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Being Frugal By Choice

  • Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
    I often feel like a broken record on repeat in this place. I find myself saying thank you time and time again. Your kind words and thoughtfulness meant so much to me and our family. I didn’t respond to any comments here or on Facebook or Instagram…
    - 6 days ago 13 Aug 17, 11:31am -
  • Barbara Ann
    There are many things in this world that are not nice. That are not kind. That don’t have good intentions. My mother was none of those things. My mom was the embodiment of everything good about mankind. She passed away in her sleep yesterday at 2:1…
    - 12 days ago 7 Aug 17, 11:50am -
  • We’re in vacation mode
    Our family is off to California for a wedding and God willing, a stress-free trip to Legoland. We’ll see how that goes because Disneyland was not a success. I won’t be posting for the next week (plus), but you can stay updated on our trip, hijinx…
    - 22 days ago 28 Jul 17, 11:32am -
  • The Ultimate Homemade Peach Ice Cream Recipe
    If there is something you need in your life, it’s a homemade peach ice cream recipe. Right? Right! Also, I can’t make anything with peaches without thinking about the “I can eat a peach for hours” scene from Face Off. I do my best to eat loca…
    - 24 days ago 26 Jul 17, 11:33am -
  • Key Lime Creme Brulee With Graham Cracker Spoons
    Troy and I were never supposed to get married. In fact, I was actually engaged to someone else a long, long time ago. But before I tell you that story, I need to tell you this story first. Troy was friends with my older sister’s friend. I met him w…
    - 26 days ago 24 Jul 17, 11:20am -

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

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

  • newWhat I Spent, What We Ate | I tried a Twinkie.
    What I Spent First up, my $25 Hungry Harvest box: And here’s a $102 trip to Aldi. Do you see the Twinkies in there?  When I was in kindergarten, a kid at my table always had a Twinkie for his morning snack, while I had a banana. When I was 5, I th…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 2:06pm -
  • Six Ways to Teach Kids to be Kind
    This is off-topic, I know! But multiple readers asked about how we’ve taught our kids to work hard and to be kind. Here’s what I wrote about teaching them to work hard. And today’s post will be about teaching kindness.) In case you missed my ea…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • 4 things that are making my life better
    Amazon links are affiliate links, which help keep the lights on around here at $0 of cost to you! I’m not otherwise affiliated with any of these companies. RSS/email readers, there are going to be a lot of non-functioning links in this email.  Cli…
    - 5 days ago 14 Aug 17, 2:15pm -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newCOACH Python Sig C Stole $39.99
    COACH Python Sig C Stole Do you like the COACH brand? If so, here is a deal to check out. You can get this COACH Python Sig C Stole for $39.99! That is down from the normal price of $195. Product Details: Cotton^Silk Imported Please Note: COACH™ it…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • newKeter Unity Indoor Outdoor BBQ Entertainment Storage Table $95.78!
    Keter Unity Indoor Outdoor BBQ Entertainment Storage Table Oh this would be awesome to have when you cook on the grill. Amazon is offering this Keter Unity Indoor Outdoor BBQ Entertainment Storage Table / Prep Station with Metal Top for $95.78! This…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 10:00pm -
  • newHolmes Dual Blade Twin Window Fan, White $15.02
    Holmes Dual Blade Twin Window Fan, White Need a window fan? Here is a nice deal on one that has some pretty nice reviews. Amazon is offering this Holmes Dual Blade Twin Window Fan, White for $15.02! Product Details: Dual-blade operation Two speed-set…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • new(**Updated Weekly**) Amazon Back To School Deals Roundup
    Amazon Back To School Deals Roundup Its that time of the year already! We will be doing a weekly roundup of Amazon back to school deals. That way you can find the hottest back to school deals in one area and not have to spend hours finding them. We t…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:30pm -
  • newSweet Creations Cupcake and Cakepop Display Carrier, White $14.98
    Sweet Creations Cupcake and Cakepop Display Carrier, White This would be so handy for going to cookouts and parties. Amazon is offering this Sweet Creations Cupcake and Cakepop Display Carrier, White for $14.98! Product Details: Transport and serve c…
    - 13 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 6:00pm -