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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

A New Breed of Menu Planning

A New Breed of Menu Planning

Serious couponing and menu planning have always sort of been at odds with one another.  Couponers tend to stock up on what is on sale and then make their meals from their “stash”. Menu planners plan out their sustenance in advance and then buy only what they need at the grocery store.  Both methods claim to save money, but they really never worked hand in hand. But, it seems all that has changed.  A couple weeks … Read entire article »

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

Get Balance at Kroger

Get Balance at Kroger

Much like the Naked Juice I posted about earlier, Balance Protein Bars are part of the buy 10 save $5 sale at Kroger this week.  If you buy 10 of the items included in the sale, your Balance Protein Bars will be $.49 each. PLUS, if you “like” Balance Bar on Facebook, you can print a coupon for $1.00 off 3 bars, making your total cost .16 cents per bar.   … Read entire article »

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