How We Bought a New Carry On Suitcase for $20

Prior to our trip to San Francisco, we had not flown in 10 years.  Um, yeah, things have changed a bit since then! We knew we didn’t want to pay to check any baggage, but when we measured our smaller suitcases, we discovered they were about 1.5 inches too big to carry on. Since I […]

How We Chose Our CSA

Last summer, when I became more interested in feeding my family quality food including organic produce, I started looking for reasonable options.  My research led me to CSAs, but by the time I learned about them, they were all sold out for the season.  For those who don’t know, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Thinking about Holiday Christmas Gifts Now

It is the beginning of August, and outside you may be faced with 90 degree temperatures.  Why start thinking about Christmas now, 4.5 months ahead of time? If you would like to have a frugal Christmas, now is the perfect time to start laying your plans.  Here are some things you can begin doing to […]

Frugal Birthday Presents for My Son

My son recently celebrated his 7th birthday, so I thought I would share with you what we got him and how we kept his gifts within the budget. He received: -5 books, -1 Lego 3 in 1 car -Arts & craft supplies (construction paper, tape, glue, washable paint pens and pencils) The total for these gifts […]

This is Why I Love Mamapedia

I am frequently sharing great deals that I find on Mamapedia.  A few months ago, there was a local deal in my area for a basket of organic produce.  We just redeemed it on Saturday.  I ordered it online and it was delivered to my door before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.  We received 1 bunch […]

Buy Jimmy John’s Bread for .50 Cents

Last fall, my family was eating out too frequently.  We are trying to curb that expense, and one way we do that is by buying Jimmy John’s sub bread for .50 cents a loaf.  One day we were ordering subs, and I saw an old fashioned looking sign that said, “Day Old Bread, .50”.  I […]

How I Got Three Meals Plus Extras from a $5 Chicken

As many of you know, I am doing a pantry challenge at the same time we have taken my two year old off all dairy to test for a dairy intolerance.  She got almost all of her protein from dairy, so we are looking to find alternatives.  While she won’t eat chicken or turkey off […]

Frugal Finds–A Winter Coat

This past Father’s Day, Sears had a deal–buy $50 worth of merchandise in the men’s department and get $50 come back cash to use later in the year.  My husband was in need of jeans, so we bought two pairs and a shirt for his Father’s Day present.  The total was just a little over […]

Use the Groupon for Gap Today! Great Discounts!

If you bought the Groupon for Gap a few weeks ago, today is a great day to use it. Gap is having a Columbus Day sale that gives you 40% off your entire purchase, good on sale and regular priced items today only.  I went in there today and bought all of these items–5 shirts, […]

Buying Maternity Clothes on a Budget

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was so excited!  After only 10 short weeks, my regular pants were no longer fitting, so I excitedly headed off to the maternity clothing store.  I was excited until I looked at the price tag!  I just could not justify spending $35 to […]