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October 30, 2018

Prepping for Thanksgiving

This year we may have a crowd of peeps at our Thanksgiving table. The last 8 years we’ve only had 6-8 people over. This year we are already upwards of 12 and some peeps have kids. I don’t have enough of anything! Not enough plates, flatware, serve ware, linens or chairs. We may rent plates & serve ware if the crowd is large.

July 10, 2018

Fourth Fun for Less

Our Fourth of July Holiday Week always includes Mom in Law’s birthday.  Since she comes in from out of town, every year we try to make it special without breaking the bank. This year with the extreme heat, it got a little harder. Outdoor activities were off the plate. But we were able to slay a great Birthday Week for her as well as keeping her out of the extreme heat.

May 28, 2018

A New Grill

Back in 2008, I uncovered a liquidator who had a ton of Australian made patio furniture, BBQ s and complete outdoor islands at 40-80% off original retail. The pricing was unbelievable. We walked away with a Signature S3000E Beef Eater (4 burner) grill. The MSRP was $1899. Here it was only $397. Already assembled we threw in the back of the SUV and gleefully headed home.

For 10 years Hubby grilled every weekend, even during the winter.

February 06, 2018

A Thoughtful Valentines Day

The word for Valentines Day is thoughtfulness. You don’t have to spend a gazillion bucks make your special someone feel special.

So here are some frugal ideas!

For All Romantics:
- Instead of giving flowers, give a “live” plant they can plant in their garden.
- Deliver one long stemmed, red rose everyday to their office for a week. Labor intensive… but a great way to get your point across!

April 05, 2017

A Needed Break

Everyone needs a break. We really needed one, more than usual and so we took a few days last week, drove up and hit the hiking trails in Yosemite.

Having been to Yosemite well over a dozen times, we thought we’d seen everything. But this year, because of the massive snowfall this last Winter, there were more waterfalls than I had ever seen. We didn’t know half their names and I stopped counting at 22.

February 09, 2017

More Valentines Ideas

Since time is well spent with someone you love…. Try on these fun and affordable outings!

October 21, 2014

Black Friday Humbug

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Dining, OM Gosh!

Ok… OK! Enough of Black Friday already!

No, I do not hit the malls or retail stores on Black Friday. I like to spend my Holiday weekend with family. It’s a rare rest period during an extremely hectic season for us.
However…

September 30, 2014

Shopping in Downtown LA

My girl friend, Kim asked me to take her shopping in Downtown LA.  Since she loves Splendid and Ella Moss and had missed their Warehouse Sale,  I took her to the Ella Moss Splendid Outlet.

June 11, 2013

Our Tight Budget Summer

This Summer we have some expected …and unexpected household maintenance and repair expenses. In order to afford these repairs without using credit or digging into savings, we have implemented some cost savings measures into every aspect of our lives.

March 11, 2013

Managing Temptation

I’m not sure how long this is gonna last, but we are taking the extra sugar out of our diet.

This came about because we saw our teen daughter eating way too many carbs. Too much sugar, too much bread, too much pasta, candy & ice cream.

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