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I love saying I live frugally. I get called scourge sometimes or a tight ass but I can handle that. I find it a huge achievement when I've managed to save for something even if it's a terms worth of swimming lessons for the kids or a lump sum towards the bills. Money saving gives me a huge feeling of satisfaction.  My running a money saving email challenge with all my top tips in. It's free and just what we do as a family. I'll live a link in the bio if anyone is interested and wants to join. Lets all wear our penny-pinching badges with pride! #moneychallenge #savingsmoneyisfun #thriftymum #couponfamily #moneysavingtips #moneysaving #smartsaving #savingup #bigsavings #extremesavings #frugalliving #frugallife #frugalqueen #thirfty #thriftymum #frugalmum #frugalfinds #frugalmama #frugalicious #frugalshopper #thriftys #thriftystyle #thriftyshopper #thriftyliving #pennywise #tightass
Stock up on wine for the holidays! 30% off 6 bottles at Kroger this week.  Please share your favorite wines... we love trying new ones! We like Coppola Pinot Noir, Meiomi Pinot Noir, Cassillero del Diablo carmenere and Hob Nob Pinot noir  #fugal #frugalliving #couponing #moneysavingmom #frugallife #frugalmom #winedeals #frugalmama #frugalmomma #kroger #krogerdeals #holidaysavings
2boxes PB bars 16oz organic ๐Ÿฅฌ 32oz almond nog 64oz organic veggie broth 11lbs ๐ŸŒ 1 ๐Ÿ 25oz organic marinara 3cans organic black beans 2cans vegan baked beans 4lbs fresh garlic 4 16oz boxes organic spaghetti 2lbs red onion 43 ๐ŸŠ 1box organic ๐Ÿ“ cookies 16oz crimini ๐Ÿ„ 3lbs mini ๐Ÿฅ’ 1bag onion ๐Ÿฅฏ 1loaf organic ๐Ÿž 8oz organic cream cheese (for husband) 4 pomegranates 3lbs organic gold ๐Ÿฅ” 1 baguette 11 small artichokes 1 ๐Ÿ† 1lb bok choy 1lb bell peppers 1bunch parsley 1bunch cilantro 6.21lbs summer squash 2pints grape ๐Ÿ… 8oz pine nuts $85 for all this delciousness๐Ÿ’•  32floz organic maple syrup (not pictured) $96 with syrup included  #wasonvacationforaweek #reducedproduce #vegangroceries #frugalmama #veganjourneywithjess #plantpowered #plantbasedliving #veganmom #nourishyourbody #beinghealthydoesnthavetobeexpensive
One year. . One year of struggles. One year of lack of sleep. One year of making it up as we go. . But also.... . One year of home workouts. One year of good nutrition with ALL things in moderation. One year of making my physical and mental health a priority. . ONE YEAR. . The new year is coming... what will YOU with your year? . **link in bio to make 2019 your best year yet**
If you’ve been watching my stories lately you know I’ve been obsessed with my homemade gingerbread lattes! I’ve been drinking them hot and iced! Well let’s face it more iced than hot...#momlife ๐Ÿคฃ . Not only does this syrup make a delicious latte but it can also make a great last minute, easy, affordable, gift! . Pop it in a cute bottle and stick a cute Christmas Tag on it and you’re set! ———————————————————————— *  2 cups water * 	1 1/2 cups brown sugar * 	1/2 cup molasses * 	3-4 drops ginger Vitality oil * 	1-2 drops nutmeg Vitality oil * 	2-4 drops cinnamon bark Vitality oil ————————————————————————add all the ingredients except the essential oils. Let simmer, stirring occasionally. After it comes to a low boil let cook for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, once cool add your oils and store in the fridge! . . . . . . #diychristmas #diychristmasgifts #homemadegifts #homemadegiftsarethebest #gingerbreadsyrup #diy #homemade #mamawin #frugalmama #easydiy #diymama #toxinfreeliving #noharshchemicals #noartificialflavors #dyefree #healthyfamily #plantbasedgoodness #chemicalfreekids #lovemybigfamily #homeschoolingmama #unschoolinglife #homeschoolingfamily #eaton7 #dedicatedliving
I’m all about peace and love, but don’t try to tell me you don’t get excited like a little kid when you get to open a gift ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„ #effingsusan
Are you doing DIY Secret Santa this year?  Our family does this every year. There are an endless amount of ideas via Pinterest (thank goodness)๐Ÿ™ We might try out Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones this year ๐Ÿ‘‰ VIA @Hip2Save - hip2save.com | Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones .  Supplies for each cone: .  2 disposable piping bags handful of mini marshmallows 2 hot chocolate packets (from dollar store) 2 tablespoons chocolate chips 2 brown pipe cleaners 1 red craft pom 2 craft eyes mini rubber bands (rainbow loom bands work great!) hot glue gun with hot glue sticks scissors white cardstock hole punch for printable tags ribbon or twine .  Instructions:  Place hot chocolate inside the first disposable piping bag and tie off with a mini rubber band. Cut off excess plastic. Place this first bag inside of the second bag and pour in chocolate chips. Next, put in the marshmallows and tie that off with rubber band. Place pipe cleaners around the top for antlers. Glue on eyes and nose. If desired, print out the free gift tag and attach. .  Have you tried this DIY activity before? Any tips? What are your favourite DIY Christmas gifts? Comment below. We'd love to hear! . . . โœ…Follow @BrandStigator for more . . . Hip2Save link in bio โ˜https://hip2save.com/recipes/santa-reindeer-hot-cocoa-cones-easy-holiday-craft-gift-idea/
