Frugal Eats- Crockpot Rosemary Chicken

This recipe is based on Harris Teeter's sales ad this week. Ingredients: 3 lbs Harris Teeter Chicken Leg Quarters $1.41 Green Giant Green Beans $0.60 1 cup of Harris Teeter Chicken broth $0.95 Rosemary (assume spice on hand) 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar (assume you have on hand) Garlic and pepper to taste (assume you have [...]

Chuggington Wooden Railway Over & Under Starter Set (Giveaway) ends 4/25

I don't think I could possibly ever count how much time my family has spent in the past 3+ years building train tracks, rebuilding train tracks, racing trains, making loopdeloops, bumpy tracks...if it is related to wood trains, I can almost guarantee you that it has been played with for dozens upon dozens of hours.  [...] Sell gift cards, get discounts on new ones!

I have a relative who gets me a gift certificate to a certain store known for its lingerie for the holidays every year. Its such a sweet gesture- but it isn't a brand I really wear, and I'm always left wondering, what do I DO with this gift card? For a while I was honestly [...]

Baby Animal Pop! Easter Basket Giveaway ends 4/17

Nothing says Spring like baby animals and National Geographic Children's Books' new Baby Animal Pop! is -- literally -- BURSTING with LIFE-SIZE pop-outs of the cutest, cuddly babes on the farm. We LOVE books in my house.  Love them.  Its been one of the first words all three of my kids spoke, and one of [...]

Kids Frugal Fun- Play Store

Each week I bring you a craft/activity that is both educational and frugal. Last week's focus was on making change and I received some requests for more money crafts. Enjoy! Materials: Construction paper Magazines/Internet Glue Scissors Play Money (can be printed HERE) Markers Directions: 1. Talk with your child about what kind of store they [...]

Loveable Labels Address Labels (Giveaway) ends 4/21

Loveable Labels contacted me to see if I'd like to check out their new address labels.  Since I love personalized things, I jumped at the chance (we've had labels of many kinds, but they've all been kid-friendly or kid-related...maybe its time for Mama to have some??). This is the style I chose: Fancy Nancy Green [...]

My Best Mother’s Day

My best Mother's Day was kind of... nothing special.  It was  my birthday, and it was 2005, just before I had my Busy girl.  We'd just signed contracts to buy our current home and we actually had the home inspection the morning of Mother's Day, and I remember feeling "grown up" because my dad called and we [...]

Kidorable Review and Giveaway ends 4/25

Can you believe that I have never purchased a pair of galoshes or a rain coat for my children?  That is, until my little one became mobile and I quickly learned that he is a "puddle jumper".  Our first outdoor puddle jumping excursion ended in wet shoes, wet pants, wet diaper, wet coat, wet baby.   [...]

Dollie & Me Review & Giveaway ends 4/19

My 5 year old is all about her baby doll, Maggie, and one of her favorite things is being able to match her baby doll.  Finding affordable options for her to match clothes and pajamas with her baby is both easy and fun thanks to companies like Dollie & Me!  Dollie & Me has all [...]

Little Tikes partners with Sea Turtle Conservancy

As if I didn't already love the Little Tikes Sea Turtle, they are partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy!  Love it!!  To celebrate the 33rd Anniversary of Little Tikes’ beloved Sea Turtle Sandbox, Little Tikes is partnering with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Together they will raise [...]