Freezer Guide : A Freezing Guide for the Frugal





I have had so many request for this I decided to make my first little eBook and I am totally excited.  I have created a Freezer Guide if you are trying to freeze item this eBook is the go to place for it. It shows you how to freeze a number of items and also includes what items you cant as well as what the item will be like when its unfrozen.

For example: Did you know you can freeze marshmallows that you get for almost nothing during the holidays?



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National Sunday Coupon Preview

sunday coupon preview


Here is the National Sunday Coupon Preview for today. Remember that this is just a guide to help you in choosing how many newspaper to buy. The amounts on each coupon will vary by region. For the 2015 schedule for the weeks ahead check out the 2015 Sunday Coupon Schedule. Sign up to my newsletter for a printable version (on the sidebar). The first paper of the year so that means its the most important check out why: Why the Frist Sunday Paper is the Most Important

*Be sure to bookmark  this page as this will change each week.* 

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9 DIY Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas


9 Frugal DIY Valentine Home Decor

Valentine Day is coming up and there are some great ways that you can decorate your house and give it the feel of Valentine day right in your home. Alot of the decorations are fun for the entire family to be a part of and the best part is that you can get all of the supplies you need from the Dollar Store and what makes it even better most are under $5.00 to make.

Valentine Heart Garland

Valentine Heart Garland with Pipe Cleaners and Beads

This is a cute affordable way to decorate your house and the best thing about it is that you can get everything you need from the dollar store. This is a great project for you and the kids to do at home. 

valentine mini banner

Valentine Heart Mini Banner

Here is an awesome free printable that is sure to please all that requires is a string that you can get at the dollar store so cute and sure to please. This is a fun project that can be done at home to help decorate the house and the kids can help.

 Lace Heart Bunting Valentine’s Day Banner

 Lace Heart Bunting Valentine’s Day Banner

This is a unique way to get hearts up I love this my daughters school may need this idea. 


Valentines Day Centerpiece

This is a very cute centerpiece that I am going to do for my house. What a creative and inexpensive way to show your love for the holiday.

valentine activity

Valentine Activity

This is a great way to show your love for everyone in the house and the best thing is that everyone in the house can be a part of it. A fun unique way to show your love for everyone. 

tissue paper flower

Tissue Paper Flowers

This is a great project that could work year round for this I would recommend you buy a multi color pack of tissue paper to save money so you can refresh the colors all year!

valentine love coupon

Valentine Love Coupon

Here is a great coupon that you can print out and give to the kids and what I do is have cookies in a bag and these attached to them so cute and creative. 

valentine vase

hodge pod vase

Wow. I absolutely love this vase and the fact that it seems easy to make is amazing to me. My daughter wants to make this next week. 

heart wreath


 This is another of my favorites I am not sure I can do it but I am definitely thinking about trying to do this. The fact that its affordable makes it even better. 

30 Ways to Save Without Coupons: #3 Stay Home No Restaurant



30 ways to save no resturants


There are a ton of ways to save money and one of the ways is to stay home, no restaurant. Not sure if you know this but it is WAY cheaper to make meals at home then to go out and eat. With the way pinterest is now you can find out your favorite recipe online. I even collected a number of restaurant recipes.

This can sometimes be alot easier said then done. Alot of the things you love at the restaurant are coming on the shelves. You can get red lobster biscuits at Sam’s Club (in a mix), you can also get Olive Garden salad dressing at Sam’s. Checkers fries can be found at your local grocery store.  With stockpiling, meal planning and organization you can have meals at home just like the  restaurant.

Here are some Amazon books that have restaurant books:

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains

The Everything Restaurant Recipes Cookbook: Copycat recipes for Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion, Long John Silver’s Fish Tacos, TGI Friday’s Dragonfly … Cake…and hundreds more! (Everything®)

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3: The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home (Top Secret Recipes)

30 Ways to Save Without Coupons: #2 Alternative Stores

30 ways to save without coupons alternative stores



See there is a method to my madness. Alternative stores such as Aldi is a great place to save money. Now if you’re not familiar with Aldi it only sells their brand (for the most part). They are also known for their amazing fruits and vegetables that are almost always cheaper than the store.

Remember in part one we talked about can goods and how companies are understanding that they can’t just be cheaper it actually has to taste good and over the years this has become true.

Aldi has everything in store band and what taste the same pepper and salt which are cheaper here than other stores. Also look at their condiments for lower prices. I live for their steak sauce it honestly taste like A-1 without costing me almost 4 bucks. It’s actually less than half of that for the same size. Also there can goods you can save over 50 % buying can goods there instead of the store even when they are on sale.

But when shopping there are other places you can look as well. Such as drugstores  ( CVS, Walgreens and Rite- Aid) when the food on sale or there is a reward with it can end up saving you money cause you can get non food items on top of your food. Dollar Stores, such as dollar tree, dollar general and family dollar not only take coupons but also have sales on food as well.  Another alternative is Farmers Markets and of course the smaller Organic Stores ( a place I am learning to love still turning over to a completely organic diet (I am getting there)).

Do you shop at Aldi? What stores besides grocery stores do you shop for food? Leave a comment below.