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Category: Frugal Living

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

8 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

February 18, 2014

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons.  One saying I’ve heard is, “When in doubt, use lavender.” The many primary uses for lavender essential oil make it a must-have for everyone, and I always keep it on hand.   We are very excited to announce a new section of Frugal Mom [...]

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

September 8, 2013

Family Fun Doesn’t Have to Cost a Ton!   Frugal Family Vacation Ideas Whether you are taking a vacation or just having fun over the weekend there are many ways this can be done without costing a fortune. I speak from experience because I am a single parent without very much extra cash to work [...]

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

The Perfect Curtains! Thrift Stores Can Save You Money but BEWARE of little old ladies!

August 8, 2013

Finding THE PERFECT curtains= time and brushing up on the karate skills I love thrifting for so many reasons. I thrift to outfit my growing boy. I thrift to outfit myself and my husband. I thrift when I am buying dishes to sell to Replacements,Ltd.  I also thrift when I decide to change the décor [...]

Vow Renewal?  Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

Vow Renewal? Affordable Ways to Retie the Knot

June 29, 2013

Your vow renewal doesn’t have to break the bank to be memorable and elegant !   Everywhere you turn, someone is renewing their wedding vows. From jet-setting to glamorous locales like St. Lucia, or shutting down entire theme parks like Disneyland (looking at you, Mariah Carey), the rich and famous have taken to this new trend. [...]

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

Inexpensive Ways to Redefine a Room and Refresh Your Surroundings

June 25, 2013

Inexpensive ways to redefine a room: Could it be just a trashcan away? Are you looking for inexpensive ways to redefine a room? It’s a perfectly natural feeling to grow weary of your house surroundings. If you are a homeowner on a carefully sculpted budget, you may feel as if the money and moment to [...]

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

Save Money on Healthcare: Read these tips for cost effective trips to the Dr. or Dentist

June 13, 2013

Save Money on Healthcare! Don’t get poked by high costs. It may not seem possible to save money on healthcare. Everything just seems to be getting more and more expensive. A simple blood test can cost as much as $100.00. Not to mention the rising cost of caring for our elderly as we enter the baby [...]

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

Make Your Own Faux Metal Wall Art Project: Super Easy!

June 5, 2013

No need for blow torches or forging tools with this faux metal wall art project! Faux metal wall art? Talk about frugal crafts! I went over to my friend Carmela’s house to help her with preparations for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. (They are doing a lot of the decorations themselves. I can tell it is going to [...]

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

How To Stretch Meat Further with Bonus Recipe

May 28, 2013

Stretch Meat Further Wouldn’t it be great to stretch meat further? Meat is a big expense in the family grocery budget. I do everything I can to try and stretch that dollar. The first thing that comes to mind in trying to stretch meat further is to have meatless meals a few times a week. Well, if [...]

Catching Up...and Dryer Sheets

Catching Up…and Dryer Sheets

February 1, 2013

Catching Up… Tomorrow is February 2nd,  a.k.a. Groundhog Day!  What a fun day – will he see his shadow, or not? Will Bill Murry wake up to “I’ve Got You Babe” again, or will it be a new day?  Good stuff I tell you! It has been over a month since I’ve posted.  How in [...]

Raising Chickens for Eggs

Raising Chickens for Eggs

April 12, 2012

When I married a country boy, I should have known that something like this could have happened.  But honestly,  I never thought I’d be raising chickens for eggs.  And now I wonder – does having chickens make me a country girl? Hubby: Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin’ is the life for [...]

8 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

8 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

April 5, 2012

Go Green Everyone wants to do something to save the planet, but the fact is that going green can cost money. For example, while the idea of a hybrid car looks good on paper, the fact is that a hybrid SUV for a family of five is often out of reach, budget-wise.  Fortunately, there are [...]

5 Practical Foods to Always Keep on Hand

5 Practical Foods to Always Keep on Hand

January 31, 2012

A good bargain is hard to find… or is it?  When it comes to our food, it’s not so much about finding a good bargain, but learning how to utilize basic ingredients for dishes that not only fit our budget but taste good at the same time. If you grew up like me in an [...]

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

January 20, 2012

“Ready or not, here I come,” says winter. So the question is…are you ready? There are things you can do to save money this winter, and unless you want to pay more for your heating than you did last year, you need to get ready. Why you need to prepare for winter: Half of the [...]

First Aid Kit Checklist

First Aid Kit Checklist

January 9, 2012

The winter months are a great time to prepare for your summer vacations and camping trips.  One thing you can do now is put together a first aid kit.  Think of a first aid kit as an insurance policy – you hope that you never need to use it, but if something should happen, you [...]

Free Books from Amazon

Free Books from Amazon

December 14, 2011

My son received a Kindle last year for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it.  While I’d enjoy having one, I have found a couple of alternate (and FREE!) ways to read Kindle books.  Did you know you can download the Kindle software and read books on your computer? Kindle for your PC - Free download that [...]

Three Easy Bathroom Fixes for Busy Moms

Three Easy Bathroom Fixes for Busy Moms

November 30, 2011

This guest post was written by Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware’s Home Expert! Let’s face it, between keeping up with your kids’ schedules and completing your everyday tasks, simple home maintenance projects get pushed to the bottom of your weekly to-do list. But did you know there are a number of things that you, as a mom, [...]

RV Living

RV Living: Meet a Family Who Sold Their Home and Are Living Their RV Dream!

November 4, 2011

Is RV Living for You? Have you ever dreamed of selling your home so you could travel the country with your family in an RV?  This idea of RV living has always appealed to me and it’s a hot topic on KOA’s Around the Campfire Community.  I love the idea of simplifying life, enjoying more [...]

Brother Printer Giveaway!

Brother Printer Giveaway!

October 31, 2011

This past week Brother sent me one of their new printers – the MFC-J825DW Inkjet Multi-Function Center.  I am completely in love with this sleek printer and today Brother is giving away a new printer to one of you also! About the Printer As a WAHM, having the right office equipment makes my job so [...]

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