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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newScattered Sundays
    I had a big date on Tuesday with this guy. You know, the (almost) 10-year-old male version of me. Jack has been challenging us lately with his tween ‘tude and we’re trying to give him individual time with both of us or one on one. The theater…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Baked Cauliflower Patties {Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Keto, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Dairy-Free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden Copycat + GF}
    A creamy and fuss-free Olive Garden copycat, this dairy-free Chicken and Gnocchi Soup is the ultimate comfort food. A healthy, dairy-free, and gluten-free take on a classic, this amazing soup can be made in the Instant Pot, crockpot, or on the stovet…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Confessions – January
    E’rbody loves a good confession! If you’re new here, confession posts are where we unburden ourselves of the silly things that have been rattling around in our heads. The things where if you said them aloud in mixed company, you may get some odd…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies {Whole30, Gluten-Free}
    A fast dinner that is pure comfort food, Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies is gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30 compliant, and paleo. Full of flavor and packed with tons of (frozen!) veggies, this sheet pan dinner is a meal prep dream. Sheet pan dinners r…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 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

  • Top 10 Online Deals for 1/19
    There have been some fantastic online deals posted this week. In case you missed anything, here are my favorites: Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda (5 lbs) for $3.70 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item Blank Draw Your Own Comic Book — $3.82…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 19, 8:00pm -
  • 3 Magazines for $12 Subscription Sale
    Discount Mags is having a 3 Magazines for $12 Subscription Sale right now. They have a bunch of options to choose from, including: Business Category Entrepreneur Fast Company Home Business INC Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Cars & Trucks Cat…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 19, 6:30pm -
  • How you can help Coast Guard units in Oregon affected by the federal shutdown
    How to help Coast Guard units in Oregon Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that the ramifications to people affected by the partial government shutdown are beginning to grow. One group that is affected is the United States Coast Guard…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 8:35pm -
  • Ben 10 Omni-Launch Set, L.O.L. Surprise Biggie Pet, Delta Table & Chair Set and more (1/18)
    Here are today’s best toy deals (1/18): Get this Ben 10 Omni-Launch 3-Figure Playset for $7.58 (BEST price!) This is an Add-on Item, so you have to have total order of $25, even if you have Prime. Grab this Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Light-Up Tale…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 7:00pm -
  • One-year subscription to Clean Eating for $7.99 through tomorrow (1/19)
    Get a one-year subscription to Clean Eating Magazine for just $7.99 through tomorrow only (1/19). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $35.94 to $7.99. Clean Eating is a guide to discovering a lifestyle full of flavorful…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 6:30pm -

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

  • What I Spent, What We Ate | $216
    What I Spent I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. (Get $5 off your first Hungry Harvest order when you sign up through this referral link!) Then I spent $45.89 at Costco. And I spent $118 at Aldi. Finally, I spent $5.89 on toothpaste at Targe…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 10:00am -
  • Are you ready to see this?
    LOOK. My freezer is actually empty! Clean! Defrosted! And I’m just about ready to plug it back in. After working through nearly everything from my last freezer post, I put the few remaining items in my kitchen freezer. Then I unplugged the chest fr…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 10:00am -
  • Tuesday Tip | Revive dry mascara with saline (plus: a tip that doesn’t work!)
    You know how you’re supposed to throw mascara away every three months? Well, Lisey and I had a couple of tubes that were getting dry and clumpy before they even made it to the three month mark. Digusted, Lisey took to the interwebs to find a good D…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 2:34pm -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newLondon Fog Stafford Mini Dome Satchel $17.99 (Reg $65)
    London Fog Stafford Mini Dome Satchel Here is a cute bag deal that would be great for spring. 6pm is offering this London Fog Stafford Mini Dome Satchel for $17.99! That is down from the normal price of $65, for a 72% savings. They do offer free ship…
    - 14 mins ago 20 Jan 19, 9:30pm -
  • newMelissa and Doug Decorate Your Own – Sweets Craft Kit $14.39 (Reg $19.99)
    Melissa and Doug Decorate Your Own – Sweets Craft Kit Do your kiddos like to do crafts? Here is a cute deal to check out at Nordstrom. They are offering this Melissa and Doug Decorate Your Own – Sweets Craft Kit for $14.39. Plus it will ship for…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 6:30pm -
  • newKoolaburra by UGG Suede Boots $39.99 (Reg $99.99)
    Koolaburra by UGG Suede Boots If you are wanting to get some suede boots, here is a today only deal to check out on Zulily. They are offering these Koolaburra by UGG Chestnut Rozalia Tall Suede Boots for $39.99! That is down from the normal price of…
    - 6 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 3:30pm -
  • newMerrell Siren Hex Q2 WP Hiking Shoes – Women’s $59.73 (Reg $120)
    Merrell Siren Hex Q2 WP Hiking Shoes If you like the Merrell brand, here is a shoe deal to check out. REI is offering the Merrell Siren Hex Q2 WP Hiking Shoes – Women’s for $59.73! That is down from the normal price of $120, for a 50% savings. Th…
    - 18 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 3:30am -
  • newShark Steam Mop Light and Easy $59.99
    Shark Steam Mop Light and Easy If you are wanting to get a steam mop for easy cleaning, here is a deal you may want to check out at Macy’s. You can get the Shark Steam Mop Light and Easy for $59.99! Plus right now they are offering free shipping on…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 12:30am -