Let’s Plan Ahead – Christmas in July


Hope you’ll join me for a week of brainstorming, thinking, planning, and giveaway winning!

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Great Plans Create Great Meals


Well, sometimes, anyway. I mentioned last week that I was participating in All You’s Grocery Challenge. The competition is one-fourth of the way complete. The mission? Feed your family for $25/person/week in creative and healthy ways. That means I have $175 for my food budget, including eating out. (Babies under one year of age don’t […]

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All You Online and a Giveaway


How does it sound to have realistic money-saving solutions for every area of your life? Or how about meals for under $2? Or what do you think about exercise and nutrition information to stay fit and healthy without spending a bundle? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, the editors of All You magazine are intent on […]

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MOM Deals This Week

When I go out to stores, I’m amazed at some of the prices they charge. I went to Ralphs on Tuesday and they had rice cakes for $2.50 a bag. But, because I get their new ad on Monday, I knew that the price on those very same rice cakes would drop to 75 cents […]

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A Great Coupon Resource

I’m so enjoying my Entertainment Book. I’ve redeemed several coupons at Ralphs grocery store, my local Kroger affiliate. Those alone have paid for the book. And though the book is filled with great local restaurants, businesses, and attractions, it also features plenty of nationwide chains such as El Pollo Loco, Subway, Blockbuster, Bed, Bath, and […]

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A CVS Primer for July 19-25 (Lots More Free School Supplies)

This past week was a good one at CVS. I was able to get all these items for free after ECBS. I’m looking forward to “rolling” my Extra Care Bucks next week on more office/school supplies. If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Surprising Deals


This week was a shocker to me. I didn’t expect much from the grocery stores based on what I saw in the ads, but when all was said and done, I came out pretty good. First up, Ralphs on Tuesday night. They had a sale ending, so I thought I’d take advantage of it since […]

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Ingredients for a Fun Family Night: A Panda Feast


Chinese food eaten al fresco – what a joy! It’s a rare treat for us since chinese take-out can be so pricey. But, we’ve got a routine. Here’s how it goes: I set the rice cooker going before I head out to the Happy Panda (or whatever it’s called). Hubs holds down the fort, and […]

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