Frugal Living

Frugal living tips and ideas to teach you how to be a cheapskate without looking like one.

Best Times to Buy During the Holiday Season

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Best Times to Buy During the Holiday Season

For years Black Friday was the day to shop for the best deals.  Then Cyber Monday entered the picture.  And now the holiday sales seem to start earlier and last longer. So what are the best times to buy during the holiday season?

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Angry Birds Birthday Party On a Budget

by Jessica 7 comments
Angry Birds Birthday Party On a Budget

We had an Angry Birds birthday party (or should I say parties?)  for my 5-year-old son. Normally a character-themed birthday party can get expensive, but  I am going to show you how I did it on a budget.  Use my tips to apply it to any birthday party theme you’d like.

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Missing Game Pieces? Here’s What You Can Do

by Christina Brown 3 comments
Missing Game Pieces? Here's What to Do

We all like to think we take good care of our stuff… but boxes get spilled, children get involved, and one day we realize we’re missing game pieces to our favorite board games. Don’t let it ruin your fun!

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Ideas to Simplify Gift Giving

by Michelle 2 comments
Ideas to Simplify Gift Giving

Can we talk about the holidays?  Don’t shoot the messenger – but it is coming up. Here is the thing about the holidays:  Sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where the gift giving feels a little out of control.

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Frugal Ponderings: Doing More With Less

by Christina Brown 5 comments
Doing More With Less

I was honestly going to work on my pantry and linen closet last week.  Instead, I did a project I’ve been putting off for months, and it inspired a week of doing more with less.

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4 Fun and Easy DIY Bird Feeders

by Jessica 3 comments
4 Fun and Easy DIY Bird Feeders

The weather is cooling off rapidly and before long birds will have picked away most of the seeds they can find in plants left standing in our yards, fields, prairies, forests, and open spaces. Birds that stay here over the winter will make their homes in places where they can be protected from the elements […]

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Who You Are May Get You Discounts

by Christina Brown 1 comment
Who You Are May Get You Discounts

So often when folks talk about saving money, it’s in the context of clipping coupons, browsing sales flyers or surfing the internet. But there are plenty of other discounts to be had, based solely on who you are. 

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