Seasonal Shopping – What to Buy this Memorial Day!

Seasonal Shopping - What to Buy this Memorial Day!

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend it’s a great time to take advantage of all the fabulous sales on appliances, mattresses and spring clothing. Due to the cyclical nature of retail sales, different things go on sale at different times of the year on a predictable basis.  Much like stockpiling your groceries, where you buy enough of what you need when it’s on sale to tide you over until the next sale, you can really take advantage of seasonal shopping to save some big bucks on your household expenditures!

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $97.27 worth of groceries for $40.82, or 58% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that 😉

My 5/17 Publix Trip – $97.27 for $40.82 or 58% Off


Why My Dad Loves His New Cue Vapor System

Disclosure – This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post is intended for an audience of adults age 21 and older. #CueVapor #VapingMadeSimple #CollectiveBias

Why My Dad Loves His New Cue Vapor System

When my now 80 year old dad quit smoking a couple years ago he switched to vaping. The whole family was thrilled because he’d been smoking since he was 16 years old and this was a huge change for him! The biggest change for my dad is that now my mom will let him vape in the house and the car and he doesn’t have to go outside or out to the garage anymore, plus his clothes and his breath no longer STINK!

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My 5/17 Publix Trip – $97.27 for $40.82 or 58% Off

My 5/17 Publix Trip - $97.27 for $40.82 or 58% Off

I was hoping to get at least two more boxes of the Nestle Drumsticks but my store only had two so I had to switch it up at the last minute and get a couple more DiGiorno pizzas so I could use the $10/$50 Apple Market coupon from today’s newspaper.  The kids have less than a week of school so hopefully I can get by another store and stock up some drumsticks for summer snacks. Today I bought Here are the deals:

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How to Use Freecycle.org to Give or Gain Goodies

Freecycle Basketball Hoop

The other day I pulled up at my parents house to pick up my kids from camp grandma and they were out front playing basketball using the recycle can as a hoop. They were having a grand old time but I was a little embarrassed that they didn’t have a real basketball goal to play with so I posted a “want” on Freecycle.org and within a couple hours I had two people offering me their used basketball hoops for free. I ended up grabbing both of them and have put one up at my house and another at mom and dad’s place.

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $81.11 worth of groceries for $34.88, or 57% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that 😉

My 5/10 Publix Trip – $81.11 for $34.88 or 57% Off


My 5/10 Publix Trip – $81.11 for $34.88 or 57% Off

My 5/10 Publix Trip - $81.11 for $34.88 or 57% Off

My five kiddos only have two weeks left of school and I just found out that their usual summer camp won’t have room for them – I’m freaking out, trying to figure out what else I can do but it’s looking like it may be “camp grandma” this summer so I started stocking up on kid snacks today. Just realized that all I get out of today’s Publix trip is beer and butter! Oh well, maybe they’ll help me deal with the stress 🙂 Today I bought $81.11 worth of groceries for $34.88, or 57% off after coupons and $10/$50 Apple Market q from today’s newspaper. Here are the deals:

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6 Tips for Shopping Farmers Markets

6 Tips for Shopping at the Farmer's Market

If you want to support your local economy AND get some fantastic fresh veggies, there is no place like the farmers market. When local farmers come together and offer their wares, you have the best local food selections right at your fingertips. Since this cuts out the middleman, you can often find some fantastic deals. To make your visit to the farmers market more enjoyable, here are a few tips:

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Frugal Friday – Show Off Your Shops!

This week I bought a total of $99.69 worth of groceries for $36.66, or 63% off. I love to see the deals that other frugal shoppers come up with because it’s so inspiring and I really dig having a visual way that we can all share our deals and Show Off Our Shops! Please post a link below to any or all of the deals that you’d like to show off this week. If you don’t have a blog to link up, just leave a comment and tell us all about your deals or upload a picture to Flickr or PhotoBucket and link to that 😉

My 5/3 Publix Trip – $99.69 for $36.66 or 63% Off


Fun and Frugal DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Fun and Frugal Outdoor Lighting Ideas

We live in Northwest Florida and spend a lot of time outdoors pretty much year ’round, but I like to spruce things up in our outdoor living spaces each spring when the days are getting longer and the weather nicer. One of my favorite ways to liven up our patios and outdoor spaces is to light them up with fun and frugal lighting options.

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