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Papa John’s: B1G1 Free code, plus 40% off Large code

Papa John's has a great deal going on if you want something easy and inexpensive for dinner: Buy 1 Large pizza at regular price, get one FREE with code PZAMNTH when you order.  This may not be available in all areas, but it worked for me in Northeast Ohio (my dinner is ordered and scheduled for pick ... Read More →





Homemade Pumpkin Roll Recipe

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There's something about fall that makes us start feeling like pumpkin-flavored deliciousness.  This takes a little more effort than ordering a pumpkin spice latte, but I promise, you can do this!  It looks all fancy and difficult, but it's not that hard, and it's another dessert that you can make ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: 5 Ways to Save on Produce

save on produce

One of the biggest myths about couponing is that you can only save on junk, and there are no deals on healthy food.  While it's true that we're more likely to find coupons for personal care products and packaged food, there are ways to give your family plenty of healthy produce while sticking to ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

meal planning

It's Monday--time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  A little effort with meal planning at the beginning of the week helps me to provide my family with nutritious, budget-friendly meals, and also allows me to get my act together when our family's headed in several different ... Read More →


Northeast Ohio Free and Frugal Family Fun for your Weekend!

Northeast Ohio Weekend Family Fun

Looking for something to do for the family this weekend?  Here are a few ideas for some frugal family fun this weekend in Northeast Ohio and beyond! Free Museum Day: Free admission to several local museums for Smithsonian Museum Day.  More info HERE. Michaels' Kids' Club workshops: Saturday ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Tips for fighting off spending envy

Frugal Friday Spending Envy

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  I won't lie.  Sometimes being frugal can be a bummer.  You see what other people have, and you want it...now.  You admire someone else's cute outfit, gorgeous (expensive) hairstyle, ... Read More →


Sisters’ Countdown to Christmas: Our weekly guide to holiday organization, savings, and fun!

Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe that Christmas is just three months from today?  In just thirteen short weeks, Sisters and Misters, Santa Claus will be comin' to town...but if you stick with us, he won't be bringing chaos, anxiety, or tons of debt to your house this year!  In the next 13 weeks, we'll share our ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Make your own Applesauce!

Applesauce 1

Today was applesauce day at our house!  It’s something we do every year, and I always look forward to a big bowl of warm applesauce made with freshly-picked apples.  Then I fill the freezer with the rest, and we have it for the rest of the year.  It’s an easy little something special to go with a ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

meal planning

It's Monday--time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  A little effort with meal planning at the beginning of the week helps me to provide my family with nutritious, budget-friendly meals, and also allows me to get my act together when our family's headed in several different ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Plan ahead for Christmas!

Frugal Friday Christmas

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  I know...I know...it's only September.  But believe it or not, Christmas is less than 100 days away!  If you start planning now, you can have a much less stressful Christmas!   In the past ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Chocolate Caramel Covered Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples 1

If you haven't already noticed, I love fall food, especially all the great things that can be made with freshly-picked apples.  This one isn't terribly complicated, but it's one of the best ways in the world to eat a crisp juicy apple.  But seriously...what doesn't taste better covered with caramel ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Grandma’s Apple Strudel Recipe

Apple Strudel  sistersshoppingonashoestring.com

My Grandma Roth knew a thing or two about feeding a family on a Shoestring Budget.  She was the mother of eight kids, and famously scolded my mom once for paying full-price for bananas for Grandpa while she was in the hospital ("but Patty, they were 29¢ a pound at Save-a-Lot!").  I learned a lot ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: You can do it!

Recently I was scrolling through a day's worth of information from the blog, and I thought Wow...that's a lot of information!  The good news is that there are plenty of deals to choose from, but I realize that it could be overwhelming for new couponers, or even more experienced couponers who are ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

meal planning

It's Monday--time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  A little effort with meal planning at the beginning of the week helps me to provide my family with nutritious, budget-friendly meals, and also allows me to get my act together when our family's headed in several different ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Making Choices

Frugal Friday making choices

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  This week, we'll take a look at making some choices that can help you stick to your budget and achieve your savings goals. If you have little kids, or if you've spent much time around ... Read More →