Grocery Geek Presents: A Costco Week

I just love Costco. Sigh. I told you, didn’t I, that when I was pregnant with the first FishKid my hubby and I would drive 45 minutes just to eat dinner there. Wow! What I will do for a cheap, hotdog dinner! It’s working really well for our family to make a Costco run about […]

Budget Living: Counting the Cost

The other morning I decided to get online “real quick” and put together a small photo book for FishPapa. SnapFish had been sending me lots of coupons and I figured I could get a cool gift for a few bucks. The website said that flip books (up to 45 pages) started at $4.99, and an […]

Great Stuff — for Free!

A few months ago when I started following a bunch of frugal blogs, I landed on Freebies4Mom. There Heather introduced me to the wealth of free samples that are to be had out there. Wow! Pictured is what I received in my mailbox in one day! Samples are a great way to try a product […]

Grocery Geek Presents: More than Just Groceries

Thankfully, the sales haven’t been so good that I’ve been tempted to go over budget. This week two local stores had 8 hour sales so FishPapa hit one on his way from work while I took the kids there on our way home from our playday. It can be wearying to continue this “cherry picking,” […]

Budget Living: Adjusting Your Food Budget Goals

As moms, we wear a lot of different hats. It’s not enough to feed, clothe, and love on our children, but we also need to “stay in the black” and teach fiscal responsibility to our children. Let neither us nor our children be the ones who need to be “bailed out.” Yet, budgeting is not […]

May the Force (and the Coupons) Be With You

Hey, even though I’m not going to be crazy this year, I am still going to buy the kids some gifts. I am just enjoying the relaxation for as long as it lasts. If you’re in the market for some Star Wars toys, check out the coupons in the pumpkin colored coupon bar at the […]

Simplifying Christmas

I don’t know what’s come over me, but my heart’s just not into running around like a crazy woman this holiday season. I don’t know. Maybe it was this video. Or maybe this story. But, I just don’t want to rush around and shop this year. It’s not the Bing-Crosby-singing-Silver-Bells-while-shopping image that I used to […]

Before You Head to the Stores Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. And in hard economic times, retailers are desperate for your business. Don’t be too free with your greenbacks. Here are some things to consider before you head out tomorrow. 1. Dave Ramsey’s List of the […]