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Being Frugal By Choice

  • Mini Quiche – Clutch Your Pearls and Pinkies Out
    Mini quiche is a delicious make-ahead meal that is the perfect quick breakfast or fancy appetizer. Serve fresh or freeze for later. Win the day. They say real men don’t eat quiche, so if that is an issue in your house, you may wish to market quiche…
    - 17 Oct 17, 11:25am -
  • The Five Stages of Switching to Real Food
    The Five Stages of Switching to Real Food is familiar to anyone who has ever gotten fed up with the Standard American Diet. And perhaps along the way, they found their head stuck up their own ass. Over the last few months, I have been digging deep i…
    - 16 Oct 17, 10:43am -
  • Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
    How many times can someone walk up and down the stairs with a toddler before they go absolutely insane from the repetition of it all? Asking for a friend. I’m a huge fan of self-sufficient kids, but the constant refrain of “Bennett DO IT MOMMA”…
    - 15 Oct 17, 11:10am -
  • Cranberry Sauce – Rock the Holidays
    Homemade cranberry sauce to help you rock the holidays this year. Four simple ingredients create a deliciously easy make-ahead cranberry sauce. Ok friends, let’s be clear about one thing. This is not the canned cranberry sauce that your great aunt…
    - 13 Oct 17, 11:10am -
  • Roasted Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce
    Broccoli with cheese sauce is a delicious, homemade, and healthy way to get this reformed picky eater to enjoy roasted broccoli. Growing up, I hated broccoli.  I also hated pretty much most veggies except carrots, celery, and peas.  Of all the vegg…
    - 12 Oct 17, 11:30am -

Frugal Babe

  • 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’…
    - 48 days ago 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 -
  • Why I love our stove
    There she is.  What’s not to love?  Actually, when I think of the two years I spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa with no electricity or running water, cooking with charcoal, or – as a special treat – kerosene, this stove seems like a…
    - 31 Aug 15, 7:38pm -

Frugal Living NW

  • newTop 10 Online Deals for 2/17
    There have been some fantastic online deals posted this week. In case you missed anything, here are my favorites: Crayola Washable Kids’ Glitter Paint — $4.39 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item Imusa Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Maker (6 cup)…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 8:00pm -
  • newMulti-Year Subscription Sale
    Discount Mags is having a Multi-Year Subscription Sale again right now. They have a bunch of options to choose from, including: Food & Drink Category Bon Appetit (1 Year: $4.95, 2 Years: $8.95, 3 Years: $12.95) Saveur (1 Year: $4.95, 2 Years: $8.95…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 6:30pm -
  • Thinkfun Amaze, Magic Sketch Boogie Board, Letters to My Mom Book, and more (2/16)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (2/16): Get this Thinkfun Amaze Game for only $6.59 (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 Prime. Score this Magic Sketch Boogie Bo…
    - 1 day ago 16 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • Espresso Maker, Everyone Soap, Revlon Hair Dryer, and more (2/16)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (2/16): Get this Imusa Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Maker (6 cup) for $5 (BEST price!) Get this highly rated Everyone 3-in-1 Soap, Lavender (2 pack) for $10 (BEST price!) Grab this Tomorrow’s Kitch…
    - 1 day ago 16 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • Waffle Building Blocks, Despicable Me DVD Collection, Radio Flyer Wagon, and more (2/15)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (2/15): Score this Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Building Set (100 pieces) for only $13.44 (BEST price!) Grab this Play and Learn ABC: First 100 Words Board Book for $7.85 (BEST price!)  Get this Mega Bloks Despicable…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 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

  • What I Spent, What We Ate
    What I Spent I got my Hungry Harvest box on Saturday ($25). I spent $77 at Aldi and $40 at another grocery store (because Aldi doesn’t always have everything I need.) So, I’m at $142 for the week. February Spending (average/goal is $150/week) Wee…
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 18, 1:55pm -
  • Miscellany | Snoopy, Guinea Pig Costs, and Dinnerly
    My Snoopy laptop decal When you guys read my TurboTax post and saw the picture of my laptop with Snoopy on it, you wondered where I got it. Well, Zoe bought it for me for Christmas, and I love it! My laptop is now the cutest one in the whole wide wor…
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • Ellevest | Investing for women
    When I did my reader survey last year, you guys said you’d like to learn more about investing. I haven’t blogged much about investing, largely because I’m not all that informed about it.  I mean, I understand 401(k)s and IRAs, but not much out…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 18, 10:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newRite Aid – Feb 18 – Feb 24 (Gain Liquid Softner for $0.94, Post Cereal $0.67 & More)!
    Here are the Top 10 deals from this week’s Rite Aid ad starting Sunday.  Find the full list of  Rite Aid coupon matchups and store sales for this week.  You can use the full list to make your grocery shopping list, by checking the deals you’…
    - 13 mins ago 18 Feb 18, 2:30am -
  • newSharpie Electro Pop Limited Edition Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted, 24/Pack $6.91
    Sharpie Electro Pop Limited Edition Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted, 24/Pack If you are like me, no other markers will do if it is not a Sharpie. Amazon is offering this Sharpie Electro Pop Limited Edition Ultra Fine Point Permanent Mark…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Feb 18, 12:30am -
  • newKeen Sale Zulily – Up to 50% Off!
    Keen Sale Zulily If you like the KEEN brand, there is a nice sale going on to check out. Right now there is a KEEN sale on Zulily where you can get up to 50% off. Here are just a few of the deals you will find. True Blue & Neutral Gray Uneek O2 Sanda…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • newTarget Deals – Feb 18 – Feb 24 (Free Yogurt, Diaper Deals & More)!
    Here are the Top 10 deals from this week’s Target ad starting Sunday.  Find the full list of  Target coupon matchups and store sales for this week.  You can use the full list to make your grocery shopping list, by checking the deals you’re i…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 8:30pm -
  • newColeman Longs Peak Fast Pitch Dome Tent $67.48
    Coleman Longs Peak Fast Pitch Dome Tent If you could use a new smaller tent, here is a deal to check out on Amazon. They are offering this Coleman Longs Peak Fast Pitch Dome Tent for $67.48! Product Details: Made of the highest quality materials Camp…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 6:30pm -