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Being Frugal By Choice

  • newWhole30 Pot Roast {Pressure Cooker Pot Roast}
    Fall-apart tender, this Whole30 Pot Roast is the ultimate comfort food. You can get an “it cooked all day flavor” in a fraction of the time thanks to using an Instant Pot. But don’t worry, I have slow cooker and oven instructions for you too! A…
    - 7 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes {Vegan, Paleo, Whole30}
    These perfectly cooked Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are ready in less time than oven-baked. Simple and fuss-free, this air fryer vegetable recipe is great for a fast dinner or weeknight side dish. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Nordy 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago 8 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

  • newNespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Maker, $10/$25 off Pens/Markers, Coleman Cooler & more (12/12)
    Here are today’s electronics and household deals (12/12): Deal of the Day: Get this Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Machine Bundle (with 30 capsules) for $99.99 (BEST price!) Deal of the Day: Get this Anker SoundCore Sport Bluetooth Headphon…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Dec 19, 5:39pm -
  • newFred Meyer Deals for December 11 – 17
    Here are the best deals at Fred Meyer this week. The Fred Meyer ad runs Wednesday – Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Along with sales and coupons, you can also get extra savings with two smart phone cash back apps: Ibotta Checkout 51 Just downloa…
    - 4 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 hours ago 11 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • newRice Krispies Treat Christmas Trees
    Rice Krispies Treat Christmas Trees Last weekend, we skipped town and headed straight to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. You can have Disneyland. This is my happy place. For the last two years, my husband and I have booked a weekend in Dece…
    - 22 hours ago 11 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • newChocolate Crinkle Cookies (recipe)
    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies This cookie recipe is near and dear to my heart because it comes from my grandma’s recipe box. I’m always amazed at the strong connection between taste and smell and memory. It seriously fascinates me; I had six tabs ope…
    - 23 hours ago 11 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

  • newThe cookie guessing game is coming.
    We decorated cookies earlier this week, but I’ve been pretty sick since then and haven’t manage to put together a post. And I was working on it this morning, but ran out of time before an appointment. SO. I promise I will do my very best to get a…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 4:31pm -
  • A 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,…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 19, 10:00am -

Thrifty Northwest Mom

  • newAmazon Echo Dot Sale – Just $0.99 Cents With Amazon Music!
    Amazon Echo Dot Sale – Super Deal! Amazon has a great deal going for the Amazon Echo Dot and this is the best deal we have seen in 2019! If you have been thinking about getting one of these, now is a great time to take advantage of these huge savin…
    - 58 mins ago 12 Dec 19, 6:00pm -
  • newAudible FREE Trial & Up to 3 Free Audiobooks!
    Audible FREE Trial & 3 Free Audiobooks! (Updated promotions for December 2019) If you are a fan of audio books, and you have not signed up for Audible,  you can get an Audible free trial for 30 days! There is a special free trial on Audible Escape…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Dec 19, 5:42pm -
  • newArt and Craft Supplies On Sale Today – 30% Off
    Art and Craft Supplies On Sale Today – 30% Off Right now Amazon has a number of these Art and Craft Supplies on sale, starting at as low as $3.49! There are lots of items that would interest different age ranges, and this includes art supplies as w…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 5:17pm -
  • newAmazon Online Shopping – Best Daily Deals! (Updated Regularly)
    Amazon Deals are updated daily here. We find you the best deals available on Amazon across various shopping categories (apparel, kids, Amazon devices, and so much more)! Amazon Online Shopping – Updated Daily (Mon. – Fri.)! Pin it to your favorit…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 4:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 4:00pm -