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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newScattered Sundays
    A friend and I were recently having a conversation about the best candy bars. I have a strong preference for a challenging to find and stupidly expensive imported candy bar called Ritter Sport (the original one with butter biscuits). Due to the price…
    - 18 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • 13 Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes
    You’ll love these 13 Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes for delicious, fast and healthy meals. Many of these pressure cooker soup recipes are gluten-free, or vegetarian, or vegan, or Whole30, or low-carb. There is an easy instant pot soup recipe here fo…
    - 2 days ago 14 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • Instant Pot Farro {How to Cook Farro}

    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • Spicy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
    This Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is packed with flavor and sure to become a family favorite! A comforting and healthy butternut squash soup that can be made in under 30 minutes. Fast and convenient, this soup recipe uses frozen butternut squash to ma…
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • Scattered Sundays
    There are no words more beautiful in the English language than “back to school”. You guys. You guys. OMG. Both boys had school this week, and it is the first full week of Bennett having all-day preschool three days a week. Also, how many times ca…
    - 8 days ago 8 Sep 19, 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

  • All Issues $1 or Less Subscription Sale
    Discount Mags is having an All Issues $1 or Less Subscription Sale right now. They have a bunch of options to choose from, including:  Auto Category Car and Driver (1 Year: $4.95, 2 Years: $9.90, 3 Years: $14.85, 4 Years: $19.80) Motor Trend (1…
    - 1 day ago 14 Sep 19, 5:30pm -
  • PackIt Freezable Lunch Bags and Boxes as low as $13.49 shipped with Prime TODAY ONLY (9/14)
    Amazon has the some pretty sweet freezable lunch bags and boxes on sale TODAY ONLY (9/14). Get PackIt Freezable Lunch Bags and Boxes for as low as $13.49 shipped with Prime. There are lots of styles and designs included in the sale! I read through so…
    - 1 day ago 14 Sep 19, 4:42pm -
  • Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn, Stacy’s Pita Thins, Colgate Toothpaste & more (9/13)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (9/13): Score this Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn (40 count) for $11.89 (BEST price!) when you clip the 30% off coupon. Save more when you opt for Subscribe & Save delivery. Get this Stacy’s Pita…
    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 19, 3:58pm -
  • Black Bean Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe
    Black Bean Chicken Enchilada Soup This Black Bean Chicken Enchilada Soup will quickly become a favorite recipe because it is frugal, healthy, and SUPER easy to make. After you cook the chicken, the majority of the recipe calls for throwing things in…
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 7:30pm -
  • Water Bath Canning: A step-by-step guide
    Water Bath Canning Guide (This is an updated repost from a previous year, it’s just a super helpful guide!) There are 160 pounds of peaches ripening on my dining room table, waiting to be packed into jars. Another 160 pounds of apples is headed my…
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 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

  • What I Spent, What We Ate | Costco is always the culprit.
    What I Spent We spent $150.52 at the grocery store this week, which means I would have been right on budget.  Except there was a Costco trip that totaled $31 (two chickens plus floss and toothpaste.) On a related note, here are the top ten things I…
    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 19, 9:00am -
  • Five Frugal Things | free shipping at + 4 more
    This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. 1. I signed up for a free month of CVS’s CarePass. I was in there using some ExtraBucks, and the associate told me about Ca…
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 12:02pm -
  • Everything you wanted to know about Fincon!
    Last week, I went to Fincon19, my very first blogging conference. Well, actually, I think it was the first conference of any type I’ve gone to in my 41 years on this planet. You guys said you wanted to hear more about it, so I’m here to answer so…
    - 6 days ago 10 Sep 19, 9:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom