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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newFreezing Pumpkin {How to Freeze Pumpkin}
    Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing pumpkin to extend the harvest. Learning how to freeze pumpkin in cubes or puree is a great way to preserve this wonderful ingredient without needing to know any special kitchen skills. As an Amazon Associat…
    - 12 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 11:00am -
  • Scattered Sundays
    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. On Monday morning I woke up with the expectation that I was going to take photos for the blog. Instead, I checked the IKEA website for the inventory that is still missing from our kitchen orde…
    - 3 days ago 18 Oct 20, 11:00am -
  • Creamy White Bean Soup {Vegetarian}
    A big bowl of Creamy White Bean Soup is a simple, delicious, and affordable “whole meal” kind of dish. This vegetarian bean soup has an amazing and flavorful creamy broth paired with tons of veggies. You’ll find both Instant Pot and slow cooke…
    - 4 days ago 17 Oct 20, 11:00am -
  • Healthy Apple Pie Pancakes
    A delicious family favorite, these healthy Apple Pie Pancakes are super fluffy and kid-approved. Warm apples, cinnamon, and whole wheat make these pancakes irresistible. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If my fluffy whole whe…
    - 6 days ago 15 Oct 20, 11:00am -
  • Zero Waste Food Storage {Reusable Containers}
    These Zero Waste Food Storage ideas are items that can help reduce your family’s plastic use and trash output. Learn about awesome products that can keep your food fresh without breaking the bank. Check out our favorite glass, stainless steel, clot…
    - 8 days ago 13 Oct 20, 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

  • newCream Cheese Pumpkin Pie (recipe)
    Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie (recipe) When the temperature dips below 60 and the leaves start changing colors, my husband Ed declares it Pumpkin Pie Season. The thought of only eating pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving would not fly at our house. All of October…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 7:00pm -
  • newHarry Potter Sticker Puzzles, Civilization, Giant Pick-Up Sticks & more (10/20)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (10/20): Get this Harry Potter Sticker Art Puzzle Book for $6.98 (BEST price!) Grab this Giant Pick-Up Sticks Game for $4.99 (BEST price!) This is about half off it’s regular price. Get this D…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 6:53pm -
  • newBest family board games
    Best Family Board Games (Updated for 2021) Here’s a list of (maybe) new-to-you games that your family will love. Something for every age and personality! Some of these have limited availability (which is noted), but should at least give you some id…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 6:30pm -
  • newBest board games for preschoolers
    Best board games for preschoolers Pre-schoolers love to play games but they have little hands and fidgety bodies. It’s best to pick up games that are geared to their level and will not frustrate them. We’ve searched high and low for games that th…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 6:00pm -
  • newNixplay Smart Photo Frame, Aukey Wireless Earbuds, eos Organic Lip Balm & more (10/20)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (10/20): Grab this eos Organic Tropical Mango Lip Balm for $1.90 (BEST price!) Save more when you choose Subscribe & Save delivery. Deal of the Day: Score this Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame, 10…
    - 6 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 5:43pm -

Suddenly Frugal

  • newRemote Peloton Bike Fitting: My Review
    For months I’d been reading Facebook posts about people getting a remote Peloton bike fitting. Most of the people doing these bike fit sessions were in the Power Zone Pack. They wanted to make sure they were in the best position possible on their P…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Oct 20, 10:11pm -
  • Best Heart Rate Monitor for Peloton
    If you’re wondering if the best heart rate monitor for Peloton is the one that comes with your bike or Tread, this blog post will answer that question. I can tell you that when we first got our Peloton bike in 2016, I strapped on the Peloton heart…
    - 5 days ago 15 Oct 20, 3:07pm -
  • Halloween on the Cheap: Frugal Costumes and More
    Who doesn’t love the idea of frugal Halloween costumes? Considering that spending on Halloween overall increases each year, it’s a good idea to think about ways you can do Halloween on the cheap and especially this year. According to the National…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 20, 5:00am -
  • 5 Best Amazon Echo Hacks for the Kitchen Update 2020
    You may be surprised to learn that some of the best Amazon Echo hacks can help you in the room of your home where you likely spend much of your time–the kitchen. In fact, says Katherine Prescott, founder and editor of Voice Brew, a company founded…
    - 9 days ago 12 Oct 20, 5:00am -
  • Peloton Bike Pedals: Best Answers to Your Questions
    There are so many questions about Peloton bike pedals. I mean, hundreds. I’ve had readers write to me asking questions as varied as “Why are my pedals clicking?” to “Can I ride my Peloton wearing sneakers?” And it makes sense. If you’re n…
    - 10 days ago 10 Oct 20, 7:45pm -

The Frugal Girl

  • newFive Frugal Things | I’m $80 richer!
    1. I sold two things on Facebook Marketplace Two items are out of my house, they’re now in homes where they’re needed, and I have $80. This is a nice little collection of benefits for the 10-15 minutes I spent making the listings and responding t…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:00am -
  • Do you think about your legacy?
    I was listening to a few Hamilton songs the other day, and it occurred to me that legacies are a recurring theme throughout the musical. So, I was thinking about that, and then I saw this tweet. Do you ever wonder what your legacy will be? I think ab…
    - 2 days ago 19 Oct 20, 9:00am -
  • WIS, WWA | $27
    What I Spent I did not do an actual shopping trip this week; just a quick $27 fill-in trip. That’s pretty boring! So here are some kitten photos from our rescue shift. October Grocery Spending Week 1: $224 Week 2: $152 Week 3: $27 What We Ate Satur…
    - 5 days ago 16 Oct 20, 9:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newFab Fit Fun Box – Use This Promo Code to Save More!
     Fab Fit Fun Box Promo Code  Here is a great offer from them for their Fall box for your first box from FabFitFun.   New Subscribers can get:  $200 value in Fab Fit Fun boxes, for 20% off , which makes them just $39.99 right now with promo code:…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 9:30pm -
  • newUlta Sale – Beauty Advent Calendars 20% Off + More Ulta Deals!
    Ulta Sale – Lots of Great Ulta Deals Ulta is continuing their 50% off haircare event, with lots of great savings there right now. Plus they have a coupon code out where you can save an extra 20% off, that makes for some fun deals right now! Use cod…
    - 7 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 4:15pm -
  • newAmazon Online Shopping – Best Daily Deals! (Updated Regularly)
    Amazon Deals are updated daily here. We find you the best deals available on Amazon across various shopping categories (apparel, kids, Amazon devices, and so much more)! Amazon Online Shopping – Updated Regularly! Amazon online shopping is a great…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • newTop Daily Deals – Best Online Deals Available Right Now!
    Top Daily Deals – Best Online Deals Available Right Now! Each day we update this post with what we consider the best daily deals available online.  These are our favorite 5+ deals for the day in general. If you are looking for Amazon specific deal…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Oct 20, 3:00pm -
  • DSW Shoes – 30% off Everything including Vans, Slippers & more!
    DSW Shoes – 30% off Everything! Check out this sale going on at DSW Shoes right now for 30% off everything! Just use the promo code: SAYANYTHING at checkout to get this 30% discount.  Great time to get a discount on the shoes you have been wanting…
    - 1 day ago 19 Oct 20, 10:00pm -