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7 Tips for Shopping Smart

Photo Credit Yesterday I took the kids to Kohl’s in search of underwear for my potty-training 2-1/2-year-old.  I looked all around, but the only packages I could find (7 pairs) were marked $18.00, and when I took one to the cashier for a price-check, it rang up for $13.99 (or $2.00 per pair).  One of […]

Twice: Beautiful Clothing Should Be Loved Again

Recently Money Saving Mom shared about a website called Twice.  Twice is a way to buy and sell gently-used brand-name clothing.  If you sign up today, you will get a $10 credit to get started!   You could then use that $10 to purchase an inexpensive pre-loved item from brands like J.Crew, American Eagle, Abercrombie & […]

Cloth Diapering 101: Part 2

Yesterday I shared our cloth diapering story.  Click here to read Cloth Diapering 101: Part 1. Here are 17 tips for cloth diapering success! Getting Started: Cloth diapering is a team effort.  I do not recommend using cloth diapers if your spouse is not on board.  I can’t say that I would still be cloth […]

Cloth Diapering 101: Part 1

When Brad and I found out we were pregnant with our first child in 2008, one of our first concerns was how we would afford to diaper her.  Somewhere along the line, I heard about cloth diapering.  So I sent out a Facebook status update, asking for information about cloth diapering.  When a few friends […]

Peace. Love. Swap!

This Sunday is one of my favorite frugal events to attend: Peace. Love. Swap!  Our local swap meets about once every other month, and is usually hosted by a local business.  Participation in the Swap costs $5, but the fee is waived if you are willing to volunteer during drop-off and clean-up.  Drop-off usually begins […]

Meal-Planning on a Budget: Part 2

On Monday I described how I meal-plan and grocery shop once a week.  Meal-Planning on a budget also requires making inexpensive choices for your meals.  Here are some examples of what I have been cooking recently: Breakfast Oatmeal: I make oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins almost every day of the week.  I haven’t found anything […]

Meal-Planning on a Budget

One of the largest expenses for most families is their grocery bill.  There are lots of ways to cut back on your grocery expenses, and one of those methods is meal-planning. Once a week I gather my grocery list, calendar, and a pen.  Then I take stock of the contents of my pantry, refrigerator, freezer, […]

Guest Post: Making Grocery Shopping More Affordable

You can cut out a lot of different items when you’re trying to reign in your spending habits. One thing that can never get thrown out though? Grocery shopping. You and your family will always need to eat and while grocery shopping is expensive it sure beats eating out at restaurants every night. However that […]

The CVS Drugstore Game: 3 items for $3.13!

Oliver was sick earlier in the week, so on Tuesday night I had to make a late night run to CVS for medicine.  Thankfully I had noticed that CVS had a great deal this week!  While I was there I picked up the ever-popular Zyrtec, and some toothpaste which we also needed. I didn’t have […]

Swagbucks Special Offer: How I Made $20 By Signing Up for eMusic

Last week I was studying my Swag Bucks home page in hopes of finding a way to earn a few more Swag Bucks.  I spotted a Swag Bucks special offer with a reward of 450 Swagbucks just for signing up for a 7-day Free Trial to eMusic.  This sounded like a great deal to me […]

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