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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newScattered Sundays and Meal Plan
    September came and brought some cooler temps and a bit of rain, and I was like “yasssssss” Fall is here! Then October showed up and was like “hold my pumpkin spice latte”. So much sunshine, pure blue skies, temps in the low-70’s, and no rai…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter (Whole30, Paleo)
    Learn how easy it is to make delicious Homemade Cinnamon Almond Butter at home. This healthy snack only tastes sinful but is Whole30, paleo, and keto-friendly. Fifty percent of you may be grossed out by this statement, but the other fifty percent are…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • How to Make Powdered Sugar
    Learn how to make powdered sugar at home! Powdered sugar without cornstarch is affordable for your favorite recipes like frosting, icing, or whipped cream. You’ll never buy storebought again! Remember when I blew your mind with the info that you c…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Strawberry Fudge Energy Date Balls (Whole30, Paleo)
    Healthy snacks don’t need to be boring and tasteless! These Strawberry Fudge Energy Date Balls are delicious little paleo, Whole30(ish), vegan, and dairy-free nutrition powerhouses. I’m kicking myself hard for not naming this recipe “Strawberry…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • Scattered Sundays and Meal Plan
    You know what makes a Type A dork super steamed? When the 2019 calendars aren’t out in stores yet. Makes me so mad! Last year, I finally found a planner that I love and am excited to “move into” one for 2019. But noooooooooo, stores only have J…
    - 8 days ago 14 Oct 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…
    - 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

  • Top 10 Online Deals for 10/20
    There have been some fantastic online deals posted this week. In case you missed anything, here are my favorites: Nordstrom: Thread & Supply Double Breasted Peacoat less than $40 + FREE shipping (great reviews!) Glowsticks for Halloween! These would…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 18, 7:00pm -
  • $5 Subscription Sale
    Discount Mags is having a $5 Subscription Sale again right now. They have a bunch of options to choose from, including: Home Category Architectural Digest (1 Year: $5.00, 2 Years: $10.00, 3 Years: $15.00) Good Housekeeping (1 Year: $5.00, 2 Years:…
    - 1 day ago 20 Oct 18, 5:30pm -
  • Nordstrom: Thread & Supply Double Breasted Peacoat less than $40 + FREE shipping (great reviews!)
    If you are on the lookout for a fall/early winter jacket and don’t want (or can’t) spend upwards of $150-$200 for a coat, I have THE deal for you.  This highly-rated Thread & Supply Double Breasted Peacoat is just $37.90 + FREE shipping.  Less…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
  • CamelBak Water Bottle, Skip-Bo Card Game, The Peanuts Movie and more (10/18)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (10/18): Grab this CamelBak Eddy 12-Oz Water Bottle for $8.93 (BEST price!) Price varies with design. Score The Peanuts Movie 4K +Blu-Ray + Digital HD for $11.99 (BEST price!) Get this Unicorns and…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 5:30pm -
  • Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, Essential Oil Diffuser, Teal Dutch Oven and more (10/19)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (10/19): Score this 1byone Bluetooth Body Fat Scale with App for $19.99 (BEST price!) Get this Dash Mini Waffle Maker for $9.99 (BEST price!) Make waffles, paninis and more! Grab this 120ml Aromathe…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 3:57pm -

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 | I’m still happy that it’s cool.
    Last week, I was full of excitement because fall weather had finally hit.  And I have to tell you: I’m still not remotely mad about it. It’s going to take more than two weeks for me to start missing hot and hazy weather. What I Spent I spent $14…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 18, 12:43pm -
  • 10 ways to bless someone without spending a lot
    I had a random thought yesterday, which was this: if you are on a tight budget and you have a friend or family member who is going through a rough time, you might feel a little bit helpless to assist them. Because let’s face it, money is sometimes…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 18, 2:06pm -
  • Five Frugal Things | in eight minutes!
    I have eight minutes before I have to leave to take Sonia to her tutorial.  Let’s see if I can make it to five! 1. I used the CVS app to access coupons. I needed allergy meds and deodorant, and I remembered to check the app.  Sure enough, there w…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 18, 11:51am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newMarker Brush Pens 24 pk $4.99 (Highly Rated)
    Marker Brush Pens Check out this marker deal I found on Amazon. You can get this Marker Brush Pens 24 pk for only $4.99! Looks like it has some great reviews too. Product Details: Included is a set of Fineliner Pens: These fineliners are 0.4mm fine p…
    - 11 mins ago 21 Oct 18, 11:30pm -
  • newTOMS Del Rey Knit Sneaker $24.99 (Reg $79)
    TOMS Del Rey Knit Sneaker If you like TOMS shoes, here is a deal you may want to check out. Nordstrom Rack has these TOMS Del Rey Knit Sneaker for $24.99! That is down from the normal price of $79, for a 68% savings. Product Details: A brightly hued…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Oct 18, 8:30pm -
  • newThe North Face Apex Nimble Jacket $45 (Reg $90)
    The North Face Apex Nimble Jacket Here is a nice North Face jacket deal men. You can grab this The North Face Apex Nimble Jacket for $45! That is down from the normal price of $90, for a 50% savings. They do offer free shipping on orders of $50 or mo…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Oct 18, 5:30pm -
  • newCotton Sheet Sets Starting At $29.59 (Today Only)
    Cotton Sheet Sets If you could use some new cotton sheets sets, here is a today only deal to check out on Amazon. They are offering Cotton Sheet Sets with prices starting at $29.59! Price depends on size and color you select. Product Details: Cotton…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Oct 18, 2:36pm -
  • newHigh Sierra Wiggie Lunch Kit Backpack $16.23!
    High Sierra Wiggie Lunch Kit Backpack If you have kiddos that could use a new backpack or just want to stash it away for when you do need one, here is a deal. Amazon has this High Sierra Wiggie Lunch Kit Backpack for $16.23! Product Details: Polyethy…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Oct 18, 3:10am -