Valerie’s 2012 Goals and Resolutions


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Valerie's Resolutions I don't actually make resolutions for myself each year. Instead, I make goals and I make them reasonable so that I can obtain them. Once I achieve a goal, I make another one. I do this throughout the year and always to better myself. These are the big ones for me this year and if I achieve them sooner than planned I will make more! My Resolutions ek hem Goals for this Year 1. Get back on track with God. Make Him first again. Go back to church regularly and focus … [Read more...]

Wizard Michele’s New Year Resolutions


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Michele's New Year Resolutions New Year Resolutions 1 So what are everyone’s resolutions this year?  One of mine happens almost every year it seems. I know this will come as a shock to some of you, but mine is almost always “To become even more organized than last year.” And this year, that’s especially true where these coupons are concerned! I have my spreadsheet all updated. I have to do that each week the new coupons come out, otherwise, I begin to lose track of what was last. The problem … [Read more...]

Eating Beef on a Shoe String Budget


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Eating Beef on a Budget If you're looking to save money, you've undoubtedly noticed that meat is the one area where it's hard to find a coupon and save money. Besides learning to use overage on coupons to help you reduce the cost of meat, you can get closer to the source to save money! Because we're trying to cut our budget everywhere we can, we decided that in order to get the most meat for our money, we'd look into purchasing beef in bulk from a local meat locker. To be honest, I was … [Read more...]

Is Santa Real? Here is your answer. Help for All Parents


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Is Santa Real or What? I have two small boys. Ethan is 9 and Aidan is almost 7. They BELIEVE. Oh how they believe. I'm waiting for Ethan to ask this question of Is Santa Real. He's so smart, but we are in DEEP with the Santa Believing.  We have a "Mall" Santa here who is BAR NONE, THE SANTA. THE Santa that my children have always known. We have gone as far as to have him over to our home, make special gifts for him, and he has called the children through out the year to keep tabs :)  I've … [Read more...]

Birthday Parties – How this Frugal Mom saves Big


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Hosting Frugal Birthday Parties I am not a fan of having birthday parties at home, since I end up having to clean before and after the party. Plus, the cost of food, drinks, goody bags & entertainment can be expensive. Last year we decided to try McDonalds and it was such a hit, we had the triplets party there again this year. Best part, no cleanup! This is what we got for $75.00: 2 1/2 Hours in the Play Area 10 - Happy Meals (everyone got their choice of entrees and … [Read more...]

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