Welcome to our 5 Quart KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Giveaway! This giveaway is hosted by yours truly (Today’s Frugal Mom™) and Eating on a Dime and sponsored by several amazing bloggers. We are excited to give one of our readers the chance to win this beautiful Empire Red mixer to put to use in their own kitchen! This mixer… [Continue Reading]

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One key component of a successful financial strategy is budget planning. While each family’s budget may look a little different, the basic process of setting up a budget remains the same. Here are 15 FREE budget planning printables to help you plan for financial success this year! 15 Free Budget Planning Printables Paycheck Budget Printable… [Continue Reading]

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Organizing your kids’ playroom may seem overwhelming or even downright impossible. Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered! This list of 15 frugal organization ideas for playrooms is full of creative and affordable ideas for storing everything from stuffed animals to Legos. Ready to get started? 15 Frugal Organization Ideas for Playrooms DIY Fabric Bins for Toys… [Continue Reading]

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Welcome to day 1 in the 5 Days to a Debt Free Christmas series! Today we are going to talk about 5 ways to celebrate Christmas debt-free. 5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas Debt-Free Ever since my husband and I knew we were going to marry one another we decided to devise a plan to become… [Continue Reading]

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Blackberry No Churn Ice Cream I am a sucker for berries. I remember growing up in Washington state spending long days picking blackberries. It was pure bliss. I have carried my love for blackberries into my family and we sneak them into our diets any way we can. Since we live in the beautiful, sunny… [Continue Reading]

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Easy Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo With Shrimp & Broccoli One meal that our entire family loves is Fettuccine Alfredo! We also love to add different variations of our favorite foods to spice it up a bit. Today I am sharing with you one of those delicious variations: Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and broccoli. Enjoy! Easy Homemade… [Continue Reading]

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Are you trying to save money on food? Menu planning is one of the simplest ways to save money on your grocery bill and avoid those costly last-minute trips through the drive-through lanes. Here are 20 FREE menu planner printables to help you get your menu planned in style. 20 Free Menu Planner Printables Weekly… [Continue Reading]

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I don’t know about you, but my husband and I are always looking for new ways to shave down our grocery bill. With a family of 5 and only one income, frugal living is not only a necessity, but a way of life for us. Over the past 15 years we have found many different… [Continue Reading]

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As the weather turns warm and the kids are getting antsy to be done with school, are you concerned about them being ready for the fall? Not wanting to send your child off to summer school, but not sure how else to make sure that they’ll do well next year? Here are 7 frugal ways… [Continue Reading]

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In my post how to coupon without losing your mind, I talked about ways to coupon that are less stressful. Today I want to give some ideas for those of you who still find the idea of couponing too stressful to deal with. You can still save money without using coupons if you will put… [Continue Reading]

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9 Ways Military Families Can Save Big on Vacations

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Summer is the perfect time for some much-needed R and R, but the price tag attached to many vacation destinations makes family trips difficult for some of our nation’s biggest heroes. Many different companies have come together to help recognize our active and veteran soldiers and offer them the family time that they need at […]

Blackberry No Churn Ice Cream

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Blackberry No Churn Ice Cream I am a sucker for berries. I remember growing up in Washington state spending long days picking blackberries. It was pure bliss. I have carried my love for blackberries into my family and we sneak them into our diets any way we can. Since we live in the beautiful, sunny […]

10 Free Reading Activities

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Over the years All About Learning Press has become our go-to in our homeschool for teaching both spelling and reading in the early years. Not only it is the most comprehensive and thorough approach we’ve found, this curriculum is also loads of fun. Anything that can keep the interest of young children (especially our two […]

Why Having a Budget Saves You Money

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Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Never seem to have money leftover at the end of the month to set aside for a rainy day? Do you get nervous at the idea of unexpected home repairs or medical bills? Creating a budget will help you to ease those fears! Here is why having a budget […]

Fun DIY Minion Pretzels

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Fun DIY Minion Pretzels Do you have any Minion fans in your house? We certainly do. As a matter of fact we have two serious business Minion fans. I mean who doesn’t like those cute little guys with their goggles? I know both of our youngest sons are on a Minion’s kick right now so […]

Free Elementary Math Worksheets: Munchable Math-Ice Cream

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Warning-this printable might teach elementary math skills AND make you hungry! July is National Ice Cream month, and Chef Digit has been busy whipping up creative ice cream treats to celebrate! Each month, Chef Digit will help your child learn basic addition and subtraction facts through colorful pictures and simple story problems. There are math problems to […]

How Amazon Saves our Family Hundreds of Dollars

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Do you cringe at checkout time when your cart is full of those things that your family needs? Do you hate to pay shipping for things that you can only seem to find online? Amazon may be the answer for you! …with a wide-variety of savings programs, not to mention the ability to shop around […]

Homemade Mexican Breakfast Nachos

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Homemade Mexican Breakfast Nachos Mexican cuisine is one of my favorites. My husband and children love Mexican food as well and we never miss a chance to make or grab authentic Mexican food. We also appreciate expanding upon and reinventing food with a Mexican flair. These homemade Mexican breakfast nachos are a real treat for […]

25 Free Resources to Teach Your Children the Scriptures

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25 Free Resources to Teach Your Children the Scriptures Our family is always looking for new resources to teach our children the Scriptures. This week I decided to search the web for some FREE quality resources that would we could add to our routine and found some that I really think other families would benefit […]

5 Reasons You Want to be Debt Free

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Take a look in your wallet. Is it full of credit cards, most of which have hefty balances, or does it hold a couple of cards that you can use (along with an array of membership cards, IDs, etc.?) Help lighten that load in your wallet! Here are 5 reasons you want to be debt […]