Grocery Geek Presents: Fruit Loot

This week I only went to one store. But, I took ALL SIX KIDS. So, I think I get extra points for that. Don’t you? The kids did great. It helped that I made my expectations of their behavior very clear as well as the consequences. Losing your half hour of computer time can be […]

Frugal Friday: Dad Was Right

This is another one of those weeks when I have to give my dad a little more credit for a great money saving idea. My dad was uber-frugal when I was growing up. Back then I thought he was just cheap. But now that I have six children of my own, I’m seeing the wisdom […]

Meal Planning from the Sales

Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]

Entertainment Book – A Fantastic Moneymaker

With summertime here we’ve got more free days to explore our community. I recently purchased an Entertainment book for the San Diego area and was so pleasantly surprised. I found that our favorite breakfast restaurant from Kansas City also has a location here. Yeah! We’re hoping to go sometime soon and enjoy a free breakfast. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Costco and Then Some

Knowing that we’d be gone all weekend and that I wouldn’t have time for bigtime shopping, I made a trip to Costco to stock up on some basics. Costco has great deals, if you stick to the basics: romaine lettuce $2.79/6 headsorganic spring mix $3.79/large tubbaby carrots $4.49/5#olive oil $18.99/2 large bottlesginormous can of tomato […]

Frugal Friday: Catch a Flick For Free – Or Close To

I have wonderful memories of the movies. The first in my recollection was going to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see Star Wars. I was five. And it was a really. big. deal. As a teenager, a night at the movies with my girlfriends was a regular weekend affair, complete with those nuclear cheese nachos, a […]

Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?” So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water […]

SeaLife Aquarium

Are you a homeschooler planning a trip to San Diego in June? You can still take advantage of Legoland Homeschool Days by visiting the SeaLife Aquarium that is next door to Legoland. Tickets are discounted to $9 per person for home educating families. Information can be found here. **This is for the SeaLife Aquarium, not […]