3 Do’s & Don’ts of Consignment Events

3 Do's & Don'ts of Consignment Events

Go ahead and call me crazy, but there are few things that get me more excited than saving loads of money. Children take up very little space themselves but they require an enormous amount of stuff. It’s disproportionate, really. All that stuff costs a small fortune. At first, it Continue Reading…

We’re a TOMS Family Now!

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Thanks to the recent Zulily sale, each member of our family now owns a pair of TOMS!  They’re actually more comfortable than I expected, although I won’t be wearing them regularly until after I have Baby Deuce.  My swollen pregnant feet barely fit in Continue Reading…

Back Into Couponing!

While I was super sick in the fall and early winter, I decided not to coupon.  I just didn’t have time or energy.  That’s what is nice about having a stockpile of necessities – we only had to buy one or two necessities during those months without Continue Reading…

Shopping For Your Kids on a Budget

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Buying clothes for your kids can be expensive, what with them growing all the time and changing their tastes in fashion as they get older. However, shopping on a budget is possible by knowing where to go for discounts, which outlets sell the cheapest clothes and Continue Reading…

7 Tips to Save Your Family More Than $4,000/Year

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We all like to save money.  What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me.  How much money can I save during this shopping trip?  How can we save an extra $20 this month?  Can we get by on $25 worth of Continue Reading…

Define Necessity

I saw this image going around Facebook the entire week of Thanksgiving, and it struck a chord with me.

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I’ve been trying to live by this philosophy for quite Continue Reading…

Buying a Van

Now that we’re expecting Baby Deuce, we need to upgrade from our economy-size car to something a little more…two-carseat friendly.  We’ve decided to purchase a van.

One part of me is kicking and screaming, “Noooo, not a van!!!”  Then there’s Continue Reading…

C’s Fall Wardrobe

I’ve been doing a lot of shopping in thrift and new-to-you stores as well as every clearance section I can think of while I try to assemble C’s fall and winter wardrobe.  I scored big time at Once Upon A Child, a chain resale store for kids’ items, and had to share some pics Continue Reading…

Craigslist, “Pre-Sales,” and Rummages

I’m a little late to the game, but now that rummage sale season is almost over I realized that I need a fall/winter wardrobe for C.  I’ve been perusing Craigslist a lot and have been seeing some things that confuzzle me.  Yes, confuzzle. Continue Reading…

Why New Parents Must Go To Yard Sales by Jason Ross {Guest Post}

I’m pleased to welcome Jason Ross today!  His blog is filled with awesome parenting tips, and I enjoy reading his perspective.  Thanks for being here, Jason!

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Jason Ross is a proud father of a 1 year old daughter, Abby, and blogging partner of Continue Reading…

Another Day, Another Dollar

It’s the beginning of a new week, which means that I have my coupons clipped, scouted the best deals, and sorted lists and coupons by store!

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Kids Consignment Sales

I noticed on Facebook last night that there was going to be a kids consignment sale at our local event center this weekend.  We decided to check it out and I’m so glad that we did!  We found a crib mattress for C for only $25!  Once we move, we’re Continue Reading…