Category: Frugal Living

What You Don’t Know about Shopping at Farmer’s Markets

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.¬† Winter has hit Florida. It’s been *ahem* brutal this year, which means that we’re facing temperatures of 60 degrees instead of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Sorry, all my northern friends, you’ll just have to come visit! Now, I love almost everything about the seasons here in Florida, but one of my favorite benefits is that I have access to fresh, local food all year-round! We enjoying harvesting produce from our church garden, and we even have...

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Minimalist Essentials for the New Baby

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you purchase through my link. Of course, I only recommend products I use and love myself!) With our first baby, we went registry-crazy. Two different types of baby bathtubs, 18 sets of onesies. And “Oh yes, I can’t live without a wipes warmer. We’re not animals.” It was ridiculous. Part of the problem was that as brand new parents we simply didn’t know what we needed. There’s a pretty steep learning curve for first-time parenthood. But another misguided aspect was that we bought into the...

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How to Use a 5-Day Spending Freeze to Reach Your Financial Goals

Let me tell you a little secret. I’m a spender at heart. And oh boy, my natural inclination toward spending gets me in a whole heap of trouble sometimes. Can you relate? If you’re a chronic spender like me, I’ve got a challenge for you, my friend. Are you ready to take on my 5-day spending freeze challenge? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. What’s My Motivation? Here’s my story: A few years ago, my husband and I made a series of major life changes. Before these changes, we were really in debt. $14,000 of consumer debt hanging over...

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4 Reasons Why You Should Be Shopping At Aldi

Does your grocery bill seem to eat up too much of your budget each month? Maybe you tried couponing and became burnt out (that’s me!), or perhaps you’re just tired of the endless and overwhelming product options at your big box grocery store. Let me ask you…have you tried shopping at Aldi yet? You’ve probably heard someone, somewhere, talking about their obsession with Aldi. But have you tried it for yourself? My family hears me rave all the time about shopping at Aldi. And for good reason! There is so much to love about this grocery store chain, but...

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Two Week Menu Planner FREE PRINTABLE

So, one of my big goals for the New Year is to be WAY more consistent with menu planning. Right now, my plan usually consists of a scrap piece of paper, a few scribbled meals, and a hob-nob of assorted items on my grocery list. Most of you can relate, I’m sure. The rest of you…carry on with your got-it-togetherness. Carry on. I started thinking about the best meal planning system. What would it look like? For a menu plan to work it has to be something I’ll actually use. It has to be FREE. It has to be...

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