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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 [...]

Delicious Comfort Food:  Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter Day

Delicious Comfort Food: Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter Day

February 14, 2014

Here are 3 of my family’s favorite soups that are truly comfort foods.  There’s just something about making a big pot of soup on a winter day that makes the cold so much more enjoyable. Tortellini Soup This is a hearty soup.  I have 5 boys (4 are teenagers!) and they love it.  I serve [...]

Hot New Coupons!

Hot New Coupons!

January 27, 2014

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FitFlop Women's Shoe Giveaway!

FitFlop Women’s Shoe Giveaway!

January 27, 2014

    We have a WINNER! Congratulations Brigid OHara Koshko - you had comment #87 and are the FitFlop winner!           —————————————————————————————————————– I am so excited to be offering you all the chance to win an amazing pair of shoes!  The very generous people at FitFlop are giving away a gorgeous pair of [...]

Loving My Dehydrator:  Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables

Loving My Dehydrator: Dehydrate Frozen Vegetables

January 10, 2014

This week I have been going a little dehydrator crazy.   Did you know that you can dehydrate frozen vegetables?  Well you can, and I am here to tell you that it is amazing.  This week I have dehydrated 8 pounds of frozen corn that is now being stored in 2 1-quart mason jars.  What [...]

Frugal Mom's Guide to Once a Month Cooking

Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking

November 13, 2013

If you are working harder and enjoying your family less… …could be you are spending extra time in your kitchen that could be better spent enjoying your life.  You’ve had a busy day, running errands, carpooling the kids, or maybe you’ve been at work all day. It is 5:00 and you’re finally home. As you [...]

Mama's Top 5 Essentials

Mama’s Top 5 Essentials

September 23, 2013

  Mama’s Top 5 Essentials As a mom, you’re a chef, chauffeur, referee, tutor, supervisor, and entertainer. You’re busy. It’s not impossible that your morning went from calm to hectic within a matter of seconds, but fear not – we’ve figured out the five essentials to make the day run a bit smoother. 1.       Tote [...]

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 [...]

Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Decorating Tips

August 28, 2013

Five Easy Fall Decorating Tips- Now there’s no excuse not to decorate! Of all the seasons, there is none which invades our senses as dramatically as autumn. The overwhelming pageant of rich, robust colors and textures triggers a desire to bring some of that lavish display right into our homes. Here are some fall decorating tips  that [...]

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 [...]

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

10 Tips To Stop Wasting Money on Curriculum

July 14, 2013

Tired of wasting money on curriculum? Read these 10 budget friendly tips to start saving today!   Are you a home educating parent, or hoping to be one? If so, you already know the standard formula for selecting curriculum. It goes something like this:   Nervous Parent + Bazillions of Options x Teensie Weensie Budget [...]

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II

Camping Recipes For Your Next Camping Trip Part II

July 6, 2013

    Grilled Cinnamon Pineapple: one of many great camping recipes! Everyone loves good camping recipes! It has been a while since the last camping recipes were posted . Here is another collection of scrumptious camping recipes that I have gathered. Many are kid friendly too! Pigs in Blankets on a Stick INGREDIENTS: Package of hotdogs [...]

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

From the Shore to the Home: Turning Sea Treasures into Everyday Décor

June 30, 2013

Sea Décor Ideas: Inspiring ways to use the seashells and sea treasures you’ve collected Whenever we travel to the beach, we always collect seashells. I find myself with bags of seashells that get tucked away into never- never land. I was excited by this guest post with some super inspiring sea décor ideas.  Thanks for sharing with us, Jennifer! From [...]

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 [...]

P&G Giveaway!

P&G Giveaway!

June 20, 2013

  Are you ready for a giveaway? You will love these amazing products from Proctor and Gamble. I know I love the products they sent me! ____________We have a winner! Comment #2 by Laura. Congratulations. Here is what you get: Crest® 3D White Luxe™-This is one of the BEST toothpastes I have tried. It leaves [...]

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 [...]

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