Category: Shopping Deals

150 Small Businesses to Shop Online

150+ WAHM Small Business to shop this holiday season and ALL year long
As I was compiling the list for my work at home mom (WAHM) opportunities and entrepreneurs for next year’s  WAHM series I had the brilliant idea to began sharing and supporting those WAHM moms NOW.  Why wait?  I may not have the cash flow to buy something from everyone but I do have the ability to SHARE and promote all these uniquely talented  women I have met along with their small businesses.

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August Shopping Trip- Stocking Up

August Shopping Trips & Stocking Up

We decided that stocking up on drinks last month was a great idea.  It reduced the amount of extra store trips we made considerably, and helped me manage the overall grocery budget better.  Because of our drink requirements and limitations it takes a considerable amount of our monthly grocery budget ($150/$500).  This month I was able to splurge on the Starbucks Drinks (.50 each) with the money we saved buying in bulk at the beginning of the month.  Besides, it is a much cheaper to put in the fridge and take on doctor’s trips than buying something on the road, and it makes a nice, refreshing treat for the teens and hubby.

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This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)

This Week's Grocery Shopping Trip June 2016

This Week’s Grocery Trip (June 2016)

After a review of last month’s budget and the addition of our babysitting job I decided to upgrade the monthly grocery budget to $125/week. That is for four and a half people with varying food intolerances and limited diets. (I say half because our guest is only here 3 days a week.)

This week we spent $167+ but many of the items will be consumed over the next few weeks and our supplies (detergent, deodorant, etc… are included in a separate budget category.)


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Monday Menu #7

Monday Menu Week #7

This week’s menu has things changed up a bit and features a link to our main shopping trips as well as some of the recipes we use on a regular basis.

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How to Get More Bang For Your Buck At Kroger


How to Get More Bang For Your Buck At Kroger

How to Get The Most Bang for Your Buck at Kroger

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Monday Menu #4

Monday Menu Week 4

Welcome to this week’s Menu Monday where I share our menu, shopping trips, recipes and hopefully even a few tips and tricks.

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Monday Menu #3


Monday Menu Week 3

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April’s Shopping Haul #1

Aprils Shopping Haul #1

April Shopping Haul #1

Due to my health issues and severe pain when turning my head, writing, lifting my arms or driving, I chose to shop locally and with hubby this time.

I also decided to not to “stock up” on too many basics (we still have some fairly full cabinets and freezers).   Instead we shopped sales and bought meats.

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Our Kroger Shopping Trips March 2016

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March’s County Market Shopping Trip

March's County Market Shopping Haul

This month’s County Market’s shopping trip was more than a bit unusual and cut short due to my daughters health and trying fit our items into a scooter/electronic shopping basket.  I chose to skip several items as they were heavy or awkward and we needed to leave as my daughter was struggling but I decided to share the purchases I did make as well as my new shopping secret weapon.

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