The Basics to a Well-Stocked Pantry

Having a well-stocked pantry is not rocket science. It doesn’t even require a ton of cash. You can do it with your regular grocery budget.

Today I’m guest posting at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures, sharing the basics to stocking your pantry. Come see what baby steps you can take to fill up your pantry.

Frugal Friday: High School Graduation Gifts that Won’t Break the Bank

Graduation season is upon us. And before you go out shopping, consider a few frugal but fun tokens of congratulations:

DIY Birthday Cakes

Wondering how to put together a fun and festive birthday cake that doesn’t cost a fortune? You can totally do this on your own! I’m guest posting on DIY Birthday Cakes over at Getting Freedom.

California on a Budget


Two years FishPapa and I decided to go for the gusto and make the big move back to our homestate of California. We had lived in the Midwest for five years and while there were many wonderful things about life in Middle America, our hearts longed for the West and to be closer to family. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Requesting and Redeeming Rain Checks

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I love me a good sale. I love to open the grocery sale flyers to see what bargains are available each week. I love to snag a good deal to stretch our dollars just a little farther.

I don’t love getting to the store and finding the shelf empty.

Frugal Friday: Budget Anniversary Celebrations

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When a special occasions rolls around, it brings with it the temptation to “do it up big.” Usually that signifies “do it up expensive.” A few too many “special” occasions and you can find yourself in the poor house. Or at least with a few too many bills and too little money.

Grocery Geek Presents: My Shopping Is Evolving

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Tomorrow is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored, in part, by the National Association of Letter Carriers. They couldn’t make it easier for you to donate canned goods. Simply place a bag of non-perishable food by your mail box and your letter carrier will deliver it for you.

Frugal Friday: Sick of Debt? Better Late than Never (A Guest Post)

Yesterday, I was listening to a favorite money radio program and all the old emotions of our debt-filled life came back to me. It was a rather surreal moment. Today, three years and $18,000 of debt payments later, I am amazed at how good God has been to us. We were always “frugal,” yet somehow we found ourselves living beyond our means. We can kick ourselves for having got there in the first place. But as you’ll see in today’s guest post, better late than never.