Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cute Kids Room Organizers

Any parent knows that kids stuff can become quite overwhelming rather quickly.  Here are some seriously awesome & functional ideas to help organize the rooms of the children in your life.

Friday, March 8, 2013

This Week's Frugal Accomplishments

I got the idea for this post from The Prudent Homemaker Blog & I think it's just fabulous.  By the way check out her blog & website, they are so inspiring.

I called Amazon customer service after messing up a subscribe & save purchase & ended up getting $2 off & free 2 day shipping.

Harper has a pair of Wee Squeak shoes I bought from Goodwill that are missing a squeaker.  One phone call & the company is sending me multiple squeakers for FREE!

I redeemed my Beech-Nut free product coupons. (More on this later)

I made up two batches of cloth wipes.

When I ran out of pocket diapers & was too sick to do laundry, I used flat-fold diapers & covers instead of disposables. 

After not knowing what to do with some apple butter my gram canned, I found the perfect recipe, & made delicious apple butter muffins with Emerson. 

I cut some of Emerson's old onesies into undershirts & salvaged the tail for rags

I pulled out a pre-made batch of homemade laundry detergent.

We donated extras from our health & beauty stockpile to a local charity.

I cooked from scratch despite our home being plagued with sick little girls & a sick mama.

While the girls were sick I used free samples of Tylenol from the pediatrician & some cough drops I got as a manufacturer sample.

I sent away for a Olay Regenerist eye cream & a Pedialax sample.

I entered in codes at Kellogg's Family Rewards, Swagbucks, My Coke Rewards, & Pamper's Gifts to Grow.

I resisted the extreme temptation of shopping at our local Growing Kids sale.  I've gone to every sale held since I was pregnant with Emerson, but I looked around the house & we've got plenty for the girls, so I'm just going to rely on what we have or get creative to make the things we have work.  I've had to remind myself of this everyday though.  Sometimes it's not so easy to resist the temptation of bargains. 

What did you do to save money this week?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How to Cut Your Food Budget in Half

Innumerable blog posts & books have been written claiming to cut grocery budgets in half, leading to copious redundancies on the subject.  This recent article is by far the best I've seen & is short & sweet.  If you are looking for simple solutions to cut your grocery budget read this Forbes article. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring has Sprung!

We had gorgeous weather today, & our happy Harper girl & I were able to hang the first set of sheets of 2013. 


Emerson enjoyed the daffodils on a recent trip to Texas, & back home, our trees & bushes are covered in buds.  I'm thrilled that our lenten season is flying by & my favorite season is so close I can smell it.  Here's hoping spring comes to your neck of the woods shortly!