Category: Frugal Tips

Black Friday Shopping is so 3 years ago!

I am a frugal mom of 8 kids with a big Christmas shopping list.  So am I going Black Friday Shopping?  Or am I going to rush out right after the Thanksgiving dinner to start an aggressive evening of competitive shopping?  NO!  Black Friday Shopping is so 3 years ago! I spent the last 3 years...

/ October 17, 2016

How to Save on School Supplies

I know I don’t want to think about my kids going back to school yet, but I hate the last minute rush to get school supplies so I am beginning to look for good deals now.  With my big family, I have to get great deals on the supplies they need for school or it can...

/ July 28, 2016

Waterproof Cell Phone Bags -Perfect Frugal Gift

These Waterproof Cell Phone Bags and Tablet Bags are practical and make great gifts.  Do you have that person who is impossible to shop for?  Am I the only one who has a really hard time shopping for teenage boys?  Well, I found a great and inexpensive gift that is a hit with my teenage sons...

/ May 31, 2016

4 Fabulous Uses For Free Samples

Who doesn’t like FREEBIES?  Getting free samples is a great way to try out new products before you buy them!  I love free samples so I am updating a list of the best freebies, free samples and giveaways each week. I recently attended a humanitarian night where we used free samples and travel size products to make...

/ May 24, 2016

Frugal, Fun, and Creative Date Ideas

With my big family of teenagers my kids are often asking me for fun and creative date ideas.  They want alternatives to the traditional dinner and a movie date that everyone seems to do.  They are looking for dates that are fun where they can talk and get to know their date.  These date ideas also...

/ May 17, 2016

Mystery Shopping: A Fun Way to Earn Extra Money

What if someone would pay you to go out with your family? Wouldn’t that be the perfect job?  It really is and it’s real!  I have been a mystery shopper off and on for years and it is the best job! When you are mystery shopping, you get paid to go out to eat, go shopping,...

/ May 16, 2016

$1,000 Donation for School STEM Programs

Attention all teachers, home school moms, and PTA parents, don’t miss your chance to  earn up to $1,000 donation for school STEM programs from Lenovo at Pear! Registered non-profit group can earn up to a $1,000 donations for school STEM programs by getting sponsored by Lenovo on Pear. Signing up to start earning your donation for school STEM programs is...

/ April 4, 2016

How Would You Upcycle this Cooler?

I love to reuse, or upcycle our things before we throw them away, and I need your help with these coolers.   This is one of the may times I really miss my dad who passed away last year.  He had an amazing ability to see potential everywhere!  He was upcycling before upcycle was even a...

/ March 30, 2016

7 Tips for Successful Amazon Shopping

Amazon shopping is wonderful!  As a busy, frugal mom of 8 kids, I love how shopping on Amazon  saves me time and money!  I make a purchase on Amazon several days a week and I always feel good about the things I buy. Amazon offers everything from hot tubs to toothpaste to toddler toys and everything...

/ March 7, 2016

5 Dinner Time Hacks to Save You Time

In the early days of being a mom of 8 kids, things we pretty crazy.  Just caring for the basic needs of our kids was a full time job.  Cooking for a young family of 10 was a a big source of stress at first until I found some dinner time hacks that saved me time and stress....

/ February 22, 2016