things about Schitt’s Creek for…
    - 6 days ago 19 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • Air Fryer Pretzel Bites {Soft Pretzel Bites}
    These Air Fryer Pretzel Bites are so easy to make and taste amazing! Chewy, soft, and perfectly salty, you’ll love this pretzel bites recipe for an afterschool snack, game day treat, or anytime you need the perfect party appetizer. No air fryer? Do…
    - 7 days ago 18 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • Whole30 Breakfast Sausage {Gluten-Free, Paleo}
    This homemade Whole30 Breakfast Sausage is paleo, Whole30 compliant and absolutely delicious! You can’t beat the flavor or quality of making breakfast sausage yourself. Make ahead and freezing tips are included in the recipe. They say the two thing…
    - 8 days ago 17 Jan 20, 12:00pm -

Frugal Babe

  • Goodbye, mortgage!
    In January 2003, my husband and I bought our first house, and saddled ourselves with our first mortgage — I believe the first payment was due in March 2003. And in March 2018, just about exactly 15 years later, we made our final mortgage payment. S…
    - 15 May 18, 3:55pm -
  • Achieving our goals, thanks to long-term frugality
    Since it’s been a year and a half since I posted anything on here, I guess I’m a bit overdue for an update. All is well here, but I’m currently freelance writing for four separate organizations, so there is always paid work to be done when I’…
    - 31 Dec 17, 7:40pm -
  • Still here!
    Hello dear readers! Since it’s been five months since my last post, I guess I’m a bit overdue for an update. I just read through that last one, and it was sort of like reading a journal entry. All of the things I mentioned are still going well. A…
    - 19 Jul 16, 12:12am -
  • An update from our frugal corner of the world
    Hello friends! I got an email from a reader today (Hi Jean!) checking to make sure that nothing had happened to me, since my little blog world here has been so quiet. So I figured this would be a good time to check in with some quick updates on our l…
    - 12 Feb 16, 6:20am -
  • Outfitting our whole life – second hand
    Our second grader (my how time has flown!) is in choir this year.  He absolutely loves it, and looks forward to Tuesday mornings despite the fact that he has to be at school 50 minutes early for choir practice.  We love seeing him have so much fun…
    - 22 Sep 15, 11:49pm -

Frugal Living NW

  • newHow to Save Money on Meat
    How to Save Money on Meat You can save big money, even on the higher quality meat, if you are intentional with your spending and are strategic with your timing. This post is part of a series on How to Save Money on Real Food where we cover how to sav…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 8:15pm -
  • newGain Flings, Smarty Pants Vitamins, Toshiba Smart TV & more (1/24)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (1/24): Get this Gain Flings! + Aroma Boost Laundry Detergent Pacs (81 count) as low as $13.58 (BEST price!) when you clip the 20% off coupon and opt for Subscribe & Save delivery. Lowest price obtai…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 6:56pm -
  • Easy no-bake energy bites (gluten, dairy, and sugar-free recipe)
    Easy No-Bake Energy Bites One day last spring, my daughter’s kindergarten group had to present a skill to the rest of the class. The boys didn’t exactly think outside of the box. Every single one of them brought Legos. Oh yes, could you explain i…
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • 3 Simple Ways to Find Contentment
    It’s the DSW one that gets me every time. It pops up in my inbox: Up to $15 off! Limited time offer! I click. I peruse. They’re all so cute! Fifteen seconds ago I didn’t need shoes. Now? Well, they’re such a good deal! And my shoes are pretty…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 8:30pm -
  • Easy ways to reduce and organize household paper
    You know those things that just suck the life out of you? Maybe it’s dirty laundry or gray days or head colds. Or maybe it’s that never-ending stream of paper clutter. Yep, that one is definitely at the top of my list. It seems to accumulate on…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jan 20, 8:00pm -

Suddenly Frugal

  • Free Shipping Day Update
    Free Shipping Day usually occurs one week before Christmas, give or take a business day, to account for free shipping getting there on time. This year, Free Shipping Day will be held on Friday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is the last day that on…
    - 13 Dec 15, 5:00am -
  • Holiday Tipping Etiquette
    It’s December, which means it is that time of year–to hand out holiday tips. If you’ve been wondering how much do I tip at the holidays, don’t stress: I’ve put together an easy-to-understand list of holiday tipping etiquette based on the mo…
    - 11 Dec 15, 5:00am -
  • Tips for Thrift Store Shopping
    When our family became Suddenly Frugal in 2007, we quickly learned how thrift store shopping could be a great way to buy clothing and other household goods that we needed without blowing our budget. We also learned that when it came to putting cash b…
    - 10 Dec 15, 5:00am -

The Frugal Girl

  • newWIS, WWA | Some appreciation, from me to you
    This week, I’ve been reminded again of something I appreciate about you guys: there are so many of you that consistently show up and interact in the comments, talking to me and also to each other. As I look back on my posts, I see comment counts in…
    - 18 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 2:36pm -
  • Marketers do not want you to be content.
    Long Intro: On Monday, I wrote a Five Frugal Things post that mentioned CoolSculpting. And I wrote a few words about body image, and about how much money we could save if we did not believe the industry’s message which says, “Your body is wrong,…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • A few words about body image + 4 other frugal things
    1. I bought a squirrel repellent for my van. Longtime readers will remember my persistent troubles with squirrels nesting in my van. (Last year, I even found live baby squirrels in there!) I’d heard the suggestion of an under-hood light before, but…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jan 20, 2:31pm -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newWildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria
    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Royal BC Museum; however all thoughts & opinions are my own.  It truly was an incredible exhibit to visit.  Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit  (Updated with 2020 dates) If you are looking for a ch…
    - 4 hours ago 25 Jan 20, 4:35am -
  • newAllure Beauty Boxes – Free Gift + $15 For Your First Box ($221 Value)
      Allure Beauty Boxes – $15 For Your First Box ($122+ Value) For those of you who love the Beauty Box deals, here is another fun one. Get a beauty box from Allure for just $15 (valued at $70). You will also get a free gift with your first beauty b…
    - 5 hours ago 25 Jan 20, 3:30am -
  • newShop Disney Deals for Disney Merchandise (Shirts, Ears & Much More)!
    Shop Disney Deals for Disney Merchandise (Shirts, Ears & Much More)! Looking for deals on Disney items. This is a great way to save if you are planning a trip, or just if you are a super Disney fan and are looking for affordable Mickey items and more…
    - 15 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 5:30pm -
  • newUS Weekly Magazine Subscription Deal – $17.95 Per Year (93% Off)!
    US Weekly Magazine Subscription Deal – Current Offers! Are you looking for a deal on a US Weekly Subscription? We keep this post updated with the best offers when they become available. Check out this deal for just 93% off the cover price – this…
    - 16 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 4:46pm -
  • newTop Daily Deals – Best Online Deals Available Right Now!
    Top Daily Deals – Best Online Deals Available Right Now! Each day we update this post with what we consider the best daily deals available online.  These are our favorite 5+ deals for the day in general. If you are looking for Amazon specific deal…
    - 17 hours ago 24 Jan 20, 4:00pm -