๐ŸŒฟ In the process of using essential oils and building a business with Young Living, I’ve been working to rid the house of products with toxic ingredients. ๐ŸŒฟ You should think twice about the products you use on your body.  Those ingredients are being absorbed right into your system.  What even are they?? Artificial fragrance is probably one of them.  Over time this one causes all kinds of health concerns.  Companies don’t even have to disclose what those chemicals are.  Get the free app, “Think Dirty.” It allows you to scan products in your house and gives it a rating based on how toxic it is. ๐ŸŒฟ plus I’m cheap.  Or #frugal.  So anytime I can make something myself it’s a win. ๐ŸŒฟ DIY Bath bombs 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup arrowroot powder 1/2 cup Citric acid 1/2 cup Epsom salt 1 1/2 tsp olive oil 10 drops essential oil Mist with water until it holds together and then press into molds.  Now go take a bath. ๐ŸŒฟ
This drink right here is my secret weapon! I keep seeing friends post about their sick kiddos and I’m so grateful for this powerhouse drink- I’m sure it’s a lot of the reason we are staying healthy! (And our immunity rollers!). This drink packs the power of 814 blueberries, 100 oranges, 93 apples, 59 broccoli florets, 34 large onions, 11 lbs of spinach, or 130 tomatoes in just 1oz! It breaks down the free radicals in our bodies which we DO NOT want in there! (Free radicals are the things that play a huge role in cancer, heart disease and their diseases) It supports memory and brain functioning. It helps stabilize blood sugars and blood pressure levels, helps boost immune system, and is an energy boost without the caffeine! Seriously AH-MAZING! It may be about $35/bottle, but can you put a price on wellness? Being sick costs WAY more. Do you buy and get that much produce for that cost per day into your diet? That’d be pretty tough to do. #lovethishappyoilerlife #oilywife #oilyhome #essentiallyoiled #wellnessmomma #oilyfamily #ylessentialoils #oilymom #chemicalfree #toxinfree #naturalhome #naturalparenting #naturalliving #chemicalfreehome  #holisticliving  #frugalmomma #frugalmama #pennypincher #savingmoney #momlifeisthebestlife #12daysofchristmas #mompreneuer #bossbabe #bossmom
festive and recyclable โ™ป๏ธ these printed kraft paper bags (there are other designs available too) are on point! . . . . . Posted @withrepost • @lastbagofmilk These kraft paper lunch bags (8/$2.50) from Dollarama will be great for little presents or homemade baked goods ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ #frugalmom #frugal #frugalmama #mom #momlife #shopping #christmashopping #christmaswrapping #christmasgiftwrapping #dollarama #sustainability #sustainableholidays #sustainableliving
Credit Card Tipโ € With the Christmas season coming up fast, and with the desire to get the perfect gift, at least once or twice, it is possible to run the balance on your credit card higher than you had budgeted for. Especially if you have more than one card. Try wrapping a piece of paper around each card, and writing down the amount spent each time, along with a running total. This way, you can keep better track of how much you’ve already spent. Another option is to track your spending in your smart phone.โ € โ € If you would like to see more of my free tips, go to my profile, click on the link there and then click on the any of the links that interest you.โ € โ € #frugal #frugalgifts #frugalwoods #frugalsquad #frugalthrifted #frugalnavylife #frugalfoodie #frugalshopper #frugalnfab #frugalchiclife #frugalcrafting #frugalmama #frugalwin #frugalfeedingfriday #frugalgamer #frugalfeatures #frugaldiva #frugalbunnies #frugalfoxfriday #frugalfullen #frugalfatale #frugalfeeds #frugaleating #frugalliving #frugalvegan #frugalbusiness #frugalfrieda #frugalblogger #frugalfashion #frugalcommunity
Good evening #posthanukkah #healthy #frugal and #delicious #tortillasoup !!! For my complete @vallarta.supermarkets #groceryhaul and #mealplan for this week, head over to my new #youtube video just posted tonight!  We came in #onbudget with healthy foods I know the kids will actually eat!  Win-win!  What are your go-to healthy and frugal meals that you make in the winter?  We’re buckling down over here!
