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5 ways to be Frugal with Ham

We had a ham last week and it got me thinking about how very frugal ham can be. We personally love the Carando hams (no I'm not sponsored by them or anything, we just really like them) and find that 2 times a year (after Christmas and after Easter) they go on sale for 99… Continue reading 5 ways to be Frugal with Ham

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Frugal Holiday Traditions

When I got out of graduate school I was working in a school and working toward getting my +30, which basically means graduate school plus an additional 30 credits of graduate level work and then you get paid more! Unfortunately I got the +30 and then stopped working in a school (womp womp). Well, as… Continue reading Frugal Holiday Traditions

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Why soup is my favorite food.

We're BIG soup eaters around here. We eat soup at least once a week year round. We love soup so much that frugal kid #2 eats cheddar broccoli soup on her birthday by request (her birthday is in AUGUST). So why am I waxing so poetically about soup? Well it also happens to be super… Continue reading Why soup is my favorite food.

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10 Frugal Activities to do with kids.

  I have to admit, I'm in a sweet spot with the frugal kids, Frugal Kid #1 is starting kindergarten in the fall, and even though he went to preschool he still doesn't really care about the hot new toy or special new vacations that his friends are going on. Additionally, right now I work… Continue reading 10 Frugal Activities to do with kids.

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Christmas in July- Planning for a handmade Holiday.

About 5 months after I had frugal kid number 1 I realized something. It is not possible to work full time and be the kind of Mom who goes all out at EVERY holiday, and birthday and "event". It seems like with 3 kids there is ALWAYS something going on that can be celebrated and… Continue reading Christmas in July- Planning for a handmade Holiday.