• Valentine’s Day..Cutting Through the Commercial

    Ah! Valentine's Day - the time of the year that has the world divided.  Everyone has an opinion. Some people hate it and some people love it and everyone will tell you their opinion on it. I like it as a concept, but hate how expensive it has become. [caption id="attachment_488" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="I Heart You"][/caption] The legend behind Valentine's Day is ...

  • We’re Not “That” Frugal

    [caption id="attachment_462" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo by WilliamHartz"][/caption] Me and my husband were driving last weekend when I saw a billboard for a 'Gentleman's Club' where you get a FREE lunch.  I told my dear hubby, "No matter how much we are trying to save money we are not THAT frugal."  Of course it was a joke, my hubby wouldn't go to ...

  • Disappointment with Disney

    [caption id="attachment_443" align="alignleft" width="207" caption="Has Disney Gone Too Far?"][/caption] Those of you who know me will know that I am the biggest Disney freak!  I love going to Disney World so much, and I love the movies.  I hate to say it, but I am very disappointed with Disney now. My beef with Disney is about the Disney Channel and the questionable ...

  • Best Way to Clean Your Bathroom Mirrors

    I have developed a way of keeping my bathroom mirrors clean all the time that is easy and you can do in a couple of minutes.  I think this way is good because you don't have to run for paper towels and Windex (by the way vinegar works great for windows as an alternative!).  You only need things you would ...

  • Frugal Fun: Muffins

    [caption id="attachment_373" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mmmmuffins!"][/caption] One thing I found you can do, even if you don't have much money, is baking.  In fact, it can save you money!  It's a good way to entertain the kids, too, if you get them involved.  With my 18 month old I just give him a bowl and spoon, but a little flour in a ...

  • Money is matters of the brain, not heart

    It needs to be said: you should think with your head and avoid thinking with your heart.  You might be saying..."it is impossible to think with your heart, your heart is the organ that pumps blood to the brain" and that might be true.  But then again not true because people think with their heart all the time and it ...

101 Painless Places You Could Save Money

Written by Jennifer On June - 20 - 2011 1 Comment

Some of these are no-brainers, some of these tips you are probably already doing, and some just won’t factor into your lifestyle.  I get sick of seeing lists of things you can do to save money that say to stop drinking your fancy cappuccino and don’t get your nails done.   This is the list for people who don’t have a morning coffee habit and aren’t spending the cash on their nails!

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‘About Me’ Page

Written by Jennifer On June - 16 - 2011 1 Comment

I have updated my About Me page. Click here to check it out. Until I get this site under control, it will be difficult for me to updated twice a day with meaningful articles.  I’m spending a lot of my writing time, coding, editing, fixing and adding pages. Honestly it seems like a never-ending task!  Pray for me!  For now, check out a little about me!

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Dallas Weekly Deal Round-up

Written by Jennifer On June - 15 - 2011 0 Comment

Next week I will be starting the weekly deal round up for stores in the Dallas area.  I hope it will highlight the best deals of the week.  I am planning on including Kroger, Albertsons, Walmart, Walgreens & CVS.  Other stores when I see any other great grocery deals.  Stay tuned for next week.  This will be a regular that I will put in on Wednesdays!

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Weight Loss Challenge Wednesday

Written by Jennifer On June - 15 - 2011 0 Comment

Alright, time to come clean on the weekly weigh in.  I have not been doing so well.  Truth be told I have been adjusting to new thyroid medication which I am sure is not helping.  I have a thyroid disorder that slows my metabolism and basically makes me gain weight.

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Money Maker – Inbox Dollars

Written by Jennifer On June - 14 - 2011 0 Comment

  I am pleased to say that I received my first check from Inbox Dollars this week!  I totatally intended to take a picture of it and post it here (blurring out the purtinent information, of course) but The Scotsman (hubby) went to the bank and I sent the check without even thinking. I made a whopping $55 and some change.  I was very happy with the results and obviously […]

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Take my plantains…no seriously!

Written by Jennifer On June - 14 - 2011 0 Comment

About two weeks ago I went to one of my favorite deal hang-outs, Aldi.  (And if you haven’t been to Aldi yet, you should go, although that’s a post for another day!) Aldi has some incredible deals on every variety of food, with no frills but amazing prices.  I got a little caught up in my Aldi attack this day. Going into summer is the time when obviously fresh fruit […]

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Recipe: Kale Chips

Written by Jennifer On June - 13 - 2011 0 Comment

  This isn’t so much of a recipe so much as a delicious idea!  I would have never thought of this myself, but a friend told me about this and I had to dry it.  Soon did I find out that it is, indeed, a delicious nutritious super food snack!

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When dressing my son I try to use a three-fold approach to buying his clothes in a cost-effective way.  I purchase stylish, nice clothes and it doesn’t make my wallet even a little queasy.  The three steps are:  The back of the store technique, the used name brand technique, & the selective picking technique.

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Weight Loss Challenge Wednesdays!

Written by Jennifer On May - 18 - 2011 0 Comment

Well this is my weight loss check in. I’ve not done all three of my goals religiously (an apple a day, 8 glasses of water, & 8 hours of sleep) so I’m sure that has not helped. Unfortunately I have lost no weight, but I have gained no weight either so I’ll take that as a victory. This week what I’ll change is to 1. Stick to my goals of […]

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Earn Through Swagbucks

Written by Jennifer On May - 15 - 2011 0 Comment

If you are not on Swagbucks yet, seriously, what is stopping you!? First of all, it’s the EASIEST way to earn prizes/gift cards online, and secondly you can win so many cool prizes! You earn prizes by searching on the website. It’s super easy. Most days you earn about 7-12 points for a search, sometimes more. I would say 10 is average though. If you did NOTHING else you could […]

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