Tonight I almost feel defeated. ๐Ÿ˜“ today was a crazy draining day, everything had to be done on the same day, it seemed there were not enough hours in a day! If I didn't think being a stay at home mom of 2 wasn't challenging enough, trying to work a job while at home with 2 babies has proved itself to be absolutely insane ๐Ÿ˜ฐ am I insane ? ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜“ An opportunity has risen from this job, where it has left me with the decision to possibly put Olivia in daycare. I cry instantly at the thought.. I feel I am just as dependent on her as she is on me. I am emotionally attached to her in so many ways. I have this fear that she will think I am abandoning her and for some reason I feel like I will never see her again. I know wholeheartedly both of those thoughts are irrational and untrue,  but for some reason my emotions just can't seem to shake them off, it feels like I am drowning just thinking of not having her with me all the time. This may very well be the most challenging decision I have ever faced in my lifetime. ๐Ÿ˜ข I feel a big lesson will come out of all this and I will grow from it. I just have learn to let her go, keeping her too close in life won't do her any good either. She is such an independent soul too, I may hinder that if I can't learn to let her be and explore the world without me beside her all the time. I love Olivia so much.  #godiprayyoullbemyeyes #andwatchherwhereshegoes  #helphertobewise #helpmetoletgo . . . . #girlmom #budgetingmom #veganworkathomemom #veganmama #workathomemama #howibudget #howigettostayathome #frugalmama #frugalliving #frugalvegan #budgetmama #budgetmom #loveandchaos #vegangirlmom #momoflittleladies #mombudgeting #workathomemama #veganstayathomemom #stayathomemom #raisinglittlevegans #veganbaby #veganmomofgirls #vegangirl #thatstayathomemomlife #mixedvegan #veganfamily  #frenchvegan
What’s for lunch?! • • • • ROASTED Cauliflower, carrots and coconut milk soup! #vegan #frugalmama #leftovers .... it’s a #lifestyle! #farmtofork or SPOON in this case! โค๏ธ
Imagine if artificial intelligence could learn your transaction patterns and find you extra money. Guess what!? You don’t have to imagine because RBC’s NOMI {found in the RBC mobile banking app} does just this! NOMI Find & Save recognizes when you normally spend $25 a week on coffee ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ Say one week you brew at home a few days and only spend $15, NOMI will automatically transfer that extra cash into a savings account. NOMI will notify you before this money is transferred so you are always informed. Clients using this feature are already saving an average of $140 a month!! Hello, end of year vacation ๐Ÿ  Thanks to the @theggsisters for inviting me to their open house to learn more about how @RBC can help during the holidays ๐ŸŽ„#hostedbyGGsisters
I just completed a review on the book "Create Your Dream Life Now" by Darren Marc and Joan Coleman. Head on over to my blog, www.mamasama.net to read about this inspiring workbook! I received a digital copy for free, in exchange for my honest review from @netgalley #createyourdreamlifenow #netgalley #gotitfree #bookreviews #frugalmama #momonabudget #blogger #blogmom #booknerd #positivepsychology #journaling #goals #productreviews #mamasama #momlife #writing #darrenmarc #joancoleman #meditation #rituals #smartgoals #hobbies #health #spirituality
These products have literally overhauled our kitchen! Every one of these products is plant based and can be diluted to last longer without changing the effectiveness. The bottle of Household Cleaner is concentrated and so it lasts months (and we use it daily!). It has over 61 uses- I mean t can LITERALLY be used for EVERYTHING! The dish soap bottle can be diluted down into 3 bottles! And the dishwasher powder scoop is so small you only need a tony amount. You can also mix it with baking soda to stretch it even further! Seriously, we LOVE these products! #plantbased #lovethishappyoilerlife #oilywife #oilyhome #essentiallyoiled #wellnessmomma #oilyfamily #ylessentialoils #oilymom #chemicalfree #toxinfree #naturalhome #naturalparenting #naturalliving #chemicalfreehome  #holisticliving  #frugalmomma #frugalmama #pennypincher #savingmoney #momlifeisthebestlife #12daysofchristmas #mompreneuer #bossbabe #bossmom
A little resting grinch face for this Monday morning!! Another super cute fav tee from last year!! Found these Xmas green leggings on clearance at Target last year & those perfectly red boots.....LOVE!! Total eBay score from last year!! Have a happy Monday!! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿปโ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโœ๏ธ #themedressing #restinggrinchface #misconmain #redandgreen #christmascolors #merrychristmas #clearancefinds #ebayfinds #frugalmama
