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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newMini 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…
    - 18 hours ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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”…
    - 3 days ago 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…
    - 5 days ago 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…
    - 6 days ago 12 Oct 17, 11:30am -

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

  • newThe Best Chapter Books for Boys | Gift Guide
    These are our current favorite (and tried and tested) books and book series for young boys, aged around 6 to 10, depending on the level of reader you have.  You will find everything in this list for the massively enthusiastic NEVER WANTS TO DO ANYTH…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 7:30pm -
  • newBest board games for elementary-aged kids | Christmas Gift Guide
    Best Board Games for Kids Here are the best board games for kids in elementary school ages 6-12: 1. Catan: Junior — We love this game and have had so much fun playing. I highly recommend. 2. Qwirkle Board Game — A fun mind game when you match…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 7:00pm -
  • newVTech Activity Cube, Stormtrooper Half Helmet, Hot Wheels Track Builder, and more (10/17)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (10/17): Get this VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Auto Repair Center Playset for $13.59 (BEST price!) Score this VTech Sort & Discover Activity Cube for $16.90 (BEST price!) Get this Hot Wheels Track Builder Lift & Launch…
    - 11 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • newCalphalon Pan Set, Nabisco Snacks, Oster 3-in-1 Blender Set, and more (10/17)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (10/17): Score this Calphalon Hard-Anodized Non-Stick Fry Pan Set for $39.96 (BEST price!) Deal of the Day: Get this Oster Pro 1200 3-in-1 Blender Set with Food Processor and Smoothie Cup for $56 (…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Nordstrom: Born Poly Riding Boots full review (best boots EVER)
    Let’s have a chat about boots.  GOOD boots are amazing.  And go with everything.  Not so good boots?  Not so good.  But how do you know where you should spend money and which is the most comfortable and will they last? Outside of my snow and r…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 17, 7:00pm -

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

  • newA $10 offer just for Frugal Girl readers
    This post is not sponsored, but it includes an affiliate link that TopCashback sent to me. The affiliate link will give readers a $10 bonus. As you guys know, TopCashback is my fave cashback website for online shopping (they almost always have the hi…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 1:51pm -
  • I’m doing a freezer challenge this week!
    My grocery budget has been a little overstretched so far this month, and my freezer could use a little decluttering. Which means that it seems like the perfect time to take inventory and spend a week trying to use up some odds and ends. Want to see w…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 17, 12:24pm -
  • What I Spent, What We Ate | Welp. I did not go under. At all.
    What I Spent I started out with my $25 Hungry Harvest box. I spent $55.48 at the store where Lisey works. I spent $98.59 at Aldi. And I made a $9.30 stop for panko, soy sauce, ginger, a red pepper, and lettuce. So, I spent $188. Which, ahahaha, is no…
    - 5 days ago 13 Oct 17, 9:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newSafeway and Albertsons Deals – Oct 18th – 24th – Case Sale & $.97/lb Grapes, $.67/ea Bread & more!
    Here are the Top 10 deals from this week’s Safeway and Albertsons Northwest ad starting Wednesday.  Find the full list of  Safeway and Albertsons coupon matchups and store sales for this week.  You can use the full list to make your grocery sh…
    - 21 mins ago 18 Oct 17, 4:57am -
  • newDisney Art Prints from Simply Enchanted – Just $3.27
    Disney Art Prints – $3.27 Jane.com is having a great sale on these adorable art prints with Disney characters for just $3.27/each.  Shipping will cost an additional $3.23 for the first one & $.19 for additional prints. These are just for the art p…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 2:13am -
  • newDisney’s Aladdin Musical – Discount Tickets for Seattle Performance – As low as $24
    Disney’s Aladdin Musical  – Discount Tickets for Seattle Performance  Goldstar is offering discount tickets available right now for Disney’s Aladdin musical coming to the Paramount Theater in Seattle in October, 2017. These do sound like they…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 1:30am -
  • newNike Advance 15 Jacket $47.49 (Reg $95)
    Nike Advance 15 Jacket Check out this men’s jacket deal Nordstrom is offering. You can get this Nike Advance 15 Jacket for $47.49! That is down from the normal price of $95, for a 50% savings. Plus it will ship for free, as all Nordstrom.com orders…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Oct 17, 12:00am -
  • newHigh Sierra Mini Emmett Backpack $5.48! (Add On)
    High Sierra Mini Emmett Backpack Here is a pretty great add on deal you may want to check out. Amazon is offering this High Sierra Mini Emmett Backpack for $5.48! With it being an add on item, that means you will need to spend $25 or more to get it f…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Oct 17, 10:00pm -