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 […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Old Habits Die Hard

Ya know, I said I wasn’t going to do too much couponing. But, I can’t resist a good stockup sale, and that’s what Ralphs (a Kroger company) had this week. I got all of this for about $36. That includes a few things that were not sale items, like lunch meat and rolls. There was […]

Budget Living: Giving Bisquick & Other Mixes a Boost

As you may already know, Fridays are Waffle Day around here. And under usual circumstances, I make them from scratch. But, in case you hadn’t noticed, flour is kinda pricey these days. I stocked up in November, but it only lasted a few months. Recently, however, I found Bisquick (on sale after coupons) for $.25/box! […]