I wished for a cuddly baby and I got one ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ Olivia was never a big cuddler, she has always been pretty independent, even as a lil baby haha she has her cuddly moments but they never seem to last as long as I want them to ๐Ÿ˜ฉ she's more of a 'give me a quick hug I need to go explore' type girl and loveeeees to roughhouse, which I have always admired about her but she's so cute I would snuggle her all day if she'd let me haha  Eva on the other hand is SO cuddly. She loves snuggles. I am in snuggly baby heaven when I have her in my arms haha I hope she stays that way forever ๐Ÿ˜ฉโค . . . . #girlmom #budgetingmom #veganworkathomemom #veganmama #workathomemama #howibudget #howigettostayathome #frugalmama #frugalliving #frugalvegan #budgetmama #budgetmom #loveandchaos #vegangirlmom #momoflittleladies #mombudgeting #workathomemama #howiworkathome #veganstayathomemom #stayathomemom #raisinglittlevegans #veganbaby #veganmomofgirls #vegangirl #thatstayathomemomlife #veganhaitian #veganhaitianfood #mixedvegan  #veganfamily  #frenchvegan #snugglybabyheaven
Disassembled an existing wreath that I already owned. Then, hot glued shatter proof ornaments in a simple pattern. This project was in total three dollars (including the wreath door holder and sparkly gold ribbon). I decided to keep it simple for time concerns.  #diywreath #christmas #silverandgold #rustic #simple #frugalmama #seasongreetings #noidlehands #winter #winterwonderland #wildandwonderful #frugal
Savvy Minerals- oh how I love you. I’ve struggled my whole life with makeup- feeling the pressure to  wear it for work, outings, dates, etc. but not loving the way it felt on my skin... and I’ve tried lots of brands- from cheap to expensive mineral makeup.  My problem was that I “felt” it on my face and I just don’t like that. Then I tried Savvy and I fell in love. It’s weightless in my face, my skin has never looked better. Did you know that women typically applies and is exposed to over 300 chemicals before they go to work? This makeup is cruelty freeing contains no talc, bismuth, mineral oil, parabens, gluten, nano particles,  phthalates, dyes, petrochemicals, synthetics fragrance or synthetic colorants. That means it’s free from hormone and endocrine disrupters. Um, yes please! #lovethishappyoilerlife #oilywife #oilyhome #essentiallyoiled #wellnessmomma #oilyfamily #ylessentialoils #oilymom #chemicalfree #toxinfree #naturalhome #naturalparenting #naturalliving #chemicalfreehome  #holisticliving #frugalmomma #frugalmama #pennypincher #savingmoney #momlifeisthebestlife #mompreneuer #bossbabe #bossmom #12daysofchristmas
Here you have a tired, hungry mama with crooked space buns whose Saturday night consisted of festival food, lots of walking & the Museum of Natural History. (one of my faves)๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿฅ“๐Ÿ‘ช . . . . . . . . #boymom #mommyblog #ootd #momstyle #boohoo #cottonon #oldnavystyle #sandiego #fashionistas #workingmom #collegemom #fashionforward #affordablefashion #frugalmama #socal #frugalfashion #frugalfashionista #frugalfinds #momoutfit #tjmaxxfinds #fjallravenkanken #birkenstock
Last two oils from the #starterkit This series has dragged on long enough. ๐ŸŒฑ Raven- this blend is the go-to for all the congestion, coughs, and sniffles.  It’s how you nurse your people back to their awesome selves.  Moms everywhere grab this bottle when their kiddos are fussing in the middle of the night.  I even drip a drop on the hubby when he needs some breathing support. ๐ŸŒฑ Frankincense-one of my top 5 oils in all that Young Living makes.  It’s most excellent for skin (keep us looking young please) and is a no-nonsense boost for your immune system.  When someone is not feeling so hot, frankincense is bringing out the big guns.  If all that weren’t enough, it’s amazing for emotions.  I use it regularly for all the ups & downs. (It’s a free one this month if you are on the monthly ordering program.). Thanks for following along with this little series!  You can scroll back and find the 9 other posts that I did for the oils in the starter kit! ๐ŸŒฑ When you grab a starter kit you also get an amazing diffuser of your choice, 24% off any other oils for the future and support & resources for how to use it all!  We’d love to have you come join us.
