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Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Why Aren’t You Ordering Your Groceries Online!?

Friends, on Saturday I went to Hy-Vee and spent $200, but I never even went inside!  I spent 5 minutes in the parking lot and went home with a trunk crammed full of groceries. Yes indeed, I ordered my groceries through Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online program. The only regret I have is that I did not know about this service sooner! If you order at least $100 worth of items, the Aisles Online service is completely free.  And if … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Grocery Shopping, Homemaking, Product Reviews, Shopping

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

Happy New Year!  I have a little confession – I like the New Year holiday way more than Christmas.  It’s a great time for assessment, refocusing, and setting goals across the channels of your life.  I love assessment and goals.  Sometimes I struggle with focus though.  Thankfully, my ever present smartphone keeps me in line.  Here are the 8 apps I’m currently using to keep my 2016 goals and resolutions in check: HabitBull This is a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Product Reviews

Sell-Free, Simple School Fundraiser – Shoparoo!

Sell-Free, Simple School Fundraiser – Shoparoo!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I really do use Shoparoo, and I really am excited about it, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it!  All other opinions expressed herein are my own, too. I have a confession to make. I do not like school fundraisers. I abhor spending money on over-priced things that I don’t really want so that a portion of the proceeds will go to my school. It irritates the heck out of me that my kids … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Mommyhood, Product Reviews, Shopping

Beach Vacation Meal Plan

Beach Vacation Meal Plan

You’ve probably seen the jokes, or perhaps this article from the Onion,  about how moms still have to run a household when on vacation at the beach.  It’s kind of true (I swept up at least five pounds of sand, ran three loads of wash, and cooked several meals on our last visit), but homesteading in a beach condo is still pretty nice if you ask me. One thing that makes it a little easier is to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Spending Less, Travel

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Florida’s 30a Beach Trip on a Budget

Vacations are something that every family needs (IMO), but planning one on very limited funds can be stressful. We love the beach, but getting (and staying) there frugally can be a real challenge.  We are lucky that the nearest beach is one of the most beautiful in the world, Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is also known as the Beaches of South Walton, and sometimes just by the name of the highway that runs along it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Spending Less, Travel

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: March 13 – 20

Free Fun in 417 with Kids: March 13 – 20

This Week: Thursday, March 13th – Spring Break Crafternoon @ The Library Station in Springfield, 1-4pm Grades K-5. School can be fun, but it also gets boring. Drop by anytime to make awesome crafts. We’ll haul out the good stuff– glitter, glue, feathers, sand, sequins, who knows? Thursday, March 13th – Spring Break Crafternoon @ The Library Center in Springfield, 2pm Grades K-5. Get ready for the first day of spring by making something pretty. We’ll provide the supplies and you supply the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Free Fun Events, Frugal Fawn, Spending Less