Category: Saving

Thrift Smarter – Get Great Clothes & Make Money For Schools

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As hard as I try, I can’t get my kids to stop growing. I tried to get them both to stay around 3 years old (what a great age) but I couldn’t. They’re growing at such a rapid pace, my son grew from a child size 12 shoe to a big kid size 3 shoe overnight. Literally overnight. Keeping them in clothes that fit is a near constant struggle. So I often turn to thrift and consignment for good quality clothes that I can afford. And if I find a gem or two for me along the way.. yay!

And my new favorite way to shop gently loved clothes at a great price is a website called Schoola. Because I get great clothes AND make money for local schools!

It’s the ultimate win-win.

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A Frugal Mom’s Guide To Disney

Kids in front of castle at Disney World - A Frugal Mom's Guide To Disney - 10 Ways To Save At Disney

I know, I know.. every mom blogger posts about their trip to DisneyWorld or DisneyLand right? Well never fear, for mine will be the best one ever! No, probably not. But what I can offer you is a cheapskates guide to surviving Disney without needing a second mortgage on your house. (more…)

Cheap Date Night

I know it seems like it may never happen. But sooner or later the stars will align long enough for you to get a babysitter and escape your house with only adults.

Don’t let money hold you back. Date night doesn’t need to be expensive. Here’s how.. (more…)

Work & Play Wardrobe

Women have a lot of roles. Mom, wife, boss, bus driver, party planner and on and on.

A couple of my roles are stay-at-home mom and occasional freelancer. I’m blessed that my former full-time employer still highly values me and asks me to come back and help from time to time. That means changing from my Florida mom wardrobe… casual dresses and flip-flops.. to my boss lady uniform.. suits and heels.

But I’ve learned that doesn’t have to cost a lot -or any- extra money if you know how to leverage one wardrobe in multiple ways for work and play. (more…)

5 Things You Should Stop Buying

I hope you’ve gotten some helpful tips from me over the last several months on saving money. But sometimes saving money -though it’s great- isn’t the only motivation to try something new. Another great reason is to make things healthier for you and your family. That’s why I want to show you how to make five cooking staples on your own instead of buying them… for your wallet and your health. (more…)

Make Money Grocery Shopping

Food is a huge part of a family’s budget. And the choices we make impact our budget and our children’s health. I use a combination of (1) planning, (2) printing coupons and (3) cashing in on rebates and rewards to save what I can without compromising smart food choices or over-buying. (more…)

Declutter For Cash

I seem to always start each new year feeling a little scattered and overwhelmed. Just finishing up a glutinous holiday season means toys overflowing, laundry piled up, extra pounds and clutter, clutter, clutter. Before I can move on and start the year mentally.. I need to declutter physically. (more…)

5 Ways To Rock After-Christmas Shopping & Save A Ton Of Money

The day after Christmas is the perfect time to snag those crazy good deals in the after-holiday sales. It’s the most joyous time of year!.. When stores practically give their Christmas decor and supplies away and I get to finally snag those things I’ve been ogling on the shelves for weeks.

I buy most of my Christmas decor and supplies after the holiday. In fact, I was taking stock of my Christmas decorations in preparation for this post and it was actually hard to find items I had paid full price for before the holiday.

But before you head out to the store the morning after Christmas (which I always do), check out these after-holiday bargain hunting tips that I’ve learned the hard way. (more…)

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