Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Bookmark & Share Subscribe to Feed

Being Frugal By Choice

  • newNordy Bars {Nordstrom Magic Bar Recipe}
    A homemade version of the famous Nordy Bars recipe from Nordstrom. This easy magic bar recipe combines chocolate chips, butterscotch, and marshmallows into a delicious cookie bar that is perfect for a crowd. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualif…
    - 18 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Overnight Cinnamon Rolls {Make Ahead Cinnamon Rolls}
    Imagine waking up to the amazing scent of soft, gooey, and delicious homemade Overnight Cinnamon Rolls baking in your oven. Spoil your family with these fresh cinnamon buns with homemade orange cream cheese frosting. As an Amazon Associate, I earn fr…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Scattered Sundays
    Jack and I finished up our running this week. I’m thankful (no more trying to keep up with him), but also sad that we won’t have that time together. This week Jack was in a super bad mood afterschool but things changed once we started our run. I…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Two-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
    You only need two simple ingredients to make amazing Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups! You’ll love this easy homemade candy recipe for gifting or to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier option. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying p…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Paleo & Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes
    You’re going to love these paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot recipes! Free from dairy, gluten, grains, sugar, and soy, these delicious pressure cooker dishes are all tasty and compliant.  Tired of complicated and time-intensive Whole30 recipes? Me too…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 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

  • newThe BEST from our Christmas Deals Facebook Group
    Our dedicated Christmas Deals Facebook Group is the first place we post deals, offers, and promotions that we find during the Christmas holiday season. Here’s an updated list of the deals we’ve posted that should be valid. Note that we are going…
    - 6 hours ago 11 Dec 19, 12:00am -
  • newMy favorite travel backpack (some colors under $25!)
    I went on two giant, trip-of-a-lifetime types of trips this month. First, our family went to Disneyland for our big “every five year” trip. We did Disneyland for four days straight. And then the day after we returned, my thirteen-year-old daughte…
    - 8 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 10:30pm -
  • newGreen Toys, Fisher-Price Clean & Dust Set, Werewords Game & more (12/10)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (12/10): Deal of the Day: Get this Green Toys Bathtub Ferry Boat with Mini Cars for $8.57 (BEST price!) Check out all of today’s Green Toys deals here. Get this Fisher-Price Clean-Up & Dust Set for…
    - 9 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 9:46pm -
  • newHomemade Gingerbread Cookies
    Homemade Gingerbread Cookies Christmas is just days away, and I have been cranking out all kinds of holiday treats from my kitchen (in January I will be cranking out miles in the gym to pay for it). This year, I strategically waited until my Mother-i…
    - 10 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • newHow to decorate for Christmas using simple, inexpensive items
    Last weekend, I packed up all of my fall decorations. Into the box went acorns, pinecones, dried corn, and pressed leaves. Just call me Fancy Pants. Or not. I definitely prefer natural and simple decorations in my home. The items are easy to gath…
    - 10 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 8:00pm -

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 few thoughts on joy
    December is a time of year that promises joy. Joy from family, joy from traditions, joy from peace, joy from gifts. And of course, joy from spending. The problem with a lot of our sources of joy is that they are outside our control and so sometimes,…
    - 14 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 4:34pm -
  • What I Spent, What We Ate | Three left until 2020
    There are only three more WIS, WWA posts left in 2019! What I Spent I didn’t do a WIS, WWA post last week, but I spent $176 total between the two weeks so I’m just gonna average it and give each week $88. Year to Date Grocery Spending It’s week…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 19, 10:00am -
  • Are non-food Aldi Finds frugal or wasteful?
    Aldi, my favorite discount grocery store, offers fantastic prices on food. But they also have an aisle dedicated to seasonal products, which are called Aldi Finds. (There are also some food Aldi Finds, but they’re not the main event.) These appear…
    - 7 days ago 4 Dec 19, 1:52pm -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newPeople Magazine Subscription – On Sale for $37.04! 85% off! Best Price!
    People Magazine Deal on Subscription! People Magazine subscription deals updated regularly here. ***Update, People Magazine is no longer available through Discount Mags. We have found these offers currently available, and will update this article if…
    - 13 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 5:45pm -
  • newNCAA Hoodies Sale – As Low As $17.98! – Flash Sale Today!
    NCAA Hoodies Sale If you are looking to snag some new fan gear be sure to check out this NCAA hoddies sale! Right now Dick’s Sporting Goods is offering select NCAA Hoodies, 1/4 Zips & Polos for as low as $17.98 (this beats the Black Friday Sale)! T…
    - 13 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 5:36pm -
  • newGreen Toys Sale – 68% Off! Today Only!
       Green Toys Sale – 68% Off! Today Only! Today only, 12/10, Amazon is running their Green Toys Sale. They have been doing this (usually on Green Monday, so a day later this year) for the past few years and it is generally their best sale on the…
    - 13 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 5:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 hours ago 10 Dec 19, 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 10 Dec 19, 12:40am -