Grocery Geek Presents: Read Your Junk Mail

Last week I had my grocery lists going and was all set to hit the stores on Saturday morning. We had been eating out of our stockpile, and I was looking forward to getting some new provisions to liven things up. Friday afternoon’s mail brought a stack of junk. But couponing has taught me to […]

Budget Living: Find Frugal Friends

There’s something to be said about the old saying, “Be careful who you hang out with.” You know, your parents probably said something about that when you were a teenager. Our friends and our surroundings influence us — for better or for worse. If we’re not firmly grounded in our convictions, we can be easily […]

The Phone Call You Dread

The phone rings. You answer. A surreptitious, male voice asks, “Did you want them long or extra long?” “Long.” “Thin or ultra thin?” “Ultra.” “OK, but I can’t find the ones with wings.” If you’ve ever wondered how to spare your husband the inevitable phone call from the feminine products aisle, check out my recent […]

Coupon Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the winners of the coupon packs. hjclemlap1@sylouette98@ I’ll be starting a new series on couponing this month, answering your great questions or seeking out others who can. So stay tuned!

Grocery Geek Presents: Working a Deal To Lower the Price of Something Else

WARNING: This post involves some math. How’s that for a lengthy title? Could I be anymore vague? Hopefully, this will clarify. I mentioned earlier that I was chopping my food budget for the week. I stocked up on fresh produce and a few miscellaneous items on Sunday night, and we’ve been using up what’s on […]

Budget Living: Home Baked Snacks (With Kids!)

Lately, it’s been pretty hard to keep food on the table. Not because we’re strapped for cash. But, because my kids have been eating such enormous quantities of food! A loaf of bread gets us through one meal these days. And, while I love to stockpile, I just haven’t been able to keep up with […]

Happy Birthday, SwagBucks!

If you haven’t signed up for SwagBucks, you should. I just received my first book from Amazon, purchased with gift cards earned by doing something you do everyday, searching the internet. My book was totally free! You don’t shop Amazon? That’s okay. There are plenty of other prizes, like Starbucks gift cards. Even if you […]

Adventures in Couponing

It’s been exactly one year since I first started this couponing/frugal shopping adventure. I have learned a lot about saving money and reading the fine print. I have also found some fun blogs and made some great friends in the process. Saving money does not have to be drudgery! Prior to last February I thought […]