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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newEasy Apple Pie Egg Rolls
    These easy Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a naturally sweetened air fryer dessert (or even breakfast)! Baked, not fried, this dessert recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 8 minutes. No air fryer? You’ll find oven-baking and skillet instructions in t…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • How to Freeze Garlic the Easy Way
    Learn all the tips and tricks on How to Freeze Garlic to save yourself time and money. A stash of frozen garlic in your freezer can easily be added to main dishes, soups, and sauces for quick meals that the whole family will love. As an Amazon Associ…
    - 3 days ago 20 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Fried Gnocchi and Veggies {Sheet Pan Gnocchi}
    Crispy Fried Gnocchi and Veggies is the best weeknight dinner around! This one-pan meal has it all. Using storebought gnocchi, convenient frozen veggies, and a 30-second homemade marinade, this will be your new go-to dinner. You could have knocked me…
    - 5 days ago 18 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Scattered Sundays
    As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Well, we got kicked out of indoor soccer this week. Kinda. Sorta. Not really. Jack is very insistent on sticking with his fall rec team and the indoor team is year-round. We didn’t know that…
    - 7 days ago 16 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Healthy Deviled Eggs {Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs}
    These Healthy Deviled Eggs are a delicious and lighter take on a classic recipe. Greek yogurt deviled eggs are perfect for potlucks, dinner parties, Easter, and basically any event where people have taste buds and like to eat! And thanks to the high-…
    - 8 days ago 15 Feb 20, 12:00pm -

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

  • newThe $5 Subscription Sale
    Discount Mags is having a The $5 Subscription Sale right now. They have a bunch of options to choose from, including: Home Category Good Housekeeping (1 Year: $5.00, 2 Years: $10.00, 3 Years: $15.00, 4 Years: $20.00) Architectural Digest (1 Year: $…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Feb 20, 6:30pm -
  • LeapFrog Learning Remote, Glow in the Dark Slime, Plush Owl & more (2/21)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (2/21): Score this Elmer’s Glow in the Dark Slime Kit for $7.38 (BEST price!) Get this Dragamonz Ultimate Dragon 6-Pack Figures & Trading Card Game for $13.99 (BEST price!) Grab this LeapFrog Viole…
    - 1 day ago 21 Feb 20, 7:22pm -
  • Modest (and affordable) swimsuits for women
    Modest Swimsuits for Women I follow a handful of fashion bloggers and every year I watch as they roll out their swimsuit suggestions for the upcoming summer season. And every year I am SHOCKED by what suits they are highlighting. It seems to me that…
    - 1 day ago 21 Feb 20, 6:30pm -
  • The Truth About CSA’s
    If you expected a scandalous tell-all post on local agriculture, I’m sorry to disappoint. This post is just featuring the beautiful invention known as CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. My personal experience with CSA’s is pretty limited,…
    - 1 day ago 21 Feb 20, 6:00pm -
  • Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic-Butter Sauce recipe
    Simple Asparagus Recipe As you know, one way to significantly reduce your grocery bill each month is to create your menu plans around produce that is currently in season for your area. This is a bit trickier when you can buy cantaloupe in December, s…
    - 1 day ago 21 Feb 20, 5:30pm -

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

  • It’s been a week. But I do have a colorful Snoopy.
    This has been a long week for a variety of reasons, and not really my best week of cooking. The combo of just getting back from a trip (with no menu plan in hand) and then getting sick right away has made things a little wonky on the food front! I di…
    - 2 days ago 21 Feb 20, 3:57pm -
  • A $150 correction + 4 more frugal things
    Things were quiet here yesterday because after I got home from skiing, I promptly got sick with a cold. Bleh. Hopefully it’ll be a quick one! I’m already feeling much better today. 1. I caught a $150 medical bill error. I noticed that a $150 appo…
    - 5 days ago 18 Feb 20, 10:00am -
  • WIS, WWA | I cooked exactly nothing.
    What I Spent I was gone for most of this week, skiing with my parents and siblings out in California at Lake Tahoe. So, Mr. FG and the girls were at the helm in the kitchen, and they did quite a fabulous job. I made a $75 Aldi trip before I left, and…
    - 8 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:59pm -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • 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…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Feb 20, 4:00pm -
  • Amazon Channels Free Trials (Get Free Showtime, Starz & HBO Trials)!
    Amazon Channels Free Trial Amazon Channels offers free trials to many premium channels, like HBO, Showtime and more. We have all the details on how to sign up for your free trials below and enjoy Amazon Channels. These trials are a great way to have…
    - 1 day ago 22 Feb 20, 2:00am -
  • Olive Garden Kids Eat For $1 With Mobile Coupon
    Olive Garden Kids Eat For $1 Coupon & B2G2 Coupon Olive Garden has several new coupons available this weekend only! There is a Buy 2 Get 2 entrees free coupon available from now through Sunday 2/23/2020.  The way it works is that if you purchase 2 e…
    - 1 day ago 22 Feb 20, 1:11am -
  • Free Museum Days From Smithsonian – Saturday April 4, 2020
    I love these Smithsonian FREE Museum Days, and there is another one coming up on Saturday April 4, 2020!  As part of Museum Day Live!, you can get a FREE museum tickets (1 for you & and a guest) into one of MANY participating NW Museums!  You can…
    - 2 days ago 21 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
  • Shop Disney Deals for Disney Merchandise (Shirts, Ears & Much More)!
    Shop Disney Deals for Disney Merchandise (Shirts, Ears & Much More)! Looking for deals on Disney items. This is a great way to save if you are planning a trip, or just if you are a super Disney fan and are looking for affordable Mickey items and more…
    - 2 days ago 21 Feb 20, 4:30pm -