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Being Frugal By Choice

  • Dill Relish – Canning Homemade Relish
    A simple and easy recipe for amazing homemade dill relish. This tangy dill pickle relish is perfect for anyone new to canning. Enjoy it on burgers, hot dogs, in potato or chicken salad. I’ve never made it a secret that I don’t like canning. But I…
    - 2 days ago 14 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Scattered Sunday and Meal Plan
    So, time to come clean. Apparently, I’ve been lying to all of you for the last few years. Every time I have said something about air conditioning being stupid or unnecessary, God should have struck me down where I stood. Because I now realize that…
    - 4 days ago 12 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • 31 Amazing Make Ahead Breakfasts
    31 of the best make ahead breakfasts to help you and your family get out the door on time. Pop some of these yummy meals in the freezer and make it simple for kids to make their own breakfast. Vegan, low-carb, Whole30, and keto options included.   I…
    - 6 days ago 10 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Homemade Blackberry Crisp (Gluten-Free)
    This is the best homemade Homemade Blackberry Crisp you’ll ever make! Made with oatmeal, this easy and healthy crisp is also gluten-free. Listen. No matter how many times I go to type “crisp”, I keep writing “crispy”.  I’m going to rena…
    - 7 days ago 9 Aug 18, 11:00am -
  • Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles (Whole30, Paleo, Vegan)
    Easy and good for you, Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles makes the perfect frozen summer treat. The whole family will love these homemade and healthy popsicles made with fresh watermelon, mint, and lime juice. Remember being a kid and playing outside…
    - 9 days ago 7 Aug 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…
    - 93 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

  • newFred Meyer Deals for August 15 – 21
    Here are the best deals at Fred Meyer this week. The Fred Meyer ad runs Wednesday – Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s Fred Meyer deals, including a printable list feature, here. Along with sales and coupons, you…
    - 8 hours ago 15 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • newMillennium Falcon Ride-On Float, Disney Have a Laugh DVD, Little Live Pets Dancing Unicorn and more (8/15)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (8/15): Grab this Disney Have a Laugh DVD: Volume 1 for $5.84 (BEST price!) Get this Little Live Pets Sparkle My Dancing Unicorn for $19.99 (BEST price!) Score this SwimWays Star Wars Millennium Falcon Ride-On Float…
    - 11 hours ago 15 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • newNeoprene Lunch Bag, Cusinart Dutch Oven, Tide PurClean Detergent and more (8/15)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (8/15): Get this Neoprene Getaway Lunch Bag for $10.15 (BEST price!) Deal of the Day: Score this Cusinart 5.5-Quart Dutch Oven for $54.99 (BEST price!) Check out all the Cusinart deals here. Get thi…
    - 13 hours ago 15 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
  • Peach Vanilla Bean Jam (a canning recipe)
    Peach Vanilla Bean Jam Studies have shown that preserving food by canning is intimidating for 99.9% of people who are trying it for the first time. Okay, I just made that up. I don’t know of any studies, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to…
    - 1 day ago 14 Aug 18, 7:30pm -
  • Fresh Berry Recipes from around the web
    Fresh Berry Recipes Here are over 59 fresh berry recipes from bloggers around the internet. The recipes are sorted by the type of berry — just click one of the links to jump to the section you’re looking for! BASIC BERRY RECIPES BLACKBERRY RECIPE…
    - 1 day ago 14 Aug 18, 7:00pm -

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

  • newFive Frugal Things, road trip style
    1. We stopped at Aldi for road trip snacks. We loaded up at our home Aldi for the trip out there, and then before we headed back home, we stopped at the Aldi in Ohio. So convenient to have an Aldi in both places. And snacks and drinks at Aldi are so…
    - 15 hours ago 15 Aug 18, 1:42pm -
  • All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)
    So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time. (They’ve been all the way down the East Co…
    - 2 days ago 14 Aug 18, 12:56pm -
  • I’m heading back today
    I’m still in Ohio as of the writing of this post, but the girls and I are going to head back home today. We’ve had a great trip here and it’s such a bummer to leave.  Sigh. But we’ve decided that we will just have to come back very soon. See…
    - 3 days ago 13 Aug 18, 11:33am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom