Long ago, I adopted the “food and clothing” philosophy –that if everyone got clean underwear and a full belly, it’s okay to let other things slide. And since, food is SO much more fun than matching socks, I thought I’d share some meal planning helps on the web. Hillbilly Housewife – The name is kind […]
It felt wierd to realize that I had not been in a grocery store for about 3 weeks. FishBaby will be two weeks old tomorrow and for that last prenatal week, well, I stayed in bed! That explains why we only spent $200 on groceries in August. (Thanks Mom, Dad, and Auntie Jamie!) So yesterday […]
Over the last year as we’ve trimmed our budget, we’ve found that there are a lot of things that we can do without. Previously, I would run to the store at the drop of a hat if we didn’t have a certain condiment to go with dinner. Now, I just say, “Sorry, we don’t have […]
A good tool is a beautiful thing. And let me tell you, we know about tools around here. The garage is full of them. But, a tool is only as good as the extent to which it helps you do your job well. One “job” that I have is to keep track of how we […]
You know that I love to bargain shop. One of my regular stops on the web to get the heads’ up on freebies and other good deals is Freebies4Mom. Check it out for the latest on great coupons, giveaways and free samples.
Normally, I plan out my menus for the week. This helps in a number of ways, particularly in budgeting. If I’m building from what’s in the cupboard and adding just a few ingredients, I can make do with less. Usually, this entails cooking from scratch which has proved to be the most frugal way to […]
Due to his profession as a contractor, FishPapa spends more time in Lowe’s and Home Depot than the average man. The plus side of this is that it isn’t a place that I have to worry about us getting “lost” in. We go in, we go out. It’s part of the job, rather than a […]
So, call me crazy. But, I get really excited when I score a stockpile of items for cheap or free. Last week it was crackers and cereal. The weeks before my deals included lots of diapers. In the last few months since I started this grocery geek thing, I’ve been able to nab great deals […]