Saving Money on Winter Clothing for Children

Cooler temperatures are on the horizon. That means that it is a time for a change of wardrobe. I am lucky to get a ton of used clothes from friends and family. Plus, I like to participate in clothing swaps every now and then to renew our wardrobe. Today, we have a guest post from Mrs. Not Made of Money on how she saves money on winter clothing. Tips for Saving on Children’s Winter Clothing In my own family trying to keep clothes for steadily growing children is a constant battle. We’ve been … [Read more...]

New Daily Break Community Provided by LivingSocial & BlogFrog

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I am so excited to announce that I am a community leader for the new Daily Break Community over at BlogFrog! The Daily Break Community is sponsored by LivingSocial, a daily deal site focusing on local businesses throughout the United States.  Head on over to LivingSocial and find a participating city near you (Richmond, VA is on there!). If you purchase the daily deal you can share it with friends and family members. If three of your referrals also purchase the deal than the your deal is … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: I can hear

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for the Holidays: Hot Toys

I am a year round shopper when it comes to Christmas gifts. I am happy to report that I have several people on my list already done! Last year I made a vital mistake when it came to shopping for my nephews. They are older than my boys and into pre-teen type toys. They really wanted the Mindflex last year. I wanted to be the "cool aunt" and get it for them. It was in my budget for them if I made it a shared gift. Problem- by the time I started looking for the Mind Flex they were out of stock … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Your password is what?

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Tips For Saving Money at the Grocery Store

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store This Fall by Mrs. Not Made of Money I am so excited that Fall is here. We can even feel a small break to the Summer heat here in Florida, although I don't know what's up with those pesky lovebugs. They are in abundance right now and usually this time of year they are not readily found. Anyway, I love seeing the pumpkins and gourds in the grocery stores and I know it won't be too long before the holidays will be upon us. I'm trying to keep tabs on my … [Read more...]

Ask A PTO Mom

  I have been on a PTA or a PTO for years now. I have been on the teacher side and now the parent side and I encourage you to do the same. I read the articles on the internet often and watch the news and the stories involving today’s youth. There is almost always have one thing in common with the children who are in the trouble. They are struggling in school or they have dropped out of school. What can we do to fix this? How can we as a society become more proactive? The answer is simple it … [Read more...]

Different Ways to Grow Your Own Food

I know that we are heading into the cooler seasons and gardening is probably the furthest from your mind. However, I want to encourage you all to think about starting a garden of some sort this next spring. I absolutely LOVE my garden! My son, who was three at the time, melted my heart this summer when he said "Mom isn't it so great that we can grow and pick the food that we eat?" 4 Ways to Grow Your Own Food at Home By Mrs. Not Made of Money Growing your own food at home can be economically … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Waving without all your fingers

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Asking you: What Motivates You to Coupon Shop?

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The easiest answer is success. When we are successful we are motivated. This is true in anything we do. I define success as learning something new, reflecting on my learning, and striving to learn more. I think I would have stopped coupon shopping a long time ago if it didn't work. I am not always as successful as the receipt above. I am however overall successful since I have shaved $75 a week off my budget. I am able to stay motivate because I defined a goal. My goal is to pay for my … [Read more...]