Lentil Minestrone Soup (URS: One Dish Dinners)

This week on URS, we’re sharing one dish dinners. It seemed only appropriate to invite my friend Erin, the $5 Dinner Mom to come share her latest project and a tasty dish. The following is written by Erin Chase of $5 Dinners and One Dish Dinners: Ever since becoming a mom, I’ve felt like life […]

Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner (Eat Well, Spend Less)

As I mentioned yesterday, Thanksgiving Dinner is an all-time favorite at our house. My kids start dancing and breaking out in song when they see anything remotely resembling mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and oh yeah, the turkey. We have a smaller version of that meal throughout the winter and there are rarely leftovers. But, […]

Fall Decor on a Dime

I am not strong in home decor. In fact, if it weren’t for FishPapa’s sense of style…. oy, I don’t even want to think about it. My friends have always been stunned that my husband cares about interior design, but as a project designer and builder, he’s got a great eye for what works. And […]

Falling for Fun 2010

Autumn is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the crisp weather, the hot bubbling soups and stews, the crunch of leaves under my feet. The turn of the season hearkens of good things to come, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and as my husband would add, football season. Fall is also full of […]

Giveaway Winners Update

I’ve got some winners from last week’s Duncan Hines giveaway. Chosen by random.org, the 5 participants who will each win a free Duncan Hines product coupon are: The Coupon Basics Coby Katy (presprizes@) Liz @ Hoosier Homemade Lana Also, before I left on my trip I announced a whole mess of winners. Unfortunately, I’ve only […]

Another Great Diaper Possibility!

Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Diapers.com. Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]

FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge: You Get to Vote!

Today’s the day that voting begins. I’m a little scared to tell you the truth. Some of these cake topics would be pretty tricky to pull off. Scroll down to choose one. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see the results or not. Blogger is different than WordPress, and so I had to […]

What’s in Sunday’s Paper? Back to the Coupons

Even though I’ve been shopping on a minimal basis, I know that in the next few weeks, I’m going to want to get back in the swing of things, especially with couponing. Thanks to regular coupon savings, I’ve had a pretty full pantry to rely on. I love having this “emergency fund” right in my […]