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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…
    - 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…
    - 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”…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 12 Oct 17, 11:30am -

Frugal Babe

  • 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 -
  • 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 -

Frugal Living NW

  • newCoppertone Sport Sunscreen, Lodge Panini Press, Fire HD 10 Tablet and more (4/26)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (4/26): Get this Chef’n 2-in-1 Citrus Juicer for $2.92 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item, which means you’ll need to include it in an order of $25 or more, even if you have Prime. Score this…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • newFred Meyer Deals for April 25 – May 1
    Here are the best deals at Fred Meyer this week. The Fred Meyer ad runs Sunday-Saturday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s Fred Meyer deals, including a printable list feature, here. Along with sales and coupons, you can ge…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Apr 18, 10:00pm -
  • newSafeway Deals for April 25 through May 1 {DOUBLE COUPON DEALS}
    Here are the best deals at Safeway this week. The Safeway ad runs Wednesday-Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s Safeway deals, including a printable list feature, here. Please note that at this time, the list does no…
    - 20 hours ago 25 Apr 18, 9:14pm -
  • newKid K’nex, Intex River Float, Catan Jr. and more (4/25)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (4/25): Get this Kid K’nex Flyin’ Pals Building Kit for $6.35 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item, which means you’ll need to include it in an order of $25 or more, even if you have Prime. Grab the Catan Juni…
    - 23 hours ago 25 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • 3-Quart Instant Pot, Keurig K-Select Coffee Machine, Lodge Cast-Iron Pan and more (4/24)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (4/24): Deal of the Day: Get this Keurig K-Select Machine and 32-ct Peet’s Coffee K-Cups for only $99.99 (BEST price!) This bundle is usually over $150! Score this Lodge Cast-Iron 10.5-Inch Pan fo…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 4:00pm -

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

  • newOn picky pizza-making instructions
    I’ve posted several pizza recipes on my blog over the years, and two in particular have very precise equipment/method instructions. (Those two recipes are the basic pizza crust recipe and the whole wheat pizza recipe.) And sometimes readers are lik…
    - 8 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 9:00am -
  • Some things that are making me happy
    It’ll probably be a happy/grateful mash-up this time around. Insurance is giving us a fair price for Joshua’s car. (Just so you know, I got Joshua’s permission to tell you it was his wreck. I didn’t want to share that without making sure it w…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 9:00am -
  • Tuesday Tip | Use cashback sites when buying Groupons
    This post contains referral links. You can do this when you’re buying Living Social vouchers too! I’m sure you all know about Groupon and Living Social (sites that sell discounted vouchers for local entertainment, dining, and services), but did y…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 9:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newTJ Maxx Clearance Sale Up To 80% OFF + FREE Shipping Today Only!
      TJ Maxx Clearance Sale Who is ready to do some shopping? There is some pretty nice deals going on right now at the TJ Maxx Clearance Sale. You can get deals for as much as 80% OFF! Plus, TODAY ONLY (4/26) you can get free shipping on all orders (n…
    - 26 mins ago 26 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
  • newTeen Tix – $5 Tickets for Teens To Movies, Theater, Concerts, Museum Events & More!
      Teen Tix – $5 Tickets for Teens to Many Local Events! If you have a teen between 13 and 19, you might want to check out the Teen Tix program. Teens can get free and discounted tickets to many events throughout the Seattle area. They have rec…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Apr 18, 4:10pm -
  • newAmazon Online Shopping – Best Daily Deals! (Updated Regularly)
    Amazon Online Shopping – Updated Daily (Mon. – Fri.)! Pin it to your favorites board here for easy access later! Amazon online shopping is a great way to save on all kinds of items you might need, without having to leave home! They sell just abou…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 3:30pm -
  • newFire HD 10 Tablet $99.99 (Today Only)
    Fire HD 10 Tablet Have you been wanting to get a Fire tablet? Today only, Amazon is offering the Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB for $99.99! Product Details: Brilliant 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (1920…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 2:30pm -
  • newCreme Brulee Kids Spring Sale – May 11th & 12, 2018! Plus 5 Winners Win $20 to Sale!
       Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale in the Northwest The Creme Brulee Kids sale is back for their 8th year this fall here in the Puget Sound area. Their sale is coming up in just a few weeks this May, with the sale open on Friday May 11th and Sa…
    - 15 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 2:01am -