Summertime on a Dime

summer enrichment

The weather’s heating up; school’s out; the season just invites you to be out having fun in the sun. As appealing as amusement parks, resort vacations, and dinner out every night may sound, it just doesn’t fit the average household’s budget. How can you make summer memories without breaking the bank? Here are just some […]

Salade Nicoise

Jenn@FrugalUpstate is hosting a frugal foods series. This week features canned tuna. Yeah, that doesn’t sound too exciting on the face of it. At least not for me, since my kids refused tuna casserole last year. It was the first time in recent memory where I think we had an absolute revolt on our hands. […]

MOM Deals This Week

For those of you blessed with a CVS, this post is for you. If you’re far from one, take heart. The word on the street — straight from the guy who cleans our local stores whom my hubby met on one of his jobsites — is that CVS will be opening 3000 more stores before […]

Grocery Geek Reports: 4 Cent Yogurt and More….

Oh happy day! I had such fun doing next week’s grocery shopping. I found some great deals that were “unadvertised” – always so fun when coupled with coupons. Here’s the low-down for my many purchases this week. Hen House and Hy-Vee: This is not an exhaustive list of what I bought, just the highlights.Chex Mix […]

Frugal Tip: Use the Library

library

One of the things that I am so thankful for is our public library. We have saved hundreds of dollars over the last few years using this fantastic system. You see, not only did my husband and I spend $250/week on food back in the days, but bookstore shopping was a regular feature of our […]

Egg-stra! Egg-stra! (Recipe: Easy Omelets)

Read all about it. Jenn at Frugal Upstate is doing a series on frugal foods, starting this week with eggs. Check it out for a plethora of egg recipe links. Recently, I’ve scored great deals on eggs, stocking up when they’re inexpensive. With five kids, we go through a lot of eggs around here. One […]

Mom Deals at CVS This Week

About three months ago in an effort to curb our grocery spending, I started investigating The Grocery Game and then stumbled upon Money Saving Mom and a whole host of frugal blogs. Wow! Have I learned a lot! Where have I been all these years? At about that time, I walked into CVS for the […]

Grocery Geek Reporting In

Years ago when I was anticipating our move to one income I came across the book Miserly Moms. What an eye-opener! That was a fundamental book in changing some of my food budget habits. Remember I was spending $250/wk to feed two people! Author Jonni McCoy’s recommendations include shopping sales and keeping track of prices […]