Budget Living: Make Your Own Chicken Stock

You’ve probably heard it said again and again how you can save money by making your own ______________ (fill in the blank). From baked goods to birthday cakes, cooking from scratch generally is the less expensive road to travel. One of the easiest things to make yourself (and it tastes better, too) is chicken stock. […]

MOM Deals This Week: And Now On To Easter?

I kid you not. Walgreens has candy eggs featured in tomorrow’s ad. Oh people, Ash Wednesday hasn’t even happened. Sigh…. Onward and upward. This week is probably a lull for marketers after all the hype of Valentine’s day. And that’s okay. All our pocketbooks could probably use a rest. Some things to think about this […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Local Stores and Good Deals

If your favorite grocery store is one of the big names, such as Safeway, Kroger, or Albertsons, then chances are you’ve found a blog (or twelve) that regularly report the good deals and how you can save a buck at those shops. But, believe it or not, there are still stores out there that don’t […]

Budget Living: A Frugal Valentine or Other Sweet Treat

A mom I met at the WholeHearted Mother Conference last week did some great planning ahead. Laura found out the names of all the ladies at our table and put together some sweet treats to leave at our places in between breaks. Chocolates, Scripture, and encouraging words, what more could a mom want? Here’s one […]

Budget Living: There IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch (or Dinner)

Last night FishPapa and I went on a long-anticipated date. We’d been waiting until we could swing a free sitter. Thankfully, one of my kid brothers was available. It was nice to get out of the house and spend some time together. Dinner at Red Robin was fantastic! My favorite is their Bleu Ribbon Burger. […]

Will You Learn to CVS in February?

This morning I made my CVS run for the week and bumped into a mom I met at church awhile back. We got to talking about diaper deals and that of course led to talk of ECBs and how she knew that they did that and that you could save a lot of money, but […]

Grocery Geek: Back to Coupons

Ya know, I had all these big plans to make Costco my life. Yes, I was just going to tailor all my menus and shopping lists so that I could take advantage of their good deals and do the majority of my shopping there. However, after a month of it, I find myself running out […]

Budget Living: Bake Your Own

Cake! You knew I had to say it. After all, I’ve been waxing eloquent all week about the benefits of baking and decorating your own celebration cakes. (If you missed it, check out the Birthday Cake Round Up to see some great cakes made by readers and to leave your own link.) But, let’s talk […]