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 […]

Grocery Geek Presents: 8 Great Ways with a Party Tray

This week I took a mental break from wheeling and dealing. For the most part, I stayed out of the stores. I didn’t even go buy a Sunday paper. I printed online coupons when I saw them, but no clipping for me. Last week I felt I was getting a little too obsessed, so it […]

Grocery Geek Presents:Ways I Saved This Week

Here’s a peek at some of the ways we saved money on food and home supplies this week. – Returned to Ralphs for more of the Mega Mix and Match Sale. I ended up with lots of free things like dish sponges, lint rollers and evaporated milk. I also loaded up on apples when I […]