This is called... stretching it out and saving money! This one bottle of dish soap can be turned into (3) ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป • 1/3 soap • 1 tsp baking soda • fill with hot water • shake it all up. That’s it. ... Thieves dish soap ๐Ÿงผ is free from: • SLS • Dyes • SLES • Formaldehyde • Phosphates • Synthetic Perfume ... And guess what... if your kiddos accidentally ingests this, the bottle says, “drink plenty of water to dilute.” ... Can your dish soap say that? ... I just checked on EWG’s website for a “green” dish soap that we had been using for quite a while and it has an F rating. An F!!!! One of the HIGH concerns was CANCER! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I think I’ll pass on this soap from now on and keep on using my Thieves Dish Soap! Some seriously scary stuff.
Furniture Polishโ € Mix in a sprayer bottle:โ € 1 cup olive oil โ € 1/2 cup lemon juiceโ € Shake well and apply a small amount to a flannel cleaning rag or cleaning cloth. Spread evenly over furniture surface. Follow with a soft, dry cloth to polish.โ € โ € *****โ € If you would like to see more of my free tips, go to my profile, click on the link there and then click on the any of the links that interest you.โ € โ € #frugal #frugalbusiness #frugalfindoftheday #frugalicious #frugalflirtynfab #frugalvegan #frugalmomsrock #frugalnfab #frugalnavylife #frugalfeatures #frugalshopping #frugalcommunity #frugalfamilyfun #frugaleats #frugalista #frugalmoms #frugalsfreebiesblog #frugalfriday #frugalsecorating #frugalshopper #frugalfamilyfinds #frugalcrafting #frugalwife #frugalvegancooking #frugallife #frugalfashionista #frugalmom #frugalcooking #frugalmama #frugalartist
How much are you spending on groceries?  This mama ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ‍โ™€๏ธspent $80.69 for a family of 5 & according to my menu planning— it should last us until Thursday. Frugal grocery shopping win โ—๏ธI used to spend about or under $150 a week. As you all know, I work from home & homeschool. We have breakfast, lunch & dinner home cooked meals. For breakfast, we eat fruits or smoothies plus a protein. We avoid any meats during lunch & instead have it for dinner. This helps stretch out the meat I purchase in bulk & lasts a week. This works for my family. What works for you? • • #frugalliving #frugalgroceries #frugalmama
Thankyou Bunch! 2 free samples I’m excited to try! #frugalliving #frugalmama #debtfreecommunity #frugal #debtfreejourney
Your moon is in my heart.,.. or something like that ๐Ÿค” #toocute #toosweet #pinkclouds #moon #charleymaternity pic via @the.pinklemonade
Viva looking fab as usual on @byangelaprice #toocute #toosexy #toohot #plunge #tshirtbra #loves #gotthis #hockey #charleymaternity
I am in the hunt for free Christmas activities this year! At our local Bass Pro there's an entire Santa's Wonderland and everything is free. They might be hoping people shop there but not me! Lol! Free Santa photo too :) #debtfreecommunity #debtfree #debtfreeliving #debtfreejourney #frugal #frugalliving #frugalmom #frugalmama #zerofoodwaste #debtsucks
On the 8th day of Christmas, I bring to you the Seedlings baby line. These products have been amazing! The babywash can be diluted, the lotion and the oil go a LONG way and they make #eleanormae ‘s skin so soft and moisturized. These products contain no harmful ingredients, unlike the stuff we used for the other babes. Even the “green” products we used for them have “fragrance” listed on the ingredients. Do you know what that word means- bc I sure didn’t understand when we were making our choices. I though because it said “organic” or was a reputable baby brand that it was safe. BUT, “fragrance” is how companies hide their proprietary ingredient choices and how they hide the toxic chemicals they’re including in their products. Young Living is transparent and there’s no harmful ingredients in these and they don’t cost anything extra. #knowbetterdobetter #lovethishappyoilerlife #oilywife #oilyhome #essentiallyoiled #wellnessmomma #oilyfamily #ylessentialoils #oilymom #chemicalfree #toxinfree #naturalhome #naturalparenting #naturalliving #chemicalfreehome  #holisticliving  #frugalmomma #frugalmama #pennypincher #savingmoney #momlifeisthebestlife #mompreneuer #bossbabe #bossmom #12daysofchristmas

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