Frugal Ideas

7 Most Over Priced Items at the Grocery Store | Plus how to beat the costs

February 23, 2015

I recently came across a list that shared the 7 most over priced items at the Grocery Store.  Some of these items actually do make my shopping list which I consider to be very frugal. For most of these I realize there are great simple ways you can save on these overpriced items.  There is […]

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Clean the Pantry Results | Take Two

February 19, 2015

Several weeks ago I mentioned I was challenging myself to clean a cupboard or pantry a week.  By knowing what I have I will save money.  Not only will I not buy items I don’t need, but it will also help me make sure I use items before they go bad. Well, I’ve not quite […]

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Save Hundreds on Travel with this Tip

February 17, 2015

Can you say I’m kicking myself right now.  I just realized I spent hundreds of dollars over the last couple of years for what I thought was being practical and safe, and just realized I didn’t need it. I’m talking about Travel Insurance.  I purchased it for our trip last year to Disney World.  After […]

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Money Saving Tip | 4 Places to Never Swipe Your Debit Card

February 10, 2015

Debit Cards are a big convenience.  After all, you don’t have to carry cash with you, and you don’t risk building up a huge credit card bill.  However, there are big dangers that could cost you a lot.  Here are 4 places that it could be very costly for you to swipe your debit card […]

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Save Money | Don’t Make the Same Party Mistake I Did

February 6, 2015

Usually I show you how I save money on shopping trips.  With this post, I’m hoping you’ll save by learning from my money costing mistake. It’s my little one’s birthday today.  In our family that means balloons. As you can see in the picture above, she got 4 balloons today.  One of them cost much […]

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How 2 Little Items Inspired Me to Clean | Plus a New Challenge

February 2, 2015

A bag of popcorn and wheat flour have literally turned our house upside down the past week or so.`  Are you wondering how? These two little items have inspired me to really clean out my cupboards and pantry. About a week ago I got the inkling to make some new recipes with Popcorn and Wheat […]

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Day 5 Results of 3+ Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 30, 2015

Day 5 of the 3+ Things from My Freezer Challenge has arrived and I have to say I’m happy because the freezer is getting a bit bare.  That’s a good thing though because I now know exactly what I have in there.  It’s not just scraps anymore. For Day 5 I used up the last […]

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Day 4 Dinner Results | +3 Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 29, 2015

Continuing with my Use 3 Things From the Freezer Challenge, here is what I used on Day 4. 2 Packs Frozen Sausage 1/2 bags of Organic Frozen Peas 7 Frozen Bananas 1 Hershey’s Candy Bar — leftover from Halloween As I mentioned earlier today, the Bananas put me in a bit of a quandary.`  How […]

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Healthy Sugar Free Banana Pumpkin Pear Muffins

January 29, 2015

Today’s dinner from the 3+ Things from my Freezer meal is actually in two parts.`  I’ll be sharing all the details later (after dinner), but these muffins I was able to make in advance. When I looked in my freezer, I found a bunch of frozen bananas.` `  I had placed the ripe bananas in the […]

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Day 3 Results of 3 Things From My Freezer Challenge

January 28, 2015

Half way through the 3 Things From My Freezer 5 Day Challenge.  How’s your freezer cleaning going? Tonight my main dish was pretty basic and something I have made before, but I got a little crazy on the sides.  Although we all ate the sides (I’m fortunate that my kids are willing to eat pretty […]

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