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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

Making Bad Things Good

Making Bad Things Good

As a mother, it’s my job to make bad things good for my kids.  Whether that’s pointing out the silver lining or life lesson in a tough situation, comforting them after a bad dream with some snuggles, fixing a broken toy, or healing up injuries and illness with some first aid or TLC. But, that’s not what this post is about.  It’s about sweet potatoes. And packing lunch. And chips. You see, my kids think that sweet … Read entire article »

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

5 Tips for Saving More at the Grocery Store

5 Tips for Saving More at the Grocery Store

Today’s blogger, Renae Chiovaro, and I were roomies at the Type-A blogger conference last summer even though we had never met before.  Lucky for me, Renae is super nice, and we study many of the same subjects, like raising rowdy kids, saving money, and working with dentists! The price of groceries has been steadily on the rise over the last few years. Meat prices continue to rise as the price of grain increases. With a few … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Guest Blogger

Relish! Meal Planning Gifts and a giveaway

Relish! Meal Planning Gifts and a giveaway

With the chaos of this summer’s move and everything that has gone on since, I had gotten out of the meal planning groove.  But, I’m happy to say, over the past few months I’ve jumped back in and am wondering why I ever stopped doing it in the first place.  Meal planning isn’t hard.  In fact, it makes life easier. And at the bottom of this post, I’m giving away something that will make it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Frugal Fawn, Grocery Shopping, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Product Reviews, Spending Less

Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

Soy 101: Soy as Food #Bean2Blog – Part Two

So, did you take a gander at some of the other blog posts I linked to in part 1 of this Bean2Blog series?  If you did, you saw that our time at Moss Mountain Farm was beautiful, busy, and very educational. Knowing that the event centered around soybeans, I was a little apprehensive about what would be presented to us.  If you’ve read my past posts like this or this, you might know that I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arkansas, Around the House, Go Green, Grocery Shopping, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood