Posts Tagged ‘ frugal living ’

The Alphabet (Pirate) Party

Wednesday January 18, 2012
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The Alphabet (Pirate) Party

On Tuesday, Adam turned 4.   When I had asked him who he wanted to invite to the party, he promptly named four boys in his preschool class. I pressed to see if he wanted anyone else, maybe some of the girls, but he said, “No, no girls.  They’re not my friends.  Just the boys.”...

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Arlington Area Thrift Stores

Monday November 21, 2011
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Arlington Area Thrift Stores

Recently, I’ve been scouring the local thrift stores, looking for clothes my kids can use as costumes for an upcoming Christmas musical. I thought it might be useful for others to see a list of thrift stores in the area. Here’s a list of thrift stores in Arlington, Falls Church and a few beyond....

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How to Make a Princess Leia Costume

Tuesday October 18, 2011
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How to Make a Princess Leia Costume

My daughter initially wanted to be Luminara, a female Jedi, but that sounded way too complicated to make and unavailable to purchase.  So I convinced her to be Princes Leia, because… wouldn’t it be fun to make her hair into Leia buns!   Here’s how I “made” her costume. Step 1 — Reuse last year’s...

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Do You Thread?

Wednesday September 21, 2011
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Do You Thread?

My personal grooming habits are most definitely low maintenance.    If it’s not cheap, quick and/or easy, I’m probably not doing it.   While I love mani/pedis, massages and all the rest of that salon service stuff, I rarely indulge as it’s just not valuable enough to me to take up room in a limited budget....

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Great Deal on BlueOrange Games

Tuesday August 23, 2011
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Great Deal on BlueOrange Games

I got an email from Amazon.com yesterday stating, among other things, Blue Orange games are 25% off when you purchase Spot-It. You may remember that I recently touted Spot-It as a great game, especially for travel.   We had a lot of fun introducing our Montana cousins to the game. Spot-It is currently on sale...

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Oh Thank Heaven

Monday July 11, 2011
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Oh Thank Heaven

Don’t forget that today only July 11th (aka 7/11), is free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven!    

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Eat Mor Chikin

Saturday July 9, 2011
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Eat Mor Chikin

Well, as promised, we got our cow on yesterday and visited our local Chick-Fil-A in cow attire to get ourselves some free “chikin”. Even though we started with the same basic template, everyone personalized their costume and made it their own.  Wendy had the idea to create earrings and hooves — she even wore...

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Cow-nting Down the Hours

Friday July 8, 2011
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Cow-nting Down the Hours

Don’t forget, today is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A! Also known as .. Dress like a Cow, get free chicken! We’ve been working hard on our costumes, even the girl who claims to not like their food. You can download their costume starter kit, or design your own creation.   It should be a Moo-valous...

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Frugal Faves from Trader Joes

Tuesday April 12, 2011
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Frugal Faves from Trader Joes

Note: you can find a link to my Trader Joe’s Price Sheet at the end of this post. It took me a long time to “get” Trader Joe’s. I would hear people rave about it, but when I tried to shop there, I was confused.  I couldn’t buy everything I needed and still would...

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Frugal Find

Monday July 12, 2010
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Frugal Find

Vacation Bible School runs this week,  and that tends to mean I spend money shopping at places I don’t usually go with three kids in tow.   I stopped by World Market today because I needed more Torani Syrup for my coffee.  I was excited to see they were running their 2 for $12 deal...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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