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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 28, 2018

It’s the Little Expenses

Years ago, after hubby & I went through financial counseling, we learned that it is the little expenses that will destroy your finances. That morning coffee at Starbucks, those lunches out with the girls, buying bottled water, gym memberships, dinners out, movie night out etc. All those unnecessary expenditures that we love to make and should rethink.

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!

May 23, 2017

A Vintage Kind of Mind

I have always shopped vintage stores. Whether they’re clothing boutiques, used furniture or appliance stores or collectibles and doo dads emporiums. For me, it’s about affordability as well as quality and design. But I got to admit, it’s more fun to shop vintage than regular stores. Always a lot of, “look a that” or “do you remember these?”

February 09, 2017

More Valentines Ideas

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

February 08, 2016

Los Angeles Flower Markets

Flowers are a big deal and a big expense on Valentines Day. So why pay top dollar when you can go shop the Los Angeles Flower district and save 20%-50%?

The Flower District of Downtown Los Angeles is a 6 block floral marketplace, located within the LA Fashion District. Bordered between 9th St & 7th and Maple & San Pedro streets.

February 23, 2015

Discount Movie Theaters in Los Angeles

I grew up in a home that never missed the Oscars…. Even if we hadn’t seen all the nominated films.  We love going to the movies. Of course, we passed our love of film on to our kid, who is now a bonafide movie buff!

But seeing a movie now at a theater, is an expensive experience.

June 17, 2013

Weekend Bloopers

As adults we’re suppose to have learned how to be able to communicate effectively.

Well, that didn’t happen as well as it should have this last weekend for a Fathers Day get together.

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.

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