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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…
    - 56 days ago 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…
    - 57 days ago 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”…
    - 58 days ago 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…
    - 60 days ago 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…
    - 61 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:30am -

Frugal Babe

  • 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 -
  • We’ve come a long way since I started blogging in 2006
    Hello dear readers!  I’m still here, but I’ve been prioritizing paid work and time with my family over blogging for fun, so there’s a bit of dust on the old blog.  But all is well, and we’re in need of an update around here.  I hope 2015 i…
    - 21 Jan 15, 5:43pm -

Frugal Living NW

  • newLAST CHANCE to give a teen in foster care a gift this year
    Ten for Teens 2017 We’re well on our way to another successful year of giving every single teen in foster care in the Portland Metro area a $10 gift card! But we still need YOU to help us meet our audacious goal! You have two more days to get your…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:55pm -
  • newZulily: Magformers sets on sale + FREE shipping
    Zulily is running a great sale on select Magformers sets! These are on the spendier side, so finding a deal is even more important. All of these sets ship for free, are guaranteed by Christmas and some even beat Amazon’s best ever price history. If…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:45pm -
  • newTarget Deals for December 10 – 16
    Here are the best deals at Target this week. Target prices vary by store and region. Some deals are unadvertised and may or may not be found in your store. Find the full list of this week’s Target deals, including a printable list feature, here. Ge…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
  • newKidzLabs Crystal Mining Kit, Meccano Robotic Spider, Butterfly Growing Kit, and more (12/11)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (12/11): Get this KidzLabs Crystal Mining Kit for $7.47! Check out the other STEM deals here. Grab this Butterfly Growing Garden Gift Set for $16.79 (BEST price!) This set sends caterpillars that cocoon and turn int…
    - 13 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:23pm -
  • newWi-Fi Digital Cloud Frame, Big Joe Bean Bag Chair, GoPro Hero5, and more (12/11)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (12/11): Deal of the Day: Get this Nixplay Iris 8″ Wi-Fi Cloud Frame for $129.99 (BEST price!) Check out all the digital frames included in the deal here. Score this Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair fo…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 5:00pm -

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

  • newThe 2017 Cookie Guessing Contest!
    Yesterday, we had our annual cookie-decorating fest around the dining room table. We made a large mess. We might not get around to tons of Christmas traditions, but we DO faithfully decorate cookies together. Zoe, the clown No one in my family likes…
    - 18 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 2:59pm -
  • Win 4 free products from Third Day Naturals!
    This post and giveaway are not sponsored. This post contains affiliate links. Third Day Naturals is a small, family-owned business in upstate New York, and it’s run by a Frugal Girl reader and her husband! I’ve run lots of giveaways for them over…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • What I Spent, What We Ate | plus check back at noon!
    Food now, a giveaway coming at noon! What I Spent I spent $70.78 at the grocery store. And then I got my $25 Hungry Harvest. I added on $3.99 of organic strawberries to my harvest as well. So my total for the week is $99.97. Yay! (My budget is $150/w…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 10:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newOzark Trail 10 x 10 Instant Canopy – $29.60 on Sale (Reg $59)
    Ozark Trail 10 x 10 Instant Canopy – $29.60 on Sale Walmart is having a sale right now on the Ozark 10 x 10 Slant Leg Instant Canopy for just $29.60 (reg $59).  This is an excellent price as these are selling for over $50 on Amazon. This has over…
    - 4 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 4:45am -
  • newAmazon Book Coupon Code: $5 OFF $15 Or More On Books thru Thursday 12/14 at midnight!
      Amazon Book Coupon Code Amazon is back again this December with their very popular book coupon code!  You can get $5 OFF $15 or more on books! This is even better than the Cyber Monday book coupon code this year ($5 off $20). This offer expires…
    - 5 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 3:30am -
  • newPlano Angled Tackle System $35.08
    Plano Angled Tackle System Know someone that likes to fish? Amazon has the Plano Angled Tackle System for $35.08 right now. Looks like it has some nice reviews on it too. Product Details: Main compartment Presents utility boxes at a 15 degree angle P…
    - 8 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 1:00am -
  • newPJ Masks Headquarters Track Playset $14.97 (Reg $30)
    PJ Masks Headquarters Track Playset Are your kiddos a PJ Masks fan? Right now Walmart is offering the PJ Masks Headquarters Track Playset for $14.97! That is down from the normal price of $30. Product Details: Compatible with all PJ Masks 3″ toy fi…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 11:00pm -
  • newDouble Hammock With Space Saving Steel Stand $59.94!
    Double Hammock With Space Saving Steel Stand Want to relax in your yard in the shade? Check out this nice hammock deal. Amazon has this Double Hammock With Space Saving Steel Stand for $59.94! Product Details: Crafted of 100% cotton, this hammock is…
    - 12 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:00pm -