20 Favorite Must-Do Activities for Summer

Are you looking forward to Summer? Need some inexpensive activities for the kids to do to help celebrate the season?? Here are 20 of our family’s favorite Summer activities that have become special traditions — without breaking the bank. 1. Kick Ball Croquet — Repurpose some old pool noodles to make your own kickball croquet […]

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday, my friends! We are spending lots of time with family and friends, and cherishing these special moments together. I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on the last year, with a little list of our top 10 most popular posts from 2012. 10. DIY […]

Favorite Halloween Crafts

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite (and frugal) Halloween crafts from years past… so much fun!! Five Little Bats Finger Puppet Play Set   Creepy Crawly Placemat   Spooky Bones — Perfect for an indoor “fossil hunt”!   Candy Corn Family Play Set   Spider Web Place Cards Fun, festive, and very […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #10

I thought it would be fun to count down the top 10 posts of 2010! We certainly did lots of jumping up and down this year. If you’re in need of a little mood boost, I highly recommend jumping with the kiddos! It’s free and a great workout too! Coming in at number 10…. jumping […]

Inspiring Friends of Frugal Family Fun Blog Round Up

Happy Labor Day! Here are some fabulous, inspiring posts from some of our most loyal readers and commenters. You could be featured here next! Sure to Please Recipes This recipe for Roasted Tomato Sauce became a family favorite instantly. It’s so easy and incredibly delicious. Be sure to visit Val at Collecting the Moments… One […]

More Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

I am absolutely loving these homemade chewy granola bars! They take very little time to prepare, do not contain high-fructose corn syrup, and the recipe can easily be modified for those allergic to peanuts. They are also less expensive than store bought granola bars. This recipe makes about 18-20 good-sized bars. I wish you could […]

What does frugal look like…

The question is — What does frugal look like in your life? Awhile back I did a post entitled Top 7 Things About Being Frugal, but I feel some very important elements were missing from that list. I thought now might be a good time to get a more detailed, closer look at some of […]

Orange-Cranberry Scones and a Slow Morning

These homemade scones were a fabulous frugal breakfast treat! Mark left for work early this morning, but I was kind enough to save some for him. No high fructose corn syrup in these scones! I am not much of a baker, but I am so proud of how these turned out.  They are so simple […]

Top 7 Things About Being Frugal

The parsley grows on our windowsill. A few days ago, I realized how spending less money has made our family wealthy in many other important ways.  Here are some of the things I love the most about being frugal: More Time With Family & Friends  — Since we are spending much less time shopping, we […]

10 Best Gifts for a Tightwad

Looking for the perfect gift for a fellow tightwad?  These are some of my absolute personal favorites!  Try these simple suggestions for gifts that help the recipient save even more money: Entertainment Book —  Tons of great coupons for those special occasions that call for eating out.  Many places feature “buy one, get one free” […]