Frugal Friday: Bake It Yourself

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It used to be that I spent up to $600 a month to feed just my husband and me. Yeah, I’m embarrassed to say so, but ’tis true. I suppose I could justify the expense that we were a “double-income, no kids” household and that food was one of our hobbies. But, still. Knowing that […]

Finding Convenience in the Good Ol’ Cereal Box

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Early morning breakfasts can be a harried affair. And if one child — or three — keeps me awake during the night, the last thing I want to do is cook up a big breakfast. In fact, in my newfound resolve to make daily mealtimes a little easier, FishPapa and I have decided that boxed […]

How Can You Eat Cheaply in California?


There’s this attitude out there that one must be rich to live in California or that one certainly can’t save money and reside in the Golden State. However, being born and raised here and then having lived in the MidWest for five years, I can attest to the fact that frugality and California really are […] Talk about Speedy Delivery!

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See this box? I ordered two cases of diapers on Saturday night, late. (Yes, I’m slow to move on some deals.) Today is Monday. delivered in less than¬†48 hours, and shipping was free! Unbelievable! In case you missed it: Sign up for a new account at Spend $49 on diapers, wipes, or other […]

Mom Deal: Free Samples from Vista Print

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A few weeks ago I mentioned how convenient it is to have mommy cards to share with teachers, coaches, and the other parents you may meet in your weekly travels. That deal is still good. But, here’s another from Vista Print: I’ve ordered from Vista on a number of occasions and have always been pleased […]

Grocery Geek Presents: How to Save Money on Groceries

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It’s a wild thing to think back to paying full price for groceries. Several years ago, I would make my list of what I wanted to cook and head to the store. I’d buy something on sale if it was there, but for the most part, I let our wants dictate what went in the […]

Public Transportation & Another Frugal Friday

When I lived in France during college, I did not own a car. I either walked or took the bus, metro, or train wherever I went. It was a fun lifestyle and one that was unencumbered by gas prices, car repair, or foreign traffic. But, life is different in much of the United States and […]

Build a Frugal Pantry

Build a Frugal Pantry

In case you didn’t know, I’ve also got a recipe site. Last year I realized that if I wrote about all the things that I wanted to write about, a large majority of it would be about food. And that’s not what this blog is about. So, Good — and Cheap — Eats was born. […]