Online Shopping — Getting a Good Deal

If you are looking for some great websites to help you save money while shopping online, MSN’s Money Central has an article with 8 top sites for online shopping that can be very helpful.   I like to combine orders with Amazon and get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.  If you use […]

More on Thanksgiving Leftovers

Getting tired of turkey yet?  Give your leftovers some fresh appeal with these great recipes: Paula’s Home Cooking — Includes recipes for Pumpkin Bars and Turkey Pot Pie. Leftover Cranberry Sauce — Mix with Cream Cheese for a great bagel spread. CD Kitchen — Easy recipes for leftover turkey. Turkey Casserole Recipe — Uses leftover turkey and […]

Frugal Gift Idea — Jar Mix Recipes

Looking for some easy, inexpensive homemade gifts for the holidays this year?  Try jar gift mixes!  Purchase some inexpensive 1 or 2 quart mason jars to get started.  Get the kids involved and you have a great frugal holiday activity the entire family can enjoy.  Here are some great resources to help you add a […]

Saving Money on Thanksgiving

Since the cost of food as risen, Thanksgiving dinner could cost you 6% more this year than previous years.  Here are some of my favorite ways to save money on Thanksgiving, while having a festive dinner the entire family will enjoy. Kid Art — Try not to spend money on decorations for your holiday table. […]

Make Your Own Organic Cleaning Supplies

In honor of Cleaning Day at the Deneen Household, here is a fantastic video demonstrating how to make your own organic cleaning supplies.  I will be trying several of these out today.  Making  your own cleaning supplies is better for the environment (no harsh chemicals), and will save you money!

Cleaning Day

Today is cleaning day in our house.  I am planning to attack the clutter that has taken over the dining room table, but sometimes I lack the motivation to clean and I keep procrastinating.  There is never any end to the cleaning, and I can come up with about a million excuses not to clean. […]

Kids not doing their chores? Try Handipoints!

Are you having a tough time motivating your child to do chores?  Looking for a way to organize weekly allowances, or rewards for your child’s hard work?  If so, try Handipoints.  From the site: Handipoints is a free service to help parents and kids manage their chores and allowance. Easily create your own printable Chore […]

My Favorite Finds — Top 5

Don’t have the time to find the best online frugal resources?  No problem, here are a few of my favorite frugal internet finds filled with tips to save you money and time.   No Time for Flashcards:  If you have a preschooler at home, this is one of the best resources for keeping your child […]