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

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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!

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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: Lowe's Build and Grow: Saturday, April 12, 10:00 am.  Kids can build a recycling truck to take home.  More details HERE. Michaels' Kids' Club workshops: ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Waste Not, Want Not

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle!  One frugal truth that's been around since the Great Depression and long before: when a Frugalista throws down $$ to buy something, it gets used. To me, that shows two things about ... Read More →


Papa John’s: Buy a large, get one for 30 cents!

Papa John's has a great deal going on if you want something easy and inexpensive for dinner: Buy a large pizza at regular price, and get a second one for just 30¢ with code P4ANN.  This code is valid through tomorrow, 4/10!  Be sure to sign up for Papa's Rewards--we earn several free pizzas each ... Read More →


DIY Cleaning Recipe Roundup and Long-term use updates: They’re still working!

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Our DIY cleaning recipes could  help you with your spring cleaning this year!  If you want to get clean and organized, spend less on cleaning products, and/or go "green" and simplify the chemicals that enter your household, we have several cleaning product recipes that you'll find useful. I was ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

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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: Frugal Lovin’

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle!  Did you know that money is one of the top things that cause arguments in married couples?  It's no secret that finances can be stressful: when there's not enough to go around, when ... Read More →


Four Fantastic Apple Recipes!

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Apples are one of the Checkout 51 deals this week, so I thought it was a great week to share four of our favorite apple recipes!   In these recipes, I'll walk you through delicious homemade apple treats step-by-step, with pictures to help make it as easy as possible. Don't be intimidated--these ... Read More →


Cooking on a Shoestring: Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

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Looking for something delicious to make this weekend?  This Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe is one of the made-from-scratch treats my family likes best for a weekend or holiday breakfast.  It's not difficult to make, but it tastes so much better than a mix from a box.  You can make it the night ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Schedule to Save!

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, we're sharing tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle. In a perfect world, we’d be on top of everything and would never have to worry about late fees, fines, or other penalties that cost us extra of our hard-earned money.  Too bad it’s ... 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 →


Guide to Buying Freezer Beef

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When I shared on Facebook that I'd picked up my beef quarter to put in the freezer, I was overwhelmed with the response of Sisters and Misters who wanted to learn more about this.  We've bought freezer beef from a friend at church several times, and it's a frugal way to fill your freezer with ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Tips for Tax Time

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  Tax day is fast approaching, so let's take a look at some ideas for making the most of your tax situation.  First of all, make sure you file on time--Tuesday, April 15 is the deadline, and ... 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 →



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