Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs

This became a family favorite in 2011, when I discovered Tosca Reno’s cookbook, The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook, at my local library.  (BTW, I can’t stand the word “diet”! Healthy eating is about eating delicious food, not depriving yourself of favorites!)  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs”

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Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT

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Last weekend, my teenage daughter and I got some great deals on clearance, including the dark wash jeans shown below, for just $5.00. Continue reading “Attention Frugal Fashionistas: One Day Sale at Plato’s Closet, Orange, CT”

You Need a Budget

You Need a Budget — Testing Out the Program That Competes With Mint

I used to think of myself as a pretty good budgeter . . . but, I guess I’m not :–(

You Need a Budget
Try You Need a Budget–worth the small investment.

I still run into snags (ie: OMG, I have to switch money into checking to cover the mortgage!!) and worry every time I open my online account what I’m gonna see or not see.
No one is perfect. Not even a frugal lifestyle blogger!  Continue reading “You Need a Budget — Testing Out the Program That Competes With Mint”

5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons

1. Cut, Don’t Rip Out Coupons

Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.
Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.

I know I’ve done this a million times — I’ve ripped out coupons and tore off the expiration date which rendered the coupon totally useless.  Continue reading “5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons”

Read the Store’s Sales Circular to Shop Coupon-Free

It’s always fun to go grocery shopping to:

a) see what great deals are out there

…and…

b) to talk to people who are surprised about all the great deals out there.  Continue reading “Read the Store’s Sales Circular to Shop Coupon-Free”

How to Save Money at Home Depot Now That The Store’s Coupon Policies Have Changed

A friend told me that you could use Harbor Freight coupons (those 20% off of any one item deals found in coupon inserts) at Home Depot. I never knew that, so I told my husband who was excited. After all these years and treks to HD and all that money spent without a coupon!  Continue reading “How to Save Money at Home Depot Now That The Store’s Coupon Policies Have Changed”