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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newClassic Virgin Mojito Recipe
    A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Classic Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new drink of summer. There is so much flavor and real food ingredients in this drink that you won’t even miss the booze. Right? Maybe?  When my cousin got married th…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
    My sis and I saw RBG on Friday and loved it! My sister teaches high school history and civics, and I’m just an overall giant nerd so this movie was like crack to us. It is a limited release movie and we had a hard time finding it in a theater near…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Creamy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
    The only thing better than local strawberry season is making Creamy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream! Fresh, bright, and full of flavor, this is the best strawberry ice cream you’ll ever make at home. No ice cream maker? No problem! Both my mom and mo…
    - 4 days ago 15 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Honey Simple Syrup
    Learn how absolutely easy it is to make your own Honey Simple Syrup for mocktails, cocktails, iced teas, and lemonades. Once you try the amazing flavor of honey in your drinks, you’ll never go back to refined sugar syrups We love to create fun litt…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jun 18, 11:00am -
  • Three-Ingredient Strawberry Freezer Jam
    The freshest tasting jam you’ve ever had, Three-Ingredient Strawberry Freezer Jam is so simple to make. Just 20 minutes from start to finish and you’ll have homemade jam made by your very own two hands. Like a boss. I’ve never been one to shy a…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jun 18, 11:00am -

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…
    - 35 days ago 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

  • new24 Healthy BBQ Side Dishes
    Follow Frugal Living NW on Pinterest! Fantastic range of boards from best recipes and tips for frugal living to gardening and budgeting help.  Healthy BBQ Side Dishes Summer is the time for grilling and outdoor parties with friends. Check out this r…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 7:00pm -
  • newPortland Family Fun Guide: Newberg 99W Drive-In
    Newberg 99W Drive-In (Newberg) Looking for an amazing night with the whole family? Even the dog! How about a good old fashion trip to the drive-in? Yes, there is a drive-in here in the Portland Metro area. Well, Newberg to be exact, but worth the dri…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 6:30pm -
  • newTransformers Action Figure, Little Tikes Splash Zone, Power Wheels and more (6/19)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (6/19): Grab this Transformers MV5 Turbo Changer Super Nova Action Figure for only $4.37 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item, which means you’ll need to include it in an order of $25 or more, even if you have Pri…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 6:03pm -
  • newSPF 50 Sport Sunscreen, Pizza Stone, Self-Watering Planter and more (6/19)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (6/19): Deal of the Day: Get this Nutri Bullet Pro Blender/Mixer System for $59.99 (BEST price!) Score this Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50 (pack of 2) as low as $9.35 (BEST price!) when y…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals
    Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals Looking for some summer fun ideas? Check out our huge list of Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals. In this post, I have listed fairs and festivals in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington. Head to T…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jun 18, 7:30pm -

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

  • new5 Things That Are Making Me Happy (and one that’s not)
    The unhappy thing Let’s get this out of the way first! After all this car mess with Joshua (his wreck, then his next car getting hit by a bus), I’m having a bit of a hard time relaxing about my kids driving. I really wasn’t a worrywart mom abou…
    - 12 hours ago 19 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • The big chest freezer cleanout | Basket #1 & Compartment #2
    I’m working on cleaning out my chest freezer this summer, one basket/compartment at a time so that I don’t get overwhelmed and give up on it entirely. Last week’s basket Here’s how things went with my basket challenge from last week. shredded…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jun 18, 3:02pm -
  • What I Spent, What We Ate | $164
    What I Spent I got a $25 Hungry Harvest and then I spent $139 at the grocery stores. So, I’m at $164 this week, which isn’t too bad. Especially compared to last week. Oy. June Spending Week 1: $235 Week 2: $164 What We Ate Monday I made pulled po…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jun 18, 9:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom