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A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday)

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families (Frugal Friday) - Download these two weeks

This time of year, many folks’ thoughts turn to road trips and tropical vacations. After a long winter haul through school and inclement weather, spring break offers welcome relief from what is known as “same old, same old.” Not everybody, however, can afford said road trips and tropical vacations. Or else, one or both parents […]

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Our family just got back from a 3-day road trip. While we had a fabulous time out of Dodge, we are tired and happy to be home. Our kids are pretty good travelers, packing their stuff and loading the car in pretty short order. We love the idea of traveling with our big family. As […]

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday)

Free iPhone Apps to Help Your Every Day (Frugal Friday) - three simple apps you already have that can help you.

I’ve had my iPhone for about two years now. It was a big leap for me to get one. Previously, I’d owned only free, not-so-smart phones that I upgraded only when the provider was offering me a new FREE phone. It took a lot of convincing to get me to pay even one cent for […]

A Frozen Party Menu

Frozen Party Menu - Ready to let it go? How about a Frozen screening party complete with a family-friendly menu and a Frozen cake? This party menu works for birthdays and other celebrations as well.

Ready to let it go? How about a Frozen screening party complete with a family-friendly menu and a Frozen cake? This party menu works for birthdays and other celebrations as well. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Get Your Meal Plan On

Get Your Meal Plan On - Get your meal plan ready for the week so you can avoid hangry people.

You gotta eat this week, so get your meal plan on. There are nine things you can do to make tomorrow better. And at least that many tasks you can tackle now to improve your whole week. In and around all the things that you need to do this week, feeding your family ranks pretty […]

45+ Frugal Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less

FRIDAY FLASHBACK! For over two years I joined forces with eight fabulous bloggers to share different ways to eat well and spend less. What a great collaborative effort it was! We’re from different backgrounds, different food cultures, and different parts of the continent. But, we are united in feeding our families as well as we […]

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips

The Ultimate Freezer Cooking Collection of Recipes and Tips - Everything you need to know about freezer cooking is right here.

Want the 411 on freezer cooking and how to prepare food in advance and enjoy it later? It’s all right here. I started freezer cooking, that is cooking food in bulk and stashing it in the freezer to enjoy later, about 18 years ago. I was pregnant with our first child. My friend, Jessika, and […]

Just Say I Love You (Frugal Friday)

just say i love you

Valentine’s Day was probably invented by a greeting card company. Then every other business under the sun decided it was a good marketing strategy to hawk things for the “holiday”. It’s a great excuse to buy cards, flowers, and chocolate. While I don’t mind the chocolate (ahem), I do mind the high prices for the […]