Posts Tagged ‘Frugal Hacks’

Frugal Hacks: Spring Cleaning & Organizational Hurdles

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Today on Frugal Hacks, I wanted to explore what might be preventing people from entertaining in their homes. I reflected that if people were anything like me, it might be because chaos and disorganization can rule the roost and I am too embarrassed to have anyone over. Does this ring true with anyone else?

Please head over to Frugal Hacks and share what your biggest challenge is in your home! I am going to be working through these issues in my own home and try to share some helpful tips for creating a space that you would want to entertain in. As I tackle my spring cleaning, I can share my experiments through embarrassing photos and wordy descriptions. Who wouldn’t come back for that?

It should make for an interesting month!

Frugal Hacks: Inspiring Family Nights

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Each Tuesday, I write for the Frugal Hacks blog and share some ideas for entertainment on a budget. Today I revisit the topic of having a family night with some really great ideas I have recently come across for creating a fun family night with your kids. You won’t want to miss this for some added inspiration so please head over there and share your ideas for how you create a fun family night in your house!

Frugal Hacks: Frugality Superiority Complex

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Today on Frugal Hacks, I wanted to talk about something that I refer to as the, “frugality superiority complex.” This is just a phrase I came up with to describe something that I sometimes find myself doing when it comes to discussions on saving money. I immediately feel like I know the answer, like I have been around the block a few times (and saved a few dimes) before I even know what the other person might be talking about.

This idea has been floating in my head for so long that it was almost therapeutic when I was able to finally share my feelings in writing.

I hope I am not building it up too much, but I am just thrilled to share this piece. Please join me over at Frugal Hacks for my frugality journey.

Frugal Hacks: Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas for Families

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Continuing with my theme earlier today, I wanted to share some linkage to some really great sites and ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in a fun way with your family. You can find me sharing on the “entertainment” category each week on Frugal Hacks. All of the contributers do such a great job so I hope you will take a look around while you are over there reading it!

In this entry there are tons of great links to printables, crafts, and ideas for making your Valentine’s Day extra special with your family. I hope it will inspire you to create and share a new tradition for the holiday.

Ethan and I will be spending time working on making our Valentines together this weekend and I look forward to sharing what we come up with. He is finally at the age where he has the attention span to really enjoy doing things like this so we are getting to a fun stage for doing some serious crafting. It will be great to have a partner in crafting crime, but hopefully he is better at it than me!

Please head over to Frugal Hacks and read my ideas for enjoying a fun & frugal Valentine’s Day!

Frugal Hacks: Take a Vacation? Why Not!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Editor’s Note: This was written on Tuesday, but we have had some technical difficulties on Frugal Hacks. We are up and rolling now!

Today is my fun day because I get to do the news segment AND I get to guest write for Frugal Hacks. A magazine I got in my mail today gave me the idea for our topic. I am sharing frugal ways to vacation in your own state.

I am also looking for the best Miss America answer for what makes your state so great. I know, I know… but anyone who saw the Miss America pageant this year knows that this question is much better than asking our contestants questions about their feelings concerning Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, or Britney Spear’s sister. Seriously? Seriously? How about an African American running for office? How about a woman running for office? How about the war in Iraq? How about educating our children? How about…Well, you get the idea. I think there are far more important issues at hand. Modernize the pageant, sure, but our women can still be smart AND hip!

Head over to Frugal Hacks and share your thoughts on your state there. If you have thoughts about the Miss America pageant and the lame questions this year, leave ‘em here!

Frugal Hacks: Is Being Frugal Entertainment?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Today I wrote about the art of being frugal being a form of entertainment for myself and our family. It truly has been an adventure figuring it all out and I wonder if other die-hards feel the same way? Stop over by Frugal Hacks and read today’s post and share your adventures in frugality!

Frugal Hacks: Choosing a Hobby Wisely

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Each Tuesday, I get the opportunity to guest blog on Frugal Hacks. My specialty is the entertainment category and what could be more entertaining than exploring your hobbies and passions?

It is a goal for me this year to get my craft supplies back in order and really make some time for myself to explore the hobbies that make me happy. I love to do crafts and make gifts, but my family and the website take up the majority of my time and I don’t have the time to really devote towards crafting it up.

As you can see in my notebook entries each week, I am constantly fascinated by creating crafts and the people who have made those passions a priority.

I hope you can check out this post and share some of your own tips for organizing your craft supplies and what hobbies you are interested in doing!

Frugal Hacks: Happy New Year (On a Budget)

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Today on Frugal Hacks, I am sharing my recipes and tips for preparing a fancy dinner at home. I put together a cost breakdown of our New Year’s feast and why dining at home can be oh-so-nice!

Thank you for sharing your New Year’s plans with us! It sounds like everyone had a fun & festive celebration planned. I hope it was wonderful and that you all had a happy and safe NYE!

Frugal Hacks: Entertaining Instead of Grocery Shopping

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Today on Frugal Hacks, I share a few ways that you can bypass time at the grocery store and spend it getting ready for all of those holiday guests.

Now if only I could find a way to bypass all of the cleaning that needs to be done too!

PS- Our last family member, my dear husband, has been struck with the stomach flu. Now that we have all had it, hopefully we can enjoy the rest of the holidays without illness. Fingers crossed for quick recoveries!

Frugal Hacks: Themed Gift Baskets

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Head on over to Frugal Hacks and you can read my ideas for themed gift baskets to give for the holidays. These are one of my favorite things to give (AND to receive!) so I hope it will help spark some ideas for the gift-giving season.

Sound Off: If you could pick a gift basket to receive, what would it be filled with? Remember, Santa just might be reading!