Grocery Geek Presents: I Can’t Eat Bread and Neither Can He

‘Member last week when I said I’d been going overboard? Well, I decided that “enough was as good as a feast” and I didn’t need to do any more grocery shopping until the next birthdays rolled around during the second week of June. It helped that the sales were zippo, so I didn’t feel like […]

You Know You’re a Grocery Geek When….

1. You are ecstatic that the mail brought next week’s grocery store ads two days early because of the holiday.2. Your kids know how to leverage for something they want: they bring you a coupon.3. The checkers at the store recognize you and reassure the supervisor when they call her over to override your excess […]

Frugal Friday: Buy Spices in Bulk

I love to cook. Since I could read, cooking has been one of my favorite pasttimes and one of my preferred methods of relaxation. If you spend anytime cooking, you know that quality ingredients can be pretty expensive, even with a coupon. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about preparing gourmet food for a […]

Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em

Ok, so you’ve got your coupons. Now what? Stash them in your wallet? Put them in an envelope? Spend a ton of money on a multi-compartment, fancy schmancy coupon organizer? Well, that depends. There are all sorts of ways and means of organizing your coupons. Some people use boxes. Others special bags. Still others have […]

MOM Deals This Week

We’ve had a wild past few weeks with vacations, illness, and house guests. The boys asked last night if we were going to have an “ordinary Saturday.” Sure hoping so. As such, here’s the first time in awhile that I’ve had the time to post some good deals that I see out there. Happy Shopping! […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Bruised Knees

Can you say, overboard? Yeah, that’s something I tend to do. How about buyer’s remorse? Yeah, that’s been happening, too. Now that we are out of debt, it’s been a little harder to exercise self-control and to plan as well as I could/should. It’s not like I have been spending more than we have. But, […]

Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Stay Tuned for Summer Fun

Did you know that there are 16 Mondays from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I was stunned when I consulted the calendar. That’s a lot of weeks of potentially bored children begging you for something to do. Over the years I’ve found that if I have a plan, I can keep boredom at bay. And […]